Radiology, pediatric radiology and senology

Thorough examinations of adults and children

Radiology concerns the investigation of diseases of the human body using state-of-the-art imaging techniques. We offer the entire spectrum of modern and reliable diagnostics, which is a prerequisite for successful treatment. Our team – Dr. med. Andre W. Demant (paediatric radiology), Dr. med. Christoph Manka (radiology / neuroradiology), Dr. med. Thomas Weimann (radiology / neuroradiology) and Dr. med. Bettina Wolfgarten (radiology) – fully focus on our patients’ radiological care and needs. As a result, they are able to accurately determine the best method of examination for each patient. A competent team of anaesthetists is available on site, so adults and children can be examined under anaesthesia, if necessary.

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At the radiological department of Beta Klinik, we perform comprehensive examinations using most modern diagnostic devices. In addition to X-ray and computerized tomography (CT), we do also use procedures without radiation exposure like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound. Moreover, we can examine adults or children under sedation or anesthesia thanks to our competent team of experienced anesthesiologists.

Radiology and paediatric radiology

Using the most modern devices, our radiologists perform diagnostic examinations on adults and children. In addition to conventional X-ray and computed tomography (CT), radiation-free methods such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound are used, especially in children.

The insight into the human body

The services of Dr. med. Bettina Wolfgarten, M.D., are available for patients of national and private German insurances and, of course, international patients or direct payers. They encompass the whole range of modern imaging diagnostics including ultrasound, digital X-raying, computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). One of Dr. Wolfgarten´s specialties is the imaging of the female breast. She works closely together with Dr. med. Matthias Wolfgarten, M.D., who focuses on the treatment of breast diseases.

Dr. Wolfgarten also offers tomosynthesis in addition to conventional methods like sonography and mammography. Tomosynthesis is a 3D mammography, during which the X-ray tube moves in a semicircle over the breast, making 3D imaging millimeter by millimeter possible.

Additionally, imaging diagnostics help take tissue samples for further investigation accurate to the millimeter.

Diagnostic devices

  • open high-field MRI scanner (1.5 Tesla)—also a very good option for claustrophobic and overweight patients up to 250 kg (550 lbs)
  • high-field MRI scanner with 3 Tesla—high-definition images of the brain or joints
  • multispiral CT with reduced radiation
  • digital/conventional X-raying
  • digital angiography device (angiography/myelography)
  • ultrasound

Diagnostic and therapeutic services (examples)

MRI, e.g.,

  • total body MRI
  • MR angiography (head, throat, kidney, pelvic, legs)
  • cardiac MRI (heart MRI)
  • MRCP (imaging of gall and pancreas)
  • orthopedic MRI (joints, functional spine MRI)
  • MR mammography
  • prostate MRI
  • pediatric MRI (also under sedation/anesthesia)

CT, e.g.,

  • CT angiography (head, throat, kidney, pelvic, legs)
  • cardiac CT (coronary vessels)
  • CT throat, lung, abdomen
  • CT interventions (biopsy, microtherapy)

Examinations of the breast

  • mammography and galactography (imaging of the breast´s milk ducts)
  • tomosynthesis (3D mammography)
  • MR mammography
  • breast ultrasound

Minimally invasive services

  • biopsies
    • stereotactic vacuum biopsy (image-assisted sampling of tissue by use of a vacuum-powered instrument)
    • tomosynthesis biopsy (sampling of lacerated tissue that is neither visible in ultrasound nor in 2D mammography)
    • ultrasound-assisted punch biopsy (sampling of tissue by use of a punch needle)
    • MR vacuum biopsy (MR-assisted sampling of tissue by use of a vacuum-powered instrument)
    • stereotactic wire localization biopsy (imaging-assisted marking of abnormal breast tissue that is causing concern with a wire)

We also offer

  • conventional radiology (digital)
  • fluoroscopy (real-time moving X-ray images)
  • intra-arterial angiography
  • phlebography (veins)
  • neuroradiology