Self-Referral – Patient Information
Avicenna Clinic welcomes patients who wish to refer themselves for MRI and ultrasound examinations. Please be aware of and agree to the following important information:
- Scans will be offered to all those aged 18 and above.
- MRI/Ultrasound is extremely safe and does not involve any radiation exposure. You will however need to complete a safety questionnaire at the time of booking which may exclude you from proceeding with the scan or delay the scan, depending on the information you provide.
- You must be registered with a GP, or other responsible medical practitioner (e.g. for overseas patients), to whom a copy of the report will be sent with your agreement in order to make recommendation about future care.
- Scans will only be performed on the areas which Avicenna Clinic routinely scans. The self- referral form will be protocolled, and you will be advised if we are unable to proceed with the requested examination.
- You must understand that MRI/ultrasound scans may on occasion identify unexpected abnormalities which may or may not require further investigation. If so, these findings will be identified on the report and any recommendations arising will be followed up by your GP.
- You may bring a friend or relative with you, who may, if required, stay with you for the scan itself, subject to safety checks. Unfortunately, you may not bring children under the age of 16 to accompany you.
- You may be charged up to £250 if you cancel your appointment with less than 48 hours’ notice, and you will be charged the full cost of the scan if you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours’ notice or fail to attend. This will be subject to discretion for unavoidable absence due to illness, travel disruption etc.
- The imaging report may contain medical terms that you may find confusing and possibly alarming, but neither the reporting radiologist nor the Avicenna Clinic may be able to discuss the findings of the scan directly with the patient. All enquiries about the report’s content and recommendations (if any) must be conducted with your GP (or other responsible medical practitioner).
- A. You will receive an electronic email link to your images and radiology report within 3 days following the appointment. The link includes options to print the report, view the images, make a CD and download the images to a PACS server. The radiology report is not routinely sent to your GP.B. You could forward the link to your healthcare professional to access the report and images. The clinic could also send the link directly to your healthcare professional if you provide a valid email address.
C. The link is encrypted. To access the link, please use your surname and DOB in the MMDDYYYY format.
D. The link will be valid for 4 weeks. Please, be sure to make a CD copy of the scans and reports for your permeant records. A request for additional email link will be chargeable at £50 per body area.