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We offer magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations not only to cancer patients, but also to those who have a referral from their physician.

The Radiodiagnostics Department performs the following examinations:

  • MRI of the head (for example brain including MRI angiography, brain spectroscopy),
  • MRI of the limbs, joints, spine (cervical, thoracic, or lumbar),
  • MRI of soft tissues,
  • MRI imaging of the neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis,
  • MRI angiography,
  • MRI spectroscopy,
  • MRI of the biliary and pancreatic ducts without endoscopic intervention (cholangiopancreaticography),
  • MRI of the breast.

The waiting time is typically short, ranging from 2 to 3 weeks. We will be happy to notify you if an earlier date becomes available.

You can schedule your MRI examination via e-mail at zadanky@ptc.cz.

We perform MRI examinations on the basis of a medical recommendation (referral). 

  • The referral will be issued by your attending physician or a specialist doctor.
  • The referral must be stamped and signed by the doctor who issued it.
  • If you send the referral by e-mail, please include your phone number in the message. Sending your referral via e-mail will simplify and speed up the scheduling process.
  • If you cannot send the referral via e-mail, contact the reception of the Radiodiagnostics Department at +420 222 999 070, and they will be happy to advise you on how to proceed.

On the day of your examination, bring the original referral for the MRI examination with the stamp and signature of the doctor who issued it.

  1. The original referral issued by your attending physician or a specialist doctor (oncologist, orthopedist, etc.).
  2. Your passport or another valid ID.
  3. If you have a Czech health insurance, your valid insurance card.

For patients with a valid Czech health insurance, MRI examinations at PTC are paid for by the health insurance company, with the exception of ZP 213 (Revírní bratrská pokladna).

In order to save you from possible worries about the examination, we have prepared some basic information about MRI examinations. You will learn what the MRI is, what awaits you, how long the examination takes, and whether there are any restrictions.

You do not need to print this document or sign it at this point, it is mainly for you to review from the comfort of your home. We can print the informed consent and give it to you to sign when you come to PTC for your appointment.

MRI examinations CANNOT be done in patients with:

  • an implanted pacemaker or defibrillator,
  • a cochlear implant.

If you have any electronic or metal implant, or another foreign body, it does not automatically mean that you cannot undergo the MRI. However, you MUST ALWAYS report any implants or foreign bodies IN ADVANCE to the reception staff and subsequently to the MRI operator before scheduling your examination. They will make a qualified decision on whether or not you can undergo the examination safely.

MRI enables detailed imaging of individual anatomical regions of the human body. It significantly contributes to the establishment of a diagnosis and clarification of the health problem in the examined area which can have a major impact on the further course of treatment.

Thanks to its diameter of 70 cm, the extra-wide gantry (tunnel in the center of the machine), reduces feelings of tightness during the examination even in highly claustrophobic patients. Additionally, in many cases, it allows for the patient to be positioned in a way that their head does not enter the gantry at all.

The examination table has a load capacity of up to 220 kg. This, together with the aforementioned wide diameter, makes it possible to examine even large patients. Most MRI examinations that require controlling the patients breath, can be performed using sensors installed in the examination table, without the need for additional equipment.

The device is equipped with technology that lowers the noises typically generated by MRI scanners by up to 70%. It is especially adapted for the diagnosis of cancers of the brain, head and neck, breast, and prostate.

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    If you have any health concerns, you first need to visit your general practitioner or another doctor with a specific specialization (orthopedist, surgeon, etc.). If your doctor finds that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or a positron emission tomography in combination with computed tomography (PET/CT) is right for you, they will provide you with a referral to undergo the examination. Find out more