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.
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
Plot B, Block xii, Alhaji Adejumo Avenue, Off Ggbagada Oshodi Express Way
Beside Total Filling Station, Anthony, Lagos, Nigeria.
Phone Number: 07089855022
6, Ago Palace Way, by Apple Junction,
Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.
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
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),
MRI scan cost in Mecure is 60,000naira.
This is an MRI machine.
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MRI scan centre in Benin City
17, Edo-Osagie street,
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.
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.
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.
MRI Cost is 57,000naira.
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.
Price of MRI scan in Pyramids Diagnostic is #80,000.
2. Image Diagnostics
Omaduma Street, off Elegbam Road
500272, Port Harcourt
How much is MRI scan at Image Diagnostics? It is 70,000naira.
3. Biosystems Medical Diagnostics
49, Tomboy Street, GRA
Phase 2, Port Harcourt.
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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