Abdominal MRI

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Abdominal MRI

PRP Bathurst ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6331 3200

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PRP Charlestown ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4920 8555

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PRP Cumberland ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9896 3222

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PRP Dee Why ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9981 3000

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PRP Dubbo ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6882 4888

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PRP Eastwood ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9858 1500

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PRP Frenchs Forest ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9451 1062

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PRP Gordon ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9498 2500

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PRP Gosford ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4331 7050

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PRP Gosford North ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4324 0006

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PRP Hornsby ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9482 1211

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PRP Maitland ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4004 5500

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PRP Moore Park/City East ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8075 3400

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PRP Norwest ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8882 8822

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PRP Orange ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6376 9000

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PRP Shellharbour ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4297 3332

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PRP Tuggerah ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4355 4790

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PRP Wollongong ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4226 9711

  • MRI Explained

    An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) produces images of organs and soft tissue throughout the body using magnetic fields and radio frequency waves. It occasionally requires an intravenous injection of contrast medium into a vein, to create clearer images.

  • Please advise us beforehand

    If you have any metal implants of any kind, eg joint replacements.
    If you have a pacemaker or neurostimulator implanted.
    If you have worked with metal.
    If you have renal impairment.
    If you have significant claustrophobia.
    If you are or may be pregnant.
    If you have had any reaction to a contrast injection given for a previous MRI scan.

    We will ask you to complete a questionnaire before the examination, and sign a consent to the contrast injection if it is required for your examination.

  • Preparation | Head, Spine, Bones and Joints

    Please bring your referral, Medicare and Pension Health Care Cards with any previous imaging relating to the region being scanned.

    No preparation required.

  • Preparation | Abdomen and Pelvis (including Rectum)

    You'll need to fast for 4 hours prior to the scan.

    Please bring your referral, Medicare and/or Pension Health Care Card and any previous imaging relating to the region being scanned.

  • What happens during the procedure

    You may need to change into a gown. You can wear comfortable soft clothing without any metal zippers or clips. You then lie on a bed which slides through the opening in the scanner. It slides in until the part being examined is in the centre of the scanner. A planning scan is then done followed by up to six different scans to show different features of the part examined. Each of these scans will take 30 seconds to 5 minutes to acquire, depending on the exact sequence. If contrast is required it is given just before the last 2 or 3 scans.

    You need to keep perfectly still during each of the individual scans, otherwise the images will be blurred and may not be readable.

    You may have to hold your breath for up to 30 seconds if scans are being done of your chest or abdomen. 

  • How long does it take

    20-60 minutes in total depending on the examination.

  • After Your Examination

    There are no restrictions after having an MRI.

  • Your images and report

    After your examination, you will be given a copy of the most pertinent images from your study. A report will be given to you with the images, or sent directly back to your referring doctor by fax or email. PRP will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.

    Please bring any previous imaging with you for comparison.

    It is important that you return to your doctor with your examination results. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to know promptly so that a management plan can be formulated.

  • Special precautions

    Allergic reactions to contrast material can occur but significant reactions are rare, and generally respond to adrenalin. Our staff members are equipped and trained to treat contrast reactions. Some scans create a slight sensation of heating. There are no adverse effects to the magnetic fields or radio waves used to generate the images.

  • Special instructions for diabetics

    If your examination requires fasting, then book an early morning appointment and have your breakfast and diabetic medication after the examination.

    If your examination will require an intravenous injection of contrast medium, we need to know your renal function. Please bring along the results of your most recent blood test creatinine level.

Services - MRI

MRI - General

An MRI is extremely helpful for obtaining images of muscles and organs (soft tissue) that don't appear on regular X-rays.

This content is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you would like any clarifications, please contact your local practice.