Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

The MRI Department provides complex scanning for patients who need examinations from non-contrast musculo-skeletal studies to cardiac MR and MR angiography. - REQUIRES PLAIN LANGUAGE REVISIONS.

For more information on what it is like to have an MRI scanner, clink on this video-link: [Here is a You-tube link I found that might be good? ….Richard] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZTXa4qerI4

Do you have questions? Please click here to go to our FAQ section.

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Q: What causes the noise in the scanner?

The noise that the scanner creates is the electrical current rising within the wires of the gradient magnet. The current in the wires are opposing the main magnet field; the stronger the field the louder the gradient noise.

Q: Will it hurt?

No. You will not be able to feel the magnetic field.

Q: What is the difference between MRI and CT?

Both MRI and CT create cross-sectional images of the body. The main difference is that MRI uses a large magnet and radio waves to produce images where as a CT scanner uses ionizing radiation.

Q:Can you scan my entire body while I am in there?

No. The MR scanner can scan almost any part of the body but each scan is limited to a specific area. It can take from 30-60 minutes to scan each area.

Q:Why is my whole body in the scanner if you are only scanning my head?

The area of the scanner that creates the images is located in the centre of the magnet and is called the isocentre. Therefore, in order to scan your head most of your upper body will be in the scanner. The same is true when imaging the spine and upper extremities.

Q: Does the MRI table have a weight and size limit?

Yes, the table weight limit is 300 lbs.with a maximum width of 60cm. For optimal images it is necessary for the area being examined to be within the magnets isocentre which is located directly in the centre of the scanner. For patient specific questions please contact our MRI bookings department.

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