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Our Philips 3T QUANTITATIVE MRI is at the forefront of clinical excellence. It has the highest field and gradient strength of any MRI in clinical practice, what this means for you:

You receive the highest quality images with the greatest diagnostic confidence in the least amount of time. Incomparable image quality with digital clarity and speed. We pride ourselves on our state of the art MRI that always ensures we provide the most accurate diagnosis.

MRI Services:

  • MRI Brain
  • MRI Neck and Spine
  • MRI Abdomen & Pelvis + MRCP
  • MRI Rectum & Enterography
  • MRI Whole Body Composition
  • MRI Breast – New
  • MRI Ovaries / Endometriosis
  • MRI Prostate
  • MRI Limbs & Joints – Musculoskeletal 
  • MRI Whole Body Screening

What is a 3T MRI?

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 15 to 90 minutes to perform depending on the examination requested by your doctor.

Before a 3T MRI?

Most MRI examinations require no preparation. You can eat and drink normally before and after the scan. It is important to bring any previous films with you to your appointment. You will be asked to change into a gown and remove all metal objects before your examination. If you experience symptoms of claustrophobia or are unable to lie flat comfortably, then it is advisable to contact us prior to your appointment so we can make arrangements to ensure your comfort. Your doctor may prescribe an oral sedative medication for you to take prior to your MRI appointment in such cases.

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.

After a 3T MRI?

After the scan, you can resume normal activities immediately. If you have had a sedative, a friend or relative will need to take you home and you should follow your post-sedation advice provided by your doctor.

What can a 3T MRI find? 

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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