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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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As part of my treatment, Mr. Nissim decided that before he treated my neck he wanted a second opinion by means of an MRI through National MRI Scan Ltd. Within two days Leicester Nuffield Hospital had contacted me to arrange an appointment at my convenience, and this was arranged within 6 days of them being contacted. Leicester Nuffield Hospital is a very friendly and efficient place and I was seen at exactly the time arranged, and I left the building with a copy of my scan. The results were s...

Robin O'Brien

I had experienced for a number of years an extremely stiff and painful neck and suddenly developed pain in both arms whilst doing some DIY.I became very worried. National MRI Scan was able to refer me to InHealth at the Nottingham City Hospital where I had an MRI of my neck. I received the results and pictures within 6 days. It was such a relief to discover that there wasn’t anything sinister going on and the MRI clearly showed the problem to be degenerative changes.

D Reville

Having suffered from a low back complaint associated with irritable bowel syndrome since my early 20’s National MRI Scan was able to recommend the correct MRI scans which has revealed that the problems I have had for 14 years are related to a disc problem. Following the scans I was referred to a Rheumatologist who asked for an Orthopaedic Surgeons view for further assessment. I have spent the past 8 years attempting to discover what my problem is and at last my search is over. I feel a total s...

Richie Pinder

I have had hip pains for over 6 years and I was unable to get an NHS scan. National MRI Scan referred me and four days later I had my results, all for £295. I have now been advised that I will require a hip replacement. Without this scan I would have continued to suffer.

Mr Colin Stevens

National MRI Scan were able to organise a fast MRI for my neck which has troubled me for many years. I was then able to show these results to my GP . This service allowed me to get an MRI scan very quickly and at a very reasonable price.

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