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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

location_on Krefeld, Germany
9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Department Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology (384362)

Marcus Katoh

Prof. Dr. med.

Marcus Katoh

Specialized in: adult and pediatric diagnostic, interventional radiology, neuroradiology

About the department

The Department Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology at the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld offers the full range of services in the areas of its specialization. The department has state-of-the-art equipment, thanks to which doctors successfully carry out imaging diagnostics allowing them to determine the diagnosis as accurately as possible and develop the most effective treatment regimen. The department performs X-ray studies, ultrasound scanning, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), angiography, mammography and a combined method of computed tomography with positron emission tomography (PET-CT). Cardiac CT and MRI are also carried out in cooperation with the Department of Cardiology. The department is one of the few medical facilities of this kind in Germany specializing in the imaging diagnostics in children. The range of the department's services is complemented by minimally invasive image-guided therapeutic procedures. In the field of interventional radiology, the focus is on the treatment of pain syndromes, vascular diseases, benign and malignant tumors, as well as metastases. The department's radiologists strictly adhere to the radiation protection standards, so all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are absolutely safe for patients.The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Marcus Katoh.

The advanced diagnostic equipment and high professionalism of doctors allow them to make high-quality diagnostics, detecting the slightest deviations in the work of organs before the onset of clinical symptoms. Ultrasound, CT, MRI, angiography, as well as myelography of the brain and spinal cord are of particular interest to the specialists. In addition, the department focuses on the diagnostics of cancers of various localization and cardiac imaging diagnostics. The specialists of the medical facility use in their work a modern picture archiving and communication system, thanks to which the results of imaging tests are available to doctors in all departments of the clinic.

The diagnostic imaging tests in children are carried out by specially trained doctors with the use of medical equipment adapted to the characteristics of a growing child's body. Pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, orthopedists, neurosurgeons and other specialists are often involved in the diagnostic process. For maximum comfort of young patients, doctors allow the parents to stay with their children during the diagnostic examinations and support them throughout the entire process. The diagnostic procedures in the field of pediatric radiology include ultrasound, radiography, fluoroscopy, CT and MRI. The negative impact of X-rays on the child's body during the diagnostics in the department is completely excluded.

However, the department's work is not limited to diagnostics. It also successfully performs image-guided interventional therapeutic procedures. In many cases, such treatment can effectively eliminate the pathology and save the patient from the need for a full-fledged surgical intervention, which is often associated with risks and long postoperative recovery. The department's interventional radiologists specialize in the treatment of chronic pain, benign neoplasms, stenoses and vascular occlusions caused by atherosclerosis, aneurysms, malignant tumors and their metastases. In addition, the patients can undergo highly competent interventional treatment of diseases of the brain and spinal cord – thrombectomy in the case of stroke, therapeutic procedures for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms, carotid artery stenting, correction of arteriovenous malformations (angiomas).

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Diagnostic radiology
    • Ultrasound scanning
    • X-ray studies
    • Angiography
    • Computed tomography (CT)
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • Cardiac CT and MRI (in collaboration with cardiologists)
    • Mammography
    • Combined computed tomography with positron emission tomography (PET-CT)
    • Radiological diagnostics in children
      • Ultrasound scanning
      • X-ray studies
      • Fluoroscopy
      • Computed tomography (CT)
      • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Interventional radiology
    • Treatment of benign neoplasms and chronic pain
      • Prostate artery embolization for benign prostatic hyperplasia
      • Arterial embolization for chronic joint pain
      • Hemorrhoidal artery coil embolization
      • Uterine artery embolization for uterine fibroids
    • Treatment of stenoses and vascular occlusions due to atherosclerosis
      • Stent implantation and balloon dilatation of the vessels in the pelvis and lower limbs
      • Stent implantation and balloon dilatation of the kidney arteries
    • Treatment of aneurysms in the body, limbs and brain, abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms 
    • Treatment of malignant tumors and metastases
      • Brachytherapy for the treatment of malignant tumors
      • Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) for the treatment of liver cancer
      • Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (for example, for the treatment of lung and liver tumors)
      • Irreversible electroporation for the treatment of pancreatic tumors
    • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting
    • Minimally invasive dialysis shunt formation or recanalization
    • Pain therapy for chronic back pain (injection of anesthetic drugs)
  • Neuroradiology
    • Diagnostic tests
      • X-ray studies
      • Ultrasound scanning
      • Computed tomography (CT)
      • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
      • Angiography, including contrast-enhanced and digital subtraction angiography
      • Myelography (examination of the spinal canal with contrast enhancement)
    • Image-guided interventional therapy
      • Thrombectomy for the treatment of stroke
      • Interventional procedures for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms
      • Carotid artery stenting in the case of their stenosis
      • Correction of arteriovenous malformations (angiomas) in cooperation with neurosurgeons and radiation surgeons
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic options

Curriculum vitae

Higher Education and Professional Career

  • October 1993 - December 1999 Study of Human Medicine, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf. Completed with the third part of the medical licensing examination.
  • February 2000 - July 2001 Physician in Training, Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf.
  • August 2000 Doctoral thesis defense, Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Duesseldorf. Thesis subject: "Surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis with special regard to long-term outcomes".
  • August 2006 Admission to medical practice.
  • August 2001 - December 2003 Assistant Physician, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital RWTH Aachen.
  • January 2004 - May 2004 Grant, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Department of Cardiology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • June 2004 Visiting Physician, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Radiology (MRI Division), USA.
  • June 2004 - Aug 2006 Assistant Physician, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital RWTH Aachen.
  • July 2006 Postdoctoral thesis, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, RWTH Aachen. Postdoctoral thesis subject:
  • "MR coronary angiography: techniques of imaging the vascular lumen, the vessel wall and the coronary blood flow".
  • August 2006 Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology.
  • August 2006 - October 2006 Senior Physician, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital RWTH Aachen.
  • November 2006 - June 2011 Managing Senior Physician, Section for Angiography, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Saarland, Homburg.
  • September 2007 - June 2011 Managing Senior Physician, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Saarland, Homburg.
  • September 2009 3rd place in the appointment proposal while applying for the W2 professorship for cardiopulmonary imaging, Institute for X-Ray Diagnostics, University of Regensburg.
  • March 2010 Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Saarland.
  • August 2010 Instructor for Interventional Radiology, German Society of Interventional Radiology (DeGIR).
  • Since July 2011 Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology at the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld.
  • April 2009 - October 2011 Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program, RheinAhrCampus Remagen.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Helios Klinikum Krefeld

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