University Hospital rechts der Isar der TU München

Munich, Germany

Department of Nuclear Medicine

Markus Schwaiger

Prof. Dr. med.

Markus Schwaiger

Specialized in: Nuclear Medicine

Maintaining close cooperation with other disciplines, the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar provides a wide range of advanced diagnosis and therapy by means of radioactive substances. A special attention is paid to diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant thyroid diseases.

The Department of Nuclear Medicine is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Markus Schwaiger. The Department has a lot of experience in diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant thyroid diseases. It has one of the largest radio-iodotherapy units in Germany. Other priority areas of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar include clinical use of positron emission tomography (PET) for the diagnosis of oncological, cardiological and neurological diseases. The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Markus Schwaiger has an integrated PET/CT camera for this purpose. This camera enables a combined metabolic PET-diagnosis and X-ray computer tomography during a single session. 

The Department offers the following treatment option to its patients:

  • Radioiodotherapy for benign and malignant thyroid diseases
  • Treatment by means of radium-223 dichloride Xofigo TM for prostatic carcinoma
  • Lu-177 isotope therapy–PSMA in case of prostatic cancer metastases
  • 177-LuDotatate therapy
  • Selective internal radiotherapy for primary and secondary liver cancers
  • Radiosynovectomy
  • Pain therapy

About hospital

The rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

With a workforce of around 5,000 employees, the university hospital Clinic right of the Isar is a renowned center for patient care, medical research and teaching of medicine. Every year, around 60,000 patients benefit from in-patient care and 245,000 patients – from outpatient care of the highest medical standard.

Through a close cooperation between patient care and research facilities, patients benefit from new scientific findings as quickly as possible.

The University Hospital rechts der Isar is composed of 33 separate clinics and departments and has 1,100 beds. This enables patients, according to their diagnosis, to receive treatment from doctors of various medical fields.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.