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Uprights MRI scanners
Topic Started: 13 Mar 2016, 10:01 AM (296 Views)
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There are only upright MRI scanners in Leeds and in London, I experienced one of these this last week and it's like being the ice cream in a sandwich wafer.

You sit in the middle of two upright walls in which the scanner is inside and you just sit in the area as the ice cream in the sandwich. I don't think they are as quick as the prone scanners, but it was certainly a weird experience.
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If anyone wanted to know, although I haven't had it done, a one area scan at the Leeds upright scanner is 525.

No referral is required, however they won't do a scan unless you provide the details of your GP as the results will be sent to them (and possibly yourself, I'm not sure on that one).
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I enquired about the price of a flexion extension scan of my cervical spine at Leeds, over the phone the price quoted was 1000 approx. I think the charge for the NHS might be less, but getting this scan through the NHS is less likely to happen than swimming freely uphill during an avalanche. I think the circumstances would have to be exceptional somehow. I do know that the sitting scanners are more open and would bennefit those with claustrophobia. This was mentioned to me over the phone with Leeds - maybe as a way I could justify asking for the scan. :ph43r:
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