Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

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MRI uses a strong magnetic field to produce pictures of the body. No X-rays or ionising radiation is used, and you will not feel anything during the scan. MRI pictures are more detailed than any other medical imaging method, and can detect tumours or fractures that are too small to be seen on X-ray.
Metal objects cannot be brought into the MRI room, due to the scanner’s strong magnetic field. Our clinic staff will check that you have no incompatible metal implants before proceeding . You will then be asked to change into a patient gown for your exam.

Before your exam…

Liver / Pancreas / MRCP

No food & drink 4 hours before these MRI exams

All other MRI exams

No preparation is required for other MRI exams

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  • Magnetic field strengths are measured in Gauss and Tesla (1 Tesla = 10,000 Gauss), named after the German mathematician Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss and the Serbian physicist Nikola Tesla.
  • Quantum Medical’s scanner has a field strength of 1.5 Tesla, which is 30,000 times stronger than the Earth’s magnetic field
  • In order to generate the strong magnetic fields used in MRI, liquid helium is used to cool the scanner’s electromagnetic cables to near absolute zero. At these temperatures, there is virtually no resistance in the cables, allowing them to conduct electrical currents that can generate strong magnetic fields.