Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

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MRI uses a strong magnetic field to produce pictures of the body. No X-rays or ionising radiation is used, and you will not feel anything during the scan. MRI pictures are more detailed than any other medical imaging method, and can detect tumours or fractures that are too small to be seen on X-ray.
Magnet Safety
Metal objects cannot be brought into the MRI room, due to the scanner’s strong magnetic field. Our clinic staff will check that you have no incompatible metal implants before proceeding . You will then be asked to change into a patient gown for your exam.
The MRI machine produces a buzzing sound when taking your pictures. However, earphones will be provided to block out the sound. Our staff will remain in contact with you via intercom throughout the entire scan to make sure you are alright. You will also be given a call bell in case you need to communicate with our staff. An injection of dye may sometimes be needed to take more detailed images of certain organs or blood vessels.
An MRI exam typically takes 20-30 minutes on average. It is important that you hold still for the duration of the exam, so that your MRI pictures will turn out clear and sharp.

Before your exam…

Liver / Pancreas / MRCP

No food & drink 4 hours before these MRI exams

All other MRI exams

No preparation is required for other MRI exams

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