Magnetic Resonance Imaging, better known as MRI, is a powerful diagnostic tool that uses a strong magnetic field to produce high-resolution images of the body, in multiple directions. Used for over 30 years, it is known to be the safest method of scanning with no known side-effects.
Capable of identifying issues relating to muscles, nerves, ligamnents and other soft tissue structures, MRI is now the investigation of choice in many medical specialities including neurological, musculoskeletal and oncological conditions.
MRI has been used for many years, with no known side effects. All patients will complete an MRI safety questionnaire and most can be scanned safely, however you should contact Northern MRI if you answerÂ ‘yes’Â to any of the following;
When booking an appointment you will be asked about MRI safety / payment or insurance options and given and appointment to suit your needs.
For most MRI scans, no special preparation will be required. For some pelvic or abdominal scans we may give you special instructions about eating and drinking.
To make your preparation as simple as possible you could;
At Northern MRI we have a professional team ready to help you with any questions you may have. Any queries can be addressed by :
Used for many years, ultrasound scans have no known side-effects. By simply using a small hand held sensor, our consultant radiologist can generate images using high frequency sound waves. Placed over the skin, the probe produces excellent images of the superficial structures of the body.
At Northern MRI, ultra sound is primarily used to identify musculoskeletal injuries in joints. Injuries to the ankle, knee, hip or shoulder can be treated with steroid injections.