Investigation Image, MRI Scans

What does the MRI examination involve?

Investigation in the "tube" 

A magnetic-resonance-imaging (MRI) examination usually lasts for 15 to 30 minutes. In most cases, the patient will lie on his/her back on an examination table that slides into a cylindrical tube. In order to get a good image, you should lie as still as possible. In addition, we ask the patients during several examinations to hold their breath shortly from time to time. In these cases the patient will receive breathing instructions.

During the entire examination, our medical staff monitor the patients on a screen or directly from the operating room.

Knocking sounds

Loud knocking sounds occur during the examination. That is why our patients have the option to listen to pleasant music using headphones, creating a relaxing atmosphere. Earplugs are also available upon request.

Use of intravenous contrast agent 

The use of an intravenous contrast agent is always necessary when very similar tissue, or tissue changes, must be distinguished from each other. The contrast medium is injected through a thin plastic catheter into a vein in the arm during the investigation.

In addition, an intravenous contrast medium helps in the investigation of tumors or focuses of inflammation. This can provide important additional information, as contrast agents often behave differently in diseased tissue than in the surrounding healthy tissue.

The contrast agent employed in MRI is not radioactive and generally well tolerated. Within hours, it is completely excreted from the body through the urine.

One of the few contraindications for these intravenous contrast agents are kidney diseases. Should you suffer from a kidney disease, you must inform us.

MRI examinations are offere here 

MRI examinations are offered at the following locations of radiologicum munich: