The where, how and cost of MRI scan in Nigeria

Is MRI done in Nigeria? Where can MRI be done in Nigeria? What is the price/cost of MRI scan in Nigeria? These nagging questions will be answered in this article but before we proceed, you need to know the following about the MRI…..

MRI means Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

It was developed in the 1970 and 1980s.

It is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to form pictures of the anatomy and physiological processes of the body both in health and in diseases.

It uses the principle of magnetic fields to generate images of the organs of the body.

The MRI is a very expensive machine both in purchase and in maintenance.

It is safer than x-rays and CT scans as it does not expose the body to radiations.

There are very few MRI machines in Nigeria.

Only the Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH) in Oghara and the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan are the government owned hospitals with MRI in Nigeria.

Most of the MRI scans in Nigeria are done by privately owned diagnostic centres located in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Benin city, Kaduna etc.

The cost of MRI scan in Nigeria was once too expensive but it is becoming more affordable now because of competition.

In Nigeria, the National Health Insurance Scheme do not cover MRI scan.

MRI is not a routine diagnostic tool. Your doctor will most times request for an MRI in cases of suspected brain tumor (head scan) and in cases of back pain especially low back pain. It is also used to follow up patients.

MRI scan is contraindicated(not allowed) in some persons such as patients with cardiac pacemakers, cochlear implants shrapnels and metallic foreign bodies. This is because the MRI is a magnetic device as it will interfere with the function of these implants . Typical example is the cardiac pacemakers.

Where to do MRI scan in Nigeria? What is the cost of MRI scan in Nigeria?

MRI machines are not very common in Nigeria. The scan is mainly done in major city centres.

I am going to list out common MRI scan centres in Nigeria, their addresses, phone numbers and their price lists.

MRI in Lagos

1) Foremost Radiology Consultants Ltd

Plot 50/54, Ogulana Drive, Surulere, Lagos.

Phone Number: 08062392299.

Cost of MRI in Foremost Consultants Ltd

Cranial MRI is 55,000naira

Cervical spine MRI is 50,000naira.

Thoracic spine MRI is 50,000naira.

Lumbosacral MRI is 50,000naira

Full Body MRI is 800,000naira.

2. Medpack Diagnostics

81, Itire Road, by Ogunlana drive

Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.

07063842663

Below is the cost of MRI in Medpack Diagnostics:

Cranial MRI is 55, 000naira.

Cervical spine MRI is 55,000 naira

Thoracic spine MRI is 55,000naira

Lumbar spine MRI is 55,000naira

Whole body MRI is 300,000naira.

3. Clinix Healthcare

Ilupeju branch

Plot B, Block xii, Alhaji Adejumo Avenue, Off Ggbagada Oshodi Express Way

Beside Total Filling Station, Anthony, Lagos, Nigeria.

Phone Number: 07089855022

Festac Branch

6, Ago Palace Way, by Apple Junction,

Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.

07066292943

Agbara Branch

Mary Abike House Opposite Desholly

Odofa Bus stop, Badagry Express road,

Morogbo, Agbara, Lagos.

Price of MRI in Clinix Hospital, Lagos

Cranial MRI = #50,000

Cervical MRI= #50,000

Thoracic MRI= #50,0000

Lumbosacral MRI= #50,000

Whole body MRI= #350,000

4. Cedacrest Hospitals

25A, Abayomi Street

Victoria Island, Lagos

08095157914

Price of MRI scan in Cedacrest is 57,000naira.

Cedacrest is presently doing a promo. They provide the cheapest cost of MRI scan in Nigeria right now.

5. Mecure Health Limited

Niyi Okunubi street, Lekki phase one ( opposite Mainstreet Bank),

Lekki, Lagos.

09034367072

MRI scan cost in Mecure is 60,000naira.

cost of MRI in Nigeria

This is an MRI machine.

Image Credit: Pixabay

MRI scan centre in Benin City

Lily Hospital

17, Edo-Osagie street,

GRA, Benin-city.

08113690592

Cost of MRI in Lily Hospital

Cranial MRI is 65,000naira

Cervical spine MRI is 65,000naira

Thoracic spine MRI is 65,000naira

Lumbosacral spine MRI is 65,000naira

Whole body MRI is 220,000naira.

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MRI scan in Delta State

Delta State University Teaching Hospital

Otefe Road Oghara, Ethiope West, Delta, Nigeria.

Cost of MRI in DELSUTH

Cranial MRI is 68,000naira

Cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral MRI is 65,000naira each.

Whole body MRI scan is 200,000naira.

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MRI in Abuja

1. Lifebridge Medical Diagnostic Centre

15A, Yauri Street Garki 2, Abuja, Nigeria.

MRI cost in Lifebridge is 65,000naira.

2. Cedacrest Hospitals

2, Sam Mbakwe Street,

Gudu District, Abuja.

08095157914.

MRI Cost is 57,000naira.

cost of MRI scan in Nigeria
MRI scan result of the head and the cervical spine. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

MRI in Ibadan

University College Hospital

Layi Ayanniyi Street, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

UCH, does MRI for 63,000naira.

MRI in Port Harcourt

1. Pyramids Diagnostic Services

Sonia Mall, YKC junction

42, Woji Trans Amadi, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

0907128057

Price of MRI scan in Pyramids Diagnostic is #80,000.

2. Image Diagnostics

Omaduma Street, off Elegbam Road

500272, Port Harcourt

08123129893.

How much is MRI scan at Image Diagnostics? It is 70,000naira.

3. Biosystems Medical Diagnostics

49, Tomboy Street, GRA

Phase 2, Port Harcourt.

08091530000.

Cost of MRI scan at this facility is around 64,000naira.

Please do call these centres to find out their present cost for MRI scan as prices do change. This will enable you prepare your mind and save you unnecessary stress.

I hope this article on the cost of MRI scan in Nigeria among other things was useful? Feel free to add any MRI centres you know in Nigeria in the comments section. Thank you.

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2 thoughts on “The where, how and cost of MRI scan in Nigeria

  1. Thanks for the information. Please are these quoted prices up to date. Apart from UCH Ibadan, where else can we access this service.

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