Upright / Open MRI

Our Upright MRI / Open MRI services

For some patients, Upright / Open MRI can be offered as an alternative to conventional MRI. Open MRI scanners are designed to provide optimal image quality comparable to traditional closed or tunnel MRI scanners, while also keeping patient comfort in mind.

Our scanners located in Central London, Birmingham and Leeds wide open with no top section allowing more space around the body, making the experience more reassuring for anxious patients and those that suffer from claustrophobia. Heavier patients or patients with restricted mobility may also find the scanner more suitable to their needs.


Upright/Open MRI scans per year


Years of Upright/Open MRI experience


Patient satisfaction

Our advanced Upright Open MRI scanners are designed to deliver a much more comfortable patient experience with a large clearance area above and in front, as well as a clear view of our expert Radiographers throughout the procedure. You can even watch television whilst your scan is being done!

Upright / Open MRI is particularly suitable for patients who are:

  • Claustrophobic
  • Bariatric
  • Have limited mobility
  • Anxious
  • Weight Bearing & Positional scanning (position of pain)
  • Or simply prefer the option of an open scanner.

Our MRI facilities in London, Birmingham and Leeds combine the best of both worlds – an environment for patient comfort with the advantage of the outstanding MRI image quality. We can also offer quick appointment times and aim to report your results in two working days.

Unit Opening times are:

London – Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm

Leeds / Birmingham – 9am – 5pm

Many thanks for all your kind care and attention during my MRI scans with you yesterday afternoon. Everyone is so helpful and calm! It made for a very smooth and efficient time. Thanks also for fitting me in at such short notice!

First class service, first class staff. Superb Superintendent could not have managed even the upright MRI without her care and help. Absolutely amazing. Thank you so much.