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Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(MRI)

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).

Preparation

Before the examination

  • Different examinations have specific preparation requirements. Please check with your doctor/ nurse if you are unsure.
  • If you have taken similar examinations in the past, it is advisable to bring them along on your appointment.
  • When making your appointment please inform the nurse if you are on medications for conditions like asthma, diabetes, cardiac or kidney diseases etc, or if you think you may be pregnant.

During the examination

    • When your appointment is due, you will be led to the examination room by the radiographer.
    • You will then be requested to position yourself either on the examination bed or to remain standing when the examination is conducted. This will be explained clearly to you by the radiographer who will be conducting the examination. At no time should you be feeling uncomfortable and if you are, do inform the radiographer immediately.
    • Depending on the type and complexity of the examination, each examination will usually take between 10 – 35 minutes.

After the examination

      • The collection of results will depend on your doctor’s request. The result will either be collected by you where you will bring it back to your doctor for further consultation or it will be dispatched to your doctor who will then schedule an appointment to discuss the findings with you.

FAQ

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.

Testimonial

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