Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI uses a magnetic field to acquire cross sectional images of your anatomy. Unlike conventional radiography and Computed Tomographic (CT) imaging, which make use of radiation (X-rays), MRI imaging is based on the magnetic properties of atoms. Several sets of images are usually required, each one ranging in duration from 2 to 8 minutes.
During the scan it is important that you remain very still so as to get a clear image from the scan. A complete scan may take from 20 minutes to one hour. The radiographer performing the scan will explain the length of scan and answer any questions prior to entering the scan room. The scanner in the Galway clinic is a very modern scanner and is smaller in length than older scanners. Music will be played during your scan to help eliminate the banging noise emitted by the machine while it is making a scan.
Please note you must have a GP or Consultant referral letter to avail of a MRI scan.
If you have any queries regarding the cost or insurance cover for a MRI, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Radiography team who are happy to answer any questions you may have. X-Ray/Diagnostic Radiography
Our X-Ray service is available from 8 am - 8 pm Monday - Sunday.
Please note that you must have a GP or Consultant referral to avail of our X-Ray service. Ultrasound and Vascular Imaging
The Limerick Clinic Ultrasound Clinic runs Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays from 8.30 am - 5pm
All patients will need a GP or Consultant Referral in order to have an Ultrasound
The Limerick Clinic will carry out the following Ultrasounds:
Abdomen & Pelvis
Please note you must have a GP or Consultant referral letter to avail of an Ultrasound scan.