The 1.5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner allows scans to be performed with high resolution. Our Wide-Bore MRI scanner has a 70cm wide patient bore, which makes the procedure more comfortable for larger individuals and those who are claustrophobic.
We provide a wide range of MRI services for the various specialities – cardiac, neurological, spine, musculoskeletal, body, pelvic and ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat).
Yes, getting an MRI scan in Singapore is definitely very safe. Unlike CT scans, this diagnostic imaging method does not involve any radiation exposure. There are also no known side effects relating to MRI scans.
However, due to the strong magnetic field exposure, patients with devices such as pacemakers and/or other implants cannot get an MRI scan done.
MRI scans can typically last between 30 minutes and two hours.
The patient is required to lie still while the machine takes a series of pictures. Each series normally takes about 15 minutes to complete.
Though you will need to remain still, you will be able to communicate with the technician at various intervals. You are free to ask questions and answer any questions addressed to you.
No. You will not feel any pain at all during the MRI scan. Having said that, you may experience some slight discomfort due to the fact that you must remain motionless for a period of time.
If you are prone to claustrophobia, make sure you tell your referring physician ahead of time. At Asiamedic, we have a wide bore MRI which is wider than the normal MRI machine & you will feel that there is some space between you & the machine as compared to the normal machine. So it will help in minimizing the feeling of claustrophobia during the scan.
Thank you Asiamedic for giving me a slot to do my MRI Ankle scan a day after I see the Dr in the restructured hospital. I was told that I need to wait for 2 to 3 months for the scan to be done in the restructured hospital. – Simon