MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
What is it?
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. This type of scan uses magnetism to build up a picture of the inside of the body.
MRI is completely painless, but the scanner is very noisy. The MRI scanner creates cross section pictures of the body. It can show up soft tissues very clearly and a single scan can produce many pictures from angles all round the body.
They can be affected by movement so they aren't used very often for some tumours because coughing, swallowing or breathing will make the scan less clear. MRI can be used on most areas of the body.
An MRI scanner is a large cylinder with a couch that can move backwards and forwards through the cylinder. The pictures are taken inside the cylinder. The MRI is in a protected room to keep out radio waves as these interfere with the scan.
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Services are based at Brighton.
The department is open for routine cases from 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Brighton – 01273 696955 extn. 4665
The Senior Radiographer/Modality Manager for MRI is Helen Martin 01273 696955 extn. 7535.
The Senior Radiologist for MRI is Dr Geoff Price 01273 696955 extn. 4652.