Magnetic Resonance (MR)

Information about your MR procedure.

  • Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has widespread application for imaging, but plays a particularly important role in neuroradiology imaging of the head and neck, brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves, abdominal radiology imaging the solid organs of the abdominal cavity and pelvis, and musculoskeletal radiology imaging the bones, soft tissues and joints.
  • MR imaging also 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 unit that are installed side by side. The 3T unit is an ultra-compact patient-friendly unit with a 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 70 cm that flares at both sides. This allows for more space between the patient and the tunnel and enhances patient comfort. This is especially valuable for very claustrophobic and larger patients.
  • Our Louis Leipoldt and Christiaan Barnard branches also have a wide bore.