Holles Street, Dublin

Alliance Medical have medical imaging scan centres located throughout Ireland, including the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin 2. In this brand new centre we offer specialised scans including foetal, gynaecological, neonatal and paediatric (7+) scans.

Book an MRI scan in the National Maternity Hospital today.

Contact

National Maternity Hospital
Holles Street
Dublin 2
D02 YH21

Tel.: 01 637 3299
Fax: 01 637 3289
Center Email: nmh@alliancemedical.ie
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  • Fast access to Specialised MRI Scans
  • Dedicated MRI team
  • Speedy reports completed by Sub-specialist Paediatric Radiologists
  • Claustrophobic friendly scanner
  • Affordable MRI Scans
  • Convenient location
  • Award Winning Service: Accredited to International CHKS and ISO 9001:2015 Standards

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  • MRI shows subtle defects not visible on US
  • Anatomy can be characterised in a number of ways and bone is
    invisible, so all anatomic regions can be examined and there is no
    ionising radiation
  • Expert diagnosis by a team of highly experienced Radiologists with
    subspecialty training in paediatric radiology, neuroradiology and
    body imaging
  • Babies of corrected age 1 year may receive contrast if required by
    your child’s doctor
  • Non contrast scans available to all children (>7 years of age)

Please contact our site on 01 6373299 for individual pricing.

Please ensure you have a referral from a healthcare professional before booking:

  • Facilitating examination of foetuses with large or complex anomalies
  • Facilitates visualisation of lesions within the context of the entire
    foetal body
  • MRI can detect subtle defects not shown by US
  • MRI is not limited by foetal lie, oligohydramnios, overlying bone, or
    obesity
  • Expert diagnosis by a team of highly experienced radiologists with
    subspecialty training in paediatric radiology, neuroradiology and
    body imaging
  • Through accurate demonstration of the foetal disorder, prenatal MRI
    can play a role in determination pregnancy prognosis and
    management for the most challenging abnormalities that may affect
    the unborn baby

Please contact our site on 01 6373299 for individual pricing.

What is a foetal MRI scan?

A foetal MRI is a specialised imaging test that is helpful if more detailed information about your baby is required after your ultrasound examination.

 

Is it safe?

Like an ultrasound, an MRI does not use radiation so we believe it is safe to perform in pregnancy.

 

How long will it take?

On average, a foetal MRI takes between 45-60 minutes to perform.  Occasionally the test lasts a little longer if your baby happens to be very active during the scan.

 

How should I prepare?

The foods you eat can affect your baby’s activity level. We need the baby to be calm and quiet to get good MR images therefore please adhere to the instructions below.

On the day of your exam, you should avoid all stimulants

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Sugary foods
  • Sugary drinks

You may eat a last meal 1.5 – 2 hours before your MRI exam.

After that, please refrain from eating until your exam is over. You may drink room temperature/hot water up until your exam time.

Please limit your food at this meal to heavy carbohydrates i.e. foods that make you feel full and sleepy, this will help to make your baby sleepy as well. For example-

  • Low sugar cereal with milk (e.g. Weetabix)
  • Peanut butter on toast/ butter on toast
  • Cheese and crackers/bread
  • Bananas
  • Red meat and potatoes
  • Pasta dish

 

I had surgery which involved implanted metal/ or an implanted device.  Can I still have an MRI?

Some metals and implantable devices (e.g. pacemakers) interact with MRI scanner. You should give this information to the MRI administrator or your foetal assessment co-ordinator when they arrange your appointment and we will assess if you are suitable for the exam.

 

What will I be wearing for the exam?

You will have to change into a gown prior to your test. You will also be required to remove all your jewellery and store all your belongings in one of the provided lockers.

 

When will I get my results?

Due to the complex nature of this scan and the time needed to report on it, you will not get any results on the day. Your own Consultant will contact you once they have the report.

  • There is no public parking available on the Hospital grounds. Parking spots provided by Dublin City Council are available in the streets around the Hospital, including nearby Merrion Square.
  • Metered parking coin machines are available to facilitate payment or you can download one of the mobile parking Apps which allow you to top up remotely using your phone and means you don’t have to return to your car to renew parking payments.
  • Clamping is in operation on Holles St.
  • Bring plenty of change for parking or check out parking apps in advance to use as there is only paid parking in the vicinity of The National Maternity Hospital (www.parkingtag.ie).  A parking app has the advantage of allowing you to top-up parking without having to return to your car.
    • The current fee in place is €2.90 per hour with paid parking in operation from 07.00 to 19.00 hours.
    • Daily rate parking options around the Hospital might be worth checking out e.g. hotel parking.
    • Be aware that there can be parking and access restrictions around Merrion Square at certain times, e.g. Dublin City Marathon and some festivals.

The National Maternity Hospital is located in the centre of Dublin city and is easily accessible by both bus and dart.

Bus/Train/Dart/Luas Information:

  • By Bus: The Hospital is serviced by the following routes: 4, 5, 7, 7A, 13, 13A, 45, 63 & 84
  • By Train/Dart: Short walk from Pearse Street Station.
  • By Luas: A 10-minute walk from St. Stephen’s Green.

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