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 scan, otherwise the picture 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

How to get here

Opening times

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

Royal Derby Hospital

Location

Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
Derby
DE22 8NE

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

How to get here


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 - Sunday, 8.30am - 9pm
Inpatients: Monday - Sunday, 8.30am - 9pm
Outpatients: Monday - Sunday, 8.30am - 9pm
GP referrals: Monday - Sunday, 8.30am - 9pm

London Road Community Hospital

Location

London Road Community Hospital
X-ray 5
Derby
DE1 2QY

Nearest entrance: Junction 2

How to get here


Opening times

Monday - Friday: 9am - 4.30pm