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.
THINGS TO KNOW
Because an MRI is essentially a large magnet it’s important you tell your MRI Radiographer if you have any of the following:
- Artificial heart valves
- Any internal implants or devices in any part of your body
- Any artificial prosthesis
- Medication Patches
- Intrauterine devices
- Aneurysm clips
- Any injury to the eye involving a metallic object or fragment
- Tattoos or Permanent Makeup
- Hearing aids or devices
- Body piercings
- Implanted drug pumps including insulin.
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’ll need to you wear a special gown that we’ll provide. If possible, we ask that come dressed in a separate top and bottoms.
You can have an MRI when pregnant, just let our staff know.
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Any of our practices which have an MRI scanner are able to scan a child, however at the time of booking, we will talk through whether sedation is required. If your child does need a light sedative, we will most likely arrange for the MRI to take place within one of our Hospital practices.