We are pleased to inform you about the upgradation of our MRI machine to GE HDxt Signa 1.5T Works Edition with HD 28 Upgrade. Our machine now will have the following features:

  • Complete change from Analogue to Digital Platform thereby resulting in reduced scan time.
  • HNS (Head neck spine) 16 channel coil resulting in sharper and significantly improved image.
  • Dedicated shoulder coil giving much improved image.
  • 16 Channel Knee coil from 4 channel.
  • Dedicated Breast coil which comes with with Breast MRI enhancement curves.
  • Consequently owing to the new upgrade image quality will be significantly improved despite the reduced scan time.

What is an MRI?

An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to create a detailed, cross-sectional image of internal organs and structures. The scanner itself typically resembles a large tube with a table in the middle, allowing the patient to slide in. MRI works on the basis of NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) of protons in our body. MRI does not require the use of ionizing radiation or X-rays and is therefore completely safe for even pregnant mothers and infants.

For what purpose it is used?

MRI of the brain and spinal cord
  • Blood vessel damage
  • Brain injury
  • Cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke
  • Eye problems
  • Inner ear problems
MRI of spine
  • Cervical, Dorsal and Lumbo-Sacral Spine Study done for:-
  • Degenerative Disk Disease
  • Infective Spondylodiskitis or Pott’s Spine
  • Spondylosis
  • Pars interarticularis defect / spondylolysis
  • Neck or low back pain with nerve signs
MRI of the bones and joints
  • Bone infections
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone neoplasm
  • Congenital Malformations.
  • Synovitis
  • Sacro-iliitis
  • Ligament or tendon Injury
MRIs can also be done to check the health of these organs
  • Breasts (women)
  • Liver
  • Kidneys
  • Ovaries (women)
  • Pancreas
  • Prostate imaging including Multiparametric Mri Prostate with PIRADS Score for Ca Prostate

What to bring with you while visiting for the scan?

  • Doctor’s prescription, indicating the scan to be done.
  • Your medical file and prescription that shows any medical conditions and allergies, including entire details of treatment history
  • All relevant previous reports (MRI, CT scan of the brain and any previous Brain PET-CT scan reports)

How Should You Prepare for MRI?

There is very little preparation required, if any, before an MRI scan. On arrival at the hospital, doctors may ask the patient to change into a gown. As magnets are used, it is critical that no metal objects should be on patient’s body. The doctor will ask the patient to remove any metal jewellery or accessories that might interfere with the MRI procedure. There is no need to skip your diet or medication prior to an MRI examination. The only exception is an MRCP MRI/abdominal. For this specific test, you cannot eat or drink two hours before the exam.

How does it Work?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses radio frequency waves and a strong magnetic field rather than X-rays to provide remarkably clear and detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues. The technique has proven valuable for the diagnosis of a broad range of pathologic conditions, including cancer, heart and vascular disease, stroke, joint and musculoskeletal disorders.

What to Expect During an MRI?

During your MRI, you will lie on a  padded table. The table will slide into the MRI machine. During most MRI exams, you will hear loud thumping noises or knocking sounds while the magnet is working. If the noise from the machine is uncomfortable for you, we will provide headphones. Even with headphones, you will be able to speak with the technologist by intercom if you have a question or concern about the test. You must lie as still as possible so we can obtain the best picture. Typically, an MRI exam lasts about 20 to 30 minutes; however, the exam time can vary based upon the specific nature of your individual study. You will be reminded to tell the MRI technologist if you feel noticeable discomfort from the contrast dye. It is normal to feel a cool sensation at the injection site that will subside when the injection is finished.


How long does the MRI scan take?

The MRI scan can take 15 to 30 minutes and may take longer for multiple regions. It is very important that you remain still during the scanning     time as movement will degrade the quality of the images.

Can someone come into the scan room with me?

No. No one is allowed to come into the scan room.

Are there any physical effects of having an MRI scan?