What is an MRI?
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, which is an innovative method of imaging parts of the body. Images are captured by using a combination of radio waves and strong magnets to provide detailed image for the radiologist to assess.
Preparation before an MRI
Sometimes MRI scans require an injection of Gadolinium, which is a contrast dye. This is a highlighting agent, which helps the enhancement of certain structures in the body. If the contrast is required, the receptionist will inform you at the time of booking.
Please remove jewellery or piercings before the scan, as the metal can interfere with the image quality and in some circumstances heat up in the scanner.
If you have had prior imaging with another radiology practice, please bring all reports and images for comparison purposes, or notify staff so they can follow this up before the appointment.