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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a highly advanced medical imaging technology for showing images of various tissues and organs in different planes after computer reconstruction. MRI scan uses a powerful magnetic field and radio waves to produce images. Doctors can then make a more accurate and thorough diagnosis. It can provide extremely high-resolution medical images without ionising radiation, although an MRI scan is often costly.


Examination Process


The examination time takes 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the type of examination. Before the examination, our radiographer will explain examination procedure and ask about past medical history. Before entering the MRI scanning room, he/she will use a metal detector to check if there is any removable metal on the patient's body. During examination, the patient is asked to lay on the table and slowly move into the bore. Radiographer may place coils on top of patient's body to enhance signal receiving. Due to rapid change of gradient strength, the patient will hear noise in different tones and frequencies.  Earplugs will be provided for protection. A call bell will be given, in case of any emergency situations, the patient can still talk to our radiographer outside the examination room.


Preparations for Examination


  • Please make an appointment. Please bring the latest relevant films and reports (X-ray, MRI, CT scans etc.) at the time of examination for comparison.
  • Please notify our staff if you are pregnant or suspected that you are pregnant when you make an appointment.
  • Please notify our staff if you have a cardiac pacemaker or aneurysm clips or metal implants when you make an appointment.
  • Prior to the abdominal MRI scan, patients who have received colonoscopy and/or gastroscopy and have metal implants should notify our staff when making an appointment. X-rays maybe used to make sure the metals have been removed from the body.
  • Please dress in casual clothing, and avoid jewellery, metals snaps and zippers.
  • Please take off all accessories including earrings, watches and necklaces before the examination.
  • Please do not wear makeup on the day of examination.
  • Please notify our staff if you have Claustrophobia.
  • If patients stop the examination while in the middle of taking it, patients will be charged extra. The additional charge will be HK$1,500 that is not covered by health plans.
  • Please stay awake in the MRI machine.
  • Children under 12 who require the MRI exam can be accompanied by an adult (i.e. parent or guardian). Anyone accompanying a patient into the exam room should declare herself if she is pregnant and should sign a consent form before entering into the exam room.


Preparations for Plain MRI Scan


  • For Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) (Plain) - Fasting for 6 hours prior to the examination. No water or any fluid is allowed.
  • For other examination - Light meals are allowed.


Preparations for Contrast MRI Scan


  • For Upper Abdomen / Whole Abdomen (P+C) - Fasting for 4 hours prior to the examination, except drinking water.
  • For other examination - Light meals are allowed.
  • Water is allowed if no endoscopic procedures on the same day.
  • For the patient aged over 60 or with impaired renal function, please notify our staff when making an appointment.
  • MRI (“Primovist”, contrast injection required): 
    For patient with renal disease or had kidney operation, or currently receiving Metformin, a rapid test of serum creatinine is recommended prior to examination. Exempted patients include those who have renal function report with normal rental function within 48 hours before the scheduled examination. The rapid test charges HK$200
  • For patients who are allergic to any contrast materials, please notify our staff with three days in advance. Please be advised to bring in your medicines on the exam day.
  • For the patient with Asthma or Any Allergies:
    Please notify our staff 3 days before scheduled appointment for examination.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)


Brain, Head and Neck   


Brain $5,400 $7,500
MRA (Brain) $4,400 N/A
MRV (Brain) $4,400 $6,500
Brain + MRA (Brain) $6,600 $8,600
MRA (Brain + Neck) $6,600 $8,600
Stroke Package : Brain + MRA (Brain + Neck ) $9,200 $11,500
IAM $4,500 $6,800
Brain + IAM $6,500 $8,900

MRI for Pulsatile Tinnitus         

(Brain + IAM + MRA (Brain + Neck) +MRV (Brain)) 

$10,500 $12,800
Pituitary Gland $5,400 $7,400
Brain + Pituitary Gland $8,200 $10,200
Orbits $5,600 $7,600
Brain + Orbits $8,000 $10,000
Paranasal Sinuses (PNS) $5,600 $7,500
Face $5,600 $7,500
Nasopharynx (NP) $5,600 $7,500
Larynx $5,600 $7,500
Oropharynyx $5,600 $7,500
Oral Cavity $5,600 $7,500
Tongue $5,600 $7,500
Neck  $5,600 $7,500
Thyroid Gland $5,600 $7,500
Parotid Gland $5,600 $7,500
Submandibular Gland $5,600 $7,500
Brain + Nasopharynx (NP) $8,400 $9,900
Brain + Paranasal Sinuses (PNS) $8,400 $9,900

Brain + Nasopharynx (NP) + Paranasal Sinuses (PNS)

$10,400 $11,600

Brain + Nasopharynx (NP) / 

Paranasal Sinuses (PNS) + Orbits

N/A $11,600
Tamporo - Mandibular Joint $5,200 $7,200
MRA (Neck) N/A  $4,400




Breasts $7,000 $9,900

Upper Abdomen                       

(Liver + Gallbladder + Spleen + Pencreas + Kidneys) 

$6,200 $8,500
Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) $4,300 N/A
Urogram $8,000 $9,800
Pelvis $6,200 $8,500
Prostate $6,200 $8,200
Perianal Assessment $6,200 $8,200

Whole Abdomen

(Upper Abdomen + Pelvis)

$9,500 $12,000

Hypertension Package : (Renel Arteries + Kidneys +

Adrenal Gland)

$6,200 $8,200
Thoracic Aorta MRA $5,800 $7,800
Abdominal Aorta MRA $5,800 $7,800
MRA Lower Abdominal Aorta + Lower Limbs $6,700 $8,800
Liver for Tumour with Contrast (Primovist) N/A $12,800
Upper Abdomen (Primovist) N/A $12,800


Spine                                                               Plain   Plain+Contrast 

Cervical / Thoracic / Lumbar / Waist / Lumbosacral     

Spine (Each Region)                     

$5,500 $7,500

Spine + Spinal Cord (Any Two Regions)

$9,000 $11,000

Spine + Spinal Cord (Three Regions)

$13,000 $14,500

Sacro-Coccyx Spine               

(Full Assessment of Sacrum + Coccyx + SI Joint)       

$5,500 $7,600

Lumbar Spine + Sacrum (Full Set of Sacral Spine)      

$6,800 $8,900
Spine Sagittal Cut Screening (Each Region) $1,700 N/A


Musles & Joints                                      Plain   Plain+Contrast 

Joints (Ankle / Elbow / Wrist)(Each Region)

$5,500 $7,500
Extremities (Each Region) $6,500 $8,500
Both Knees $9,000 $11,000
Both Shoulders $9,000 $11,000
Hip (One Side) $5,500 $7,500
Hips (Both Sides) $9,000 $12,000
Brachial Plexus (One Side) $6,200 $8,200

Soft Tissue (Each Region)

$5,300 $7,500
Joint Injection for MR Arthrogram N/A $4,500
MR Arthrogram (Fluoro-Guided) + MRI Joint (One Side) N/A $9,800
MRI Rheumatoid Arthritis Scanning (Both Hands) $9,000 $11,000
d GERMRIC MRI $9,800 N/A
Each Specified Region (e.g. Finger / Toe / Lump, etc.) $6,000 $7,800


Special Examination   Plain   Plain+Contrast  

Whole Body Scan

(Brain + Neck + Thorax + Upper Abdomen + Pelvis)

$20,000 N/A

Whole Body Scan (With Sagittal Whole Spine)

$33,000 N/A

Whole Body Scan (With Whole Body Diffusion)

$33,000 N/A
Whole Body Scan (With Whole Spine & Body Diffusion)  $35,000 N/A


Others  Plain   Plain+Contrast  
Solu-Cortef Hydrocortiscone (IV Injection) 200mg         N/A $300

Creatinine (Kidney Function) Test

N/A $200