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.
The cost of an MRI machine ranges for $1.2m to $3m
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 65,000naira
Cervical spine MRI is 58,000naira.
Thoracic spine MRI is 55,000naira.
Lumbosacral MRI is 53,000naira
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 75, 000naira.
Cervical spine MRI is 65,000 naira
Thoracic spine MRI is 58,000naira
Lumbar spine MRI is 57,000naira
Whole body MRI is 320,000naira.
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 87,000naira.
5. Mecure Health Limited
Niyi Okunubi street, Lekki phase one ( opposite Mainstreet Bank),
MRI scan cost in Mecure is 80,000naira.
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 85,000naira
Cervical spine MRI is 75,000naira
Thoracic spine MRI is 85,000naira
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 78,000naira
Cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral MRI is 70,000naira each.
Whole body MRI scan is 250,000naira.
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MRI in Abuja
1. Lifebridge Medical Diagnostic Centre
15A, Yauri Street Garki 2, Abuja, Nigeria.
MRI cost in Lifebridge is 75,000naira.
2. Cedacrest Hospitals
2, Sam Mbakwe Street,
Gudu District, Abuja.
MRI Cost is 57,000naira.
3. Alliance Hospital
No. 5 Malumfashi Close, Off Emeka Anyaoku Street, Area 11, Garki, F.C.T, Abuja.
MRI cost: Cranial (Brain) MRI is #85,000
Cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral MRI is #79,000 each.
4. National Hospital Abuja
Cost of mri in National hospital Abuja is #65,000 naira for brain scan….
Cervical, Thoracic, lumbosacral spine MRI cost about #50,000 naira
5. Nisa Premier Hospital
Has a MRI machine now. Their prices are affordable…check them out.
MRI in Ibadan
University College Hospital
Layi Ayanniyi Street, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
UCH, does MRI for 73,000naira.
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 #90,000.
2. Image Diagnostics
Omaduma Street, off Elegbam Road
500272, Port Harcourt
How much is MRI scan at Image Diagnostics? It is 85,000naira.
3. Biosystems Medical Diagnostics
49, Tomboy Street, GRA
Phase 2, Port Harcourt.
Cost of MRI scan at this facility is around 74,000naira.
MRI in Enugu South-East Nigeria
Memphys Hospital for Neurosurgery. Privately owned by the MD/Founder of Memfys Hospital, Emeritus Prof. S.C Ohaegbulam (NNOM). They Hospital just acquired and installed the new 1.5 Tesla MRI matchine(GE,16 Channels Signa Explorer). Now fully operative and functional.
Located at Plot 13, KM2 Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, Pocket Layout, Enugu
Phone number: 0806 715 7635
Memphys hospital in Enugu is the only centre in the whole of South East Nigeria with an MRI machine. Check out their pricelist for MRI below
Cranial MRI is 85,000naira
Cervical spine MRI is 75,000naira
Thoracic spine MRI is 78,000naira
Lumbosacral spine MRI is 77,000naira
Whole body MRI is 350,000naira.
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.
This article has been updated to include the recent prices and to include new centres with MRI.
Read more on MRI from Wikipedia
Thanks for the information. Please are these quoted prices up to date. Apart from UCH Ibadan, where else can we access this service.
Yes. they are up to date. The other MRI centres in Nigeria are listed above. Please read through again.
Thanks for the information. Please can you confirm if the MRI Scanner in UCH Ibadan is functional?
It is functional.You can use it.
please where and how much is MRI scan in Ilorin
Thank you for reaching out. You can do a MRI scan in Ilorin Kara state at Harmony Advanced Diagnostic Centre, Asa-Dam Road,Ilorin. I called them and this is their price lists
Cranial MRI- #65,000
Lumbar MRI: #63,000
Full body MRI is #650,000
Please where and how much is CT Scan in Port Harcourt
Go to Image Diagnostics or Union diagnostics in Port Harcourt. If it is cranial CT scan you want, it will cost you around 32k to 35k. Thank you
Please where in Ekiti can one get MRI scan and at what cost?
I am sure there is an MRI machine in Ekiti. I will find out and get back to you.
Thanks so much. This is really helpful.
Thank you. It was quite helpful. Please what’s the cost of MRI (whole body) at Cedar crest and Life bridge, both in Abuja
Welcome. Full body MRI is going price in Cedacrest and LifeBridge is going to be similar to that of other hospitals. Price difference may be significant though because of their location
MRI is done at Union diagnostic center (tejuosho), Yaba and VI branches.
How much is Total spinal MRI in Tejuoso ???
I don’t the actual cost of total spinal MRI in Tejuosho Lagos but I can give you a range. It will be close to #300,000 Naira more or less.
How about MRI of the prostrate?
Any idea on the cost?
MRI off the prostate is around #80,0000 – #100000
What kind of MRI scan is required for someone with Uterine Fibroids?
Please discuss with your doctor.
Please where in AKURE or ADO can one get MRI scan done and the cost as well?
For MRI in Akure Ondo state, go to Gani/MeCure Diagnostic Centre. They are the only centre that have a MRI in Ondo as at now.
Prices are as quoted in the main article or more.
Pls that Delta there is no phone number, and price of Scan
Use the same price of lily
How much is the MRI of the eye and where can it be done.
MRI of the eye cost around 80,000naira. Go to any of the centres with MRI machines in your location.
How much is conoscopy in ibadan pls urgent answer
The cost of Colonoscopy in Ibadan is between #80,000 – 100,000 Naira.
Please how much is brain MRI in lagos
Depends on the centre….can be about #150,000 and more .
So no MRI in Northeast except damaturu?? I can’t even stand the journey from Gombe..
Unimaid teaching hospital
Please! Where can I do MRI of the lumbar spine at ibadan or ogun State and what is the cost?
UCH IBADAN.. .MRI lumbar spine is now 100k
Many thanks for all the information herein. Can I have the current information about the full body MRI in Clinic Healthcare and Lagos Cedacrest please.
Hi, thanks for the information. Where can I do the MRI scan in Anambra State.
Check Radiphmedical Imaging center in Anambra