Computed tomography (CT)

We would be pleased to inform you about our computer tomography. The short film (about three minutes long) shows you how the examination usually takes place in our clinic.

In computed tomography (CT), images of several layers of the body are taken from different directions. The slice images can be combined to form a three-dimensional image. CT is suitable for all parts of the body, especially for assessing the abdominal organs, lungs, brain, bones, joints and blood vessels. The examination is painless. X-rays are used for CT. The amount of radiation used is as low as possible in order to obtain high-quality and meaningful examination results. We comply with the legal guidelines.

The whole examination takes 15-20 minutes.

Depending on the examination, we will provide you with disposable clothing that you can put on in the cabin or we will ask you to uncover the relevant part of your body. Our specialist staff will explain the procedure and the best position for you during the examination. You will usually lie on your back on the device's movable table. This slowly moves the body region to be examined through the opening of the ring-shaped computer tomograph. The images are taken within a few seconds; you should lie still during the examination to avoid blurred images. We may ask you to hold your breath briefly.

In certain examinations, a contrast agent containing iodine is used to increase the informative value of the images. The contrast medium is administered via a vein. As harmless side effects, you may experience a short-term feeling of warmth, a metallic taste or the sensation of urination, which need not worry you. For special examinations of the abdomen, contrast medium is taken as a drink or administered via the intestine. We recommend that you drink enough (0.5-1 liter) after examinations with contrast medium to stimulate kidney activity and the excretion of the contrast medium.

Contrastmedium allergy: In case of allergy or hypersensitivity to contrast medium, temporary swelling, itching, sneezing, skin rash, dizziness or vomiting and similar, mild reactions may occur. Serious complications in the area of vital functions (heart, circulation, respiration, kidneys), which require immediate treatment, and permanent damage from such unforeseen events (e.g. organ failure, paralysis) are very rare. To avoid such side effects, we clarify any allergies and hypersensitivities with you in advance.

If you have any questions before or during the examination, simply contact our specialist staff.