Magnetic resonance imaging uses a powerful magnetic field and a series of radio wave energy pulses to produce detailed images of the organs and structures within the body. An MRI does not use x-rays or radiation. 

The MRI scan produces cross sectional images of the body called slices. These help in examining the internal parts of the body to assess for any medical conditions or diseases. MRIs are very useful for examining the brain and spinal cord.​

  • You will need to fast for 4 to 6 hours before you arrive for the test. 

  • You may be allowed to take your medications (if any), unless informed otherwise by your doctor.

  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your exam to allow sufficient preparation time for the test.

  • Please bring your test referral form (letter from the doctor) when you come for the exam.

  • Please remove metal objects, including jewellery, dentures, spectacles and hearing aids before coming for the test. Metallic objects may interfere with producing accurate results.

  • If you get anxious in closed spaces (experience claustrophobia), please inform your doctor or technologist. He or she may suggest medications to help you relax.

  • Please inform your doctor or technologist if you have any allergies or experience any adverse reactions to medications. Please also let us know if you have any recent health problems or have had any recent surgeries. 

  • Please inform the doctor or technologist if you have medical or electronic devices in your body. ​