MRI at the highest level: RADIOLOGIE-EINS Berlin-Zehlendorf
Mon-Fri · 08.00-18.30
Saturday · 09.00-12.00
030-810 037 33
Clayallee 225 A, 14195 Berlin, Germany
(For private patients and self-pay patients only)
We work with the state-of-the-art MRI Siemens Magnetom Skyra® at RADIOLOGIE-EINS in Berlin-Zehlendorf which one of the currently best 3-Tesla tomographs in Germany. With its generous, wide inner diameter of 70 centimetres, the completely open tube is extremely comfortable for our patients and also convinces people who are claustrophobic. Thanks to the particularly short magnet, the examinations can be carried out in such a way that the patient's head is outside the device for some examinations. Optimized scanning strategies provide answers to clinical questions in orthopaedics and other fields. The examinations are highly precise, the images are of excellent quality.
Magnetic resonance imaging
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a method of looking inside the body completely painless. Unlike computed tomography or x-ray, an MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce exceptionally detailed images. The examination does not require X-rays and therefore has no side effects on the patient's organism. For recording, the body is placed in a strong magnetic field (the "examination tube") in which short pulses of high-frequency radio waves are alternately switched on and off. The latter causes the characteristic knocking noises of the device. The MRI machine can provide sectional images of almost all regions of the body, which can run in any plane of incision. Tissue structures and soft tissue are particularly well represented with this procedure.
Variety of examinations
Our experienced radiology specialists use MRI images to distinguish between healthy tissue and pathological changes. The focus at RADIOLOGIE-EINS in Zehlendorf is on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine, joints and extremities. Of course, muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons and cartilage are also very well represented. MRI examination is therefore ideally suited for the diagnosis of orthopaedic problems. Injuries or changes caused by accidents are localized as well as inflammations or rare tumors.
Degenerative, traumatic or inflammatory joint diseases as well as the diagnosis of a slipped disc can best be detected with MRI. Magnetic resonance imaging can be crucial in the early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, as it detects rheumatic changes in joints at very early stages of the disease. Damage, changes, inflammations and coarse calcifications of the entire musculoskeletal system can be precisely assessed in our practice in Zehlendorf.
In addition to patients of orthopaedists and rheumatologists, patients of neurologists, surgeons and ENT specialists also seek our help.
How does it work?
Tissues such as organs, tumors, inflamed tissue have different hydrogen atom nucleus contents. This is used in MRI for image contrast. All atomic nuclei - even those in the human body - have a spin and thus also a tiny magnetic field. These hydrogen nuclei are first aligned in parallel by a strong magnetic field from outside and then brought out of balance by an impulse of radio waves. After switching off the radio wave pulse, these hydrogen nuclei return to the parallel position due to the strong external magnetic field and emit radio waves themselves. These waves can be measured and located in their concentration and geometric distribution. After the signals have been converted into different shades of grey, images are created. By changing the measurement settings, the display of different types of tissue can be enhanced.
Before the MRI
In one of our clean, warmly coloured changing rooms, you take off your clothes depending on which part of your body you want to examine. It is important that you remove all objects containing metal, such as money, keys, jewellery, hair clips, watches, glasses, mobile phones, hearing aids and removable dentures before entering the examination room. Cheque and chip cards must not get near the magnet either, otherwise they could become unusable. Before the examination you will receive a detailed questionnaire with patient information. If you have already had preliminary imaging examinations of the same region of the body on an X-ray machine, in CT or MRI, we kindly ask you to bring these with you.
How does the MRI examination work?
The patient is inserted into the open MRI tube lying on the examination table during the MRI examination. The area of the body to be examined must be in the centre of the device. The MRI procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes. During this time, the patient should lie as still as possible and breathe normally in order to achieve good image quality. For some examinations we ask you to hold your breath from time to time. Because of the knocking noises, our patients receive noise protection headphones through which they can listen to music.
Into the "tube" despite claustrophobia?
Even for patients with initial "claustrophobia", the MRI examination can almost always be carried out successfully after detailed information and sensitive conversation at our clinic in Zehlendorf . The large diameter of the relatively short tunnel helps to achieve this aim. At the request of the patient, after appropriate preparation and advance notice, but also prior to the examination, a quickly effective sedative can be given. Afterwards, the MRI is usually experienced in a very relaxed emotional state. If sedatives are administered, the patient must be accompanied, accompanied home after the examination and may not drive a car himself or herself. If you wish to have the MRI examination carried out under sedatives, please let us know when scheduling an appointment in order that we can organise this in good time.
After the examination
After the examination, patients receive their examination images on CD in digital form. A detailed examination report (findings) is sent to the referring physician on the day of the examination or the following day. In very urgent cases, the written report is given to the patient and the referring physician is also informed by telephone.
Why not to undergo an MRI?
Patients with pacemakers, defibrillators, implanted drug pumps, vascular clips in the brain, inner ear implants and metal splinters in sensitive areas are usually not subjected to an MRI examination. On the contrary, artificial heart valves and metal joint replacement are usually no obstacle to magnetic resonance imaging. Metal implants can occasionally cause problems as they can theoretically overheat.
Service and ambience
Our friendly and service-oriented staff will make your stay and MRI examination as pleasant as possible. Without any rush, with a lot of personal attention and assistance we are at your side.
We also provide you with information material and a questionnaire in which we ask you about possible risks. Our radiology specialists will discuss possible restrictions for an MRI examination with you in detail to ensure a risk-free examination.
RADIOLOGIE-EINS in Zehlendorf also provides MRI appointments at short notice. Talk to us.
As our patient, you are the focus of our attention. We try to make your waiting time as short and your examination as pleasant as possible for you – everyone should feel comfortable with us.Call us – 030-810 037 33