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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 just can't recommend this company and it's team highly, or strongly enough. Incredibly professional, yet approachable and friendly. Instantly I felt reassured with Jaspers' and Dr Latiefs' advise and help in processing the referrals. I discovered National MRI Scan Ltd on a google search, and was so relieved to find I could self-refer - saving the hassle and stress of going through the GP surgery, and saving the cost of a consultants fee on top. I was at an absolute loss, and have struggled...

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I have been suffering with chronic back pain since 2011, an MRI scan in 2011 highlighted a serious spinal cord compression in the cervical spine that needed immediate surgery, it also found a less significant problem in the lumbar spine. In 2013 the lumbar spine worsened with another cord compression and required surgery and 2015 the same problem flared up again that required revision surgery. The back pain I will always have but recently I began to experience all the symptoms I had back in 2...

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Organised an MRI scan for my daughter, such a simple and efficient service with regular communication and personal updates throughout. Report and disc received within the week with additional time invested to pass on some explanation and advice. Many thanks, highly recommend

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Fantastic service from start to finish. Ordered my MRI on the Saturday, was contacted on the Sunday, booked in for Wednesday and results by Friday. Really great for quick answers and will definitely use again

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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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