MRI Frankfurt: What is magnetic resonance tomography?
The abbreviation MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging and is also called magnetic resonance imaging or colloquially Kernspin. MRI is an imaging examination procedure.
With the help of a computer, a strong magnetic field, additional alternating fields and measuring antennas, sectional images of the inside of the body are generated. These images are usually very detailed and can even show small changes taking place in the body. MRI allows images of any desired body plane in different views: across the body, longitudinally and obliquely.
MRI Frankfurt: When is magnetic resonance imaging used?
MRI is used as a diagnostic imaging procedure by physicians to detect or rule out a wide variety of diseases or injuries (e.g., the extent of osteoarthritis, bone fractures, bleeding, inflammation, vascular changes and stenoses, overstretching and tearing of ligaments and tendons).
In addition, MRI is also used for tumor diagnostics. This means that the suspicion of cancer can be confirmed or, in the best case, ruled out. MRI can also be used to detect metastases, i.e. tumor metastases. Furthermore, MRI can be used to monitor and assess the course of medical therapy.
MRI Frankfurt: Which parts of the body can be imaged?
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI can be used for the diagnosis of diseases and functional disorders of all parts of the body. The main areas of application for our MRI in Frankfurt are:
- MRI of the head region
neurocranium (head), head and cervical spine, temporomandibular joints, paranasal sinuses, soft tissues of the neck
- MRI of the upper body and axial skeleton
Cervical spine, shoulder, clavicle, thoracic spine, thoracic cage, lumbar spine, sternum, coccyx, brachial plexus, upper arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, metacarpal and fingers
- MRI of the abdomen
Upper abdomen, lower abdomen, upper and lower abdomen, (with change of position)
- MRI of legs and feet
Hip joint, thigh, knee, lower leg, ankle, Achilles tendon, foot
- MRI special examinations
Angiography of the head vessels, imaging of the neck vessels, angiography of the aorta and renal vessels
For further information, please refer to our overview of examination regions.
Advantages of our MRI examination in Frankfurt
- Gentle and painless examination procedure without radiation exposure, therefore even frequent examinations are harmless
- Safe use in children due to the lack of radiation exposure
- Detailed examination of organs, joints, blood vessels, bones and tissues, in any plane and section direction
- Excellent visualization of vessels without the use of invasive methods
- High contrast between healthy tissue and pathological changes
- Diagnoses can be made after a short time
- Switching to MRI possible if a patient cannot tolerate iodine-containing contrast medium (as may be necessary with CT)
- Fast appointments for MRI examinations in Frankfurt without waiting time in the practice
- Short examination times due to optimized technology
MRI in the radiology practice of Dr. med. Catarina Jung in Frankfurt
The private practice for radiology of Dr. med. Catarina Jung is located in Haus Castanea, very close to the Alte Oper. The practice rooms within the medneo diagnostic center are barrier-free and accessible by elevator. The costs for the surrounding parking garages will be reimbursed to you.
Dr. Jung’s practice is called an MRI specialist practice in Frankfurt for a reason: With the latest technology, MRI examinations are possible without any problems even for obese or patients with claustrophobia, because the device with a tube diameter of 70 cm is wider than usual devices. In addition, due to the very short magnet, many examinations can be performed with the patient’s head outside the tube. MoodLight illumination and individual music of choice provide a feel-good atmosphere during the examination.
The modern MRI not only offers comfort for all patients, but also impresses above all with its technical performance: it delivers excellent image quality and thus very high diagnostic reliability. After the examination, the MRI images are provided in the form of a CD-ROM and can be digitally transmitted to the specialist treating the patient via the secure web archive.
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Book your preferred date online
Dear patients, you can book your desired appointment for an MRI examination at our practice in Frankfurt am Main easily and conveniently online at any time, even outside consultation hours. Benefit from flexible appointment times and book your appointment in just a few seconds.