- The MRI works with strong magnetic fields and is absolutely painless.
- Please remove jewelry, piercings, watches, hairpins, glasses, wallets, bank cards and other magnetic objects before the examination.
- In any case, please refer to an existing pregnancy and discuss any contrast medium incompatibilities with the MR team.
- Let us know about any tattoos or permanent make-up you may have.
Who is not allowed in the MRI scanner?
- Carriers of pacemakers, biostimulators and defibrillators.
- Patients with metal splinters depending on the location.
- Carriers of inner ear implants and vascular clips of the old generation.
- Bearers of certain old-generation heart valves.
- Joint prostheses are usually not a problem.
Pregnant women should only be examined in urgent cases during the first three months of pregnancy. This is just a general precaution. No specific hazards are known or expected. There is no magnetic resonance restriction in the last two thirds of pregnancy.
Due to the patient-friendly, short design of our MR device, problems with claustrophobia only occur very rarely. If claustrophobia should occur, we can offer you homeopathic remedies, sedative drops and of course personal assistance in the examination room.
What is MRI?
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an examination that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce sectional images in all room levels WITHOUT ionizing radiation. Soft tissue such as the brain or internal organs, as well as joints, ligaments and blood vessels are particularly well represented in the picture. MRI is always used when X-ray or ultrasound procedures cannot provide clear statements, or when dynamic processes - such as metabolic processes in the brain - are to be examined.
How does an MRI scan work?
An MR scanner consists of a ring-shaped magnetic tunnel, a radio transmitter and receiver, which is placed around the body region to be examined, and a storage table on which the examination will take place. The examination is controlled from an operator station outside the MRI room. The pictures are provided on a CD. On request, they can also be printed out on paper. In principle, teleradiological images can be sent to neighboring hospitals.