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We clarify – the most frequently asked questions about our treatments at a glance

We want you not only to feel optimally cared for at the Radiological Center Bad Homburg, but also to be well looked after. We emphasize great importance to a comprehensive patient service that focuses on comprehensive education and information about your upcoming examination. For this purpose, we have summarized important questions for you in the FAQs below, which we can clarify before your visit to our practice. In our patient media center you will also find essential information materials and questionnaires for various radiological examinations.

What is the difference between computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)?

Both MRI and CT scan are procedures that generate sectional images of the inside of the body. While computed tomography (CT) makes this possible using X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) works with a strong magnetic field and high-frequency radio waves.

What do I have to consider when making an appointment?

We need precise information about which regions of your body to examine. When making an appointment, please let us know if medical records have already been made of you in another practice or clinic. We need this for your further investigation.

I am pregnant - what do I have to consider during an MRI examination?

According to the current state of scientific knowledge, it is not known that an MRI scan can lead to permanent damage to the unborn child or to premature birth. However, for safety reasons, there is usually no MRI scan during the first three months of pregnancy. Even in the subsequent months of pregnancy, MRI examinations are only performed in medically urgent cases and after the doctor has carefully weighed up the indications.

If you are pregnant and an MRI scan is planned, please contact us. We are happy to help.

What should be considered with children and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in children is usually safe medically. However, your child should be able to lie still for 15-20 minutes without sedation. Small children and infants can usually only be examined under short anesthesia, as they cannot lie still sufficiently for the high-quality images. As we unfortunately cannot offer short anesthesia in our practice for safety reasons, the examination of toddlers and infants takes place in the children's clinic.

Will I find out about the results immediately after the examination?

As a rule, you will receive your examination images shortly after your MRI or CT examination. The written report will be sent by post to your referring doctor, where you can have a copy made if you wish.

If you would like a conversation with the radiologist to discuss the findings, please contact us. We are at your disposal.