MRI made easier for you

Can I refer for MRI?

Sound Radiology have been awarded an MRI licence, resulting in all patient referred for Medicare Eligible MR examinations be at no out of pocket cost.


For MR requests that do not fall under Medicare guidelines, an out of pocket cost will be incurred. However rest assured, we continue to accept all medically indicated MRI referrals from Specialists, GPs and Allied Health Practitioners. The out of pocket expense is comparable to the current gap payments, providing your patients with access to the only digital MRI in private practice within South Australia.

You can access our request forms, or alternatively you can contact our practice on 08 8357 8855 if you have any concerns regarding this process.

Analogue vs. Digital

Sound Radiology has the only privately operated digital MRI in SA. Like with many other analogue versus digital comparisons (e.g. cameras and televisions), the advantages are obvious. Simply put, your patients will experience shorter scan times with the added benefit of greater image resolution, improving confidence in diagnosis.

With so many imaging pathways and practices accessible it is crucial to understand how to achieve the best outcomes for the patient without compromising on equipment standards, skilled operators and onsite Radiologists to review cases.

Specialist Reporting

Whilst we have the leader in MRI equipment, we have ensured that this is also combined with the expertise of our reporting Radiologists. Due to some MR reports requiring specialist review, reports may not always be available on the same day as imaging. Our Radiologists sub-specialties include:

  • MR Pelvis – particularly for female and infertility
  • MR Prostate – leading imaging for prostate cancer detection
  • MR Breast imaging