MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

MRI at FMIG

FMIG MRI scanner

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and uses magnetic fields and signals to create images of inside of the body, as opposed to the using of x-rays.

Having an MRI scan is completely painless and involves the patient lying down and being placed into a cylinder (MRI Scanner). Sometimes a special dye is injected so that clearer pictures may be achieved.

This scan can be performed on any part of the body and can provide a Radiologist with a series of clear images, detailing the area of interest.

The MRI produces images which are the visual equivalent of a slice of anatomy in multiple plains. It is  also capable of producing these images in an infinite number of projections through the body.

Patients who cannot undergo this examination include those people dependent upon non compatible cardiac pacemakers and those with metallic foreign bodies anywhere in their body.

Our MRI scanners are located at our Moonee Ponds, St Albans and Hawthorn clinics.

It is commonly used to scan for the following:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Tumours of the pituitary gland and brain
  • Torn ligaments in the wrist, knee and ankle
  • Masses in the soft tissues of the body.
  • Diagnosing strokes in their earliest stages.
  • Breast screening for early detection of cancer in high risk patients.

Benefits of MRI

MRI is capable of highlighting the anatomy of joint structures such as cartilage and muscles in great detail.

At FMIG we can Bulk Bill specific MRI scans referred by GPs, which fulfil the Medicare criteria. Click here for details. Please ask your GP if you are eligible for a Bulk Billed scan.

We also have the facility to perform the scan under short sedation for claustrophobic patients. Please inform the reception at the time of booking for instructions.

Certain modern cardiac pacemakers can be turned into MRI compatible mode for the scan and this should be discussed with out technician before making an appointment.

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Map of FMIG Footscray

 

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Map of FMIG St Albans

 

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Map of FMIG Moonee Ponds

 

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Map of FMIG Hawthorn

 

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Map of FMIG Sunshine

 

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Map of FMIG Hoppers Crossing

 

Footscray

68/82 Hopkins St,
Footscray VIC 3011

(03) 9283 8500

St Albans

101 Main Road West,
St Albans VIC 3021

(03) 8312 7200

Moonee Ponds

347 Ascot Vale Rd,
 Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

(03) 9348 3500

Hawthorn

109 Burwood Rd,
 Hawthorn VIC 3122

(03) 9818 9400

Sunshine

Shop 1-8 Sunshine Plaza, 324-328 Hampshire Road, Sunshine VIC 3020

(03) 9356 5000

Hoppers Crossing

471 Sayers Road, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029

(03) 8015 2500