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The computed tomography is an excellent imaging technique which uses x-rays to produce high resolution images of all body regions, all organs, blood vessels and lymphatic system as well as the entire musculoskeletal system.

Thanks to the high-tech equipment and multi-slice technology, the coronary arteries can be displayed without any interventional catheters and the large intestine without endoscope. All investigations are carried out in seconds. With our special CT device, the radiation load can be reduced by 70% compared to conventional devices (ultra-low-dose technology).

In the Radiology Ottobrunnt, all regular CT studies, from head to toe are performed. Except for examinations of the bones, usually all studies are carried out using intravenous, well tolerated contrast media (administered via the elbow vein).

Our extended choice of examinations includes

A CT examination can be carried out on carriers of pacemakers or other electronic implants as well as implanted prostheses or other metals.

Claustrophobia does not occur in CT examination.

Operating principal

A unit of X-ray tube and detector revolves around the longitudinal axis of the patient. The X-rays are attenuated on their way through the examined body region. The detectors measure the incoming x-ray photons that produce electrical signals and a computer converts the obtained information into multi-dimensional, overlay-free and high-resolution images. 
The CT-Scanner is an approx. 60 cm deep gantry with a large opening and a movable CT-table.

Radiation exposure

Here you can gain an impression about the different radiation exposures in everyday life and in medical diagnostics.

radiation exposure

average natural radiation exposure per year (in Germany)
ca. 0.2 to 10.0 mSv, averaged 2.1 mSv

maximum natural radiation exposure per year (in Espirito Santo, BR)
ca. 200 mSv

effektive dosis for single flights

Frankfurt-Johannisburg-Frankfurt (north-south route)
ca. 0.05 mSv

Frankfurt-Tokyo-Frankfurt (east-west route)
ca. 0.2 mSv

allowed radiation exposure per year for professionally exposed persons, e.g. medical or flying staff
20 mSv

radiation exposure for single examinations

CT – cranium
ca. 2.0 mSv
CT – thorax
ca. 8.0 mSv
CT – abdomen
ca. 8.0 mSv
CT – pelvisn
ca. 8.0 mSv
CT – cervical spine
ca. 3.0 mSv
CT – thoracic spine
ca. 6.0 mSv
CT – lumbar spine
ca. 4.0 mSv

Up to 70% reduction of radiation exposure by using low-dose and ultra-low dose techniques.

Relative contraindication

Exept in a life threatening situation CT examinations are contraindicated during pregnancy.


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Appointment

You can get an appointment either by phone, online or personally in the clinic.

Give us a call. We look forward to welcoming you.
T +49 (0) 89 66 59 09 0

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Easy 6-Steps

In 6 steps through the clinic.

The entire process of your visit to Radiology Ottobrunn.

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