Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a safe, accurate, no radiation and painless imaging modality. It utilizes a strong magnetic field, radio waves, and state-of-the-art computer technology to produce excellent images and provide diagnostic information for suspected pathology in different parts of the human body.
Normally the examination will not cause any discomfort. After the scan, normal activities could be resumed without any restrictions. The MRI images will be examined by radiologist and the MRI report will be sent to the referring clinician.
Long term biological effects of MRI examination on human body and fetus are still not fully established.
As a crucial tool of patient assessment, the demand for radiological imaging services in the Hospital Authority (HA) has been rising rapidly. Radi Collaboration (the Project) is a government-funded project aiming at enhancing radiological investigation services for patients through collaboration with the private sector.
The target patients of the Project are HA’s cancer patients. Patients fulfilling specific clinical criteria can be referred to the private sector for radiological diagnostic examinations as part of their cancer care.
The Project provides Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services to patients. Target patients having clinical need to receive such investigation(s) can be invited to take part in the Project on a voluntary basis under full subsidy. HA will continue to provide service to those who choose to receive service from the public sector.
Patients accepting HA’s invitation can choose their participating service providers (PSPs) out of HA’s list and HA will make referral according to their choice. Results of investigations will be returned to HA Hospitals through an electronic platform for clinicians to formulate subsequent treatment plan. Generally speaking, PSPs will provide service to patients within 5 working days. HA doctors will invite patients to take part in the project during consultation and on-site enrollment will be arranged for patients accepting the offer. There is no need for patients to apply themselves.
Please visit the Hospital Authority's website for details.
Should you have any queries, please consult doctor-in-charge.