University Hospital Essen
Department of Nuclear Medicine (290003)
Specialized in: nuclear medicine
The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Essen University Hospital performs numerous tasks in the diagnosis and treatment of the entire field of nuclear medicine. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Ken Herrmann. With the appropriate recommendations, the Department carries out all radioisotope examinations. A particular attention is given to the diagnosis (and treatment) of thyroid, especially care of patients with thyroid cancer, the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine tumors, as well as myocardial, skeletal scintigraphy and radioisotope examinations in childhood.
Moreover, the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Essen University Hospital specializes in PET diagnosis of patients with tumors and certain heart diseases.
The Department of Nuclear Medicine under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Ken Herrmann also performs radioisotope examinations:
- Radioiodine therapy for benign and malignant thyroid diseases
- Radiopeptide therapy for tumors with somatostatin receptors
- MIBG therapy for malignant pheochromocytoma or neuroblastoma
- Intraarterial radionuclide therapy for liver tumors
- Radionuclide therapy to eliminate skeletal pains in case of metastases
- Radionuclide therapy for malignant pleural or abdominal effusion
- Radioimmune therapy for CD20-positive follicular lymphomas
These areas also form the focuses of the scientific activity of the Department – quite often in cooperation with other departments, sections and institutes of the Essen University Hospital.
- Essen, Germany