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University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
10/10 from 70 Votes

Department of Nuclear Medicine (278013)

Wolfgang Weber

Prof. Dr. med.

Wolfgang Weber

Specialized in: nuclear medicine

The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich offers the full range of services in this field. The key clinical focuses include the diagnosis and treatment of tumors, thyroid, kidney, brain and heart diseases. To do this, doctors have at their disposal all the necessary medical equipment of the latest generation, for example, devices for PET-CT, SPECT/CT, MRI, etc. The Chief physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Weber.

There are 13 inpatient beds available for patients (the largest Department of Nuclear Medicine in Germany). With more than 5,500 outpatient thyroid examinations, more than 5,000 PET studies, more than 2,000 traditional studies in the field of nuclear medicine, as well as with an annual number of more than 800 inpatients, the Department Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the largest and most authoritative Nuclear Medicine Centers in the whole Europe.

The medical team of the department consists of 5 senior physicians and 11 assistant physicians, 15 medical and technical workers, 3 nurses with special training in the field of PET, and 11 care nurses. To provide interdisciplinary, comprehensive medical care, the department works in close cooperation with many other departments of the hospital. In addition, the department is part of the Roman Herzog Comprehensive Cancer Center (Roman-Herzog-Krebszentrums), which contributes to the most effective therapy in cancer treatment.

Also worth noting are the most significant achievements of the department, namely it is the certified Center of Excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of neuroendocrine tumors (the certificate of the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS)) and its PET-CT Unit is certified by the European Association for Nuclear Medicine (EANM).

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant thyroid diseases
    • Ultrasound examinations
    • Scintigraphy
    • Laboratory blood tests
    • Fine needle puncture biopsy
    • Radioiodine therapy for the treatment of benign and malignant thyroid diseases
    • Other diagnostic and therapeutic options
  • Diagnosis and treatment of oncological diseases
    • 68Ga-PSMA PET for prostate cancer detection
    • Radium-223 dichloride therapy in prostate cancer
    • Lutetium-177-PSMA therapy for metastatic prostate cancer
    • Selective internal radiation therapy for primary and secondary liver tumors
    • DOTANOC PET Ga-68 study for the detection of neuroendocrine tumors, as well as for targeted therapy
    • Other diagnostic and therapeutic options
  • Diagnosis of heart diseases
    • Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (for example, in ischemic heart disease)
    • FDG-PET scan
    • Cardiac MRI (to detect structural changes, such as scarring, connective tissue proliferation (fibrosis) or swelling)
    • Combined PET and MRI (for example, for the detection of myocarditis, cardiac sarcoidosis, endocarditis)
    • Other diagnostic services
  • Diagnosis of diseases of the nervous system (for example, FDG-PET for the detection of Alzheimer's disease, some forms of dementia, epilepsy)
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic services

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