Worried about having your scan? You are in safe hands
We have been caring for patients with claustrophobia for over 15 years. We receive referrals from all over the UK and patients travel long distances because they feel safe and able to go through with their scan when they are with us.
Our radiographers are experts in dealing with anxious patients and helping them to manage their claustrophobia during their scan with compassion and understanding. We take our time and work with each individual to guide them through the process.
Our modern equipment and large scanning rooms are designed to alleviate anxiety, with gentle adjustable lighting, comfortable scanning beds and the latest soothing sound and vision technology to experience during your scan. Our scanners have short wide bores and are up to 36% larger than many ‘conventional’ scanners. Our scanners are also capable of providing excellent quality images in a much shorter time than many others.
Viewing the MRI scanner
If you would like to arrange a visit to see the scanner before your MRI appointment please speak to our Bookings Team and they will be happy to arrange this for you.
Claustrophobic patient feedback
No scan no charge
We are confident in our abilities to help you complete your appointment, however if you come along for your scan and despite our combined best efforts are unable to proceed, we will not make a charge for the appointment.
Improving the MRI patient experience – with comfort, speed, and entertainment.
Cobalt is delighted to be the first Imaging Centre in the UK to offer MRI patients Innovision, an in-bore infotainment system that redefines the patient experience. This will complement our Siemens Healthineers wide bore 1.5Tesla Sola MRI scanner and provides a complete suite of adaptive technology with the patient our top priority.
Innovision immerses patients in a sound and video experience, alleviating the anxiety which can be associated with MRI Imaging. Compared to other types of imaging examinations MRI scans can be noisy, relatively long and boring. Innovision ensure the patient is always engaged taking the focus away from the inside of the MRI scanner, the scanning noise is less distracting and time passes by more quickly turning the visit into a much more relaxing experience.
Other benefits include:
- Crystal clear and outstanding sound quality
- Ability to customise videos and music based on individual patient choices
- Increased patient comfort with unique memory-foam pillow with integrated headphones
- A video display that creates a wide bore impression inside the scanner reducing claustrophobia
- Scan time on the video display, including a countdown to the end of the scan
Philips ambiance experience
Improving the MRI patient experience on our 3.0 Tesla scanner with an in-bore experience.
This sound and video experience can help to alleviate the anxiety that can be associated with MRI Imaging. Patients are constantly engaged, taking the focus away from the inside of the MRI scanner, the scanning noise is less distracting and time passes by more quickly turning the visit into a much more relaxing experience.