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.


About our rebrand to Qscan Radiology Clinics

Berera Radiology joined the Qscan Group, one of Australia’s leading medical imaging providers 2 years ago. To mirror the growth and transformation of the company within the broader Group we have now rebranded this clinic to be known as Qscan Radiology Clinics North Hobart.


For patients you will notice new purple Qscan signage, referral pads and film bags, but otherwise there will be no change to our service. You will still be assured the same welcoming care and attention from our clinic team and recognise the same friendly faces – we will just be known by a different name.


As a part of this transition we look forward to having our patients leverage the benefits associated with being a part of a nationwide network of clinics, subspecialty Radiologists and teleradiology services into the future. We also take this opportunity to remind you about our existing Qscan Hobart PET-CT clinic merely a kilometre down the road.


Should you have any enquiries regarding these changes please do not hesitate to reach out to our clinic team on:

03 6240 2300