I was recently invited to view the 3 Tesla MRI scanner facility at York Neuroimaging Centre (YNiC) based at York Science park. As a chiropractor I sometimes need to refer patients for an MRI scan to obtain images of the spine and it is great to have such a high quality service nearby. We had a tour of the scanner and the facilities and were introduced to the radiographer who takes the scans and has direct contact with patients who arrive for a private MRI scan. I was really impressed by the welcoming atmosphere and the lengths they go to make patients feel welcome and comfortable.
Only a minority of patients need an MRI scan
In a minority of cases, after performing a thorough case history and examination, if I think it is in the patients’ best interest I may suggest getting an MRI scan. Patients then have two routes to follow. Either a written letter to your GP asking for an MRI scan to be considered or a private referral to a private MRI scanner such as the facility on York (we also refer private patients to an MRI scanner at Dewsbury Hospital). Via your GP you will probably have to wait a minimum of a month before the scan but this may be slightly less if deemed urgent. If you go privately the scan can be arranged and a report written within a few days.
What are the costs and how can I get a private MRI scan?
If following discussions with e as your chiropractor you decide you want to have a private MRI scan then the cost at York is £260 plus VAT for reach body part scanned. I simply write a referral letter and as long as the radiographer agrees there are good clinical reasons for the scan they will then contact you directly to arrange a convenient date and time for the scan. They then send me the report within 48 hours of your scan allowing us to formulate a clear plan of management and decide the best way to treat your condition.
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