MRI scan head and brain

For more insight into head complaints.

Home Examinations MRI scan head and brain

What is an MRI head scan?

An MRI head scan of the head can provide more insight into (long-term) complaints, such as severe headaches and migraines. The skull and brain are also mapped during this scan, for example, to provide more clarity on the condition of the blood vessels.

Why get an MRI scan of the head and brain?

Regular recurrent headache (for example cluster headache, migraine and tension headache) is one of the most common complaints. The cause may have something to do with stress or psychological pressure, but there may also be something exerting pressure on certain areas of the brain. An MRI scan of the head and brain can provide you with more clarity on the cause of the complaints, because an examination with MRI images provides more information than, for example, an X-ray. On the scan images, we look at the skull. the brain, narrowing/dilation of the blood vessels, brain damage and brain tumours.

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a technique for examining the most vital organs and blood vessels in detail. During the examination, the MRI scanner creates a large number of images of your head and brain by using a large magnetic field, allowing cross-sections to be created. The computer presents the images as slices to facilitate subsequent assessment of the results. Our specialist can view the images at any random angle, allowing them to observe details from 5 mm.

During scanning, you lie on a comfortable couch, which is pushed into a kind of tunnel that is open at both the front and back. If you find lying in the tunnel claustrophobic, you may have someone with you in the MRI room. A nurse will be on stand-by to provide information and, if necessary, put you at ease. In addition, during the MRI scan, you have a bell you can use to interrupt the scan in case of emergency.


  • A scan in our clinic within one week
  • Medical specialists
  • Direct contact with the GP
  • Examination without referral
  • Includes a CD-ROM with images
Content & price

MRI scan head and brain

Targeted examination of:
  • Doctor consultation included
  • Skull and brain
  • Narrowing/dilation of the blood vessels
  • Brain damage
  • Brain tumours
  • Duration of the examination
    Duration of the examination
    30 min.
  • Results within
    same day
More information? Call 020 4582 3902
Why clients choose Prescan.
Typically, this level of medical investigation would require a referral, followed by long wait times for appointments and slow results. With Prescan, there is a streamlined process for scheduling appointments, without waiting lists. You can book directly with us online with no need for a referral, getting live results with our onsite doctors and radiologists on the day of your appointment. No referral, no waiting lists, no delayed results. Don’t just take our word for it. See what Prescan’s patients have to say about our body scans.
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