MERCY RADIOLOGY GROUP - Auckland PET-CT XRAY MRI Services : 3T MRI

By: Radiology  06-Dec-2011

Mercy Radiology has New Zealand’s very first wide bore 3Tesla Magnetic Resonance (MRI) Scanner. This latest technology provides greater diagnostic capability and increased space and comfort not previously available.

What is an MRI scan?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging produces detailed cross sectional images of the body without the use of X-Rays. MRI combines a strong magnet field, radio waves and a computer to convert information from the body into images. The examination takes approximately 20- 45 minutes and the images are reported by the Radiologist with a report sent to your referring Specialist.

Risks

Due to the strong magnetic field of the scanner, some patients may not be able to have an MRI examination.

Please contact us directly if you have any of the following.

• cardiac pacemakers

• cochlear implants

• metal fragments in the eye

• metal clips on blood vessels in the brain

Appointments

Please contact us for an appointment or if you have any concerns ask your doctor or contact us direct.

Our staff will be pleased to help you.

Contact details:

Free phone: 0800 497 297

DDI: 09 623 5858

Ph: 09 630 3324

Fax: 09 630 9127


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