MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

We have MRI facilities on both our hospital sites.
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Appointment Form

If you have been given an outpatient appointment at the hospitals and are unable to attend for whatever reason you can use the form below.

It is really important that you let us know of any changes as soon as possible. This means we can offer the original appointment to another patient.

Please complete the form below with your contact details and as much information as possible. You can find most of the information we need on your appointment letter.

If you have any problems using this form, please call the number on your appointment letter and we will do our best to help you. You will receive a response from us so you know it has been received and actioned.

If you wish to change the date and time of your appointment you, you can click the re-book option and state any dates that are not suitable for you, or you can contact us using the number on your appointment letter.

About this service

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a modern imaging technique that uses a strong magnet, radio waves and a computer to generate images, which show detailed sections of the body.

These can be acquired in any orientation within the body and can produce images of any specified body part. MRI does not use X-rays and has no known harmful effects.

Our Services

We have two MRI Units.

  • At Warrington - The MRI unit is situated next to the Daresbury Wing at Warrington Hospital
  • At Halton - The MRI unit is located in the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre

We offer appointments between 7.30 am and 8.00 pm. This flexibility offers patients a wide choice of appointment times for their MRI scan.

Who's in the team?

MRI scans are undertakn by experienced radiographers.

Contact information

MRI Centre 
Daresbury Wing 
Warrington Hospital

Telephone01925 662102

Other Information & Downloads

An MRI scan can be performed on patients of all ages and produces images that can depict and locate almost anything from anywhere within the body from a large tumour to a minute blood vessel.

A full range of procedures are performed including:

  • Musculoskeletal (relating to the muscle, bones and joints, ligaments and tendons)
  • Neurology (relating to the nervous system, brain and spinal cord)
  • Oncology (relating to tumours)
  • Angiography and venography (relating to the blood vessels)
  • Abdominal and pelvic scans

An injection of contrast agent (dye) is sometimes required during a scan.

MRI cannot be performed on patients with cardiac pacemakers, cerebral aneurysm clips (in the brain).

The MRI department needs to be informed if patients have replacement mechanical heart valves, have ever had metal splinters go into their eyes, major head or heart surgery, or orthopaedic implants (such as pins plates, screws in any bones or joints).

Warrington Hospital

The Nightingale Building (formerly known as Halton Hospital)