MRI scan hip

Insight into hip complaints.

Home Examinations MRI scan hip

What is an MRI-scan hip?

An MRI scan hip can immediately provide clarity on the cause of the problems, such as bursitis, stressing or straining the hip muscles, joint pain, wear of the hip joint (head) and other restrictions on movement. The physician can properly see the hip joint, wear (arthrosis) and other bone abnormalities on these images.

Why get an MRI scan of the hip?

Persistent hip complaints are quite painful and tiresome and can significantly limit your daily movements. You might (often unconsciously) adopt a different gait, which can lead to more complaints developing. It is important to find out what is going on as soon as possible.

A bone scan of the hip

An MRI hip scan, also referred to as a bone scan of the hip MRI, is an examination technique in which hundreds of images are taken of your hip joint by using a large magnetic field. This provides a physician with a better view of any possible abnormality or disease than an X-ray. MRI is not the same as a CT-scan hip, in which the hip is mapped with a very limited dose of X-rays.

The magnetic field and radiofrequency waves are not harmful to your health. 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 hip

Targeted examination of:
  • Doctor consultation included
  • Hip joint
  • Wear (arthrosis)
  • Other bone abnormalities
  • 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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