Monday 19 March 2018

What is magnetic resonance imaging?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a form of scan that is often used to diagnose health conditions that affect organs, tissue and bone.

The MRI scanner can produce a detailed image of the inside of the body. It can cost around €2m to buy the scanner and install it.

A private company pays the public hospital rent and hires staff such as radiographers. The public hospital pays them a fee for every scan on a public patient.

Irish Independent

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