FAQ

Getting Here / Access

 

How do I get to your practice on public transport?

It is quite easy to prepare a route here on public transport using the Fahrtenplaner des MDV.

The nearest stops are:

  • Tram stop Johannisplatz: tram lines 4, 7, 12 and 15
  • Tram stop Augustusplatz (approx. 150 m walk): tram lines 8, 10, 11 and 16

From Leipzig’s main railway station, which is approx. 600 m from the ZRN, you can get here on foot or using the tram lines 4, 7, 12 or 15.

Where can I park?

If you are coming by car, the best idea is to park in the underground car park of the Praxisklinik am Johannisplatz, in which the ZRN is located. You can also use the adjacent, restricted outside car park of the Praxisklinik.

  • External users of the Praxisklinik's underground car park will be charged a parking fee of 3 Euros per hour.
    The parking fee for all our patients using the underground parking lot (accessible from Querstrasse) as well as the barred parking lot in the vicinity is 1 Euro for the first hour and 0.50 Euro for each additional hour.
  • Before leaving the practice, please ask staff at reception to give your ticket an additional scan. After paying the parking fee at one of the pay machines on the ground floor (beside the two sets of letter boxes) you have 15 minutes to leave the underground car park. After this time has elapsed, the barrier will not open and you will be expected to pay for the additional parking time at one of the pay machines.
  • If you lose or damage your ticket, you will not be able to drive out of the car park until you have validated a replacement ticket at one of the pay machines. This will cost you a fee of 10 EUR.

Alternatively, you can park in the underground car park on Augustplatz (Gewandhaus), which is approx. 150 m away from the Praxisklinik.

Where do I find your practice inside the Praxisklinik?

The central reception desk of the ZRN is on the first floor, accessible via staircase A (red signs).
Reception for private patients is also located on the 1st floor and is accessible through stairwell C (blue signage).

 

Appointments

 

How, and how quickly can I get an appointment?

You can arrange an appointment personally in our practice. It is also possible to register for an appointment by telephone or fax (please do not forget to give us your telephone number).

You may also request an appointment using the Appointment Form on our website. We will ring you back to arrange the appointment.

We will make every effort to see you as soon as possible, but this will depend on the medical urgency of your examination and any existing requests for appointments.

What information does the practice need when I register for an appointment?

The following information is necessary before we can arrange an appointment:

  • Surname, First Name, Date of Birth
  • Telephone number (where we can reach you best)
  • Health insurance documentation
  • Examination method (e.g. MRT, CT,...) and the closest possible description of your request, based on your doctor’s referral note

What kind of waiting times can I expect?

We make every effort to carry out your examination at the agreed appointment time.

However, our practice also deals with emergency cases; they are examined in addition to appointments already arranged. Please take into account, therefore, that there may be occasional delays in the subsequent time-table of appointments throughout the day.

 

Examination

 

How do I prepare for the examination?

The ZRN offers a wide spectrum of radiological and nuclear medical examinations, meaning that we cannot give general information on preparation for your examination.

We have collected detailed information regarding individual examinations for you under the menu item Examinations.

Tattoos and Permanent Make-up in a MRT?

If you have done a tattoo or permanent make/up recently, caution is advisable when planning an MRT examination. Skin damage may occur because of the incomplete healing process. Depending on pigments used, skin may swell or burn. An MRT examination may not take place earlier than six weeks since the application of a tattoo or permanent make-up.

How long will the examination take?

The duration of an examination depends on the procedure and the region of the body being examined in each case. Further information on this can be found under the menu item Examinations.

What will the examination procedure be like?

The ZRN offers a wide spectrum of radiological and nuclear medical examinations, meaning that we cannot give general information on examination procedure.

We have collected detailed information regarding individual examinations of various regions of the body for you under the menu item Examinations.

Will I be given a contrast agent?

The administering of contrast agents is dependent on the examination procedure, the region of the body being examined, and the medical issues considered. Information about this can be found under the menu item Examinations.

Can I drive after my examination?

After most examinations there will be no restriction on your ability to drive.

However, for some examinations it will be necessary to give you medication that may impair your capacity to drive. In this case, please pay strict attention to the waiting period of 2 hours before driving.

Relevant information about this can be found under the menu item Examinations.

 

Risks / Phobias / Side Effects

 

How high is the exposure to radiation?

Not all radiological procedures involve exposure to radiation. In the case of methods involving exposure to radiation, we aim to keep this as minimal as possible by using the most modern apparatus and procedures. This means that your radiation exposure is below the legal guidelines enforced by Germany’s especially strict regulations on protection from radiation.

I suffer from claustrophobia – does this mean you cannot carry out the examination?

Often, patients do not suffer from claustrophobia but are frightened of the examination itself and of the unfamiliar surroundings. This feeling is intensified by negative experiences and stories related by their circle of acquaintances or family.

Generally speaking, the sense of fear within a restricted space is dependent on the procedure and the region of the body being examined. We observe this tendency most often during magnetic resonance tomography.

Nonetheless, it is often possible to avoid the use of medication. When arranging an examination, please let us know in advance if you might need a sedative, so we may plan accordingly.

 

Findings

 

How long will it take to prepare the findings?

A detailed report with the results of the examination will be sent to the doctor who referred you to us. This will usually reach your doctor within a week; in case of medical necessity, it may also come at short notice on the same or the following day.

Can I take the images with me straight away?

In cases of medical necessity, we will give you the examination images directly. It is also possible to send the images directly to various clinics or established medical practices. You may also be given copies of the images, usually in the form of a CD. The doctor who referred you to the practice will let you know whether he/she requires the images. He/she may also have indicated this on your referral note.

If you would like an extra copy of the images for your own record, we will bill you for the costs of production.

 

Screening examinations

 

Do you also offer screening tests?

The ZRN also offers individual health services (IGeL).

We are happy to advise you regarding these. Please use the contact form. We will get in touch with you as quickly as possible.