In diagnostic radiology, strategies for avoiding and minimizing radiation exposure play a central role. Whenever possible, imaging modalities without the utilization of x-rays such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are applied.
In diagnostic imaging of the skeletal system, the lung, the digestive tract and the urinary tract, the utilization of x-rays cannot always be avoided.
In our practice digital x-ray systems using storage phosphor plates and digital flat panel detectors of the newest generation are available. These systems enable a significant dose reduction in comparison with conventional systems at notably better image quality.
The radiological practice PARTNER MEDIZINISCHE BILDGEBUNG located in Calw and in Leonberg operates fully digitalized. A digital system for picture archiving and communication (PACS) enable rapid access to images and reports for referring physicians. In most cases the patient will receive a CD with the images immediately after the examination.