Bournemouth Open Upright MRI
Our Open and Upright MRI machine offers what conventional scans can’t. From providing patients with claustrophobia, anxiety or mobility issues a comfortable environment to be scanned in, to being able to take weight bearing scans, the benefits to Open Upright MRI are countless. With short wait-times and high quality reports, ask your GP or healthcare professional for a referral today!
Refer your patient
We accept referrals from all registered health care professionals. Please complete our referral form and send in via Egress.
Services and how to book
Access a full range of MRI scans including:
Wrist and hand
Foot and ankle
Brain (for those unable to tolerate conventional MRI)
Prices: All our scans are £395 per body part
To book your patient please complete the following referral form and send via egress.
Hear from our patients and service users
My Chiropractor referred me to AECC a few years back for an ultrasound scan. Thanks to them, I was able to show my GP something wasn't right with my hip. X-rays, MRI, CT, Physiotherapy and a referral to a specialist all happened thanks to that initial scan at AECC
Holly Marie White
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We are open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Bournemouth Open Upright MRI
We're located in the chiropractic clinic at AECC University College (behind the main AECC building.) There’s free parking onsite (please use car park 2) and on the roads around the campus.
Preparing for an MRI
Open Upright MRI FAQs
We don't accept self-referrals, you must be referred by a health professional who is registered with a public regulatory body, such as a GP, osteopath, chiropractor or consultant. However you may wish to download our referral form and pass this onto your healthcare professional.
Download referral form
After the scans have been reported on by one of our Consultant Radiologists, the results will be sent to your referrer via Egress email, IEP Anyone, fax or post, this will take a few days. Your results will come via your referrer and not our department.
Only your referrer can supply you with the results of the MRI scan.
We are able to send your images to you digitally via a secure portal called IEP Anyone. We will need to be provided with an email address and a mobile number to facilitate this.
We offer free parking for patients and visitors via carpark 2 (directly outside the clinic)
Patients with any of the below should not undergo a MRI:
- Cochlear implants
- Electronically, magnetically and mechanically activated implants like pacemakers
- Ferromagnetic or electronically operated active devices like cardioverter defibrillators
- Metallic splinters in the eye
- Ferromagnetic haemostatic clips in the brain
If you have an implant of any kind, including insulin pumps and prosthetic heart valves, please
inform your referrer so that they can ensure that you will be able to have an MRI scan
Yes, you may be accompanied to the scan.
However, due to safety reasons, your chaperone may not be allowed into the scanning room if they have any of the prohibited items on or in them.
They are more then welcome to wait for you in the reception area, or in our campus café.
MRI itself is not uncomfortable, however you may find that keeping still in one position for the
duration of the scan may cause some discomfort. The MRI Radiographer will endeavour to minimize
this and will offer pads and pillows to aid comfort.
There are no known side affects to MRI treatment. You will be safe to eat and drink normally afterwards, drive, and return to your day as normal