Musculoskeletal radiology deals with the body's musculoskeletal system. It examines bones, muscles, joints and soft tissues that are causing problems due to accidents, inflammation or erosion. It also involves carrying out follow-up checks on orthopaedic implants and assessing lesions in connecting and supporting tissue. Specialists work closely with colleagues in traumatology and orthopaedics, and also rheumatology and plastic surgery.

In many cases, a standard two-dimensional X-ray image is sufficient. For a better assessment of the bones, computed tomography (CT) is ideal. In special cases involving muscles, ligaments or cartilage, meanwhile, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound (US) are used. Nuclear medicine procedures (e.g. SPECT or CT) are also used to assess degenerative changes and joint replacements.


Why choose Hirslanden


Musculoskeletal radiology is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our musculoskeletal radiology specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


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