St Vincent's Clinic Medical Imaging & Nuclear Medicine

MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging

What you need to do and how to prepare for the test

  • Fax your referral to the specialised booking staff at SVCMI on 8382 6507
  • Our booking staff will advise you of any special preparations required at the time of booking your appointment
  • Advise booking staff if you are pregnant or breast feeding at this time
  • Continue to take your medication unless otherwise advised
  • Bring any previous relevant imaging with you

What will happen when I have my MRI done

  • Once you have completed your safety questionnaire that covers your specific medical and surgical history you will be required to sign a consent form
  • You will then be asked to change into a gown
  • You may require an intravenous contrast injection and we will ask you to sign a further consent form
  • A specialised coil, a device specifically designed to read the MR signal, will be placed on or around the body part being scanned
  • You will lie on the MRI table which will move into position prior to scanning
  • A loud sound of varying intensity will be heard during the scan.  You will be given earplugs before the scan begins to help reduce the noise
  • The radiographic staff will speak with you throughout the scan through a two-way microphone system.  You will also be given a buzzer

Your report and images

  • A report will either be sent back to your referring doctor or you may be asked to return to collect them once they have been reported
  • Digital copies of all studies are stored on our PACS (Picture Archiving & Communication System) for comparison with any future examinations

Preparation for MRI Prostate

You will need the Adobe Reader to view and print the above documents. Get Adobe Reader

Your Practice Online
Follow us on: