Reservation required: required

    • online booking
    • by phone 81 532 37 11
    • In person at any CM Luxmed facility.

Referral: In order to perform the test free of charge, the patient must have a referral from a health insurance specialist from one of the following clinics: specialty, rehabilitation, psychiatric, from a hospital ward, hospital emergency department (ED) or emergency room. The examination cannot be referred by a family doctor.

Age range: Magnetic resonance imaging is performed for people over the age of 16. CM LUXMED's MRI laboratory is located in Lublin, 7 Orkana Street.

Waiting time for the result: A description of the result will be available within 15 working days from the date of the test, while a CD recording of the test will be available shortly after the test.

Turnaround times are approximate and may vary from patient to patient, for example, due to the need for contrast agent administration or additional sequences. Therefore, the study may start with some delay.

Note: When booking a free MR examination under the National Health Fund, you will be redirected to the booking site


  • Take a referral and an identity document with you to the examination.
  • Before the test, notify the diagnostic laboratory staff of any of the following: drug allergies, kidney problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, diseases such as myeloma or hyperthyroidism, and medications taken regularly.
  • Data should be provided on: a pacemaker, insulin pump, procedures performed, including by-pass, stents, metal clips, shrapnel, bullets, metal implants, and the presence of claustrophobia - which may be absolute or relative contraindications. If the patient has metal implants, it is important to specify the type of material used or the name of the manufacturer of the implant in question.
  • Before registering for the examination, please read the contraindications to the service, which are described below. If contraindications are found, we recommend that you contact the referring physician for the examination.
  • Please bring previous test results regarding the examined organ (X-ray, ultrasound, CT, MR results).
  • If the patient is taking medications regularly, he or she should not stop taking them on the day of the test.
  • In the case of examination of the abdominal, pelvic and prostate areas 15-30 minutes before the examination, it is recommended to take 1-2 tablets of No-spa, drinking still water
  • MR examination without contrast - no additional preparation or test results required
  • Test without contrast agent - creatinine level test is not required, nor any additional preparation.
  • Additional preparation - MR examination with contrast and MR examination of the head
    - Up to 7 days before the MR examination with contrast, it is necessary to perform a test of serum creatinine level,
    - before the examination, the patient should be fasting, eating should stop at least 5 hours before the scheduled examination. Consumption of non-carbonated water is allowed.
  • Additional preparation - abdominal MR examination with contrast
    - A maximum of 7 days before the MR examination with contrast, it is necessary to check the serum creatinine level,
    - The patient should be fasting 5 hours before the examination, consumption of still water is allowed,
    - it is recommended to drink 1 to 2 glasses of still water before the procedure.
  • You must arrive at the medical facility 30 minutes before your scheduled test appointment.

Description of the study

MRI is an advanced non-invasive imaging method based on the use of magnetic fields and radio waves.

MRI is extremely useful in diagnosing diseases of the brain, spine and all joint structures. It also serves as a great diagnostic adjunct (after examinations like X-ray, ultrasound or CT scan) to some of the diseases of the organs of the chest, abdomen or pelvis. Its advantage over other techniques lies in the ability to image soft tissues, changes in their structure (including blood vessels), as well as the ability to create images of the layers of the examined body part in any plane.

Studies using MR technology include:

  • Spinal area: cervical, thoracic and lumbar parts,
  • Head regions: craniofacial, paranasal sinuses,
  • Images of joints: such as the knee, shoulder or ankle joint,
  • Soft tissues: e.g., neck, salivary glands, larynx,
  • Vascular examinations, with or without contrast,
  • Abdominal and pelvic area: including the liver, pancreas, kidneys and adrenal glands,
  • Diagnosis of liver and biliary diseases using MRCP technique,
  • Cerebral artery studies.

Absolute contraindications to the study:

  • Weight over 110 kg/ 226 kg (depending on the MR apparatus),
  • pacemaker/stimulator,
  • neurostimulators,
  • Pregnancy - the risks and possible diagnostic benefits should be weighed (if pregnant, please notify the laboratory staff),
  • Surgical, aesthetic and invasive diagnostic procedures within the last 6 weeks,
  • Eye prosthesis, metal foreign bodies in the eyeball (e.g., metal filings, if suspected, take an orbital photograph),
  • contraceptive coil - embolization coil (if made of metals that are ferromagnetic),
  • Insulin pump or other drug delivery device neurostimulator or other biostimulators,
  • Hearing implant, internal hearing aid or ossicular plasty cochlear implant (if it contains ferromagnetic metals).

Relative Contraindications:

  • Claustrophobia (fear of small, cramped rooms) - sedative medications may be necessary (the patient should consult with the attending physician or family doctor about the possibility of taking the medications and take them before the test),
  • The presence in the body of metals that are ferromagnets,
  • braces and other metallic foreign bodies in the body - the possibility of the examination should be consulted with the laboratory! In most cases, they are not a contraindication to the examination. Metallic foreign bodies may cause local artifacts that partially hinder the evaluation of adjacent structures possibly (rarely) cause heating of adjacent tissues - the examination may then be interrupted. There is no danger to the patient's life or health in such cases.
  • For vascular clips, MR examination can be performed 6 weeks after implantation of the clips,
  • in the case of tattooing or permanent makeup, you must wait 6 weeks after it is applied, unless otherwise indicated by the attending physician.