MRI Scan Centers & Costs of MRI in Nigeria


MRI Scans in Nigeria seem elusive for obvious reasons; MRI machines are not common in Nigeria, which explains why there are too few information regarding it. Not only are the machines scarce in Nigeria, MRI diagnostic centers are not so common compared to our everyday clinics and regular diagnostic centers with other machines

Interestingly, most government-owned hospitals are the sufferers of the unavailability of MRI machines. The chances of being referred to a private hospital or clinic for an MRI scan from government-owned hospitals is 98% if not more. The poor funding concerns of government-owned hospitals, over time, have been a major concern for the availability of state-of-the-art machines in them.

In this post, we shall look at what an MRI is, MRI diagnostic centers in Nigeria and the cost of MRI scans in Nigeria.

What is an MRI?

An MRI Machine

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), is a medical imaging technique that allows for taking images or pictures of the inside of one’s body or anatomy without using radiation (x-rays). The scanner uses a powerful magnet and electricity to take pictures of body tissues. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is useful for taking photographs of many different parts of the body, including the spine, the brain, the head, the chest, the abdomen, the pelvis, the arms, and the legs.

Some MRI studies may require that a contrast substance be injected into a vein to improve the image. Contrast is a substance used to better observe problems, such as the area of ​​inflammation, or to take pictures of the bloodstream. If a contrast study is requested, you will be asked to change and put on a hospital gown and paper shorts, taking off all clothing, including underwear. The MRI specialist will make sure that you remove all metal objects that you may have on you (coins, keys, jewelry, buckles, headphones, glasses) since the scanner has a powerful magnet. If you have any type of artificial hair, you may be asked to remove it before the appointment.

Average Cost of MRI Scan in Nigeria

The average cost of MRI scan in Nigeria is around N50,000 – N800,000 depending on the MRI scan center and MRI type. The most expensive MRI scan is the full-body MRI which is around N250 – N800,000.

MRI Scan Centers in Nigeria & Their Costs

Below is a list of MRI centers in Nigeria where you can do your MRI scan and the cost of MRI scans in Nigeria:

MRI Scan Centers in Lagos

Foremost Radiology Consultants Ltd

  • Plot 50/54, Ogulana Drive, Surulere, Lagos.
  • Phone Number: 08062392299.
Cost of MRI in Foremost Consultants Ltd
  • Cranial MRI is N55,000
  • Cervical spine MRI is N50,000
  • Thoracic spine MRI is N50,000
  • Lumbosacral MRI is N50,000
  • Full-Body MRI is N800,000

Medpack Diagnostics

  • 81, Itire Road, by Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Phone Number: 07063842663
Cost of MRI in Medpack Diagnostics
  • Cranial MRI is N55,000
  • Cervical spine MRI is N55,000
  • Thoracic spine MRI is N55,000
  • Lumbar spine MRI is N55,000
  • Whole-body MRI is N300,000

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.
  • Phone Number: 07066292943

Agbara Branch

  • Mary Abike House Opposite Desholly, Odofa Bus Stop, Badagry Express Road, Morogbo, Agbara, Lagos.
Cost of MRI in Clinix Hospital
  • Cranial MRI is N50,000
  • Cervical MRI is N50,000
  • Thoracic MRI is N50,0000
  • Lumbosacral MRI is N50,000
  • Whole-body MRI is N350,000

Cedacrest Hospitals

  • 25A, Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Phone Number: 08095157914

Cost of MRI scan in Cedacrest is N57,000

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

Mecure Health Limited

  • Niyi Okunubi street, Lekki phase one ( opposite Mainstreet Bank), Lekki, Lagos.
  • Phone Number: 09034367072

MRI scan cost in Mecure is N60,000

MRI Scan Center in Benin City

Lily Hospital

  • 17, Edo-Osagie Street, GRA, Benin-city.
  • Phone Number: 08113690592
Cost of MRI in Lily Hospital
  • Cranial MRI is N65,000
  • Cervical spine MRI is N65,000
  • Thoracic spine MRI is N65,000
  • Lumbosacral spine MRI is N65,000
  • Whole-body MRI is N220,000

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 N68,000
  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral MRI is N65,000 (each)
  • Whole-body MRI scan is N200,000

MRI Scan Centers in Abuja

Lifebridge Medical Diagnostic Centre

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

MRI cost in Lifebridge is N65,000

Cedacrest Hospitals

  • 2, Sam Mbakwe Street, Gudu District, Abuja.
  • Phone: 08095157914.

Cost of MRI at Cedacrest Hospitals in Abuja is N57,000

Alliance Hospital

  • No. 5 Malumfashi Close, Off Emeka Anyaoku Street, Area 11, Garki, F.C.T, Abuja.
Cost of MRI at Alliance Hospital
  • Cranial (Brain) MRI is N70,000
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral MRI is N69,000 each.

MRI Scan Center in Ibadan

University College Hospital (UCH)

  • Layi Ayanniyi Street, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

Cost of MRI at UCH is N63,000

MRI Center in Port Harcourt

Pyramids Diagnostic Services

  • Sonia Mall, YKC Junction, 42, Woji Trans Amadi, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
  • Phone Number: 0907128057

Cost of MRI scan at Pyramids Diagnostic Services is N80,000

Image Diagnostics

  • Omaduma Street, off Elegbam Road, 500272, Port Harcourt
  • Phone Number: 08123129893

Cost of MRI scan at Image Diagnosticsis N70,000

Biosystems Medical Diagnostics

  • 49, Tomboy Street, GRA, Phase 2, Port Harcourt
  • Phone Number: 08091530000

Cost of MRI scan at Biosystem Medical Diagnostics is around N64,000

MRI Scan Center in Enugu

Memphys Hospital

Memphys Hospital for Neurosurgery. Privately owned by the MD/Founder of Memfys Hospital, Emeritus Prof. S.C Ohaegbulam (NNOM).  The Hospital just acquired and installed the new 1.5 Tesla MRI machine (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 center in the whole of South East Nigeria with an MRI machine.

Cost of MRI Scan at Memphys (Enugu)
  • Cranial MRI is N75,000
  • Cervical spine MRI is N65,000
  • Thoracic spine MRI is N70,000
  • Lumbosacral spine MRI is N67,000
  • Whole-body MRI is N250,000
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