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LiverMultiScan

LiverMultiScan® is a non-invasive MRI-based test that provides information about your liver tissue health by measuring levels of

fibro-inflammation, fat and iron in your liver. 

Vista Health offer same-day appointments for the MRI scan with results returned within two working days.
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PRICING

Only £550

Assurance at an affordable price.

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LOCATIONS

Conveniently located 

LiverMultiScans are available at Nottingham City Hospital.

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APPOINTMENTS

Same Day Appointments

You can have quick access with fast and accessible appointments. 

What is LiverMultiScan?

LiverMultiScan is a quick 15-minute, contrast-free MRI scan which provides measures that quantify liver tissue health. 

LiverMultiScan consists of three measures that have been shown to correlate with the amount of fat, iron and fibro-inflammation in the liver. 

LiverMultiScan reports include detailed cross-sectional maps of your liver that correspond to each measure.

The results from LiverMultiScan will help your doctor determine extent of liver damage and what type of treatment is best for you. 

An example report can be viewed here

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What do we measure?

CT1
CT1 means ‘corrected T1’, which is a measure of inflammation and fibrosis. T1 is the name of an MRI sequence that is used in the evaluation of fibrosis and tissue inflammation.

What do the colours on the Ct1 map mean?
The map shows a flat slice through the body. The cooler colours demonstrate a lower ct1 score, and warmer colours show a higher ct1 score.

T2
T2* is a type of MRI sequence that is used to assess whether there is an excess of iron in the liver. Too much iron excess can lead to liver damage. Almost 5% of the UK population have higher than normal liver iron.

 

PDFF
Proton Density Fat Fraction (PDFF) is used to measure liver fat percentage, with 5.6% being normal. A liver fat percentage above this could suggest Fatty Liver Disease which 1 in 3 people in the UK suffers from.

Pricing only £550

Vista Health offers private LiverMultiScans at Nottingham City Hospital. Our competitive prices are based on how quickly you'd like your scan.

When you visit Vista Health, we will provide a high-quality LiverMultiScan service by our highly qualified team giving the assurance and diagnosis that you need. 

The diagnosis is always included in the price and your report will be completed by a specialist consultant radiologist, and returned to your referrer or GP within 2 working days from your scan time.

Your price will always be clearly explained before you book.  At Vista Health we make it our mission to guide you through every stage of your health journey.
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Prices 

 

Fixed
£550

Please call us/enquire to book your LiverMultiScan. Appointments are available from 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday.

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LIVERMULTISCAN LOCATIONS

Conveniently located in Nottingham

Vista Health is a leading UK healthcare specialist provider specialising in diagnostic services for the private healthcare market. Helping clinicians and patients to start the health journey sooner.

Across the UK

Why is early discovery of liver disease important?

Liver disease is often called a 'silent' disease because there are often few or no symptoms until severe damage occurs and the liver loses its ability to regenerate. 

Approximately 50% of patients with liver disease receive their first diagnosis when they suffer from jaundice or internal bleeding. By this point, liver disease is often irreversible and a liver transplant is the only treatment option available.

Liver disease is the third leading cause of premature deaths in the UK. Almost all of these deaths could be avoided through earlier diagnosis. More proactive testing can help identify early signs of liver disease when lifestyle changes could still be effective and damage can be reversed.

Screening for liver disease has been advocated for high-risk individuals such as those who are obese or overweight, have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes.

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Private LiverMultiScan FAQs

What is liver disease?

The liver is the largest organ of the body and is responsible for over 500 essential tasks which include filtering toxins from the blood before passing it along to the rest of your body. 

With liver disease (also called hepatic disease), a person’s liver will be increasingly scarred — impairing the organ’s ability to do its job — potentially resulting in multiple organ failure.

Liver disease has multiple causes including including hereditary and auto-immune conditions. 

The three most common types of liver disease are:

*       Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH); caused by unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle

*       Alcoholic hepatitis; caused by excessive alcohol consumption

*       Chronic hepatitis A, B and C; caused by viral infection

Other liver disease conditions can be genetic or inherited, such as haemochromatosis and Wilson’s disease or caused by immune system abnormalities, such as primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and auto-immune hepatitis (AIH).

What is a LiverMultiScan?

LiverMultiScan uses multiparametric MRI to measure liver tissue characteristics.

It is carried out by a 3T MRI scanner. This allows us to identify liver disorders by measuring liver fat, iron and fibro-inflammation.

*       Safe, painless and non-invasive
*       Analysis of liver to assess heterogeneous  disease

*       Scans completed in 15 minutes
*       Reports provided in as little as two working days
*       Expert-led scans 

What will happen during the scan?

When having your scan, the radiographer will help you to get into a comfortable position on the scanning bed and a coil (large plastic belt) will be strapped over your abdomen. 

Headphones may be provided so that you can listen to music during your scan.

Once you are in a comfortable position, the radiographer will begin to move the scanner bed into the middle of the scanner. 

You will be asked to lie still, breathe in and out or hold your breath for several seconds while your liver is scanned.

How long does a LiverMultiScan take?

A scan usually takes around 15 minutes.

How do I book a LiverMultiScan with Vista Health?

STEP 1

Firstly, you must have a referral form or letter from a clinician, including:
*     GP/Doctor
*     Consultant
 
STEP 2

Make the choice whether to pay for the scan yourself or go through your private medical insurance company. 


STEP 3

Send the referral to our patient care team by email to booking@vista-health.co.uk or ask your referring clinician to fill out a referral on our Referrer Portal: https://www.vista-health.co.uk/login.
 
STEP 4

We will process your referral and our clinical team will review it within a few hours.  Our patient care team will call to book your appointment.

 
Please note:
For self-paying patients, payment is due upon confirmation of appointment.


For private insurance patients, we will require your policy number and authorisation code at the point of booking.

When will I receive my results?

Your scan images will be processed by Perspectum’s clinical data analysts using LiverMultiScan software to produce a highly accurate, very visual, detailed report.

The report will be available within two working days and will be sent to your referring clinician.

CONTACT

Interested in a LiverMultiScan?

Please contact us via the form below, or alternatively call us and speak directly to one of our experienced staff.  We are here to help.

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Contact details

Tel: 0333 200 2064
Fax: 0333 200 2065
Email: booking@vista-health.co.uk

For directions to our Vista Health locations, please visit the locations page.

 

Patient care address

Vista Health
Patient Referral Centre
Sandbrook House
Sandbrook Park
Rochdale
OL11 1RY

 

Appointment bookings

Tel: 0333 200 2064
Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturday, Sunday: 8am to 1pm

 

 

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