Magnetic resonance tomography (MRT)

MRT Philips Ingenia 3 Tesla

  • Prior appointment: required
  • Report: is handed out the second business day after the investigation from 8 a.m. onward
  • Contrast medium: in part
  • NEW:
    Since June 1, 2017 referrals for MRI and CT examinations signed by BVA medical doctors  don`t need authorisations from BVA chief medical doctors.


    Referrals for MRI and CT examinations signed by medical doctors with contracts from  all other health insurance providers (e.g. WGKK, NÖGKK, SVA, KFA, SVA, VA) need chief medical doctor`s authorisation prior to the examination.

    This applies also for all MRI and CT referrals for medical doctors without any contracts (Wahlarzt) with the above mentioned insurance companies.

Magnetic resonance tomography is a modern sectional imaging technique. In contrast to computed tomography, the investigation is performed without radiation, but with strong magnetic fields and radio waves. Therefore, it involves no radiation exposure.

The duration of the examination and the need for contrast medium varies, depending on the type of investigation and the issue being investigated. Therefore, prior appointment either personally or by telephone is mandatory. In case of prior appointment by phone, please keep your referral note ready so that we can make an appointment for the exact investigation.

When you make the appointment, please inform us if you could possibly be pregnant. If you have an implant in your body, please inform us of the same when you make the appointment or before the start of the investigation. Take your implant card with you because, in case of doubt, it may not be possible to perform an MR investigation.

During the investigation you will hear a knocking sound within the device, which is usually considered unpleasant. It is simply the sound of the device in operation. The high, low and knocking sounds are caused by the rapidly changing magnetic fields which are required for the investigation. Please do not be afraid.

Important information for patients with IMPLANTS, PROSTHESES, etc.

NO MRI in cases of

  • Cardiac pacemaker
  • Defibrillator
  • Cochlear implant
  • Mechanical cardiac valve implanted before 1990
  • A punctured port-a-cath system
  • Metal fragment in the eyee
  • Plaster cast (accumulation of heat)

  • Permanent make-up around the eyes
  • Tattoos, piercings
  • Stents
  • Medication (pain) pump
  • Pellets or metal fragments in the body
  • Ventricular shunt
  • Pain or hormone patch
  • Aneurysm clip
  • Nails or screws

  • Hip, shoulder, knee endoprostheses
  • Dental prostheses
  • Cardiac valve implanted after 1990
  • Port-a-cath
  • Drill wires after bone operations
  • Diaphragm, copper coil – IUD (the position needs to be checked by the gynecologist)