A Pelvic MRI Scan is specifically undertaken to take a snapshot of structures and tissues in your pelvis, composed of your reproductive organs and bladder. An ovary or uterus MRI scan, however, will usually not be ordered by a physician until after an initial ultrasound.

MRI is a powerful imaging technique that utilises a combination of radio waves and powerful magnets to take a picture of bones, organs, nerves, and other tissues of the whole body or any specific area of the body.

A patient’s underlying symptoms will help determine whether or not a bladder, ovary, or uterus scan will be necessary to improve the accuracy of diagnosis. It is used to further investigate the underlying cause of any one or combination of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Presence of mass in the pelvic area validated by a pelvic exam.
  • Unusual and chronic pain in the pelvic area
  • Difficulty urinating, loss of control, and frequent urination
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Previous or recent diagnosis of fibroids and myoma
  • Pain during intercourse

Ovarian MRI may also be ordered to investigate or monitor the progression of the following diseases, conditions, and other anomalies:

  • Tumours – To monitor how far and aggressive it spreads.
  • Vasculitis – This is characterised by the abnormal growth or inflammation of blood vessels.
  • Cancers affecting the reproductive organs, including prostate cancer in males
  • A bladder scan or scan of ovaries, for instance, helps measure the size of cancerous growth and how far it may have spread through the body.
  • Uterine fibroids. These are abnormal growths commonly occurring among white, Hispanic, and Asian women that are usually found on different parts of the uterus or uterine lining.
  • Endometriosis – An MRI scan of the uterus and ovaries, sometimes combined with an abdominal MRI scan, is preferred for the proper evaluation of this condition. Only an MRI can help properly identify its presence and where it has been localized, including more unusual sites like in the abdomen.
  • Infertility – Other than ruling out ovarian cancer, MRI also aids in the investigation of the underlying cause of infertility and frequent miscarriage.

A uterus scan during pregnancy may also be ordered by a physician when the benefits of an MRI outweigh the risks to both mother and the baby. This is used to help provide a view of the baby’s brain structure, gastrointestinal tract, and other parts of the body. This is done to validate the presence of congenital anomalies that may affect the health of the foetus while inside the womb so that interventions may be introduced as soon as possible.

Among men, a pelvis MRI scan may be necessary to help in diagnosing the following conditions:

  • Lumps in any part of the external male reproductive organs and around it
  • Undescended testicles among males
  • Prostate cancer

A pelvic MRI is absolutely safe, does not expose you to radiation, and does not entail downtime. There are no special preparations to take for this procedure. However, people with certain medical conditions are not recommended to undergo this procedure. Your healthcare provider and technician will screen you for this. Be completely honest with your response.

A uterus scan cost using Magnetic Resonance Imaging averages around £200. However, the special instructions of the medical professional, injection of contrast fluid such as gadolinium to improve image quality, and the need for immediacy of obtaining results can all add to the cost.




£199for upper or lower abdomen

  • Same-day MRI appointment
    (subject to availability)
  • Bring a chaperone (family/friend)
  • Bring music of your choice (CD)
  • *Free* Radiologist Report Within 7 days


£249for upper or lower abdomen

  • Same-day MRI appointment
    (subject to availability)
  • Bring a chaperone (family/friend)
  • Bring music of your choice (CD)
  • Sub-Specialist Radiologist Report
    Within 2 working days

    Why do I need a sub-specialist radiologist report?

    A report by a sub-specialist means that the radiologist reporting on your scan is knowledgeable in the body area you are having scanned.


£299for upper or lower abdomen

  • Same-day MRI appointment
    (subject to availability)
  • Bring a chaperone (family/friend)
  • Bring music of your choice (CD)
  • Double Specialist Radiologist Report
    Within 2 working days

    Why do I need a double specialist radiologist report?

    A double report means that your MRI results will be examined by 2 consultant radiologists, who will compile 2 individual reports with their findings. This is especially helpful if you are looking for a second opinion.