Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a modern, non-invasive diagnostic examination process.
It allows areas of the body to be examined multi-dimensionally and with a high level of differentiation between tissues without the use of X-rays. It is completely safe even for children.
Examinations take place in a large apparatus that allows the patient to lie down comfortably. Most of them last about 15 to 30 minutes. During this time we remain in contact with you through an intercom system.
Intravenous contrast agents may be necessary for some investigations. They are usually well tolerated. In order to reduce the knocking sounds which arise from the magnetic gradients you will receive ear plugs or headphones with which you can listen to your own music CD.
Because of the high magnetic field strength, MRI is not suitable for patients with a pacemaker, ferromagnetic clips or particular metallic implants.
If you are unsure or have any questions concerning the MRI procedure, please do not hesitate to contact me or my MRI personnel.