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Private MRI scans in Harley Street, London

We offer patients a fully immersive and calming MRI scanning experience with soothing lighting, music, and moving imagery to enhance comfort levels. Our new Philips Ingenia Elition MRI offers unrivalled speed and image resolution. This advanced technology reduces scan times, minimising patient discomfort and anxiety. Moreover, the high-quality images produced allow our healthcare professionals to make accurate diagnoses and offer precise treatment plans to improve the quality of patient care.

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Discover the World of MRI Scans at UME Health

Unlocking the Power of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI scans are a medical imaging technique that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed images of body structures, aiding in the monitoring and diagnosis of various conditions like brain and spinal cord injuries, tumours, and musculoskeletal abnormalities.

Non-Invasive Precision

MRI scans are considered a valuable, non-invasive tool for healthcare professionals to make accurate diagnoses, develop appropriate treatment plans, monitor effectiveness, and track the progression of certain conditions over time. 

Safe and High-Resolution Imaging

MRI scans are gaining popularity due to their high-resolution, non-radiation images of internal body structures, making them a safer option than X-rays or CT scans, especially for patients requiring multiple scans over time.

A Comprehensive Perspective

Additionally, MRI can capture images from different angles and planes, allowing healthcare professionals to obtain a comprehensive view of the affected area and make more informed decisions regarding further patient care.

Tailored Scans for Comprehensive Insights

There are different kinds of MRI scans, such as contrast-enhanced MRI, functional MRI (fMRI), and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). These scans can also be grouped by the phase of the imaging sequence, like T1-weighted, T2-weighted and T3-weighted MRI, which gives information about the tissues being imaged.

The UME Health MRI Scan Experience

Peace of Mind

UME Health's highly trained staff ensures patient safety and comfort during MRI scans using advanced technology, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience using state-of-the-art technology for high-quality images.

Sound Serenity and Comfort

Our MRI machines are equipped with advanced noise-cancelling technology to minimise any discomfort caused by loud noises. We also provide a calming and relaxing environment with soothing music to help patients feel at ease during the scan.

Relief for Claustrophobia and Anxiety

We offer sedative or anti-anxiety medication for claustrophobic or anxious individuals during MRI scans, with our experienced staff providing support throughout the process to ensure comfort and well-being.

What is an MRI scan?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce high-quality images of the internal structure and function of the inside of the body.

Who is it suitable for?

3T MRI scans are suitable for almost anyone, including adults, children, older people, and those who may feel nervous during MRI scans.

Is it safe?

A 3T MRI scan is a safe and pain-free procedure.

However, not everyone can have a 3T MRI scan and it is important that you make us aware if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are or may be pregnant
  • You have a cardiac pacemaker
  • You have an artificial heart valve
  • You have had surgery on your head, eyes, ears, or spine
  • You have any metal implants like joint replacements

What is cardiac MRI?

Cardiac MRI is commonly regarded to be the most accurate non-invasive method of assessing the structure and function of the heart; often providing more valuable information than other imaging methods such as X-ray or ultrasound.

A cardiac MRI is useful for checking any problems with your heart, including:

  • Congenital heart disease
  • The condition of your heart valves
  • Damage to your heart after a heart attack
  • The amount of healthy heart muscle if you have heart failure
  • Reduced blood flow to the heart muscle that may cause chest pain (angina)
  • Coronary heart disease


Caffeine: Refrain from consuming caffeine for at 12 hours prior to your scheduled scan.

Exercise: Avoid any activities that will elevate the heart rate 12 hours before.

Fasting: Refrain from eating for at least 2 hours prior to your scan.

Hydration: Stay well-hydrated on the day of your scan by drinking plenty of water.

Attire: Wear plain clothing without any metal attachments and minimal jewellery.


  • Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra: To ensure accurate results, we kindly request that you abstain from using Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra for a 24-hour period prior to your scan.
  • MRI Cardiac Stress Perfusion Scan: If your scan involves an MRI Cardiac Stress Perfusion procedure, please refrain from taking the following medications on the day of your scan:
    • Beta-blocker medications such as Bisoprolol and Metoprolol
    • Blood thinners such as Persantine (Dipyridamole)
    • Asthma medications like Theophylline / Aminophylline

After the scan

Patients are able to leave immediately after their X-ray and can carry on with their normal activities.

Results are usually ready within 24-48 hours and sent to the referring clinician.

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UME Health Radiology Consultants

Dr. Graham Robinson

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Graham qualified at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1996. He trained in ...

Dr. Hammad Siddiqi

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Cross-sectional imaging with a subspecial interest in musculoskeletal imaging ...

Dr. Qaiser Malik

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Dr Qaiser Malik is a Consultant MSK Radiologist and Clinical Director of Radiology at ...

Dr. Saeed Mirsadraee

Cardiothoracic Radiologist

Specialties: Cardiovascular imaging, thoracic imaging, valve implantation imaging, vascular...

Dr. Zahir Amin

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Bile duct cancer, biliary strictures, liver tumour imaging, pancreatic cysts ...

Dr. Syed Babar

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Musculoskeletal radiology, gynaecological imaging, sports and orthopaedic...

Dr. Timothy Beale

Consultant Cardiologist

Specialties: Head and neck radiology with a particular interest in radiology of head and neck ...

Dr. Steve Connor

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Dr Steve Connor was appointed as a consultant neuroradiologist at King’s College ...

Dr. Catriona Davies

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Ultrasound, gynaecological imaging, colorectal imaging, urological imaging ...

Dr. Sajid Butt

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Radiology, musculoskeletal and spinal imaging, sports imaging ...

Dr. Carole Ridge

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Cardiothoracic, oncologic imaging and interventional radiology ...

Dr. Andrew Plumb

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, colorectal cancer, bowel cancer, colon ...

Dr. Polly Richards

Consultant Radiologists

Specialties: Dr Polly Richards is a neuroradiologist specialising in head and neck imaging, ultrasound of ...

Why Choose UME Health Harley Street


Self-Pay Options

We offer self-payment options, and we can provide you with a breakdown of the expenses linked to your treatment.


Fast Scans and Results

We offer exclusive consultations every day at our specialised diagnostic facility and results of scans will be reported and delivered within 2 days.


Local GP Available

In case you're in need of immediate private GP attention, UME Health provides expedited services for the same purpose.


Friendly and Welcoming Staff

At our clinic, we take pride in our friendly and welcoming staff. We want our patients to feel welcome and cared for.

Patients FAQs

Welcome to our FAQ section about 3T MRI! At UME Health, we understand that undergoing an MRI can be a daunting experience, especially if it's your first time. We want to make sure that you feel comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. That's why we've put together this list of frequently asked questions to help address any concerns or uncertainties you may have.

Read on to learn more about 3T MRI and how to prepare for your scan. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to speak with our staff. We are here to help you every step of the way.

UME Health Patients Reviews

At our clinic, we strive to provide the best possible care to our patients. We are dedicated to ensuring that each patient has a positive treatment experience and receives the best possible care from industry consultants. Our goal is to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment where our patients feel cared for and supported throughout their treatment journey. We value our patient's feedback and are committed to continuously improving our services to meet their needs.

Excellent service,I was there approximately 35-40 minutes early and was taken through for my scan within two minutes of arrival. Great service and staff were very friendly and helpful and explained everything as I went through the scan. Fantastic thanks Alfred
Emily Lynn
Emily Lynn
All I can say is John Rubin is the bees knees.
Karen Revel-Chion
Karen Revel-Chion
Visiting the clinic is a good experience. The staff treat their patients with a perfect mix of friendliness and professionalism.
Bijan Hassanzadeh
Bijan Hassanzadeh
Very attentive, caring and polite. The staff made me feel comfortable and confident that I am in good hands.
Tim Edge
Tim Edge
Efficient, helpful staff. Everything ran smoothly!
Philip Connolly
Philip Connolly
The two people I met this morning Lisa and Anmir were absolutely marvellous. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They were courteous, friendly, very professional and efficient and constantly smiling and making me feel at ease. This would have to rate as the best experience in a medical facility I’ve ever had. Thank you so much to them both. Particularly Anmir ,before I went in the MIR scan machine , he made sure I was comfortable and was an absolute gentleman afterwards.
Kath Blakeman
Kath Blakeman
I could not had had a better experience, Thanks to Russell who made me feel totally at ease, whilst having an MRI on my spine today. Many thanks.

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At UME Health, we are committed to providing exceptional healthcare services to our patients. Whether it's a question about your health, or you need assistance scheduling an appointment, don't hesitate to contact us - we are here for you!

UME Health, previously known as the Harley Street Diagnostic Centre, is a leading outpatient and diagnostics centre located on Harley Street, offering high-quality imaging services and compassionate patient care.

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