Computed tomography (CT) is an X-ray examination that provides detailed cross-sectional images of various organs, including the brain. In addition, bones and joints can be visualized. This allows neuroradiologists to identify diseases and injuries. In some cases, physicians need to administer contrast medium containing iodine during the examination to make these pathological changes visible.
In the Department of Neuroradiology, we use computed tomography to produce images of the head (brain, jaws, teeth, etc.), neck and spine. We apply the method in case of stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, tumors, skull base fracture, and to assist with surgical planning, or angiography (= imaging of vessels, e.g. for an aneurysm in the brain). The applications of CT are manifold and since today’s scanners no longer contain a narrow tube, but rather a wide ring, the procedure can also be used with people with claustrophobia.
Computed tomography provides quick and meaningful results and is a painless examination method that can usually be performed quickly. However, patients are exposed to a low degree of X-ray radiation. Therefore, always discuss with your doctor if the examination is really necessary or if they can offer radiation-free alternatives.
In addition to general examinations of the head, neck and spine, we perform the following special examinations:
Our clinic is an internationally renowned institution in the field of image-guided diagnostics and minimally invasive treatment. We examine and treat diseases of the brain, the spinal cord, the peripheral nervous system and their associated organs (eyes, auditory, vestibular, etc.), as well as adjacent structures of the head, neck and spine.
At the Department of Neuroradiology, we use the latest methods, equipment and imaging techniques. This allows us to achieve excellent image quality with the lowest possible radiation dose.
We hold weekly interdisciplinary conferences with experts from neurosurgery, neurology and neuroradiology during which we develop an individual therapy concept for each case. To guarantee optimal treatment selection and patient care our experienced neuroradiology interventionists further collaborate with experts from other clinics as well as with outstanding nursing and rehabilitation specialists before, during and after the intervention.
Today’s CT scanners are no longer narrow tubes, but look more like a large ring. Most of the body lies outside the ring during the examination. This is a great advantage, especially for people with claustrophobia, because patients are not encased by a tube and have a clear view of the rest of the room during the examination.
Depending on the medical question, the total duration of a CT examination is about 15 minutes. The scan itself usually takes only a few seconds. The procedure is as follows:
|Duration of examination||5-30 min|
As a patient, you cannot register directly for a consultation. Please get referred by your primary care physician or specialist. If you have any questions, please contact the scheduling office.
Refer your patient for a CT appointment through the online form or through an email to the scheduling office.