It is impossible to imagine modern medicine without cross-sectional diagnostic imaging. Thanks to highly complex methods, we can detect even the smallest changes in the body at an early stage and thereby contribute to timely and effective treatment with a decisive step. A high degree of care and experience is necessary for this. As the leading diagnostic centres in Austria, we have both. And of course, our equipment is always state of the art.
Founded by Univ. Prof. Dr. Dieter Szolar and Univ. Doz. Dr. Klaus Preidler in 2000, Diagnostikum Graz has been combining excellent radiological expertise and the latest technological medical equipment since the very beginning.
In 2001, Siemens installed the first 4-slice CT at Diagnostikum Graz. In 2005, this was followed by the first 64-slice multilayer spiral CT, which significantly increased the precision of examinations and reduced their duration.
Only three years after we had acquired a multilayer CT, it was followed by the 3-tesla MRT, another excellent new purchase – number 17 in the SIEMENS MAGNETOM® Verio worldwide series.
After their successes in Graz, Szolar and Preidler enlarged the institute and in 2007, expanded Diagnosezentrum Meidling, making it one of the leading and most important institutes in the Vienna area.
Diagnostikum Graz has been the leading institute for cross-sectional diagnostic imaging in southern Austria since 2002, and today we rank as the highest in the country.
In 2013, we opened MRT-Diagnostikum in Schladming and became active in the field of nuclear medicine in Graz. With Diagnosezentrum Salzburg Süd, we began a teleradiological cooperation and from this point on, were also responsible for MR diagnostics at the Provincial Sigmund Freud Psychiatric Hospital of Graz.
The Siemens SOMATOM Force® computed tomography system reduces exposure to radiation by up to 90 per cent, and the quantity of contrast medium can also be considerably reduced. Our machine has the worldwide serial number 14.
The acquisition of two PET-CT scanners for our institutes in Graz and Vienna (in Vienna, in cooperation with the diagnostic centres Urania and Favoriten) was a great asset. With their help, not only bodily structures but also metabolic functions can be imaged in the most precise way.
Thanks to the two 3-tesla and four 1.5-tesla MRTs, as well as the three multilayer spiral CTs, our institutes have the latest equipment.
Dual-source or dual-energy computed tomography, magnetic resonance tomography, PET-CT
Additionally in Vienna: digital radiography, digital mammography, Doppler sonography, bone density measurement, low-dose X-ray radiation
Additionally in Graz: nuclear medicine
Our five habilitated doctors have demonstrated their specialised knowledge and experience of almost 15 years in diagnostic imaging in more than 1,100 nationally and internationally renowned scientific publications.
In addition to diagnostics, research also enjoys a high profile – as a result of the excellent connections with the Medical University of Graz and the Medical University of Vienna, diploma theses and publications are constantly written at both locations. Doctors from our institutes often also give lectures at international conferences.