MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scans are similar to CT scans in that they can be used on a range of organs such as the heart, brains, the extremities and the lumbar spine. The image quality is high enough to identify issues arising in both bone and soft tissues.

While MRI produces a 3D anatomical image similar to that of CT, they have different strengths and usually complement each other in complex diagnoses.

Blackrock General MRI patient info Leaflet. July 13

Image of MRI Scanning Machine

Please watch this video for a guided tour through MRI and CT scanning: