The MRI Scanner at Barnsley Hospital operates 7 days a week from 8:00am until 8:00pm
The MRI Scanner is used to undertake a wide range of diagnostic procedures for all types of patients, however, you will not be able to have a MRI scan if you have any of the following:
- a cardiac pacemaker.
- a cochlear implant.
- retained metal fragments in the eye
You may not be able to have an MRI if you have the following:
- a metal aneurysm clip in the brain
- a programmable hydrocephalus shunt
- a valvular breast port
- some other types of biomedical implants
- if you are pregnant
If patients know that they suffer from claustrophobia, it may be helpful to talk directly to a Radiographer before the scan, when the patient receives their appointment. Patients should contact the department on 01226 434340