Frequently asked questions
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is used to examine all areas of the body, even the entire body, where appropriate. MRI allows accurate investigation of the following:
- Brain diseases;
- Disorders of the soft tissues of the face and neck;
- Ophthalmic and otorhinolaryngological diseases;
- Benign and malignant diseases of the mammary glands;
- Diseases of the spine;
- Detection and staging of tumors;
- Diseases of the liver and other abdominal organs;
- Pathologies of the pelvic organs, especially of the prostate in men;
- Traumatic injuries and diseases of joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments;
- Congenital malformations and acquired cardiovascular diseases;
- Disorders of blood vessels, abnormal hemodynamics.
Magnetic resonance imaging equipment does not use X-rays (Roentgen) or ionizing radiation during the investigation. Magnetic resonance emits only magnetic waves, which are not harmful to the human body. Due to them, the computer software of the device allows three-dimensional reconstruction of the organs of the human body. Thus, MRI is a non-radiant, non-invasive and painless imaging method.
Most MRI investigations do not require special preparation. Dietary and daily activities do not require changes.
If you are treated with medicines, continue the treatment, but notify the medical staff of it before the examination. Before entering the examination room, you will be asked to leave in a safe place the items that are incompatible with the magnetic field. These items include:
– bank cards;
– hearing aids;
– metal chips;
– other metal objects.
Eventually you will be asked to wear a hospital gown to avoid interference from metal strap in your clothes.
Consult your doctor if you have had surgery with implantation of metal devices and prostheses or if you wear any of the following devices:
– Metal implants
– Surgical clips
– Implanted drug infusion systems
– Metallic foreign body in the eye
– Firearm wounds (bullets/shot)
– Permanent eyeliner
In general, MRI is harmless. However, if you are pregnant or you breastfeed, you should inform the medical staff before the examination!
If you breastfeed and have to undergo MRI with contrast administration, you shall plan artificial baby feeding for 48 hours after MRI to allow for the elimination of the contrast agent from the body.
MRI of certain areas of the body requires the lying position, and any movement could distort the images. So, please notify us of any problems with the locomotor system when making the appointment.
Besides, the technician who performs the investigation is in constant contact with you during the whole scanning period through a sound and video system. If you feel uncomfortable during the scanning, inform the technician immediately, and he will provide you with all necessary assistance.
Yes, MRI of the entire body is possible! Given that our MRI system is equipped with a mobile table, in combination with TIM technology (Total Imaging Matrix), it is possible to scan the entire human body during an examination, which used to be impossible.
The MRI method examines the head, thorax, abdomen, pelvic organs, joints, spine, upper and lower limbs.
Besides, our MRI system can diagnose diseases of the cerebral, cervical, abdominal and limb blood vessels.
The more information the radiologist has about previous investigations, the more specific and precise will be the interpretation of MRI images, including an assessment of the dynamics of the pathology. Correlation of MRI results with CT data, conventional radiography and ultrasonography is often very useful.
For information on the prices of medical services and for any details about our schedule, specialists and medical investigations, please telephone the Call Center at 022 84 00 00.
Yes, your MRI results will remain confidential, being processed and kept according to the Law on Personal Data Protection no. 133 of 08.07.2011. The results will be communicated to a third person only at your request and with your consent. For this, you will be asked to fill in a special form with that person’s data. Thus, we assure you that no one will have access to personal medical data without your consent.
If you need copies of your MRI images made previously, you will get them in the CDG office in electronic media or printed on special paper, provided that you complied with the identification procedure and paid the cost of repeated issuance of the medical conclusion.
MRI is a radiological method used by doctors to examine the internal organs of the human body and to get important clinical data needed to establish a diagnosis. MRI provides images of internal organs without the use of ionizing radiation as in the case of conventional radiography or computed tomography. MRI is a non-invasive examination method without any known side effects. It is an important and painless diagnostic method that allows the imaging doctor to examine some anatomical areas inside the human body, which cannot be visualized during simpler investigations. MRI produces a range of images in several projections ensuring an excellent contrast between different soft tissues, which helps detect many diseases at much earlier stages, significantly improving treatment results and the outcome for the patient.
To make an appointment you can telephone at 022 84 00 00 and an operator will provide you all the information about available times, specialists and medical equipment at CDG.
You can also leave a message/call the Viber or WhatsApp number 060 84 00 00, or send a message on the CDG page in social networks.
Please come to CDG 10-15 minutes before your appointment and bring an identity document, the referral from the doctor who recommended the investigation, and all other previous relevant diagnostic results (computed tomography, conventional radiography or ultrasound results).
!!! For some medical procedures, you will be asked to come to CDG an hour early and have a driver if you are driving.
When you come to CDG, please bring your identity card (or other valid identity document), birth certificate (for children), referral from the specialist (if you have already had a consultation), other recent medical documents related to the investigation which you are to undergo.
The German Diagnostic Center issues the results of tests, medical examinations and consultations, depending on their specificity, in written form on paper, in electronic format on CD and on films in the case of radiological investigations.
When you take your investigation result, you can ask to talk to the doctor who performed the investigation. He/she can offer some details about the investigated area.
The radiologist issues only the radiological conclusion, and the medical diagnosis and treatment shall be prescribed by the specialist.
If you cannot come to the scheduled investigation or have any contraindications, please telephone us as soon as possible at 022 84 00 00 to cancel the appointment or to reschedule for another day.
Computed tomography (CT) is a diagnostic method that currently allows investigating all parts of the body. It is particularly useful for examining the lungs, abdominal organs, cardiovascular system and bones. Very often, CT is used in medical emergencies in order to detect trauma, injuries or bone fractures.
The German Diagnostic Center has the highest performing CT scanner currently available in Moldova, which uses a minimum radiation dose. However, CT is not recommended for prophylactic purposes. Please, consult a specialist before the investigation, who will issue you a referral for the investigation if necessary.
CT investigations are safe, fast and painless. During the procedure, the patient is lying on his/her back, and the investigation lasts only a few minutes, depending on the area investigated.
Children can undergo an investigation only on the doctor’s indication. Besides, due to the modern CT equipment, scanning time is very short and children are investigated without anesthesia. The table has a special support for the children’s safety, and one of the parents can stay with the child during the investigation.
Most CT investigations do not require special preparation. After the investigation, the patient can continue his daily activities. Exceptions are investigations of abdominal and pelvic organs. You can see the procedure of preparation for these investigations here.
Do not have a CT investigation on your own initiative, for prophylactic purposes. The doctor will indicate the correct frequency of CT investigations depending on the medical history of each patient and the pathology.
Due to the ultramodern equipment and state-of-the-art technologies, the scanning speed of the Siemens Somatom Definition Edge 384 slice is 23 cm/sec, and the whole investigation lasts 2-7 minutes.
Yes. Metallic implants of any type are not a contraindication for a CT investigation.
Moreover, the German Diagnostic Center has the highest performing CT scanner, which is additionally equipped with a special Dual Energy software. It allows reducing artifacts produced by metallic implants and provides a better visualization of the investigated area.
Digital mammography is a radiological investigation that is indicated by the mammologist (if necessary), if a pathology of the mammary gland is suspected, or even for prophylactic purposes to women aged above 40.
Mammography can be performed for prophylactic purposes at least once every two years, without a doctor’s indication, if you are over 40 years old. It enables an early detection of a breast pathology, when the treatment is still very effective.
Mammography can be done for prophylactic purposes after the age of 40, or earlier only at the doctor’s indication.
Due to modern technologies, mammography does not cause major pain. You will be investigated in a short time and you will only feel discomfort because of the pressure applied to the breast during the investigation.
Mammography does not require deviation from daily activities or any special preparation. Please, do not use deodorants, creams or other skin care products that may influence the result on the day of the investigation.
Mammography can be done for prophylactic purposes every 2 years after the age of 40. In case of some pathologies, the mammologist can recommend to perform this investigation more often.
Ultrasound allows investigating abdominal and pelvic organs, thyroid and mammary glands. Ultrasound of the heart and blood vessels is also performed with a specially designed device.
Ultrasound of abdominal and pelvic organs requires special preparation, which begins the day before the investigation. For an efficient ultrasound investigation, please, get familiar with the preparation procedure here. The other areas of the body do not require special preparation.
Ultrasound is an absolutely harmless investigation which can be performed whenever necessary or at the doctor’s indication.
The imaging doctor only performs the investigation and describes all findings in a radiological conclusion. Based on this conclusion, the doctor will prescribe the necessary treatment after a consultation.
Ultrasound is harmless and can be done at any age.
Ultrasound provides information on the structure and condition of the investigated organs or some patient’s dysfunctions.
Ultrasound can be done for prophylactic purposes, periodically, by any patient who takes care of his health, without a doctor’s indication.