Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is mainly used in neurology and neurosurgery to evaluate the brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves, as well as the pelvic and abdominal cavity.
  • It plays an important role in the orthopaedic evaluation of joints and some bone conditions and is very valuable to assess the spread of cancer, especially to the brain, but also to the bones and the rest of the body.
  • An MRI provides important information regarding certain heart conditions, specifically congenital and functional conditions and is an important tool in determining the viability of an injured heart muscle.
  • At our Panorama branch, we have a unique setup of a 1.5T and 3T units that are installed side by side. The 3T unit is an ultra-compact patient friendly unit with the best-in-class magnet.  With the ambient light options the patient can select their favourite colour in which the room is to be lit – children in particular find this appealing. 
  • The bore (tunnel) has a patient aperture of 70cm that flares at both sides. This allows for more space between the patient and the tunnel and enhances the patient comfort. This is especially valuable for very claustrophobic and larger patients.   
  • Our Louis Leipoldt and Christiaan Barnard branches also have a wide bore.