Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) / Top clinic in Germany, Friedrichshafen

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Our clinic offers one of the most progressive diagnostic techniques, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), that allows to make effective diagnostics of different diseases. Accurate diagnosis is that determines further treatment strategy for patient’s quick recovery.

What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging?

Magnetic resonance imaging is a modern diagnostic method using exposing the certain body parts to the radio waves generated by magnetic field and, at the same time, measuring echo signals, which are appearing.

Then, based on the results of measurements, modern computer technology reproduces images of the area studied, revealing, thus, abnormalities. That may be the tumors in different organs, herniated disc, etc.

Worth to note, this kind of diagnostics is not using X-rays. Also, by means of MRI, specialists are able to control post-operational development or body condition after cancer treatment.

Kinds of Nuclear Diagnostics

In our Clinic we use MRI for clarifying of diagnosis or revelation of various diseases of the following organs:

  • Head and brain;
  • All parts of the spine;
  • Chest and chest organs;
  • Abdominal organs;
  • Pelvic organs;
  • Knee.

Magnetic resonance imaging is advisable if the following diseases are suspected:

  • neoplasm, herniated discs, different deformations of the spinal column;
  • degenerative processes, tumors, inflammations and disorders of bones;
  • inflammations and tumors in field of otolaryngology;
  • inflammation and tumors, localized in the spinal cord or the brain;
  • cardiovascular diseases (stenosis and occlusion of blood vessels, aneurysms, etc.);
  • inflammations, heart valve defects, circulatory disorders in the heart, etc.

Thus, magnetic resonance imaging is quite informative way to study virtually all organs of the human body.

The Contrast Agent

In some cases, e.g. when diagnostics of inflammations, tumors, vessels is needed, MRI is performed with a special contrast agent allowing to increase the accuracy of examination.

During the procedure the contrast agent flows through a vein in the elbow. Generally, it is well tolerated and practically does not cause allergic reactions. The base of the contrast agent is gadolinium, whereas iodine is not included to the composition.

The Procedure

In the most cases, when holding MRI, a patient is lying on his back in a special tunnel. Using a camera the doctors are in permanent visual contact with patient. The examination is accompanied with loud knocking sounds, but it is absolutely normal for the imager.

The procedure can last about half an hour, and it is very important the patient to lay motionless all that time, as even the slightest movement can distort the results of the study.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Techniques

Magnetic resonance imaging is used quite actively in the most qualified medical institutions, since this method has many advantages allowing accurate diagnosis as:

  • No irradiation of the body with MRI;
  • It is possible to carry out functional diagnostics;
  • Non-invasive vascular imaging;
  • Excellent contrast resolution for MRI of the brain, tendons, ligaments, soft tissue, etc .;
  • Highly detailed elaboration.

The disadvantage of nuclear imaging include its duration, and, in some cases, a lower image quality. Thus, when diagnosing the lung structures or certain vascular diseases more detailed images can be obtained using CT.

Магнитно-резонансная томография не может проводиться тем пациентам, в организме которых присутствую некоторые инородные элементы, например, кардиостимуляторы, внутриушные слуховые аппараты, металлические осколки, суставные протезы и прочие элементы, в составе которых может быть металл.

Contraindications

Magnetic resonance imaging cannot be used to those patients, who have some foreign elements, such as pacemakers, hearing aids, metal fragments, joint prosthesis, and other elements containing metal.

In addition, magnetic resonance imaging hardly could be used for patients with claustrophobia, overweight patients, and women in the early stages of pregnancy, as well as those who have allergy to contrast agent used in the examination.

In close cooperation with Diagnostics Center ‘Radiologikum’, the partners of our clinic in Munich, we master the new equipment and methods of diagnosis.

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Prof DM I. Kaare Tesdal

Prof DM I. Kaare Tesdal
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DM Mats Wikström

DM Mats Wikström
Head physician assistant

DM Thomas Vogel

DM Thomas Vogel
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Monika Wernig

Monika Wernig
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