MAGNETIC RESONANCE OFFICE
Magnetic resonance is a comprehensive diagnostic method that can be used in examination of almost every organ. Magnetic resonance is fully non-invasive because in contrast to other radiological examinations it does not use X-ray radiation but magnetic field and radio waves that are totally harmless for the body.
Computer calculates the data and displays it in the form of images of anatomical structures in any plane, also in 3D.
Currently this is the only method facilitating the evaluation of a possible pathological condition with accuracy within a few millimetres. It is especially precise in the evaluation of the central nervous system (brain and spinal canal) and soft tissues of the limbs (subcutaneous tissues, muscled and joints). This examination is also used for non-invasive evaluation of blood vessels in the whole organism (so called magnetic resonance angiography). Apart from neoplastic disease diagnostics it is also used in the evaluation of discopathy and estroporosis, diagnostics of joint and ligaments disorders or kidney stones.
Top class device
OPTIMA MR360 1.5T device entered production in the middle of 2010 and is the most advanced MR device among systems with magnetic field value of 1.5T (Tesla). The device guarantees diagnostic accuracy even in the most difficult cases. It provides the highest imaging quality in all its uses with capacity, speed and accuracy at a very high level.
Scope of examinations
The following examinations are performed in the Magnetic Resonance Office: basic evaluation of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, spine, bones and joints as well as specialistic functional, quantitative and morphological examinations within the whole body - e.g. MR angiography, MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP).
How to prepare yourself for the examination?
You don’t have to be in a fasting condition. On the day of the examination you can have a light meal but not later than 2 hours before the examination. In order to provide good hydration of your organism in case of examination with contrasting agent it is recommended to drink about 1 litre of fluid (still water). You should take all the regular medicines. Driving may be contraindicated after administration of the contrasting agents so it is best to be accompanied by someone to take you home after the examination. You should drink a large amount of water after the examination, which will facilitate quick removal of the contrasting agent from your system in urine.
Before the examination you should inform the nurse about chronic diseases (especially renal failure, thyroid disease) as well as claustrophobia, allergy to contrasting agents or pregnancy.
You should remove all jewellery, artificial dentures and hearing aid.
Please come to examination at least 15 minutes earlier in order to fill in a "Questionnaire before magnetic resonance examination”.
Please, take the following documentation with you:
- Referral to the clinic (in case of NFZ visit)
- all hospital information cards and results of all additional examinations (e.g. laboratory test, imaging - X-ray, USG, MR or CT etc.)
- current results of examinations evaluating the kidney function - the concentration of creatinine in blood or glomerular filtration rate (GFR) value.
Work schedule of the Magnetic Resonance Office:
MAGNETIC RESONANCE OFFICE
The office performs examinations under a contract with the NFZ and commercially.
In order to schedule a visit, please contact the reception desk from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
Tel: 17 8666 700
Tel: 17 86 69 900
Kom: 503 193 800