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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