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MRI Scan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a strong magnetic field and radiowave to examine the body. It is non-invasive and radiation free. It provides detailed three dimensional anatomical images of soft tissue, muscles, tendon and ligament, bone and cartilage, internal organs and nerve. It doesn’t have the limitation that other imaging modalities have.

Frequently Asked Questions

MRI scans are used to diagnose and monitor a wide range of medical conditions, including injuries, tumors, neurological disorders, joint issues, and vascular problems. They are particularly useful for detailed imaging of soft tissues.

Yes, MRI scans are considered safe for most people. They do not use ionizing radiation, like X-rays or CT scans. However, individuals with certain metallic implants or medical devices may not be eligible for an MRI.

Depending on the type of MRI you’re having, your healthcare provider may provide specific instructions. You may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for a few hours before the scan, and you’ll likely be asked about any metal implants or devices you have.

You’ll lie down on a table that slides into the MRI machine. The machine produces loud knocking or humming noises during the scan, so you’ll be given ear protection. It’s important to lie still during the procedure to obtain clear images. Some patients might feel claustrophobic. In that case, please discuss with our staff when you make the booking.

MRI scans are generally painless. Some people may feel slightly confined due to the close quarters of the machine, but you can communicate with the technologist at any time if you feel uncomfortable.

In most cases, you can eat and drink normally before an MRI scan. However, if you’re having an abdominal or pelvic MRI, we will provide you instructions when you make the booking.

While MRI scans are generally considered safe during pregnancy, they are typically avoided during the first trimester. Your healthcare provider will carefully weigh the benefits against any potential risks and take necessary precautions.

The duration of an MRI scan can vary depending on the type of exam and the area being examined. In general, an MRI procedure may take between 30 minutes to over an hour.

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