MRI

Located on Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

What is an MRI scan?

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.

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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.

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Price List

Scans Scan Type RRP per scan Medical Card rate
MRI Non Contrast, 1 Part €220 €200

Frequently asked questions

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.

No, the scan is not painful.

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.

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

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 inform us before your appointment.

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

Important information

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.

Locations

The Lloyd Institute
Pearse Street
Dublin 2

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