The purchase of a “Siemens Somatom” magnetic resonance tomograph was an extremely important investment in our company. We are one of the few sports medicine practices in Austria to have such a device.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), formerly known as nuclear magnetic resonance imaging,
is a modern, gentle procedure that provides sectional images of the inside of the body without radiation, especially of soft tissues (ligaments, muscles, tendons, meniscus, cartilage, etc.) that cannot be displayed with conventional X-rays.
This enables us to clarify and diagnose sports injuries even more precisely, especially with this device. We are therefore able to clarify and diagnose sports injuries even more precisely with this device. In the field of trauma surgery, in order to be able to make an exact diagnosis for rapid therapy, this is particularly important for sports injuries related to the knee and shoulder joint.
MRI examinations at Dr. Aufmesser
- Flexible scheduling without long waiting times
- Tele-radiological findings in just a few hours
- Cost absorption for MRT examination is only possible with supplementary insurance
Advantages of the system upgrade
- greater patient comfort
- easier, more convenient storage due to new, flexible coils
- shorter examination times
- better image quality
- state-of-the-art technology: faster computers, latest coils, optimised MRI logs
Field of application:
For the determination or exclusion of a disease, as well as for checking the course of therapy:
- MRI of the joints
- MRI of the spinal cord and spine
- MRI of the internal organs and the brain
Procedure of the examination:
In a magnetic resonance imaging examination, you will be wheeled into the so-called ‘tube’ on a couch. The area of the body to be examined must be located in the ring-shaped magnetic tunnel. The area of the body to be examined must be located in the ring-shaped magnetic tunnel. In order to be able to produce exact MRI images, it is important that you lie as still as possible during the examination. In some cases it is also necessary to inject a special contrast medium.
The duration of the examination depends on the body region to be assessed. As a rule, it can be expected to take about 20 to 30 minutes. The MRI examination is completely painless and risk-free. However, the device produces relatively loud knocking noises, which are muffled by headphones or earplugs.