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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Attending for an MRI Scan

Attending for an MRI Scan

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are some additional visiting restrictions in place within the Radiology department. Please check the restrictions here before attending.


Contact details

Radiology Appointment Booking Team: 01604 545636 Option 3


How to find us

MRI is located within Radiology Area D at Northampton General Hospital

Click here for directions to the Radiology Department or click here for the hospital map


MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

There are three MRI scanners, two static units in the in the main department and a mobile unit that images a wide range of body areas, including routine musculoskeletal and neurological imaging as well as liver, abdominal, head and neck and breast imaging.


By appointment only:

Monday to Friday 08:30 to 18:45

Saturday and Sunday 08:00 to 16:30


Scan results

Once your scan has been completed it will be reported by a Consultant Radiologist who will report the results to the person who referred you. You will be notified of the result as follows:

  • If you were referred directly by your General Practitioner (GP), you should telephone your GP's practice two weeks after your scan
  • If you were referred by a clinician at NGH, you will, unless you have been given alternative arrangements, receive a letter from the clinic advising that:
  • you should return for further consultation, or
  • you should be given a programme of specific exercises or treatment, or
  • there is no need for further action

If you are concerned that you have not heard from the clinic, please contact your clinician's secretary. You will not hear back directly from the MRI Department.

 MRI Patient information leaflets can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

 Click here for more information at NHS MRI scan

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