About SMRI


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Welcome to Specialist Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Medical Centre in Newtown, Sydney, located next to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse and University of Sydney.

Specialist MRI is a private practice of Specialist Radiologists who have provided MRI services in Sydney at RPAH Medical Centre for over 20 years. Imaging services such as X-ray, Ultrasound and CT scanning are provided by Alfred Medical Imaging in the same building.

At Specialist MRI, our team of doctors, radiographers and clerical staff are dedicated to providing high quality, accurate MRI studies in a safe and comfortable environment.

SMRI operates two high field strength 1.5T MRI scanners utilising the latest technology and offers a comprehensive range of MRI procedures including Brain, Spine and Musculoskeletal studies as well as Cardiac, Biliary (MRCP), Pelvic and Breast MRI. Advanced Imaging includes Prostate MRI and MRI Spectroscopy.

We have MRI Radiologists with dedicated trained in Neurosurgical/Neurological, Musculoskeletal and Body Imaging techniques. Many of our MRI Radiologists have additional overseas fellowship training. Our MRI Cardiologists provide the most advanced Cardiac MRI available in Australia. Our MRI Technologists have extensive training and experience in all areas of MRI.

Expanded MRI Medicare Eligibilty for GP Referrals from 1 November 2013

New Medicare items for MRI enterography for Crohn's Disease from 1 November 2014

New Medicare items for MRI for fistulising Crohn's Disease from 1 November 2014

New Medicare items for Evaluation and Screening for Arrthymogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy from 1 May 2018