Sometimes more than one imaging method may be needed in order to capture a tumour holistically. For multimodality molecular imaging (MMI), we perform a PET-CT and an MRI in close succession and thereby combine the strengths of both methods. Dual specialist physicians in the fields of nuclear medicine and radiology consolidate the results of both modalities into a final evaluation.
About the appointment
Optimal findings, optimal diagnostics
Combination of PET-CT and MRI
One-stop-shop for your health
At our location, we offer a supplemental MRI as a complement to a PET-CT. Financial or organisational additional expenditure is not incurred.
On the examination day
We make it possible for the patient and the referring doctor to perform all relevant imaging procedures on a single examination day in compact form.
Well-informed in all matters
Requirements for an MMI
- In order for us to determine the best-possible medical combination, we ask that your attending physician coordinate the procedure with our medical director, Dr. Martin Heinisch, by calling +43 1 225 200 222 or sending an e‑mail to email@example.com.
- Examination costs are not covered by statutory health insurers. Some private health insurers cover parts of the costs, and you should certainly submit our fee note to your private health insurer.
- Please bring any previous findings and images to your examination.
- An individual tracer is produced for your examination depending on the medical condition.
- If you are unable to keep the appointment, we would like to ask you to inform us at the latest by noon on the previous day; a cancellation fee will otherwise be charged.
- Please do not eat anything for at least six hours prior to the examination.
- Diabetics who need insulin should eat breakfast and take their morning insulin dose.
- If possible, please drink plenty of liquids (no beverages with high calories, unsweetened tea and mineral water are permissible).
- A possible pregnancy must be ruled out.
- Please inform us while making the appointment if you are a nursing mother so that we can discuss the further procedure with you.
- Contact with pregnant women and toddlers should be avoided on the day of the examination.
- You should drink plenty of liquids and frequently void the urinary bladder in order to accelerate the excretion of the tracer.
Procedure for an MMI
- We inject a small dose of radioactive tracer substance that has been specifically prepared for your examination.
- Once the tracer has been injected, you are required to wait 60 minutes in a lying position.
- The scanning process takes about 20 minutes.
- You should drink plenty of liquids post-examination in order to accelerate the excretion of the tracer.
- Please let us know if you suffer from claustrophobia.
Costs & reimbursement
PET-CTs are currently not listed within the benefits catalogue of statutory health insurers and therefore only covered through private health insurance.
Our fee notes can be submitted in any case to all private health insurers that cover outpatient services.
Various tracers are used depending on the condition. We will gladly inform you about the costs during a personal consultation.
We ask you to, at the latest, cancel your appointment at noon on the day before the examination since tracers are specifically prepared for each examination.
A cancellation fee is charged in case of late appointment cancellation or if the examination cannot be performed.