Berera Radiology specialises in musculoskeletal imaging. We have a passion for diagnosing medical conditions of the bones, joints and associated soft tissue. Our state of the art equipment allows us to diagnose conditions using a wide variety of modalities, including x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, as well as ultrasound and CT guided injections.
What is MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a form of imaging that uses a magnet and radiowaves.
How is an MRI Performed?
- You will be asked to change into a gown prior to the MRI.
- A radiographer will position you on the MRI table, and a small “coil” may be placed on your body.
- For certain scans you may require an injection into a vein.
- You should not experience any discomfort during the MRI examination, although you may be required to hold your breath for certain scans.
What are the risks?
- Some surgical implants may not be compatible with MRI. A safety questionnaire will be provided prior to any imaging.
- A loud knocking noise is produced during your scan, and this is minimised with ear protection and music if you prefer.
- MRI can be somewhat claustrophobic. Berera Radiology has minimised this with a wide bore scanner and sky ceiling to optimise your comfort. Additionally, the majority of scans can be performed feet first, enabling your head to be positioned outside of the machine.
- No preparation is required.
- Metallic objects will need to be removed.
- You will be asked to wear a gown for the scan.
How long will it take?
- Most exams will take less than 20 minutes.
- The radiologist will report your images and forward the results to your referring doctor.