Bundeswehr Hospital Berlin
Department of Interventional Radiology (570198)
Specialized in: interventional radiology
About the Department of Interventional Radiology at Bundeswehr Hospital Berlin
The Department of Interventional Radiology at the Bundeswehr Hospital Berlin conducts high-precision imaging diagnostics of all the organs and anatomical structures of the body, and also offers many interventional image-guided therapeutic procedures. Particular attention is paid to angiography to assess the state of the vascular system and patency of the blood vessels, skeletal X-ray scanning and comprehensive diagnostics of oncological diseases. The department cooperates with the specialists from all medical fields of the hospital, providing them with its technical resources for examining their patients. The department's doctors also specialize in image-guided interventional minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of certain diseases, such as vascular pathologies. The doctors of the medical facility work on state-of-the-art equipment, which guarantees a high safety of manipulations and a compliance with radiation protection standards. The department's patients most often undergo their diagnostic examinations and treatment on an outpatient basis, which is an indisputable advantage. The Head Physician of the department is Dr. med. Anett Tillmann.
The department carries out all types of X-ray scans, with the exception of mammography. These include classical X-ray, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound diagnostics. All imaging tests are performed on state-of-the-art and low-irradiation systems. For example, the department uses a Dual-Source CT, as well as 1,5 and 3 Tesla MRI. The department's specialists use computed tomography (CT) or ultrasound to successfully perform image-guided tissue sampling procedures (a biopsy), which are of particular value in the diagnostics of cancers. A great advantage of the department is also the use of a digital picture archiving and communication system, which helps the doctors to optimize the treatment process.
The department's specialists are also competent in the treatment of a wide range of diseases with the help of radiological interventions (minimally invasive procedures). In most cases, the specialists in interventional radiology deal with the treatment of vascular diseases. To repair pathological changes in the blood vessels, such as occlusion or stenosis, the specialists perform a percutaneous transluminal angioplasty or a stent implantation. The first procedure involves the elimination of stenosis or occlusion by introducing a special balloon that expands the lumen of the blood vessel and restores a normal blood flow. Stent implantation is also an effective treatment method for vascular obstruction by inserting a special frame-like structure into the narrowed site.
The department's therapeutic options are complemented by interventional treatment of chronic back pain. The essence of the treatment is a CT- or ultrasound-guided injection of painkillers directly into the pathological focus. This treatment option is usually recommended for the patients who cannot get rid of back pain with painkillers, physiotherapy, massage and other conservative methods. Interventional pain management gives excellent results and is absolutely safe, since imaging systems exclude damage to the functionally important anatomical structures of the spine. In addition, this therapy can be repeated.
The department's range of medical services includes:
- Diagnostic examinations
- All conventional X-ray scans, with the exception of mammography
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Ultrasound diagnostics
- Angiography (imaging of the blood vessels)
- Image-guided biopsy
- Image-guided puncture
- Interventional therapeutic procedures
- Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
- Stent implantation
- Interventional pain management for back pain
- Other diagnostic and therapeutic options
Photo of the doctor: (c) Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Berlin
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