Advanced Imaging Centre


MRI is particularly useful for imaging the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) as well as other soft tissues.We have a 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner onsite to help with our diagnostic process. The high magnetic field of our scanner gives a favourable signal:noise ration which provides us with high resolution images in a time-efficient manner. MRI scans require general anaesthesia because the patient must be absolutely still for 45-60 minutes.

CT is particularly useful for imaging the skeleton as well as chest and abdomen. We have a 16-slice CT scanner which allows us to rapidly image our patients with high resolution. CT scans require sedation or general anaesthesia, depending on the region, scan and patient.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging produces an extraordinary anatomical display in all 3 planes of orientation with no radiation risk to the patient.  It yields soft tissue discrimination unrivaled by any other imaging technique.  MRI is an invaluable tool in the management of neurologic and musculoskeletal diseases.

Applications of MR Imaging include:

  • Lesion localisation
  • Neoplasm assessment
  • Identification of vascular accidents
  • Anomalies of the ventricular system
  • Epilepsy investigation
  • Investigation of Chiari malformation
  • GME, NE and NME assessment
  • Middle ear disease investigations
  • Nasal studies 
  • Identification of structural abnormalities
  • Assessment of prolapsed intervertebral discs
  • Spinal cord trauma assessment
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Syringomyelia
  • Assessment of cartilage tears
  • Studies of synovial structures
  • MRI reporting service
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