Patient MRI information
MRI means Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed pictures of the inside of your body. It is a non-invasive, painless, diagnostic scan which provides a picture, allowing the radiologist to see internal organs. Read More
How is the procedure performed?
You will be positioned on the move-able examination table. Straps may be used to help you stay still and maintain the correct position during imaging. Small devices that contain coils capable of sending and receiving radio waves. Read More
What is the difference between an MRI and a CT scan?
Both MRI and CT scans provide detailed pictures of areas of the body that used to be inaccessible by conventional x-rays. They use a sophisticated computer system to make cross-sectional pictures of areas of the body being scanned. Read More
What are MRI scans used for?
The development of MRI allows the examination of the human body accurately using a non-invasive tool without potentially harmful radiation.
The following are just some of the examples where an MRI scan is used:
• Abnormalities of the brain and spinal cord.
• Tumours, cysts and other abnormalities in various parts of the body.
• Injuries or abnormalities of the joints, such as back pain.
• Certain types of heart problems.
• Diseases of the liver and other abdominal organs.
• Causes of pelvic pain in women (e.g. fibroids, endometriosis).
• Suspected uterine abnormalities in women undergoing evaluation for infertility.