Coronavirus guidance

Restrictions remain in place and inside all of our hospitals you still need to wear a mask, wash your hands and follow social distancing. Please see information for visitors > before you plan on visiting.

MRI

An MRI scan uses a strong magnetic field and radiowaves to create pictures on a computer of tissues, organs and other structures inside your body.

The MRI machine is like a tunnel about one-and-a-half metres long surrounded by a very large circular magnet. You lie on a flat bed which then slides into the scanner. A special device that works like an aerial may be placed somewhere close to your body part that is being examined. This picks up the radio signals emitted from your body. You will need to keep still for a few minutes for each series of pictures, otherwise they may be blurred. The scan itself is painless. Each scan takes between 15 and 45 minutes. 

Queen's Hospital Burton

Location

Queen's Hospital Burton 
Belvedere Road
Burton on Trent
DE13 0RB

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Opening times

Emergency Department / Trauma: Monday to Friday: 8am - 8pm
Inpatients: Monday to Friday: 8am - 8pm
Outpatients: Monday to Friday: 8am - 8pm
GP referrals: Monday to Friday: 8am - 8pm

Royal Derby Hospital

Location

Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
Derby
DE22 8NE

Nearest entrance: Main entrance
Nearest car park: 1 & 8

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MRI scanners are located in two areas:

  • Main X-ray department at Royal Derby Hospital
  • MRI suite near the children's hospital


Opening times

Emergency Department / Trauma: Monday to Sunday, 8:30am - 9pm
Inpatients: Monday to Sunday, 8:30am - 9pm
Outpatients: Monday to Sunday, 8:30am - 9pm
GP referrals: Monday to Sunday, 8:30am - 9pm

Florence Nightingale Community Hospital

Location

Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
X-ray 5
Derby
DE1 2QY

Nearest entrance: Junction 2

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Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am - 4:30pm