MRI in Munich

Magnetic resonance imaging • magnetic resonance tomography

We offer this service at the following locations:

The radiation-free examination using magnetic fields is called MRI or MR for short. Magnetic resonance imaging can be used to visualise almost all parts of the body and organs for diagnostic clarifications of complaints and illnesses. An MRI examination at the RZM Munich is painless, but takes some time to produce good images.

MRT München

MRI – no radiation exposure

Cross-sectional images of the body are created using magnetic and high-frequency fields. Therefore, there is no radiation exposure during the examination. In addition, there are advantages due to better differentiation of soft tissue structures and the ability to select any slice direction.
Our centre in Munich has 5 state-of-the-art MRI machines with different field strengths:

  • 3-Tesla MRI: 2x Siemens Magnetom Skyra and 1x Magentom Lumina
  • 1.5 Tesla MRI:Siemens Magnetom Aera and Magnetom Espree

The MRI examination time (dwell time in the device) is approx. 20 minutes in most cases. For complex issues, the measurement time can be up to 45 minutes or more.

The results of the MRI examination will be discussed with you after the images have been taken. You will receive the images straight away. Many referring physicians already use digital image transmission in real time. The written findings report is usually available to your attending physician on the same day.

The most important areas of application for MRI include:

  • Brain and spinal cord (central nervous system), neck
  • Entire musculoskeletal system with spine and joints (shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee, joints)
  • Direct MR arthrography
  • Organs in the abdomen, retroperitoneum and pelvis
  • Prostate
  • Blood vessels (MR angiography)
  • Female breast (breast MRI)
  • Further areas of application can be found on our MRI and CT indication list

In the section Preparing for the examination you will find information on preparation, information sheets and a list of indications.

Semi-open MRI with us in Munich

There is a particular advantage for patients with claustrophobia, restricted mobility and obese patients.

So-called semi-open magnetic resonance tomographs are available at all locations. Compared to conventional MRI devices, these have a much wider and shorter opening, which offers CT-like comfort, as well as a shorter design. In contrast to so-called open MRI devices, which only have a field strength of 0.2 and 1 Tesla, the semi-open devices offer a field strength of at least 1.5 Tesla. This means that even sophisticated, high-resolution examinations can be carried out in a reasonable examination time in a semi-open MRI scanner.

This significantly increases comfort during the examination compared to other devices.

In many cases, it is possible to position the head outside the device (e.g. for knee and ankle joints). For examinations of the hip or lumbar spine, the head is at the edge of the opening of the device.

For examinations of the head, cervical spine or shoulders, where the head must be positioned inside the magnetic resonance tomograph, a free space of approx. 30 cm remains above the face. In the case of very pronounced claustrophobia, it may also be possible to carry out the examination under sedation or in a CT scan after consultation.

You are welcome to inform us of your special requirements when you make an appointment by telephone and we will discuss the best examination option for you.


089 / 896 000 – 0

Private consultation:

089 / 896 000 – 33

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089 / 896 000 – 19

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