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


Life can be painful, your wait shouldn't be

We are the largest independent specialist provider of MRI scanning services in the UK.

Having the largest network of locations allows us to offer patients direct and immediate access to our own MRI centres, nationwide.

Specialist MRI scanning services are provided seven days a week and our friendly Patient Care Team will support you through each step of your healthcare journey with us.

We are devoted to making healthcare more affordable and accessible for everyone with a commitment to delivering the highest standards of patient care.

*All our sites have state-of-the-art MRI scanners, ensuring the highest clinical imaging quality in as little as 20 minutes.

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Skip long waiting times


Prices include reports


Refer Yourself. No need for GP Referral


Fast Reporting and Digital Images


UK's most competitive prices


Immediate Access to Scans

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Patient Care Team available 7 days


Skip long waiting times


Prices include reports


Refer Yourself. No need for GP Referral


Fast Reporting and Digital Images


UK's most competitive prices


Immediate Access to Scans

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Rated excellent on Trustpilot


Patient Care Team available 7 days



From Only £249

Based on how quickly you would like your scan, and the location. We offer flexible payment options allowing you to pay by Debit, Credit Card or split the cost over 3 months interest free when booking online.



Locations across the UK

Choose your preferred locations with over 40 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 0330 057 5167


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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 £249

We have our own MRI scanners at over 40 locations throughout the UK. Our competitive prices for private MRI scans are based on how quickly you would like your scan. 

How will I get my results?

Your images will be examined by a GMC registered Consultant Radiologist and your report will be sent within 3 working days
You will also be sent your report and scan images electronically via email.

Post scan consultation

We offer consultations with GMC registered GPs to discuss your scan results. *20% consultation discount is applied when booked together with your scan.

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 Your Health, Your Choice

*All prices include scan, images and report*

Fast Track MRI -

Scan within 7 days

Standard MRI -

Scan from 7 days


Off-Peak MRI Scan -
Limited fixed scan times


Total Body MRI Scan
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from £1,295
Contrast required £125
Multi-Parametric Prostate £650
Clinical Report and Scan Images  FREE
Post-scan consultation

A GP consultation to discuss your results.


Post-scan consultation
20% discount when booked with any MRI scan


Face-to-face physiotherapy appointment
30-minute consultation to create a personal treatment plan after your scan



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 one year.
- 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.


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Frequently asked questions

Can I refer myself?

Yes. We accept self-referral for many symptoms and body parts in most cases. However, a referral is required for some specialist scan services. 

If you require and do not have a referral we offer a GP consultation service to provide you with one.

How quickly can I have my MRI scan?

We offer immediate access to MRI scans, with many locations even offering same-day access. 

We provide specialist MRI services all day, every day inclusive of evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

You can even self-refer and book your own appointment here.

How much is a private MRI scan?

Our MRI scans start from as little as £249. The price varies depending on how soon you would like your scan.

The cost of a standard MRI per body part is:
• Priority MRI scan: £365 (Within 7 days)
• Standard Scan: £345
• Off-peak scan: £249

When booking online you can even spread the cost over 3 months interest free.

The price includes:
• A full written report is sent to you and your referring clinician, or NHS GP if you have self-referred within 3 working days.
• Access to online imaging to view your scan images electronically.

How long does a scan take?

An MRI scan usually takes between 20 and 40 minutes, but the actual duration of the scan varies depending on the size of the area being scanned and the number of images that need to be taken.

Can I discuss my results?

We offer a consultation service with GMC registered GPs to discuss your scan results.
*20% consultation discount will be applied when booked together with your scan.

What is the difference between a traditional scanner, Upright MRI and an extremity scanner?

  • Traditional MRI scanners are large tube-shaped machines that produce a stronger magnetic field, giving them the ability to take more detailed, higher-quality images. They have powerful magnets to produce 1.5Tesla and 3Tesla magnetic fields. The length of time needed to complete an MRI scan can take as little as 20 minutes.
  • Upright MRI scanners are an alternative to conventional MRI and are specifically designed for claustrophobic or anxious patients, offering optimal image quality. Upright MRI scanners are open-fronted at both sides which creates greater patient comfort and reduces claustrophobia.
  • Extremity scanners are specifically designed to take images of the upper and lower limbs including the arm, leg, hand or foot. They allow the patient to sit comfortably, while a specific part of their body is placed inside the scanner, which eliminates the potential for claustrophobia. However, due to their low magnetic tesla strength (from 0.2Tesla) the procedure takes longer and produces lower quality images.
  • *Some providers only have extremity scanners but market as traditional or open MRI scans, please ensure you choose the right scan for you.


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: 0330 057 5167
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: 0330 057 5167
Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturday, Sunday: 8am to 1pm



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