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Imaging modalities

Magnetresonanztomographie (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

MRI is the modality of choice for imaging the head, spine, joints and soft tissues. It can also answer specific diagnostic questions concerning the abdomen and pelvis, blood vessels, the heart and female breast.

How does MRI work?
A powerful magnet in the MRI device creates a harmless magnetic field inside the patient's body. Application of radiofrequencies to the body generates a specific More...

Computertomographie (CT)

Computed tomography

Computed tomography (CT) is a special volumetric form of x-rays, which allows for both cross-sectional and three dimensional imaging. CT is well established for examination of the muscles and bones, the lung, heart, abdomen and head. CT can aid in the diagnosis of inflammatory diseases or tumors, and liver or bowel diseases. It is also used for examinations of the blood vessels. It can provide real time guidance for nerve infiltration procedures in patients with chronic pain More...


A mammography unit is a special low-energy x-ray device optimized to serve as a diagnostic and screening tool for malignancies of the human breast. The earlier breast cancer is detected, the better the prognosis.

How does mammography work?
During the procedure, the breast is compressed between two plastic plates to reduce motion blur and to even out the thickness of the breast tissue for optimal image More...

Digitales Röntgen
Digital x-ray

X-rays can demonstrate the degenerative changes associated with osteoarthritis and bone fractures and lesions as signs of inflammation.

What can I expect? How do I prepare?
Digital radiography typically takes about 15 minutes for each body region examined. Usually two images are captured at a time. Although the exposure time More...


Durchleuchtung und Angiographie

Fluoroscopy is an x-ray-based technique used to examine the esophagus, stomach, joints, and the small and large intestines. It is also sometimes the examination of choice for special examinations of veins, e.g. prior to their surgical removal.

How does fluoroscopy work?
Low dose continuous x-rays are applied to create real-time moving images of internal structures. Images of interest are captured with More...


Sonography is an imaging modality for the human body based on ultrasound waves. It is used for visualization of body structures including internal organs, tendons, muscles, joints, vessels to determine possible pathologies of lesions. To date, adverse effects are not known. At our hospital, sonography is performed by a radiologist. More...




A number of imaging techniques are used for imaging-guided breast biopsy. Any changes in breast tissue that can be depicted in ultrasound are also biopsied using ultrasound guidance, since it is the quickest and most patient-friendly method. All biopsies are performed under local anesthesia. More...