Open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

An MRI – also known as nuclear spin tomography – uses absolutely no radiation, unlike computed tomography (CT) scans and X-rays, which also makes it ideal for investigating illnesses in children. Using a strong magnetic field and radio waves, images are produced which allow different anatomical structures to be identified and which can reveal even the tiniest of changes. The device produces multiple sectional images of the tissue being investigated. This allows a precise diagnosis to be established, which is the only way in which a personalised programme of treatment can be drawn up.

Patient in an open MRI scanner

Maximum patient comfort

On conventional scanners, the patient lies in a narrow tunnel. Combined with the knocking sound that the scanner produces, this investigation can be quite alarming, especially for patients who suffer from claustrophobia. In order to offer our patients maximum comfort during their investigations and to remove any element of fear, our facility is equipped with an open MRI scanner. We use the latest – and so far in Europe the only - middle-field MRI technology, which covers all of the diagnostic possibilities that this process offers.

Costs

A standard MRI scan is charged to private patients in accordance with the official scale of fees for physicians (GOÄ). For self-paying patients, the clinic charges a fee of between Euro 350 (e.g. MRI of the knee or shoulder joint) and Euro 450 (e.g. MRI of a section of the spine, the pelvis and skull).

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