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Ionisierende Strahlung

Alternative tomographic procedures

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound diagnostics can be used as an alternative to the use of diagnostic X-ray and nuclear medicine procedures. These methods do not rely on X-rays or radiolabeled pharmaceuticals for image generation, but rather on different magnetic and electromagnetic fields and/or mechanical waves.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the most important and most meaningful imaging techniques which are used routinely and very successfully in radiological diagnostics for a variety of issues. Opposed to computed tomography (CT) it uses no ionizing radiation but different magnetic and electromagnetic fields. By meeting actual safety instructions at examinations there is no risk of adverse health effects for the patient. The following article gives a short overview into MRT and illustrates relevant safety aspects.

Ultrasound Diagnostics (UD)

Sonography is a frequently used imaging technique for medical diagnostics. Ultrasound diagnostics uses acoustic waves and not ionising radiation.

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