MRI at Mount Druitt

Mount Druitt Hospital will benefit from a new MRI imaging service to be delivered as part of BMDH Project Stage 2. 

The MRI will particularly benefit paediatric services as it is a less invasive diagnostic tool. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses a magnetic field and radio frequencies instead of xrays to produce images of the body.  MRI is especially good at providing images of the soft tissues, muscles and brain.  MRI can also be used to image the internal organs and joints.

The MRI project includes the new MRI, a purpose-built unit for the MRI machine and a major power upgrade to support the service. Construction and installation is now underway and will be followed by commissioning of the unit later in the year.

The new service ensures that Mount Druitt Hospital will continue to expand to serve the local community, and the wider western Sydney area, with more capacity for elective surgery and other services.

For more information, please ask your healthcare team. 

Project snapshot

Project start: Mid November 2016
Currently: Under construction; MRI installtion
Commissioning: Late 2017
Design: Jacobs
Major contractor: Fugen
Budget: part of the $700 million BMDH Project
Fast fact: The MRI weighs eight tonnes (roughly the weight of two small elephants)