MRI Scan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body.

An MRI scanner is a large tube that contains powerful magnets. You lie inside the tube during the scan.

MRI ScanThe results of an MRI scan can be used to help diagnose conditions, plan treatments and assess how effective previous treatment has been. NHS Choices website provides some useful information on what to expect when attending for an MRI appointment. 

The Imaging department provides a number of MRI services within North Bristol NHS trust in both the Hospital and Community setting.

A range of Outpatient and GP MRI services are provided within the Brunel building at Southmead Hospital and at Cossham Hospital.

Opening hours vary however most Outpatient and GP services are provided 8am – 9pm Monday to Thursday and 8am – 8pm on  Friday. We also offer appointments on a Saturday and Sunday. Please feel free to contact the Imaging Contact Centre if you would like to change your appointment time.