Conradia Radiology Center Munich
Department of Diagnostics (25838)
Specialized in: diagnostics
About the department
The Department of Diagnostics at the Conradia Radiology Center Munich offers the full range of modern examinations for the prevention and early detection of diseases of all organs and anatomical structures of the human body. Within the walls of the medical facility, the patients can undergo such examinations as magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, digital radiography, sonography and various diagnostic tests in the field of nuclear medicine. To conduct high-quality and high-precision diagnostics, the department's doctors use advanced technical equipment, which allows them to detect the slightest abnormalities in the human body. The patients receive medical care form the highly qualified team of specialists consisting of therapists, cardiologists, radiologists and experts in the field of nuclear medicine. The doctors have solid clinical training and long experience, thanks to which they provide their patients with effective diagnostics, reducing the risks of developing serious diseases or detecting them at the initial stages, which guarantees a successful cure of the disease. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Lars Grenacher.
The department's medical team is convinced that the best way to maintain health and avoid the development of serious pathologies is to undergo regular comprehensive diagnostic examinations. Such diagnosis plays a special role in patients with a high risk of developing cancer, heart disease, gastrointestinal diseases and others. To provide patients with the maximum comfort, the department's specialists offer well-developed diagnostic "Check-up" programs. The department implements three programs: Premium Check-up, Premium Image Check-up and Premium Image Plus Check-up. In addition, the Check-up program for the patients who have suffered severe forms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and other life-threatening pathologies, is becoming more demanded today. The screening after coronavirus infection enables the patient to receive information about health risks and, if necessary, to take the necessary steps to eliminate them. In addition, the patients who have suffered COVID-19 are offered online counseling. The Premium Check-up program is a general examination and serves for the assessment of individual disease risks. The Premium Image Check-up program involves imaging diagnostics, including whole body imaging using MRI or X-rays. With this set of diagnostic examinations, the doctors can detect many diseases of the brain, blood vessels, heart, lungs and abdominal organs at the initial stages or completely exclude the presence of these pathologies. The Premium Image Plus Check-up diagnostic package is used for detailed examinations in order to determine the nature of the patient's complaints, confirm or exclude a particular disease. It goes without saying that after obtaining the diagnostic results, the doctor holds an individual consultation for the patient, during which he presents the diagnostic data, gives recommendations, etc.
Of particular importance for the department's specialists is imaging diagnostics for the detection of oncological diseases, which affect a large number of people both in Germany and around the world. Should cancer be suspected, the focus will be on comprehensive diagnostics in order to make an accurate diagnosis, and if the doctor detects an oncological process, the next step is the determination of the type of tumor, its size and location. The diagnostic data allow the doctors to develop the most effective treatment regimen, after which the patient can recover or achieve long-term remission.
The imaging diagnostics of the heart is also one of the priority focuses of the department's clinical practice. The specialists of the medical facility perform cardiac CT, which is an excellent alternative to diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Unlike cardiac catheterization, cardiac CT is performed on an outpatient basis and does not require any invasive procedures. Computed tomography allows the doctors to exclude or confirm coronary artery stenosis with the highest accuracy. In addition, the CT scan can determine the degree of calcification of the coronary arteries. In the case of unsatisfactory indicators, the specialists will calculate the risk of developing myocardial infarction within the next 5 years. Thus, this method is excellent for determining the individual risk of developing cardiac pathology. Based on the results of the examination, the patient receives recommendations for drug therapy in order to prevent coronary heart disease and acute coronary syndrome.
The department often admits the patients with chronic back and joint pain who want to undergo the comprehensive diagnostic examination of the musculoskeletal system. In addition, orthopedic imaging is indicated for the patients with injuries, including sports injuries, and for the patients with rheumatic diseases. To examine such patients, the department's doctors use CT and MRI scans, as well as skeletal scintigraphy.
The department's range of diagnostic services includes:
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with and without contrast enhancement, including MRI using the Hitachi progressive open scanner for claustrophobic patients
- Computed tomography with and without contrast enhancement
- Digital radiography (most commonly used to examine the thorax, kidneys, ureters, bladder and skeletal bones)
- Ultrasound scanning (most commonly used to examine soft tissues of the neck, thyroid gland, internal organs and to diagnose cancer)
- Examinations in the field of nuclear medicine
- Scintigraphy for the detection of inflammations and neoplasms
- Brain scintigraphy (Datscan)
- Myocardial scintigraphy with SPECT
- Kidney scintigraphy
- Bone scintigraphy
- Thyroid scintigraphy
- Combined method of positron emission tomography and computed tomography PET-CT
- Other diagnostic tests
Higher Education and Professional Career
- Study of Human Medicine at Heidelberg University.
- Clinical training for board certification at the University Hospital Heidelberg.
- 2001 - 2009 Senior Physician at the University Hospital Heidelberg.
- 02.2006 Habilitation, Heidelberg University.
- 2006 - 2015 Head of the Section for Gastrointestinal Imaging, University Hospital Heidelberg.
- 2008 Extraordinary Professor at Heidelberg University.
- 2009 - 2015 Deputy Head of the Department and Senior Physician with management responsibilities of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Heidelberg.
- Since 2015 Head of the Department of Diagnostic at the Conradia Radiology Center Munich.
- Imaging diagnostics of cancers.
- Imaging diagnostics of gastrointestinal diseases.
- Imaging diagnostics of cardiovascular diseases.
- Imaging diagnostics of prostate diseases.
- Interventional radiology.
Memberships in Professional Societies
- Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE).
- European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR).
- Bavarian State Medical Association.
- Working Group on Abdominal Radiology of the German Radiological Society.
Photo of the doctor: (c) Conradia Radiologie München
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