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Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim

Cologne, Germany


Department of Radiation Therapy


Eckhard Ingenhoff

Dr. med.

Eckhard Ingenhoff

Specialized in: radiation therapy

The Department of Radiation Therapy at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim under the direction of Dr. med. Eckhard Ingenhoff offers the entire spectrum of modern radiation therapy. The Department has two modern Synergy linear accelerators, as well as a new afterloading system. In addition, there is provided implantation of the radioactive source for prostate cancer, as well as intraoperative radiation for breast cancer. To plan radiation, the Department uses Toshiba Aquilion Large Bore Wide Field CT scanner with a gantry aperture of 90 cm.

The Department of Radiation Therapy at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim offers radiation for both malignant and benign neoplastic diseases. There are conducted all the modern radiation oncology treatments, such as IMRT, IGRT, IORT, brachytherapy that is often combined with radiochemotherapy. It is also possible to carry out stereotactic radiation and radiation with breathing control. The Department under the direction of Dr. med. Eckhard Ingenhoff is focused on malignant diseases of the lungs, female breast and digestive organs, brain tumors, head and neck tumors, gynecological and urological tumors.

The variety of available radiotherapy techniques suggests the possibility of their different combinations, and thus ensures an optimal patient medical care. The treatment at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim is provided by a friendly, highly motivated team that is specially trained to deal with cancer patients. Headed by Dr. med. Eckhard Ingenhoff, the medical team consists of technical assistants, radiologists, physicians and physicists.

The range of medical services of the Department of Radiation Therapy at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim:

  • Surface Guided Radiation Therapy  
  • Orthovoltage radiotherapy
  • High-voltage radiotherapy
  • Brachytherapy with enclosed radionuclides
  • Radioactive models (moulages)
  • Production and individual adaptation of the fixing and therapeutic aids for radiotherapy
  • Radiation stimulation for external radiation and brachytherapy
  • Radiation planning for percutaneous radiation and brachytherapy
  • Outpatient counseling

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