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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI scans can be used to screen for the likelihood of stroke. Carotid Ultrasound may also be a useful test to image the arteries supplying the brain. ​ It is also used for Stroke Scan, Nervous System Imaging, Cancer Screening & Diagnosis and Bone, Joint & Soft Tissue Analysis

Common use of MRI:

  • Analysis of any part of the body including the brain, spine, joints, bones and soft tissues.

  • Diagnosis of small tears, injuries to tendons, ligaments, muscles and small fractures which cannot be seen on X-rays.

  • Diagnosis of degenerative disorders such as arthritis.

  • Analysis of damage to the spinal cord after trauma.

  • Diagnosis and analysis of infections and tumours of the nervous system, bones and joints.

Doctor Examining CT Scan

Preparation for MRI:

  • No special preparation of food restriction is required except for MRI Abdomen, MRI Liver and MRCP, 4-6 hrs fasting is required before the examination.

  • Inform the staff if you have any existing medical conditions or electronic devices in your body.

  • Jewellery or any metal objects have to be removed prior to the MRI scan.

  • If you are claustrophobic, sedation may be required. Please highlight this when making an appointment.

  • A contrast medium may be administered to enhance the visibility of certain tissues or blood vessels. This is usually injected in the vein of your hand or arm.