Academic Hospital Nuremberg
Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiation Therapy (302920)
Specialized in: radiation oncology, radiotherapy
The Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiation Therapy at the Academic Hospital Nuremberg provides the entire spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic services in radiation oncology. The department is headed by Dr. Clemens Albrecht.
The priority areas include radiation therapy for both benign and malignant diseases, as well as radiation therapy combined with chemotherapy and “afterloading” and hyperthermia, postoperative radiotherapy. In addition, the department provides advisory services on all cancer issues, as well as special consultations on the possibilities of treating cancer, especially on the effectiveness of radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
The department has state-of-the-art, computerized linear accelerators for high-voltage-therapy, an afterloading system for intracavitary, intraluminal and interstitial radiation with HDR, a hyperthermia apparatus, as well as a computer system for conventional 3D radiation planning.
The doctors of the department prefer innovative methods. These include initial radiation during the surgery, as well as intensity-modulated radiation therapy, for example, for the treatment of prostate cancer or tumors in the head and neck.
The service range of the department includes:
- Percutaneous radiation and brachytherapy
- Brachytherapy with the enclosed radionuclides
- Computerized image data analysis with 3D evaluation combined with radiation therapy
- IMRT, stereotaxy
- Intraoperative radiotherapy
- Construction and adaptation of fixators and treatment aids for radiation therapy
- Nuremberg, Germany