Musculoskeletal Imaging Section

Musculoskeletal diagnostics are one of the largest segments of radiology. The numerous local and systemic diseases of bones, joints, and muscles make musculoskeletal imaging interesting, challenging and diverse. Typical diseases of the musculoskeletal system include degenerative, inflammatory, and traumatic joint changes, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or cruciate ligament ruptures, chronic overuse reactions in bones, ligaments and tendons, peripheral nerve diseases, tumors of the bone and soft tissue, and muscle diseases.

Who are we?

We are a certified musculoskeletal specialty center and recognized as a training center by the German Radiological Society (Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft). Our team offers many years of clinical and scientific expertise in the field of musculoskeletal imaging of the entire musculoskeletal system.
In addition, we work closely with our colleagues from the departments of rheumatology, anatomy, neurology as well as orthopedics and trauma surgery to ensure the highest standard of diagnostics and therapy of the diverse diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

What do we offer?

We offer the entire spectrum of musculoskeletal diagnostics and interventional therapy. We use established applications at the latest technical and scientific standard as well as innovative and future-oriented procedures and techniques, such as conventional radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), arthrography and image-guided interventions (diagnostic and therapeutic).
These include, among others:

  • MR imaging of joints in the context of degenerative, inflammatory and traumatic disease
  • Dual Energy CT for crystal arthropathies
  • Multimodal imaging of bone and soft tissue tumors
  • Dedicated MRI muscle imaging of sports injuries, neuromuscular diseases, and myositis (TRUFI, DTI)
  • MR and CT arthrography
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of bone tumors (e.g. osteoid osteoma)
  • Image-guided biopsies
  • Image-guided infiltrations
  • Structural and compositional (molecular) imaging of cartilage (dGEMRIC, T2 mapping, T2* mapping, sodium, gagCEST)


Medical support of competitive and professional athletes

In addition to regular patient care we offer competitive and professional athletes our immediate and comprehensive care for sports related injuries. Our aim is to establish an immediate diagnosis to facilitate the ideal treatment. On the one hand, this is to facilitate a return to training and competition as soon as possible, on the other hand immediate diagnosis helps prevent premature resumption of exercise that could lead to a protracted injury and/or secondary injuries. Sports injuries can affect the entire musculoskeletal system. This includes injuries to the ankle, the knee, the shoulder, and the elbow. However, injuries that are rather rare in the general population, such as muscle tears or injuries of the muscle-tendon transition, are more common among athletes. For example, an injury of a thin ligament can already cause joint instability ruling out exercise at a competitive level.
As a certified center of excellence for musculoskeletal imaging with highest standards, we offer the necessary professional expertise and technical equipment to diagnose all types of sports injuries of the musculoskeletal system and thus contribute to the optimal recovery.
Currently, we are covering the radiological care of the CHTC (1. Bundesliga Field Hockey).
If you are also interested in comprehensive imaging of sports-related injuries, please contact us (Email: or

Our equipment

We use technical equipment at latest technical standards:


  • Two 3 T MRI (Siemens Prisma, Siemens Skyra)
  • Three 1.5 T MRI (Siemens Avanto Fit, 2x Siemens Sola)
  • Three CT (Siemens FLASH, Siemens Edge, Siemens Somatom AS+)


Dr. med. Farid Ziayee

Leitender Oberarzt
Facharzt für Radiologie, Neuroradiologie; Fort- und Weiterbildung, Lehre; Muskuloskelettale Bildgebung

Official partner

Official partner Crefelder Hockey und Tennis Club 1890 eV.

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