University Hospital Essen
Department of Radiation Therapy (290004)
Specialized in: radiation therapy
The Department of Radiation Therapy at the Essen University Hospital offers all current radiation therapy techniques. The director of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Martin Stuschke. A specialized medical team has four linear accelerators. The patients receive a necessary medical care in two inpatient wards, as well as undergo both outpatient diagnosis and treatment (in the polyclinic). There is maintained tight interdisciplinary cooperation with 14 cancer working groups (specializing in various diseases / organs) of the West German Cancer Center (WTZE), which provides regular interdisciplinary consultations for the patients.
The Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Martin Stuschke uses radiation therapy to treat benign tumors and malignant diseases. According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Radiation Therapy at the Essen University Hospital ranks among the top German departments specializing in radiation therapy! The multimodal, multidisciplinary treatment of bronchial cancer, breast cancer in women (within the Breast Center), prostate cancer, sarcomas, as well as the treatment of malignant lymphomas and tumors in childhood make up a special focus of the Department. There is performed a targeted radiation of brain tumors. The Essen University Hospital has state-of-the-art technical equipment, in particular, a tomotherapy unit for the imaging intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Other linear accelerators are used to carry out the breathing control radiation therapy. Furthermore, the Essen University Hospital has an afterloading system and a Telekobalt device for a total body irradiation before bone marrow transplantation.
The treatment focuses of the Department of Radiation Therapy at the Essen University Hospital under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Martin Stuschke are:
- Radiation therapy
- Stereotactic radiotherapy
- Radiation treatment planning
- Total body irradiation
- Essen, Germany