Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Unit


Dr. Saher Sror


Mr. Diab Mohammed, Chief Technician
Ms. Sapir Harash, Head Nurse
Margalit Shomar, Head of the Reception Office

 Unit Information

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an advanced and highly innovative imaging method based on a powerful magnetic field, through which accurate images of the various tissues of the human body are obtained for a wide variety of diseases and injuries.
The resulting product gives the attending physician an accurate picture of the various tissues and organs without exposing the person to the ionizing radiation involved in other imaging modalities such as x-rays or CT.
The MRI scanner at Ziv Medical Center is based on the latest technology and is considered the most modern device in Israel today.
The MRI scanner located at the Ziv Medical Center has a larger than the standard bore size and is 70 cm long, allowing for larger body scans, which reduces the sense of claustrophobia that prevents many patients from obtaining satisfactory scans.
Due to the strength of the magnet in the scanner, for safety purposes, the scanner is placed within a special space that ensures that the magnetic field is enclosed within it, with limited access to authorized personnel only.
The MRI scanner is located in a new building designed to meet international standards, combining the best in imaging and medical care including a pre-test and recovery room before and after the test under the supervision of a nurse accompanied by skilled technicians.
The department has locker rooms with closed closets where objects and clothes can be left, as well as a preparatory room for before and after the. The room is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including advanced monitoring devices.
The department has a team of experienced radiologists, specialists in a wide range of fields and sub-specialties.
All the radiologists in the department are specialists in medical imaging with special expertise in various fields of MRI. In addition to the radiologists, there is a highly trained professional team including radiologists, nurses, and secretaries accompanying the patient during the examination. In addition, the department employs anesthesiologists who support tests performed under general anesthesia.

The Institute conducts the following tests:
• MRI of the nervous system: the brain and spine along its entire length, neck, ears
• MRI of the musculoskeletal system: joints (shoulder, elbow, wrist, palm, thigh joints, knee, ankle and foot), bones, muscles, and soft tissues including bone
  tumors and soft tissues.
• MRI of children - as needed, pediatric tests are performed under anesthesia.
• MRI of the abdomen and pelvis: liver, MRCP, MRE, kidney, pancreas, adrenaline, pelvis, men's pelvis, fistula basin, etc.,
• MRI of the breast
• MRI of the prostate
• MRI angiography
The department provides MRI imaging services to professional sports teams and leading players from the north and center of Israel, and also provides services to the professional sports clinic at Ziv Medical Center.

What to bring on the day of the test:
• Referral letter from a referring physician.
Health insurance confirmation (Form 17) or cash or credit card payments for private checks.
• Previous imaging tests: MRI, CT, US, X-rays, PET / CT and bone mapping.
• Results of recent blood tests of renal function - creatinine and / or GFR.
• Parents should have disposable diapers, clothes without metal buttons, a hat to warm the head, light food for after the procedure, and toys that the children enjoy.

 Useful Information

The unit is located on the ground floor of the main hospital building adjacent to the X-ray department
Sunday to Thursday between 8: 00AM-3: 00PM
Secretary of the Unit, Telephone: 04-6828320
Fax: 04-6828329
The appointment is conditional upon receipt of a medical referral from the attending physician, along with the details of the applicant and a telephone number.

Answers to tests:
Test results will be sent by mail to your home within 10 business days. You can also receive the results about 30 minutes after the test.
We will be happy to answer any questions. Please call 04-6828320 or 04-6828322 between 08:00AM and 3:00PM

 Academic/Research Activities

Most of the department's physicians are lecturers at the Faculty of Medicine at Bar-Ilan University in Safed and serve as certified radiologists.