Each of our MRI services can be found on our Dublin services page. Here you will find a detailed description of each, along with recommendations as to when a particular patient might benefit from that type of MRI examination.
Patients with pacemakers, certain aneurysm clips/coils, or other metallic, mechanical, electrical and electrically conductive devices may not be able to have an MRI scan. If you have any questions with regards to a particular metal device feel free to call our Radiology Department on 01 885 8172 / 74.
If your patient suffers from claustrophobia, or you feel may not be able to easily tolerate the study due to anxiety, you should consider prescribing a mild sedative for use during the scan.
Some examinations require the intravenous administration of a contrast agent called gadolinium. In general the MRI team will decide if contrast is needed for the examination. If the patient does require gadolinium contrast we may contact you for a recent renal profile blood test result.
At the Mater Private Hospital, we have a number of direct settlement agreements in place with the various insurance companies:
- MRI is fully covered by Aviva, GLO, GMA and ESB (majority of plans covered)
- VHI cover with consultant referral only