Institute of Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology
The Institute of Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology is charged with using imaging processes to diagnose and treat a variety of disorders that affect the entire body. Its fields of investigation range from inflammations and injuries to diseases of the inner organs and tumors. Functional disorders of the vascular system (various illnesses of the blood and lymph vessels) can be identified and visually depicted using modern imaging procedures.
Range of services
The Institute of Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology offers the full spectrum of diagnostic services at the very highest level: Examinations involve conventional x-ray diagnostics including fluoroscopy, mammography, CT scans, magnetic resonance tomography, and ultrasound. Only the first three of these examination procedures use x-rays and therefore involve exposure to radiation.
A large number of services are offered in terms of interventional radiology, with the main medical fields being minimally invasive pain therapy for the spine, ultrasound-guided puncture of organs, CT or MRI, the marking and puncture of suspicious breast lesions, diverse vascular interventions, and the stabilization of vertebral fractures using vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty.
There is as minimal exposure to radiation as possible in our institute thanks to the availability of the most modern, fully digital devices, which work while using far smaller doses of radiation than was previously the norm. The new examination systems can provide more conclusive diagnoses and have improved patient comfort by decreasing the time needed for examinations.
- Digital x-ray/fluoroscopy
- Digital mammography
- Computerized tomography (CT)
- Magnet resonance imaging (MRI)
- DEXA bone density scanning
- Minimally invasive pain therapy
- Diverse array of biopsies
Please note: Amended opening hours currently apply! Please phone to check the current opening hours.
Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last appointment 5:45 p.m.)
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (last appointment 1:30 p.m.)
- Ultrasound, mammography, fluoroscopy, computerized tomography:
Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 08.00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- DEXA bone density scanning:
Monday to Friday by arrangement
Call for an appointment: Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m!
Agreements in place with all insurers: ÖGK (formerly WGKK and GKK throughout Austria), company health insurance funds, SVS (formerly SVA and SV), BVAEB (formerly VA der österr. Eisenbahnen und des Bergbaus and BVA), KFA
Approval by a senior medical officer for CT or MRI scans is no longer required for patients insured by ÖGK (as of January 2, 2020). For patients insured by other providers, when you make your appointment we will be happy to explain whether or not you need approval by a senior medical officer for your CT or MRI scan.
|Average waiting time|
|Computerized tomography (CT)||2 working days|
|Magnet resonance imaging||5 working days|
In urgent or acute cases (e.g. symptoms of stroke, suspected brain hemorrhage), patients are given an appointment very quickly.
Please bring the following with you when you come for your appointment:
- approval by a senior medical officer for CT or MRI scan, if required
- completed information sheet for CT or MRI scan, if required
- images from any previous examinations from other radiological institutes, and test results
For digital mammography please bring the following:
- Women aged 45 to 69 who are enrolled in the Austrian breast cancer screening program, “early detection”: e-card
- Women aged 40 to 44 years, or from 70 onwards, who have already registered for the screening program: e-card
- All women (regardless of age) with symptoms, suspected breast cancer, increased hereditary risk, or who have breast cancer or are in recovery: e-card and referral
- Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Up to 7:00 p.m. by arrangement
You will generally receive your results the next working day. If you wish they can be sent to your home address. In a few cases (e.g. second opinion) it may take slightly longer to produce the results. If so, you will be told about this when you arrive for your examination.
In urgent cases, results can be provided within one to two hours.
Test results and other medical documents are subject to strict data protection requirements and may only be collected by someone else if you have given written consent.
Döbling Outpatient Center is only permitted to give the relevant documents to the authorized person on presentation of this consent together with an official photographic proof of identity (e.g. driver’s license, ID card, passport).
Please note that reprinting either from DVDs or printing of the images on paper is only possible for a fee of € 10.
Erster OA Dr. Zsolt Kuliffay
OA Dr. Jens Rosigkeit
OA Dr. Paul Breitner
OA Dr. Egor Usikov
Dr. Franziska Wick
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Ilse–Gerlinde Sunk
Dr. Anne Kolin
Dr. Martina Distelmaier