MRI Gold Coast
What is an
An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is the most sophisticated imaging technology in modern radiology. The Mermaid Beach Radiology clinic has an internationally recognised MRI team that specialise in clinical diagnosis, research and education.
An MRI scan uses a strong magnetic field to form superbly detailed views of parts of the body. It is most commonly used to look at soft tissue such as the brain, spinal cord, muscles and joints.
Unlike other imaging tests such as an X-Ray or CT, MRI does not use radiation. For this reason, MRI is of particular use in the evaluation of paediatric patients, whose organs are more radiosensitive than adults.
MRI is a painless procedure and can take from 5 to 45 minutes to perform depending on the examination requested by your doctor.
If you are having an MRI of the abdomen, you will need to fast for four (4) hours prior to the examination.
If you are having an MRI of your head, you must not wear any makeup.
Some MRI examinations require an injection of a special intravenous contrast or dye called Gadolinium. This can provide additional detail on the MRI pictures and is usually injected into a small vein in the elbow or the back of the hand. As with all medications, a very small number of patients may be allergic to the contrast injection. If you have kidney disease, you may not be able to have the contrast injection. Our MRI team will discuss this with you.
What can an
MRI service detect?
With its high-quality technology, MRI scans are able to diagnose diseases or injuries that are not visible in CT or other hospital services.
When considering patient information and history, a doctor may consider MRI referral essential. This is because MRI scans often detect life-threatening issues. Don’t worry, this is often not the case! However, it is important to rule out particular illnesses that may be causing symptoms.
Get in touch with
our Radiology team on the Gold Coast today
With their high level of expertise, our team here at Mermaid Beach Radiology value accuracy in medical care. We care about you and your health.
As a medical imaging provider, we want to make sure that all of your questions are answered. You can contact our Gold Coast radiology clinic customer service team with any queries, by telephone at +61 7 5619 9499. If you’re not sure if you’re Medicare eligible, you can still call and enquire.
To book an appointment for any of our world-class services, you can click here and fill in the appointment form. We offer more than just MRI services, as we also offer CT scans, X-Rays and more.
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