Chest/Chest Cavity MRI

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Appointment: Recommended
Important Information,
Preparation:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Instruction Leaflet 
Implant Examinations
Fear of Closed Spaces
MRT Patient Information and Consent Form
Contrast Material: Often required

Main Applications:

  • Benign und malignant tumors, especially at the tips of the lungs and in the mediastinal area between the lungs
  • Alterations in and the course of the large arteries
  • Ambiguous changes in the female breast

The Breast Area:

  • You lie face-down on the MRI table, with your head at the front
  • Your head is in the tunnel.
  • A coil is placed below the breast. Signals from your body are  received through this coil.
  • Intravenous contrast material is  injected through the venous access introduced earlier. An injector is attached to this access.

The Chest Cavity Area:

  • You lie face-up on the MRT table, with your head at the front. Your head is in the tunnel. A coil is placed around your chest. Signals from your body are received through this coil.
  • If an intravenous injection of contrast material is required it is administered through the venous access introduced earlier. An injector is attached to the access.

The magnetic tunnel is illuminated from within, ventilated, and open at both ends. A window allows for visual contact with patients, who can contact the technologist at any time by speaking through an intercom system or pressing a bell. The scanner makes loud tapping sounds during the procedure, so patients are given ear plugs or headphones before the procedure.

Patients are requested to refrain from any movement during the examination since this disturbs imaging as well as their evaluation / reporting by the doctor.

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