Case Number 7850
Request Date 15/03/2021
Completion Date 20/04/2021

 

Details of the Request

  1. For the calendar year of 2019, please could you tell me how many individual MRI examinations were performed overall?
  2. For the calendar year of 2019, please could you give a breakdown of the individual MRI examinations performed into body part/area? For instance, how many brain scans, spine scans etc. I am happy with whichever body part description is input in the PACS system.
  3. As of March 1st, 2021, how many MRI requests are on the waiting list waiting to be scanned? Please could I have this broken down into individual body part/examination too (like in question 2)?
  4. How much money was paid to private companies during the calendar year 2019 for the outsourcing of MRI either to mobile MRI units,private hospitals or private companies staffing hospital scanners to scan NHS patients? From question 4 which companies were used and how many patients were scanned?

 

Details of the Response

1. For the calendar year of 2019, please could you tell me how many individual MRI examinations were performed overall?

2. For the calendar year of 2019, please could you give a breakdown of the individual MRI examinations performed into body part/area? For instance, how many brain scans, spine scans etc. I am happy with whichever body part description is input in the PACS system.

MRI Exam Type Number of Exams Performed
Magnetic resonance angiography *
MRA Aorta abdominal 7
MRA Aorta thoracic 25
MRA Aorta whole 11
MRA Carotid Both 39
MRA Head 205
MRA Head with contrast 7
MRA Neck *
MRA Neck with contrast *
MRA Renal Both 23
MRCP 492
MRCP with contrast 11
MRI Abdomen 62
MRI Abdomen with contrast 18
MRI Achilles tendon Left 33
MRI Achilles tendon Right 31
MRI Adrenal Both 39
MRI Adrenal with contrast Both 7
MRI Ankle Lt 227
MRI Ankle Rt 250
MRI Ankle with contrast Lt 7
MRI Ankle with contrast Rt 8
MRI Arthrogram hip Lt 32
MRI Arthrogram hip Rt 43
MRI Arthrogram shoulder Lt 41
MRI Arthrogram shoulder Rt 45
MRI Arthrogram wrist Lt *
MRI Arthrogram wrist Rt *
MRI Axilla Lt *
MRI Axilla Rt *
MRI Axilla with contrast Both *
MRI Axilla with contrast Lt *
MRI Brachial plexus 50
MRI Brachial plexus with contrast *
MRI Brain and cervical cord *
MRI Breast Both 22
MRI Breast with contrast Both 84
MRI Breast with contrast Rt *
MRI Buttock Rt *
MRI Calcaneus Rt *
MRI Cardiac myocardial viability *
MRI Cardiac perfusion *
MRI Cardiac rest perfusion 256
MRI Cardiac stress perfusion 322
MRI Cardiac valvular function study 10
MRI Cervix *
MRI Clavicle Lt *
MRI Clavicle Rt *
MRI Diffusion weighted 7
MRI Elbow Lt 69
MRI Elbow Rt 115
MRI Elbow with contrast Lt *
MRI Elbow with contrast Rt *
MRI Face *
MRI Face with contrast *
MRI Femur Both 10
MRI Femur Lt 32
MRI Femur Rt 27
MRI Femur with contrast Lt *
MRI Femur with contrast Rt *
MRI Fingers Lt *
MRI Fingers Rt *
MRI Foot Lt 331
MRI Foot Rt 335
MRI Foot with contrast Lt *
MRI Foot with contrast Rt *
MRI Forearm Lt 9
MRI Forearm Rt 9
MRI Forearm with contrast Lt *
MRI Forefoot Lt *
MRI Forefoot Rt *
MRI Groin Both *
MRI Groin Left *
MRI Groin Right *
MRI Hand Lt 20
MRI Hand Rt 28
MRI Hand with contrast Lt 8
MRI Hand with contrast Rt *
MRI Head 3730
MRI Head with contrast 436
MRI Hindfoot Lt *
MRI Hindfoot Rt *
MRI Hip Both 60
MRI Hip Lt 164
MRI Hip Rt 187
MRI Hip with contrast Both *
MRI Hip with contrast Lt *
MRI Hip with contrast Rt *
MRI IAM with contrast Both 21
MRI Internal auditory meatus Both 634
MRI Knee Lt 1297
MRI Knee Rt 1321
MRI Knee with contrast Lt 10
MRI Knee with contrast Rt 16
MRI Liver 8
MRI Liver and spleen *
MRI Liver with contrast 222
MRI Lower leg Both 17
MRI Lower leg Lt 40
MRI Lower leg Rt 42
MRI Lower leg with contrast Rt *
MRI Lower limb Both *
MRI Lumbar spine and pelvis *
MRI Lumbar spine with contrast 35
MRI Lumbosacral plexus *
MRI Midfoot Rt *
MRI Neck 16
MRI Neck with contrast 341
MRI Orbit Both 226
MRI Orbit with contrast Both 19
MRI Pancreas 25
MRI Pancreas with contrast 86
MRI Parotid *
MRI Patella tracking *
MRI Pelvis 391
MRI Pelvis and hip Both *
MRI Pelvis bladder *
MRI Pelvis gynaecological 57
MRI Pelvis prostate 9
MRI Pelvis rectum 221
MRI Pelvis SIJ Both 229
MRI Pelvis SIJ with contrast Both *
MRI Pelvis with contrast 593
MRI Penis *
MRI Pituitary 90
MRI Pituitary with contrast 177
MRI Prostate with contrast 686
MRI Renal Both *
MRI Scaphoid Left *
MRI Scapula Lt 11
MRI Scapula Rt 11
MRI Shoulder Lt 461
MRI Shoulder Rt 543
MRI Shoulder with contrast Lt *
MRI Shoulder with contrast Rt *
MRI Sinuses 12
MRI Sinuses with contrast *
MRI Skull base *
MRI Small bowel study *
MRI Small Bowel with contrast 426
MRI Spinal cord *
MRI Spine cervical 1249
MRI Spine cervical with contrast 24
MRI Spine cervicothoracic 117
MRI Spine coccyx 24
MRI Spine lumbar 2518
MRI Spine lumbar and sacral 270
MRI Spine lumbar sacral with contrast 13
MRI Spine sacrum 29
MRI Spine thoracic 170
MRI Spine thoracic with contrast 22
MRI Spine thoracolumbar 241
MRI Spine whole 567
MRI Spine whole with contrast 18
MRI Sternoclavicular joint Both 15
MRI Sternum *
MRI Temporomandibular joint Both 158
MRI Temporomandibular joint Left *
MRI Temporomandibular joint Right *
MRI Thoracic inlet and outlet *
MRI Thorax 31
MRI Thorax with contrast *
MRI Thumb Lt *
MRI Thumb Rt 8
MRI Trigeminal nerve 9
MRI Trigeminal nerve with contrast *
MRI Upper arm Lt 28
MRI Upper arm Rt 21
MRI Upper arm with contrast Lt *
MRI Upper arm with contrast Rt *
MRI Whole body *
MRI Wrist Lt 97
MRI Wrist Rt 123
MRI Wrist with contrast Rt *
MRV Abdomen and pelvis *
MRV Cranial 49
MRV Upper limb Rt *
MRV Venogram *
Grand Total 22256

* Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust can confirm that it holds the information you have that this information is exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act (2000) as due to the low numbers involved it is possible that individuals may be identified.

 

3. As of March 1st, 2021, how many MRI requests are on the waiting list waiting to be scanned? Please could I have this broken down into individual body part/examination too (like in question 2)?

MRI Exam Name Number of Patients Waiting
MABDO|MRI Abdomen|1 *
MABPA|MRI Pancreas|1 *
MADRB|MRI Adrenal Both|2 *
MAICA|MRA Head|1 *
MANKL|MRI Ankle Lt|1 *
MANKL|MRI Ankle Lt|1|MFOOL|MRI Foot Lt|1 *
MANKR|MRI Ankle Rt|1 *
MANKR|MRI Ankle Rt|1|MANKL|MRI Ankle Lt|1 *
MANKR|MRI Ankle Rt|1|MFOOR|MRI Foot Rt|1 *
MANKRC|MRI Ankle with contrast Rt|1 *
MAREB|MRA Renal Both|2 *
MAXIR|MRI Axilla Rt|1|MMAMBC|MRI Breast with contrast Both|2 *
MBRPX|MRI Brachial plexus|1|MLUSP|MRI Spine lumbar|1 *
MCHES|MRI Thorax|1 *
MCRPS|MRI Cardiac rest perfusion|1 19
MCRPS|MRI Cardiac rest perfusion|1|MAAOT|MRA Aorta thoracic|1 *
MCSPN|MRI Spine cervical|1 19
MCSPN|MRI Spine cervical|1|MCSPN|MRI Spine cervical|1 *
MCSPN|MRI Spine cervical|1|MLUSP|MRI Spine lumbar|1 *
MCSPN|MRI Spine cervical|1|MSKUH|MRI Head|1 *
MCSPNC|MRI Spine cervical with contrast|1|MSKUHC|MRI Head with contrast|1 *
MCSPS|MRI Cardiac stress perfusion|1 40
MCTSP|MRI Spine cervicothoracic|1 *
MCVFS|MRI Cardiac valvular function study|1 *
MCVIA|MRI Cardiac myocardial viability|1 *
MELBL|MRI Elbow Lt|1 *
MELBR|MRI Elbow Rt|1 *
MFARR|MRI Forearm Rt|1 *
MFOOL|MRI Foot Lt|1 8
MFOOL|MRI Foot Lt|1|MANKL|MRI Ankle Lt|1 *
MFOOR|MRI Foot Rt|1 *
MFOOR|MRI Foot Rt|1|MANKR|MRI Ankle Rt|1 *
MGROB|MRI Groin Both|2 *
MGROR|MRI Groin Right|1 *
MHANL|MRI Hand Lt|1 *
MHANL|MRI Hand Lt|1|MHANR|MRI Hand Rt|1 *
MHANR|MRI Hand Rt|1 *
MHANRC|MRI Hand with contrast Rt|1 *
MHFOL|MRI Hindfoot Lt|1 *
MHIPB|MRI Hip Both|1 *
MHIPBC|MRI Hip with contrast Both|2|MHIPR|MRI Hip Rt|1|MSIJB|MRI Pelvis SIJ Both|2 *
MHIPL|MRI Hip Lt|1 *
MHIPR|MRI Hip Rt|1 *
MHIPR|MRI Hip Rt|1|MLUSP|MRI Spine lumbar|1 *
MHIPR|MRI Hip Rt|1|MTHIR|MRI Femur Rt|1 *
MIAMB|MRI Internal auditory meatus Both|1 10
MIAMB|MRI Internal auditory meatus Both|1|MSKUH|MRI Head|1 *
MIAMB|MRI Internal auditory meatus Both|1|MSKUH|MRI Head|1|MAICA|MRA Head|1|MVICV|MRV Cranial|1 *
MIAMB|MRI Internal auditory meatus Both|1|MSKUH|MRI Head|1|MCSPN|MRI Spine cervical|1 *
MIAMB|MRI Internal auditory meatus Both|1|MSKUH|MRI Head|1|MPARD|MRI Parotid|1 *
MIAMBC|MRI IAM with contrast Both|1 *
MJSHL|MRI Arthrogram shoulder Lt|1 *
MJSHR|MRI Arthrogram shoulder Rt|1 *
MJSHR|MRI Arthrogram shoulder Rt|1|MBRPX|MRI Brachial plexus|1 *
MKIDB|MRI Renal Both|1 *
MKIDB|MRI Renal Both|1|MADRB|MRI Adrenal Both|2 *
MKNEL|MRI Knee Lt|1 29
MKNER|MRI Knee Rt|1 31
MKNER|MRI Knee Rt|1|MKNEL|MRI Knee Lt|1 *
MKNER|MRI Knee Rt|1|MPELV|MRI Pelvis|1 *
MLIVE|MRI Liver and spleen|1 *
MLIVEC|MRI Liver with contrast|1 8
MLIVEC|MRI Liver with contrast|1|MMRCP|MRCP|1 *
MLOLL|MRI Lower leg Lt|1 *
MLOLL|MRI Lower leg Lt|1|MKNEL|MRI Knee Lt|1 *
MLOLR|MRI Lower leg Rt|1 *
MLOLR|MRI Lower leg Rt|1|MLOLL|MRI Lower leg Lt|1 *
MLSPN|MRI Spine lumbar and sacral|1 *
MLSPN|MRI Spine lumbar and sacral|1|MSIJB|MRI Pelvis SIJ Both|2 *
MLUSP|MRI Spine lumbar|1 57
MLUSP|MRI Spine lumbar|1|MCSPN|MRI Spine cervical|1 *
MLUSP|MRI Spine lumbar|1|MHIPL|MRI Hip Lt|1 *
MLUSP|MRI Spine lumbar|1|MHIPR|MRI Hip Rt|1 *
MLUSP|MRI Spine lumbar|1|MHIPR|MRI Hip Rt|1|MKNER|MRI Knee Rt|1 *
MLUSP|MRI Spine lumbar|1|MPELV|MRI Pelvis|1 *
MLUSP|MRI Spine lumbar|1|MSACM|MRI Spine sacrum|1 *
MLUSP|MRI Spine lumbar|1|MSIJB|MRI Pelvis SIJ Both|2 7
MLUSPC|MRI Lumbar spine with contrast|1 *
MMAMBC|MRI Breast with contrast Both|2 *
MMRCP|MRCP|1 11
MMRCP|MRCP|1|MABPA|MRI Pancreas|1 *
MNECK|MRI Neck|1 *
MNECKC|MRI Neck with contrast|1 11
MORBB|MRI Orbit Both|1 *
MORBB|MRI Orbit Both|1|MSKUH|MRI Head|1 *
MPANCC|MRI Pancreas with contrast|1|MMRCPC|MRCP with contrast|1 *
MPELV|MRI Pelvis|1 13
MPELV|MRI Pelvis|1|MABDO|MRI Abdomen|1 *
MPELV|MRI Pelvis|1|MLUSP|MRI Spine lumbar|1 *
MPELV|MRI Pelvis|1|MSPNW|MRI Spine whole|1 *
MPELV|MRI Pelvis|1|MTHIR|MRI Femur Rt|1 *
MPELV|MRI Pelvis|1|MTLSP|MRI Spine thoracolumbar|1 *
MPELVC|MRI Pelvis with contrast|1 25
MPELVC|MRI Pelvis with contrast|1|MABDOC|MRI Abdomen with contrast|1 *
MPENS|MRI Penis|1|MPELV|MRI Pelvis|1 *
MPEST|MRI Pelvis prostate|1 10
MPITF|MRI Pituitary|1 *
MPITFC|MRI Pituitary with contrast|1 *
MPROSC|MRI Prostate with contrast|1 *
MRECT|MRI Pelvis rectum|1 *
MSACM|MRI Spine sacrum|1|MCOCX|MRI Spine coccyx|1 *
MSHRL|MRI Shoulder Lt|1 10
MSHRL|MRI Shoulder Lt|1|MCSPN|MRI Spine cervical|1 *
MSHRL|MRI Shoulder Lt|1|MSHRR|MRI Shoulder Rt|1 *
MSHRR|MRI Shoulder Rt|1 12
MSIJB|MRI Pelvis SIJ Both|2|MLUSP|MRI Spine lumbar|1 *
MSIJB|MRI Pelvis SIJ Both|2|MSPNW|MRI Spine whole|1 *
MSKUH|MRI Head|1 58
MSKUH|MRI Head|1|MAICA|MRA Head|1 *
MSKUH|MRI Head|1|MAICA|MRA Head|1|MACTV|MRA Neck|1 *
MSKUH|MRI Head|1|MAICA|MRA Head|1|MANECC|MRA Neck with contrast|1 *
MSKUH|MRI Head|1|MCSPN|MRI Spine cervical|1 *
MSKUH|MRI Head|1|MCSPN|MRI Spine cervical|1|MTSPN|MRI Spine thoracic|1 *
MSKUH|MRI Head|1|MIAMB|MRI Internal auditory meatus Both|1 *
MSKUH|MRI Head|1|MNECK|MRI Neck|1|MABDO|MRI Abdomen|1 *
MSKUH|MRI Head|1|MORBB|MRI Orbit Both|1 9
MSKUH|MRI Head|1|MPITF|MRI Pituitary|1 *
MSKUH|MRI Head|1|MVICV|MRV Cranial|1 *
MSKUHC|MRI Head with contrast|1 11
MSKUHC|MRI Head with contrast|1|MORBBC|MRI Orbit with contrast Both|1 *
MSMBOC|MRI Small Bowel with contrast|1 17
MSPNW|MRI Spine whole|1 27
MSPNW|MRI Spine whole|1|MORBB|MRI Orbit Both|1|MSKUH|MRI Head|1 *
MSPNW|MRI Spine whole|1|MPELV|MRI Pelvis|1 *
MSPNW|MRI Spine whole|1|MSIJB|MRI Pelvis SIJ Both|2 *
MSPNW|MRI Spine whole|1|MSKUH|MRI Head|1 *
MTHIL|MRI Femur Lt|1 *
MTHIL|MRI Femur Lt|1|MTHIR|MRI Femur Rt|1 *
MTHIR|MRI Femur Rt|1 *
MTLSP|MRI Spine thoracolumbar|1 *
MTMJB|MRI Temporomandibular joint Both|2 *
MTMJB|MRI Temporomandibular joint Both|2|MNECKC|MRI Neck with contrast|1 *
MTSPN|MRI Spine thoracic|1 *
MTSPN|MRI Spine thoracic|1|MCSPN|MRI Spine cervical|1 *
MTSPN|MRI Spine thoracic|1|MSIJB|MRI Pelvis SIJ Both|2 *
MUPAR|MRI Upper arm Rt|1 *
MUPAR|MRI Upper arm Rt|1|MSHRR|MRI Shoulder Rt|1 *
MVICV|MRV Cranial|1 *
MWRIL|MRI Wrist Lt|1 *
MWRIR|MRI Wrist Rt|1 *
Grand Total 641

* Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust can confirm that it holds the information you have requested. However, the Trust believes that this information is exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act (2000) as due to the low numbers involved it is possible that individuals may be identified.

 

4. How much money was paid to private companies during the calendar year 2019 for the outsourcing of MRI either to mobile MRI units,private hospitals or private companies staffing hospital scanners to scan NHS patients?

The Trust does not hold this information. The FOI Act 2000 covers all recorded information held by a public authority. In this case, the Trust does not record the information requested. This is a managed service run by Alliance Medical.

 

5. From question 4 which companies were used and how many patients were scanned?

The Trust does not hold this information. The FOI Act 2000 covers all recorded information held by a public authority. In this case, the Trust does not record the information requested. This is a managed service run by Alliance Medical.