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Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI for short, is a method of obtaining highly detailed pictures of the inside of your body. A powerful magnet, radio-waves and a computer are used. The technique does not use x-rays and there are no known side effects. The procedure is painless and can be used to image most body areas.
The magnet used in MRI is very powerful so it can have an effect on metal, or electronically / magnetically activated implants.

We routinely ask anyone going into the examination room a series of questions to ensure they have no metal in their body that could be affected. Everyone attending will be asked to fill in and sign the questionnaire below.
























Scans last between 15 and 90 minutes depending on the body area being imaged, and the number of images taken. The scanner will make loud, repetitive tapping noises whilst the images are being taken. You will be given ear plugs and/or headphones to wear to protect your ears from the sounds.

The MRI department provides a comprehensive scanning service to aid in the diagnosis of many varied pathologies.
All areas of the head and body can be imaged. The MR departments at STHNHSFT perform around 50,000 MR exams per year.




















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