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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Dedicated to Catering for your Comfort

What is an MRI

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRI uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce images of the body without the use of radiation. The images created are markedly detailed and of high quality. These results will help your doctor to make a diagnosis, and assist in your treatment.

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Important Information

Due to the strong magnetic field an MRI uses, it is important for you to let us know if you have ever had any metal injuries to your eye or if you have one of the following:

  • cardiac pacemaker or defibrillator
  • cochlear implants
  • metal clips on arteries
  • implanted devices
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MRI Fellowship Trained  Radiologist

All MRI scans are reported on by onsite MRI fellowship trained Radiologists who have extensive experience in a wide range of MRIs.

We perform an extensive array of MRI scans including musculoskeletal, head, spine and breast MRI.

Breast MRI Please see our dedicated Breast MRI page.

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Catering for your Comfort

At materimaging, we are dedicated to ensuring your MRI scan is not only of the highest quality but that your comfort is always our priority. Our staff are extensively trained on patient care and we provide headphones so you can listen to your favourite radio station. You are also able to bring along your own music for us to play for you whilst you have your scan.

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Rebatable MRI

materimaging has one of the lowest out of pocket expense for a rebatable MRI scan on the North Shore, at $170-175 (with contrast).

Specialist referrals are rebatable by Medicare. The exceptions to this rule are Breast MRI, Abdomen and Pelvis MRI scans which have specific indications and are normally not claimable.

GP referrals are rebatable by Medicare when they meet the following criteria:


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Patient is 16 or over and the indications are:

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MRI BRAIN for any of the following:

  • Unexplained seizure(s)
  • Unexplained chronic headache with suspected intracranial pathology
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MRI CERVICAL SPINE for suspected:

  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Cervical spine trauma
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MRI KNEE following acute knee trauma with:

  • Inability to extend the knee suggesting the possibility of acute meniscal tear or clinical findings suggesting acute anterior cruciate ligament tear
  • Patient must be under the age of 50


Patient is under 16 and the indications are:

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  • Unexplained seizures
  • Unexplained headache where significant pathology is suspected
  • Paranasal sinus pathology which has not responded to conservative treatment
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  • Significant trauma
  • Unexplained neck or back pain with associated neurological signs
  • Unexplained back pain where a significant pathology is suspected
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Following radiographic examination for internal joint derangement

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  • Suspected septic arthritis
  • Suspected slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Suspected Perthes disease
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Following radiographic examination where a significant fracture or avulsion injury is suspected that will change management

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Following radiographic examination where scaphoid fracture is suspected.


If your GP Referral does not fall into the above categories, it is non rebatable with a cost of $300. This is unfortunately not claimable through Medicare or your health fund.

MRI Downloads

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Breastfeeding after a Radiologic Examination

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