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Breast Implant Screening

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It has been reported that over 40,000 British women have had PIP Breast implants which may have an increased risk of rupture or silicone leak.


Safe MRI Breast Screening


National MRI Scan Ltd can now arrange an effective MRI scan for those women that have had breast implants, not just PIP. This scan has been specifically designed to identify ruptures, tears and silicone leaks.  


Breast MRI Scan Information


All reporting is undertaken by Consultant Breast Radiologists with results available within two working days. The MRI scan takes approximately 30 minutes.


MRI spares some patients invasive cardiac studies


Invasive catheter cardiac angiography is a powerful diagnostic tool but is far from risk free, particularly in some groups of patients. In those presenting with new-onset heart failure of uncertain etiology, the role of catheter coronary angiography (CCA) is unclear. Although conventionally performed to differentiate underlying coronary artery disease from dilated cardiomyopathy, CCA is associated with a significant risk of complications and may not in the end detect an ischemic cause. As in so many medical fields MRI is providing a viable, safe, non-invasiv e alternative.


In a recent study carried out at the Brompton Hospital in London (1) the diagnostic accuracy of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) with late gadolinium contrast enhancement (LGE) as a noninvasive "gatekeeper" to CCA in determining the etiology of heart failure in this subset of patients was assessed.


120 consecutive patients underwent GE-CMR and CCA. The etiology was ascribed by a consensus panel that used the results of the CMR scans; similarly, a separate consensus group ascribed an underlying cause by using the results of CCA. The diagnostic accuracy of both strategies was compared against a gold-standard panel that made a definitive judgment by reviewing all data. The study was powered to show noninferiority between the 2 techniques. The sensitivity of 100%, specificity of 96%, and diagnostic accuracy of 97% for GE-CMR were equivalent to CCA (sensitivity, 93%; specificity, 96%; and diagnostic accuracy, 95%). As a "gatekeeper" to CCA, GE-CMR was also found to be a cheaper diagnostic strategy in a decision tree model when UK-based costs were assumed. The economic merits of this model would change, depending on the relative costs of GE-CMR and CCA in another healthcare system.


In summary, the study showed that GE-CMR is a safe, clinically effective, and potentially economical "gatekeeper" to invasive CCA in patients presenting with heart failure of uncertain etiology. This would be a boon for many of these patients.


Reference:1. Assomull RG, Shakespeare C, Kalra PR, Lloyd G, Gulati A, Strange J, Bradlow WM, Lyne J, Keegan J, Poole-Wilson P, Cowie MR, Pennell DJ, Prasad SK. Role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance as a Gatekeeper to Invasive Coronary Angiography in Patients Presenting With Heart Failure of Unknown Etiology. Circulation. 2011 Sep 6.

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I booked an MRI scan with this company as I have suffered with long term back problems and the waiting list for the NHS to see a surgeon was years. I Was seen really quickly and the service was exceptional. Would highly recommend using them. Saves a lot of time waiting anxiously for it to be done on the NHS. I have already had the results and they were extremely helpful with what treatment I require. This whole process has probably saved me a year of waiting . Thank you

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Had bad shoulders due to playing cricket,mr jasper advised me proper and gave me good advise highly recommended

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As an Osteopath, we sometimes need to send our patients for imaging to work out what is going on. It can be quite a rigmarole trying to get a referral through the GP and many private MRI companies are too expensive to recommend to a patient. I have now recommended nationalmriscan to many of my patients and they have honesty all had a brilliant experience. They have had scans booked within a few days of phoning (they actually apologised once for not being able to get them in the next day!)...

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After suffering with lower back pain and leg pains/numbness for several weeks (unable to walk unaided, frequently falling over) and being shunned by the Cramlington hospital, I decided to go and see a chiropractor. Upon visiting my chiropractor and undergoing an initial examination, I was told my symptoms were too severe and it seemed like a serious spinal issue. My chiropractor told me there was nothing he could do until I had an MRI scan, which would hopefully shed a light on the issue, and al...

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After suffering debilitating back and hip pain for months and being told by doctors that I had “pulled something” I decided to book an mri scan through National MRI Scan as I knew this amount of pain was not normal. I had my mri on the Thursday afternoon and by the Friday morning I had received my results by telephone. Jasper had been trying to get hold of me by telephone and by email, but he continuously called until he reached me. I was told that my pain was due to a spine infection (disc...

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