Medical Imaging At Global Diagnostics

MRI Scan

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3T MRI The Lloyd Institute, Dublin 2
3Telsa MRI from Global Diagnostics

3T MRI

Employing sophisticated technology that has previously been confined to research facilities, Global Diagnostics has a 3Tesla MRI Scanner which is currently the strongest MRI available for clinical use, and produces scans of the highest quality.

3Tesla MRI is setting the new gold standard in medical imaging and yields exceptional anatomic detail compared to 1.5Tesla MRI utilised in most centres in Ireland.

There are no health risks associated with the increased strength of the MRI, as MRI is very safe.

The advantages of the 3T MRI include increased image clarity, beneficial for pathological conditions involving the brain, spine, and musculoskeletal system from sports injuries or otherwise.

Utilising shorter scan times, the 3T machine maximises patient comfort without compromising quality. Take advantage of the state-of-the-art technology and friendly, professional atmosphere at our conveniently located Dublin city-centre location in The Lloyd Institute, Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

Frequently Asked Questions

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) produces high resolution pictures of any part of the body in any direction. The scanner uses a high-strength magnet, radio waves and computers to generate images. MRI does not use X-Rays.

No the scan is not painful.

The radiographer will position you on a couch which slides into the MRI scanner. You will be asked to keep still while we take your images.

MRI is a safe procedure, but the scanner is very noisy when it is taking pictures so we will provide you with ear protection. We will be able to play music during your scan so you may like to bring a CD with you to listen to.

There are no after-effects from your scan so you can carry on with all your normal activities (driving, for example) straight away.

We do not carry out scanning in the first three months of pregnancy unless essential. If you think you might be pregnant please tell the radiographer prior to your scan.

Occasionally we will need to give you an injection of contrast (a dye which makes blood vessels and organs show up more clearly) to give better images. This is normally given into the arm or the back of the hand by a qualified member of staff. If you are breastfeeding please, please inform us before your appointment.

Usually the actual scan takes no longer than 20 minutes. This can depend of what part of your body is being scanned.

The consultant radiologist will read your MRI scan. Your doctor will receive the results with 48 hours of your exam being completed.

Please contact us before coming for your scan if you have any doubts about whether you are suitable for MRI or if you have, or have had, any of the following:

  • A Pacemaker
  • An Artificial Heart Valve
  • Aneurysm Clips (these are metal clips that are inserted during some operations, especially in the blood vessels or the brain)
  • Metal fragments in the eye, head or body (if you suspect that a metal fragment may have entered your eye, particularly if you have ever worked with a lathe or metal grinding equipment please contact us for advice immediately)
  • Any surgery in the six weeks before your appointment
  • Any surgery which involved placing implants in your head or body

Request Your Scan

We can organise a scan for you as long as your Doctor thinks it's necessary. Please ask your doctor for a referral letter before booking your scan. Unfortunately we cannot process your booking request without a referral from your doctor.

Tell us what you think!

We always appreciate your feedback, so please don't hesitate to tell us what you think of our services by filling out our feedback form or by emailing us feedback@globaldiagnostics.ie

If you have any further queries, please call us to talk to our radiographer or our administration team, on 1800 456225.