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.


Every person has their own story, pressures and priorities. At Berera Radiology, we embrace this individuality with open arms. We see the importance of placing the focus on more personalised care, by collaborating closely with each patient’s medical team. It’s what sets us apart from the way radiology has been managed in the past and why we’d like you to refer your patients to us. Together we can create the best possible outcomes for everyone involved. It is all part of our commitment to seeing the bigger picture.