Having an MRI scan at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

What’s it like having an MRI scan?

This film was recorded at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, but it’s relevant to anyone about to have an MRI scan.

A patient and radiographer explain what to expect when you go into hospital for an MRI scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging).

This short film covers:

• Getting a call from the bookings team
• Receiving your appointment letter
• Travelling to hospital
• Finding your way around
• Giving your details to reception
• Meeting the radiographer
• Completing the safety form
• Preparing for the scan
• Getting inside the scanner
• Experiencing a scan
• What to do after your scan
• When to expect your results

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