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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan or MRI uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to capture detailed images of your brain, nerves, muscles, soft tissues, and the internal organs of your body. Our MRI scanners use the latest technology to provide high quality imaging using short scan times to provide a comfortable experience. Depending on the region of the body needing to be scanned, and the reason the scan is required, the type of MRI scan will change. Information on each of these types can be found below.

Things to know

Appointments are necessary for MRI scans. When you book in for your MRI and at your appointment, you will be asked certain safety questions. This is because an MRI machine is essentially a large magnet and certain implants are not MRI safe or only safe on certain machines. Please let bookings staff and the MRI Radiographer know if you have any of the following:

  • Cardiac Pacemaker
  • Defibrillator
  • Cochlear Implant
  • Neurostimulator
  • Aneurysm Clips
  • Active Implanted Biomedical Devices
  • Infusion Pump
  • Any implants or devices in your head or body

The MRI scan takes approximately 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on which area of the body we are looking at. You may also require a contrast injection. This will be discussed with you at the time of your examination.

You will be provided with both hearing protection and an emergency buzzer during the duration of the scan. You will be asked to remain still throughout the test.

In some instances, you may find the MRI machine claustrophobic which could prevent you from having the imaging done. If this is the case, or if you have experienced this previously, let us know and we will talk through the options available to you.

So our team can easily access the area we are to scan, you may need to wear a special gown that we will provide. Jewellery, hearing aids and dentures may need to be removed.

It is safe to have an MRI if you are pregnant, please notify us at the time of booking.

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Locations providing this service

189 Lake Street Cairns

189 Lake Street,
Cairns, QLD, 4870

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16 Weippin Street (Opposite Redland Hospital) Cleveland, QLD, 4163

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Bowen Hills

Bowen Hills Medical Specialist Centre
Suite 3, 16 Thompson Street
Bowen Hills, QLD, 4006

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Cairns Private Hospital

144 Lake Street,
Cairns, QLD, 4870

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342 Old Cleveland Road,
Coorparoo, QLD, 4151

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Domain Central

21a/I Domain Central,
103 Duckworth Street,
Townsville, QLD, 4812

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Douglas Discovery Rise

Clinical Practice Building,
James Cook Drive (cnr Mt Stuart Street),
Douglas, QLD, 4814

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Gold Coast Airport Central

Airport Central, 1 Eastern Avenue, Bilinga, QLD, 4225

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Gold Coast Private Hospital

Ground Floor, 14 Hill Street, Southport, QLD, 4215

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Greenslopes Private Hospital

Lower Lobby Level,
Newdegate Street,
Greenslopes, QLD, 4120

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Mackay Fourways

96 Nebo Road,
West Mackay, QLD, 4740

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Mater Hospital Brisbane

4th Floor, 32 Raymond Terrace,
South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

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Mater Private Hospital Mackay

76 Willetts Road,
North Mackay, QLD, 4740

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Mater Private Hospital Pimlico

Mercy Centre
25 Fulham Road (access via Diprose Street)
Pimlico, QLD, 4812

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Mater Private Hospital South Brisbane

301 Vulture Street,
South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

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Mater Private Hospital Springfield

30 Health Care Drive,
Springfield Central, QLD, 4300

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Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital

Cnr of Kessels and Troughton Roads,
Coopers Plains, QLD, 4108

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128 Queen Street ,
Southport, QLD 4215

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St Andrew’s Hospital Toowoomba

280 North Street,
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

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St Vincent’s Hospital Toowoomba

St Vincent's Hospital,
Entrance 6, Ground floor,
Herries St,
East Toowoomba,
QLD 4350

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Sunnybank Private Hospital

Level 1, Sunnybank Private Medical Centre
245 McCullough Street,
Sunnybank, QLD, 4109

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Ground Floor, 32 Morrow Street, Taringa, QLD, 4068

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101 Clara Street,
Wynnum, QLD, 4178

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