Examinations using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance angiography allows all of the body’s blood vessels to be represented without the use of x-rays. The only exceptions are the coronary blood vessels. The examination of veins is referred to as phlebography. Vascular imaging in the MRI is possible without contrast agents. Depending on the body region …

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Breast – Uterus

Statistically, every tenth woman in Germany develops breast cancer. With approximately 50,000 new cases diagnosed every year, this is by far the most frequent tumour disease among women, with the trend unfortunately still rising. Thanks to the greatly improved quality in screening, breast cancer mortality has been significantly reduced today. …

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Examinations using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

An examination of the breast in MRI is not a routine procedure. It can be useful for instance if an x-ray mammography or an ultrasound examination (sonography) produces unclear results. Suspicious changes in very dense glandular tissue for example can be traced more clearly and reliably than in an x-ray …

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Prostate – Testicles

With 50,000 new cases each year, the prostate is the organ most commonly affected by malignant tumours among men. The causes, as with many other forms of cancer, are largely unknown. Genetic factors, high-fat diets, environmental factors, as well as hormonal influences are often assumed to be risk factors. For …

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Examinations using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

The magnetic resonance imaging scanner creates high-resolution images of the prostate and also depicts surrounding structures, such as the seminal vesicles and the pelvic floor, precisely. The complete examination is carried out comfortably in the supine position and takes approximately 20 to 40 minutes. The bladder should be as empty …

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Stomach – Intestine

Every year around 70,000 people in Germany are diagnosed with colorectal cancer. In spite of the high number there is a positive aspect: Colorectal cancer is curable in nine out of ten people providing the tumour is detected early enough. However opportunities for screening are still taken much too rarely. …

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