MRI Scan

Immediate Access To MRI Scans. Refer Yourself Today and Skip Long Waits!


Private MRI Scan

Vista Health is a leading provider of MRI scanning services across the UK. We are one of the country's largest independent specialist providers of MRI scans.

Our Mission is to make high quality, private diagnostic services affordable and accessible to everybody, which is why we ensure that all prices for our services are the most competitive in the private healthcare market.

We provide specialist MRI scanning services seven days a week and they are supported by our friendly, knowledgeable patient care team who will support you through every step of your healthcare journey with us.

We are delighted to offer same-day MRI scans and all MRI reports are returned from our specialist consultant radiologists within 3 working days.

You can even book your MRI Scan online through our Book&Go facility, there is no need for a GP referral.

Open MRI scanners are available to patients that may have anxiety issues, and for children over 12 years old.

Please note: if you require an MRI with Contrast, then please call the Patient Care team directly on 0333 200 2064 or complete the enquiry form below.





From Only £199

Based on how quickly you would like your scan, and the location.



Locations across the UK

Choose your preferred locations with over 30 Vista Health MRI sites.



Same Day Appointments

Immediate access with same or next day appointments.



With Vista Health, you can also book your MRI scan online, simply click the button below and follow the on-screen guidance.


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You can refer yourself for your MRI scan and don't need a GP referral. If you require an MRI with contrast please complete the enquiry form.


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Please contact us by clicking the button below, or speak directly to one of our dedicated Patient Care team directly on 0333 200 2064


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What is an MRI scan?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging which is a way of taking pictures inside the body using strong magnetic fields and radio waves. An MRI scan is a safe, painless and non-invasive procedure which captures high-quality images of inside the body. MRI scans are widely used to view the joints, muscles, nerves, bone marrow, blood vessels and other body structures.

During an MRI scan, the patient lies down on a table that slides through a large tunnel containing powerful magnets. It is this strong magnetic field that allows doctors to see inside your body in a way previously only possible through surgery.

It is suitable for every part of your body, including bones, soft tissues and the brain, and is one of the most advanced imaging techniques used to date.

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Prices from £199

Vista Health have MRI scanners at over 30 locations across London and throughout the UK. Our competitive prices for private MRI scans are based on how quickly you would like your scan, and the location.  
Open MRI scans cost a little more than the conventional 'tunnel' scanners, but still remain affordable for patients who suffer from claustrophobia or those unable to lie flat for extended periods or not able to fit comfortably in a traditional MRI scanner.

How will I get my results?

Your MRI scan will be carried out by a Radiographer. After your scan, the images will be examined by a Consultant Radiologist. A report will be sent to your GP or referring clinician who requested your test. You will also be sent your report and scan images electronically via email. We aim to deliver all reports and images within 3 working days.

Important: Your digital report will come from a security email software called Mimecast.

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 Your Health, Your Choice

*All prices include scan, images and report*

Priority - MRI scan within 7 days
Standard - MRI scan price

Off-Peak Scan - approx. in 3-4 weeks

Ultra Off-Peak - limited appointments

Online Imaging

View, share and download your images online

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With our Patient Image Portal, you can:

- View, share and download your images on your laptop, tablet or mobile.
- Instantly share your images with a medical professional.
- Have full access to your images for 90 days.
- Eliminate the need for CDs.
Remember also, that your diagnostic report will be completed by a specialist consultant radiologist, and returned to your referrer or GP within 3 working days of your scan time.


Why would you need an MRI scan?

Throughout your referral pathway, our friendly and knowledgeable team will determine whether an MRI scan is the right course of action for you. If you suffer with any of the following an MRI may be the best way to diagnose an illness and ensure you then receive the best care possible. 



Do you suffer from headaches, dizziness, strange sensations or paralysis? If you do then please speak to our expert team as an MRI scan may find the cause.

Joints and muscles

An MRI scan can help diagnose pain and symptoms relating to severe joint pain, injury, ligament tears, and bone fractures. Examples of joints include your shoulder, arms, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, knees, legs, ankles, and feet.


An MRI scan would help find possible causes of sciatica, back pain, injury, scoliosis, or paralysis. Call or contact us via the form below to get advice.


A face MRI scan is a diagnostic tool used to look into specific areas of your face, such as the bones, joints, and soft tissues. This includes the ears, eyes, sinuses, jaw, and nose. 


Issues with your prostate, fibroids, ovarian disease, arthritis, bursitis, groin issues, gynae problems and unidentified hip pain can be diagnosed with MRI.


MRI scans can provide photographs of the heart, including the valves and blood vessels, which can aid in the diagnosis of heart disease or defects, such as congenital heart disease and heart muscle conditions.


Abdominal pain can involve the liver, kidney and pancreatic pathologies. Our expert team at Vista Health are on hand to help you at every step of the way.


Soft tissue MRI scans can provide detailed images that show the difference between normal and diseased tissue, such as a tumour. It can monitor the progress of a tumour to see whether it is shrinking or increasing.


MR Arthrogram

Vista Health offer MR Arthrograms at Waterloo. Our expert Radiologists use arthroscopy as a useful diagnostic tool to get a more detailed picture of the inside of your joint. An Arthrogram is a diagnostic technique used to assess the condition of a joint. It is most commonly used to look inside the hip, shoulder, knee, wrist, elbow, or ankle. A contrast solution is injected into the joint area to highlight several joint structures. The cost is £695 per body part.


Make an MRI Enquiry


If you have any questions then please contact our friendly and knowledgeable Patient Care team on 0333 200 2064 or have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions that may be able to answer any concerns you may have about having an MRI scan with Vista Health.



We understand that you may wish to discuss this with a family member or a friend before booking an appointment, so we have put together a printable MRI summary sheet for your convenience.

Download MRI Summary (PDF)

If you do not have Adobe PDF reader installed then you can download it here.
Vista Health clinic locations

Convenient locations in London and across the UK

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.


Interested in an MRI?

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.

Remember that you can refer yourself and do not need a GP referral.




Contact details

Tel: 0333 200 2064
Fax: 0333 200 2065


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


Patient care address

Vista Health
Patient Referral Centre
Sandbrook House

Sandbrook Park
OL11 1RY


Appointment bookings

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



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