Magnetic resonance imaging
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or nuclear magnetic resonance, is a modern imaging technique that can be used to produce cross-sectional images of the human body. It does not expose the patient to radiation, as is the case with X-rays or computer tomography (CT).
With this examination, soft tissue in particular (muscles, tendons, ligaments) can be depicted in a very differentiated manner. This allows a quick and precise diagnosis. Depending on the problem, the patient is injected with an MRI contrast medium into the arm vein in order to better differentiate between various image structures. The examination time is between 20 and 40 minutes.