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X-ray and imaging

  • Service
  • 8 municipalities
  • Public service

Imaging includes

  • basic x-ray examinations
  • ultrasound examinations
  • computed tomography examinations (CT)
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • angiographies
  • nuclear imaging and treatment
  • interventional radiology
  • fluoroscopic examination
  • radiation safety and quality control

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Imaging examinations are performed to support diagnostics, i.e. examinations are performed at the request of the treating physician. Therefore, a referral written by the treating physician is always required for examinations.

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To whom and on what terms

In public health care, a doctor’s referral is always required for imaging examinations. Private service providers also offer imaging services without a referral.

Background information

Imaging can be used to assist in the examination of illnesses and monitoring treatments. Imaging includes X-rays and CT scans, MRI and ultrasound scans, thermal imaging, and isotope analyses. Vital functions, such as sleep, alertness, or the brain’s electrical activity, can also be imaged.

Imaging is performed by hospitals, health and social services centres, and private service providers. Some images can also be taken at home and forwarded to the correct party.

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Text edited by: Soite
Updated: 14/2/2024