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General enquiries:
+44 (0)207 935 4444
Book an appointment:
+44 (0)207 616 7693
Self-pay enquiry:
+44 (0)203 219 3315

The London Clinic is the first private hospital in the UK to offer patients the latest diagnostic imaging with the new Siemens MAGNETOM Vida 3T MRI scanner.



The 3T MRI scanner works by generating a powerful magnetic field that is twice the strength of other 1.5 Tesla scanners, to produce exceptional image quality, supporting speciality areas such as orthopaedics, oncology, urology and neurology.

Our Radiologists can better visualise small structures or disease within the body. The London Clinic’s priority is to provide the best patient focused technology and to make you feel at ease during your stay with us.

The Siemens MAGNETOM Vida is the first 3T MRI scanner with BioMatrix Technology, designed with revolutionary features to serve demands in high-end imaging. 3T MRI is the gold standard for some specialities including orthopaedics and prostate imaging.

The 3T MRI scanner is available for appointments from Friday 14th September.


There are six areas of information Governance:

·         Common law duty of confidentiality

·         Data Protection

·         Information Security

·         Record Management

·         Data Quality

All employees are bound by the Common Law Duty of Confidentiality, placing a legal duty on all staff working for the Clinic to keep all information provided to the Clinic and themselves as employees of the Clinic by its patients completely confidential. This legal obligation is further enforced in your contract with the Clinic.

All staff have a legal obligation to ensure that any confidential information they come into contact with is kept secure and confidential at all times.  Where a member of staff receives a request for information relating to an individual, staff must ensure that any disclosure of confidential information is fully justified and in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 or Common Law Duty of Confidentiality.

All Pathology Services staff undertake annual mandatory Information Governance Training to ensure they are familiar with the legislation and Clinic and departmental policies.

Where necessary the laboratory will have information available for patients and users that includes an explanation of the clinical procedure to be performed to enable informed consent. 

Understanding your scan

A 3T MRI scanner is a large cylinder that’s open at both ends. You will lie on a motorised table that’s moved inside the scanner. You will enter the 3T either head first or feet first, depending on the area of your body being scanned.

The radiographer will use a computer to operate the 3T MRI scanner, which is placed in a different room, to keep away from the magnetic field.

You will be able to communicate with your radiographer, usually through an intercom, and they can view you at all times using a television screen.

To ensure the images are not blurred, it is crucial for your body to be still throughout the whole of the scan until the radiologist tells you to relax.

One scan can take from a couple of seconds to three or four minutes. They may ask you to hold your breath during short scans.

The MRI scanner will make loud tapping noises at specific times throughout the procedure. This is the electric current in the scanner coils being switched on and off. You may be given earplugs or headphones to wear.

Once the scan is over, your radiographer will move you out of the scanner.


If you’ve had a sedative, you will be asked to stay in the department until the effects have worn off. Alternatively, a friend or relative will need to take you home and stay with you till the effects have worn off. It is not safe to drive, use heavy machinery or drink alcohol for 24 hours after having a sedative.

3T MRI waiting area

The Radiologist will send a report to your specialist consultant who arranged the scan, who will discuss the results with you. It typically takes 24 hours to 48 hours for the results of a 3T MRI scan to come back.

Why choose The London Clinic?

The London Clinic is dedicated to providing the best, personalised healthcare with over 600 world-renowned consultants available, to offer informed health advice and treatment.

The London Clinic nurse

Spanning Harley Street and Devonshire Place, The London Clinic is situated in the heart of London’s internationally-known medical district. This central location, together with state-of-the art technologies and facilities that are not widely available in other hospitals, makes The London Clinic the hospital of choice for around 120,000 patients every year.

Offering affordable and competitive self-pay packages and expert support from Clinical Nurse Specialists and our specialised multidisciplinary team, 98% of our patients said they would recommend The London Clinic to their friends and families


Please call +44 (0)203 219 3315 to speak to our helpful team to find out more and to book an appointment.


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Facilitating acute admissions into The London Clinic whilst maintaining the highest levels of safety and care, supported by a consultant on-call rota.

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We can support our patients with travel, hotel accommodation, London tours, plus theatre and restaurant reservations.

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Concierge service: +44 (0) 203 219 3323 International office: +44 (0) 203 219 3266 Invoice and payment enquiries: +44 (0) 207 616 7708 

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Medical service numbers

Breast services appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7760 Eye centre appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7768 Haematology appointments: +44 (0) 207 535 5503 Kidney services appointments: +44 (0) 207 224 5234 Liver services appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7651 Radiology appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653

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