Detecting changes early minimises risk
The aim of this check-up is the early detection of pathological changes in the uterus, cervix and breast tissue. Every year hundreds of thousands of women around the world get breast cancer. With early detection the risk of metastases can be significantly reduced and the chances of recovery increased. Even cervical cancer - one of the most common cancers among women - and tissue changes in the uterus can be detected early and treated with targeted examinations. Screening measures such as the PAP smear or an MRI scan of the pelvis allow the assessment of your own risk profile and rule out undetected tumorous changes.
Elements of the pelvis and breast check-up
The check-up involves the following elements: detailed female medical history, gynaecological physical examination, abdominal and transvaginal ultrasound scan, vaginal smear test (inter alia for HPV), MRI of both mammary glands (breast MRI), discussion of the findings, handover of images and medical report.
Low-risk and radiation-free care.
An MRI scan is one of the most reliable and low-risk diagnostic procedures. Compared to X-rays or CT (computer tomography), the MRI exam creates images using magnetic fields and not through the use of X-rays. This makes the MRI a pain-, radiation- and side effect-free examination method with high diagnostic significance.
In the modern medneo diagnostics centres you will be looked after and examined in a friendly and competent manner. Our trained staff warmly greet you in our high quality and modern centres. Your time in our waiting lounge will seem shorter thanks to drinks, snacks and magazines. With the latest MRI devices with a 70 cm opening, as well as a feel-good lighting concept in the exam room, we make the examination as comfortable as possible for you.
Please bring to the exam:
- Previous findings
- Previous images
- Surgery reports
- Implant certificates
- Laboratory tests (creatinine)
The examination procedure
After your friendly welcome, taking down of your personal information and explanatory meeting with the radiologist of your choice, you will be prepared for your examination. Administration of a contrast agent is required for this examination. Unlike conventional x-ray contrast agents, the contrast agents used by medneo contain no iodine and are instead made from gadolinium, so there are far fewer undesirable side effects. Your radiologist will give you detailed information on the risks and side effects before the start of the exam. You will then lie on a special MRI bed and be given headphones to protect against the loud machine noises. These headphones can be used to listen to your favourite music during the examination. You then enter the MRI device.
As soon as you hear the characteristic, loud knocking noises, the device is working and taking images. During this time it is very important that you do not move. There are several short sequences one after the other that all sound different. You will be accompanied by our staff at every stage of the exam and be given precise information on each of the individual exam steps.
The image evaluation
Your radiologist examines the images after the exam. Both the medical report and MRI images are then sent to you or your referring doctor, or to the specialist providing further treatment. Your gynaecologist will then have a final consultation with you. If required, we will gladly refer you to further specialists and provide you with an interpreter during the entire examination and discussion of the findings.