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Magnetresonanztomografie Behandlung

What is magnetic resonance imaging?

Magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) or magnetic resonance imaging is a highly modern medical diagnostic method. One advantage is that very detailed and high-contrast images can be achieved without dangerous radiation exposure for the patient. High-frequency electromagnetic waves (radio waves) in a strong magnetic field are used to generate images. By measuring several parameters, the data obtained on the computer result in exact digital representations. In this way, the body region to be viewed can be assessed from all sides in high resolution and sometimes even three-dimensionally.

Before the examination

Before an MRI examination, due to the strong magnetic field that prevails here, all magnetic / metallic objects that you wear on your body must be taken off for safety reasons. These include E.g. keys, chip cards, money, watches, glasses, hearing aids, jewelry, removable dentures.

If you have metallic materials / implants in your body, complications can arise due to heating / damage to the material. For safety reasons, an examination with magnetic resonance tomography is unfortunately not possible in the following cases:

  • Pacemaker / defibrillator

  • Neurostimulators

  • Cochlear implants
  • implanted pain / insulin pumps
  • magnetically adhering dental implants
  • Metal / grenade fragments near the heart / blood vessels / eyes
  • freshly implanted joint prostheses (less than 4 weeks)
  • Metal vessel clips

In all of these cases, you must inform us prior to the investigation. Our experienced team of doctors is happy to assist you with any questions or doubts.

For claustrophobia:

It is not uncommon for patients to have claustrophobia problems in the examination device. Please do not hesitate to point this out to our practice team. We are particularly sensitive to patients with fears and find a common solution so that you can relax optimally.

How is the examination performed?

The examination usually takes between 15-30 minutes and takes place lying down in a tube that is open to the foot and the head and is adequately ventilated and illuminated. You should lie as still as possible during the examination. There is both eye contact with our staff and voice contact through an audio system. In addition to this, every patient receives an emergency button in their hand that they can trigger at any time. Since the examinations can cause louder knocking noises, wear sound-absorbing headphones. We monitor you throughout the entire investigation and are always available for you.

In certain cases it may be necessary to give you a contrast medium to enhance the tissue contrast during the examination. The contrast media are usually very well tolerated and only rarely cause side effects or allergic reactions.

After the examination

After the examination, the radiologist will discuss the result with you if you wish and advise you in detail on any further steps.