Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin
Department of Nuclear Medicine (569844)
Specialized in: nuclear medicine
About the department
The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin offers the diagnostics and treatment of various diseases using modern radioactive drugs and advanced medical equipment. The diagnostic capabilities include various examinations of the thyroid gland, skeleton bones, heart, kidneys, lungs, brain, liver and biliary tract, as well as the search for foci of the inflammatory processes. In the field of therapy, the primary task of the department's doctors is the treatment of thyroid diseases (radioiodine therapy). All medical services comply with the standards of the German Society of Nuclear Medicine. The department is headed by Dr. med. Angela Mai.
In order to assess the structure and function of various organs, the department's specialists inject special radioactive chemical compounds (radiopharmaceuticals or radionuclides) into the human body, which are purposefully accumulated by the organs for the further examination. Scintigraphy involves the use of modern gamma cameras, which record the structure and metabolic processes in various organs. PET-CT is carried out in collaboration with the Charite Hospital.
A feature of the department is a specialized Radioimmunoassay Laboratory, where the doctors work on the radioactive substances. With the help of reliable research methods, the laboratory experts can detect certain concentrations of substances in the blood. The examined biological material is mixed with the radioactive substances, then it is processed in accordance with the standards and re-examined (in vitro diagnostics). Special attention in the laboratory is paid to the examination of the functional activities of the thyroid gland.
The service range of the department includes:
- Diagnostic options
- Scintigraphy and ultrasound examination of the thyroid and parathyroid glands
- Skeletal scintigraphy (separate areas and the whole body)
- Myocardial scintigraphy
- Function renal scintigraphy with the detection of certain parameters
- Functional pulmonary scintigraphy for the detection of circulatory disorders and ventilation
- Scintigraphy in cerebral circulation disorders
- Functional biliary tract scintigraphy
- Functional salivary gland scintigraphy
- Bone marrow scintigraphy
- Special scintigraphic examinations for the identification of inflammatory processes in bones and soft tissues (particularly in the diagnostics of fever of unknown origin)
- Lymph node scintigraphy (including sentinel lymph nodes) in skin cancer
- Ultrasound examinations
- Fine-needle aspiration biopsy
- Diagnostics within the Radioimmunoassay Laboratory
- PET-CT (in collaboration with the Charite Hospital)
- Pain therapy in bone metastases
- Pain therapy in chronic inflammatory changes in the knee joint (radiosynoviorthesis)
- Drug therapy of the thyroid diseases (radioactive iodine therapy)
- Other diagnostic and treatment methods
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