MR Information for Physicians
We examine patients from all workplaces (including medical facilities outside the VFN) and all health insurance companies.
Department of magnetic resonance at the central workplace (MR central)
- VFN main campus (U Nemocnice 499/2, Prague 2),
building A8 (building I. surgical clinic), second basement
- By phone: 22496 2899 (8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
- By email: email@example.com (scan of the request form and telephone to the patient)
- In person (8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Department of Magnetic Resonance at the Neurological Clinic
- VFN Neurological Clinic building (Kateřinská 30, Prague 2)
- Preferably by email: firstname.lastname@example.org (scan of application form and patient contact information including e-mail)
- In person (8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
- I will send the application form by post to the workplace address (Kateřinská 30, Prague 2)
We carry out the investigation on the basis of a duly completed application form, a sample application form can be found here. We accept applications from all workplaces (even outside VFN).
Do not forget to fill in the identification and contact details of the patient and the referring doctor and workplace and confirm the absence of contraindications to the MR examination. We accept MR applications from all workplaces.
Examination of patients under analgosedation or general anesthesia (Department of MR at the Neurological Clinic, tel. 22496 9570)
Patients who are unable to lie still during the examination (15-30 min) or suffer from claustrophobia can be examined under analgosedation or general anesthesia. These examinations are performed in the presence of an anesthetist every Tuesday morning.
The referring physician is obliged to arrange for a pre-operative examination and deliver its results to the MRI no later than on the day and time of the patient's appointment. Furthermore, on the day of the examination, the referring physician ensures the patient's hospitalization within the VFN and the patient's transfer after the examination to the inpatient ward for observation after the anesthetic procedure. (This procedure in agreement with the anesthesia and resuscitation clinic).
The request for the examination to be performed in the presence of an anesthesiologist must be arranged at the magnetic resonance secretariat by phone (tel. 22496 9570 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.) and this fact must also be noted on the request form, which must be sent by internal mail to the MR department in the neurology building clinics.
It is not possible to perform some MR examinations under general anesthesia due to the impossibility of patient cooperation, non-standard examination position or preparation of the patient for the examination (consult with the doctor of the MR department which examinations can be performed).
Examination of infectious patient (Department of MR at the Neurological Clinic, tel. 22496 5461)
If you are asking for an infectious patient, you should indicate the type of infection, such as “MRSA”, on the request form. In accordance with PP – VFN – 018, the date and time of the MR examination will be determined, probably in the evening.
All image documentation is in electronic form and is managed in the PACS VFN system. Patient images from a specific examination can be sent free of charge to another workplace connected to the ePACS system.
Request to send images from:
- Department of magnetic resonance at the central workplace (MR central): email@example.com
- Department of Magnetic Resonance at the Neurological Clinic: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 22496 9570
Image documentation can be burned onto a CD carrier, the patient must come in person or his representative with a power of attorney.
The provision of a copy of visual documentation in this way at the patient's request is subject to a fee according to the current VFN price list. If the doctor requests photo documentation on the application form, it is provided free of charge.
The description of the examination is sent in printed form to the address of the relevant referring physician indicated on the application form, the description is also stored in the VFN hospital information system.
Due to the impossibility of identity verification due to the GDPR, the result of the examination cannot be communicated by phone to the requesting doctor, the patient or his family.
Routinely examined magnetic resonance areas
Head: brain, orbits, pituitary gland, pons, intracranial arteries and veins, soft tissues of the head
Neck: soft tissues of the neck, parathyroid glands, carotids
Spine: C, Th, LS spine, sacroiliac joints
Abdomen: liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenal glands, MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), MR enterography
Pelvis: uterus, ovaries, pelvic floor, prostate, penis, rectum, bladder
Joints: Knee joint, ankle joint, shoulder joint, wrist, elbow (due to reimbursement limits by the health insurance company, only one joint can be examined per day), hip joints, temporomandibular joint.
Statim examinations - emergency service (Dept. of MR at the Neurological Clinic)
- emergency mobile number: 727 984 276
- examination rooms: 22496 5461 (from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Statim examinations can be arranged with the radiologist on duty at tel. 22496 5461 or emergency mobile phone +420 727 984 276. The radiologist on duty decides on the fact that it is a static examination.
Ordering a patient with an MR compatible pacemaker or defibrillator (Department of MR at the Neurological Clinic, tel. 22496 5461)
We only perform it in patients who had the device implanted in the VFN.
In order to examine a patient with an MR compatible pacemaker or defibrillator, the following conditions must be met:
- The referring physician must confirm in writing the MR compatibility of the pacemaker or defibrillator including implanted electrodes (form F-RADIO-28) and its switching to MR compatible mode. Confirmation must not be older than 24 hours.
- Before the examination, the patient's pacemaker must be switched to MR compatible mode (provided by the referring physician in cooperation with the department where the pacemaker/defibrillator was implanted). The cardiologist will assess whether the presence of a cardiologist is necessary during the MR examination.
- Pacemaker / defibrillator documentation must be delivered to the MR department, where data on the permitted parameters of the MR examination are given: magnetic induction (1.5T / 3T), possible isocentric exclusion, maximum SAR values, maximum duration of the examination, etc., in order to avoid possible damage to the pacemaker/defibrillator.
- The patient's position must always be supine with the head facing the magnet, unless another position is explicitly allowed in the pacemaker/defibrillator documentation. For this reason, some examinations even with MR compatible pacemakers / defibrillators cannot be performed routinely. These are examinations that are performed lying on the stomach (for example, breast examination) or the patient is positioned with his head from the magnet (for example, MRA of the pelvis and lower limbs).
If you need to order a patient with an MR compatible pacemaker or defibrillator, please consult this request on tel. 22496 9570.