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If you are visiting this site it could be because your doctor has referred you for an MRI scan, or because you are interested in the services we have to offer.

MRI scanning is extremely useful because of the precise and finely detailed images it can produce. These detailed images help in making a very accurate diagnosis, which means you can then be offered the best treatment available.

You will possibly have some questions about the MRI scan, so we have tried to answer the most commonly asked questions below.
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  • What is MRI scanning?


    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses powerful magnetic fields and harmless low energy radio waves (similar to those used by FM radio stations) to look inside your body. It is an excellent way of obtaining fine detail and highly diagnostic images without using x-rays. While technically very complex, the examination itself is very straightforward for you.

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  • What are the advantages of MRI?


    At mskimaging we aim to provide the finest scanning and reporting service in the region, with an onsite Specialist MRI Radiologist available. Our experienced, professional team will help put you at ease during your examination. Just some of our services are studies in Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Spinal and ENT, Abdomen, Pelvis and many other parts of the body.

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  • How is the MRI performed?


    For this non-invasive and painless procedure, you will be asked to lie on a padded table. Once comfortable you will be moved slowly into the middle of the scanner. The MRI is open at both ends and you will be able to communicate with the MRI Technician at all times.
    You will hear a regular rhythmic tapping sound as the machine is scanning which may last from several seconds to a few minutes.
    We will provide earphones so that you can listen to your favourite music during the scans. You are welcome to bring your own CD.
     

  • How long will the MRI take?


    It is best to allow 60 minutes, however, the time taken varies depending on the part of the body to be scanned.
     

  • What must I do before the MRI?

     

    • Eat and drink normally before and after the scan unless we tell you differently.
    • Continue any medication already prescribed by your doctor.
    • We suggest you wear comfortable clothes without zips, but we have gowns available to change into if required.
    • You are welcome to have a family member or friend with you during the scan.
    • Some patients with severe claustrophobia require sedation. If you think this may be the case, please arrange someone to drive you home.
       
  • Is MRI scanning safe?


    Although MRI is a safe procedure, there are some precautions you need to know about. Because the MRI scanner uses a strong magnetic field to pick up the images, patients who have metal implants or electronic devices need to notify the specialist or technologist beforehand.

    You will be asked to complete a safety questionnaire prior to your scan.
    You must let us know if you are pregnant or think you may be.

    We provide a lockup box for your jewellery, keys and other personal items, including credit cards and cellphones.
     

  • What is ultrasound?


    Medical sonography (ultrasonography) is an ultrasound-based diagnostic medical imaging technique used to visualize muscles, tendons, and many internal organs, their size, structure and any pathological lesions with real time tomographic images. Obstetric sonography is commonly used to visualize a foetus during routine and emergency prenatal care.

    Ultrasound scans are performed by medical health care professionals called Sonographers. Ultrasound has been used to image the human body for at least 50 years and is one of the most widely used diagnostic tools in modern medicine.

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