Clinic for Radiology
‘Radiology plays an important role in the overall concept of medical diagnostics. That’s why we work closely with all of the clinics in our hospital, contributing to providing our patients with the best possible care.’
The Clinic for Radiology applies imaging methods and examination and therapy procedures to provide treating physicians in all disciplines an overview of the anatomy and pathology of their outpatients and inpatients.
Radiological representations of various diseases from the internal point of view of the body permit a more targeted treatment, ultimately facilitating reviews of therapeutic success.
In addition to conventional X-ray diagnostics, and depending on the diagnostic question presented, use is also made of sectional image-based diagnostics by means of spiral computer and magnetic resonance tomography.
Computer tomography (CT) is an outgrowth of classical X-ray technology in which sectional images and 3D representations are generated, permitting representation of individual layers of the body without any superimposition. This permits three-dimensional assessments of body and organ structures.
Magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) works with electromagnetic fields and does not require any radiation at all. It delivers high-contrast, detailed, three-dimensional images of the soft tissues and the central nervous system.
Other common methods are sonography (ultrasound diagnostics), mammography and nuclear medical examinations with the gamma camera.
Which of the above-mentioned types of examination is chosen, is decided by the doctor based on the individual question presented while making every attempt to minimise stress to the patient.
In addition to its diagnostic mission, radiology performs therapeutic functions as well. These include recanalisation of clogged vessels using a balloon catheter or stent, as well as pre-operative wire marking of non-palpable tumours within the context of mammographies.
The range of services offered by the Clinic for Radiology seamlessly extends to all standards of radiological diagnostics and intervention, including neuroradiology. Among other things, these include:
- Conventional X-ray diagnostics
- All necessary routine and special examinations in the field of conventional X-ray diagnostics
- 24-hour on-call duty and medical emergency call service
- Angiographic diagnostics and therapy
- Diagnostic angiography, PTA, insertion of stents below the aortic bifurcation
- Mammographic diagnostics and pre-operative wire marking of suspicious findings in collaboration with the Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics
- CT diagnostics
- CT examinations including multiplanar reconstruction and advanced image processing of all regions of the body on a 16-slice spiral CT
- MRT diagnostics
- Examinations of all regions of the body on a 1.5-Tesla magnetic resonance tomograph
- Nuclear medical diagnostics
- Scintigraphic examinations of bones, heart and thyroid, as well as sentinel-node scintigraphy
Large pieces of MRT, CT and nuclear-medical equipment are used in cooperation with the Group Practice for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine of Pirmasens.
Visit the website: www.radiologie-pirmasens.de
Chief Physician Dr. Roland Seidel
Specialist for Radiology