MRI uses a magnetic energy rather than x-rays which are harmless, but very sensitive to any movement. With this in mind, Gold Coast Radiology Surfers Paradise offers a unique service to its patients on the Gold Coast for both children and adults where sedation may be required due to the patients age or medical condition or simply preferred.
Please contact one of our onsite radiologists, to enquire or book a sedated MRI study.
Gold Coast Radiology Scanner:
The Siemens 3 TESLA MAGNETOM SKYRA MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) at Gold Coast radiology Surfers Paradise scanner is the strongest clinical MRI system available and provides superior high resolution diagnostic image quality in all body parts, but especially for prostate and breast imaging. The MAGNETOM SYKRA at Surfers Paradise is an "ultra-short" scanner, with the widest/largest “tunnel” or bore size (70cm) possible. This large bore enhances patient comfort and combined with the only “in-room” large LCD television on the Gold Coast for patient to watch during their scan, the claustrophobic feelings traditionally associated with other MRI scanners are significantly reduced.
How It Works:
MRI scanners do not use any ionizing (x-ray) radiation. Instead, MRI uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body.
An MRI scan can be used to examine almost any part of the body, including the:
The results of an MRI scan can be used to help diagnose conditions, plan treatments and surgery. MRI scans are most often used for looking at non-bony parts of the body, or the "soft tissues" of the body and the brain, spinal cord and nerves are seen much more clearly with an MRI scanner compared to regular X-Rays and C.T Scans. Muscles, tendons and ligaments are also seen very clearly on an MRI scan and are commonly requested to take diagnostic images of the knees, shoulders and other joints, particularly following injuries. MRI images provide the patient and referring doctor with an unparalleled high resolution view of the organ or body part being imaged, ultimately resulting in a more efficient and accurate diagnosis of the patients injury or disease process.