MRI Lymphatic Vessels

Do you suffer from a swollen leg or arm after an operation? Then the cause may be a disturbed drainage of the lymph, a so-called lymphoedema. ARISTRA offers magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lymph vessels, also called MR lymphography. It helps to detect possible disturbances in lymph drainage.
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Symptoms for which an MRI of the lymphatic vessels may be appropriate

  • Swelling of the foot or lower leg
  • Pain in the foot or lower leg
  • Swelling in one or several of the following: hand, forearm, and upper arm
  • Pain in one or several of the following: hand, forearm, and upper arm
Experts Lymphatic system
PD Dr. med. Andreas Lubienski
PD Dr. med. Andreas Lubienski

Medical specialist for radiology
Expert for abdomen and musculoskeletal system
Priv.-Doz. Andreas Lubienski is a specialist in diagnostic radiology and an expert in abdominal, musculoskeletal, and interventional radiology. He worked on more than 150 publications during his scientific career as an Author and co-author.
Priv.-Doz. Andreas Lubienski is a specialist in radiology and an expert in abdominal, musculoskeletal, and interventional radiology.
PD Dr. med. Erika Jung-Ulbrich
PD Dr. med. Erika Jung-Ulbrich

Certified radiology specialist
Specialist musculoskeletal system
PD Dr. med. Erika Jung-Ulbrich is an expert in musculoskeletal radiology, with a focus on MRI of the musculoskeletal system. She completed her habilitation in musculoskeletal radiology at the University of Zurich and worked for several years as a senior physician at the University Hospital Zurich.
PD Dr. med. Erika Jung-Ulbrich is an expert in musculoskeletal radiology, with a focus on MRI of the musculoskeletal system.
Dr. med. Thomas Hambrock
Dr. med. Thomas Hambrock

Certified radiology specialist
Expert for prostate and oncological radiology
Dr. med. Thomas Hambrock is an expert in prostate cancer and oncological radiology. The focus of his research activities at Radboud University Hospital, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is on the development of advanced MRI sequences in oncological imaging.
Dr. med. Thomas Hambrock is an expert in prostate cancer and oncological radiology. He is researching the development of oncological MRI sequences.
PD Dr. med. Yasemin Tanyildizi
PD Dr. med. Yasemin Tanyildizi

Certified radiology specialist
Expert for Neuroradiology
PD Dr. med. Yasemin Tanyildizi is a certified specialist in radiology. She is an expert in neuroradiology and did research and habilitation at the University Medical Centre Mainz for many years. She has also completed numerous stays abroad, including in Australia and Turkey. She is the author of significant international scientific publications.
PD Dr. med. Yasemin Tanyildizi is a certified specialist in radiology and an expert in neuroradiology. She researched at the University Medical Centre Mainz.
PD Dr. med. Markus Zimmermann
PD Dr. med. Markus Zimmermann

Certified radiology specialist
Expert for abdomen
PD Dr. med. Markus Zimmermann is an expert in interventional radiology. He specialized in oncological interventions and abdominal imaging, especially CT and MRI diagnostics of the liver. He worked for several years as a senior physician at the University Hospital of RWTH Aachen, where he was responsible for angiography.
PD Dr. med. Markus Zimmermann is an expert in interventional radiology and abdominal imaging. He specialized in CT and MRI diagnostics of the liver.
A lymphatic drainage disorder is a frequent consequence after surgical interventions (for example, breast surgery, operations in the pelvis and groin area), tumour diseases or infectious diseases. The lymphatic drainage disorder leads to fluid retention in the tissue of a leg or arm, which becomes noticeable through swelling of the affected body part.
For optimal therapy, it is essential to distinguish whether arm or leg swelling is caused by a lymphatic drainage disorder or possibly by a disease of the veins.
MR lymphography can examine the lymph drainage channels and detect pathological changes. For this purpose, a few millilitres of contrast medium and a local anaesthetic are injected under the skin on the back of the foot or hand. After about 20-30 minutes, the contrast medium outflow in the lymph vessels is examined in the MRI. The examination takes place in the supine position and lasts about 60 minutes.

The MRI examinations of the lymphatic vessels at ARISTRA are continuously developed in collaboration with internationally recognised experts in vascular imaging. This means the images can be taken on-site using the most modern imaging technology and the latest scientific knowledge. Our vascular specialists evaluate your scans.
We offer this examination at the following locations:
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