Welcome to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit of the Algarve Biomedical Center (ABC) Imaging Lab. The aim of this service is foremost to support the community by providing MRI examinations in a complementary way to regional public healthcare system, as well as to support the region’s scientific development through close collaboration with clinical research groups from the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences at the University of the Algarve.

The specialized team at MRI-ABC will accompany you and inform you of all the procedures. Your clinical and imaging data will be treated with the utmost security and confidentiality.

Operating Rules

Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

A specialized senior radiographer and a radiologist or neuroradiologist will be on site, responsible for acquiring and interpreting the images being acquired. For the service to guarantee its optimal operation, it is important that patients or probands turn up for their examination on time. The health professional will conduct a short interview with each patient for a brief explanation and informed consent. The report and images will be sent electronically to the prescribing health physician.

Before your examination, your healthcare professional will need to know the following information:

– Presence of cardiac, surgical or cosmetic implants.

– Presence of piercings or permanent make-up.

– History of recent surgeries or procedures.

– Presence of any known allergies, chronic infections or kidney disease.