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University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
10/10 from 40 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology (467438)

Jens Ricke

Prof. Dr. med.

Jens Ricke

Specialized in: adult and pediatric diagnostic, interventional radiology

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology offers the full range of radiological examinations and imaging-guided interventions. The department has state-of-the-art CT, MRI, and angiography systems, some of which are used here for the first time in the world. The department has unique experience in identifying and treating metastatic pancreatic cancer. In addition, the department’s scope of tasks includes CT- and MRI-guided biopsy, various minimally invasive procedures for treating tumors and pain therapy. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Jens Ricke.

Medical care is provided both on an outpatient and inpatient basis. The specialists of the department regularly hold the interdisciplinary consultations for patients with vascular diseases, women with uterine myomas and men with prostate cancer. Within the consultations, optimal treatment strategies of the extremely severe clinical cases are developed.

Special attention should be paid to active research activities, which allows introducing into clinical practice innovative methods of diagnostics and therapy that save thousands of human lives. Of particular interest are the researches in the treatment of liver and lung metastases, urological and gynecological cancers.

The service range of the department includes:

Diagnostic radiology

  • Computed tomography (CT)
    • Oncological diseases
    • Cardiovascular diseases
    • Lung diseases
    • Emergency diagnostics
    • Imaging diagnostics of the central and peripheral nervous system
    • Imaging examinations of the skeleton
    • Other areas of application
  • Positron emission tomography (PET-CT)
    • Imaging of the processes in the human body at the cellular and molecular levels
    • Imaging of all body parts with high spatial resolution
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Conventional X-ray examinations
    • X-ray of the thoracic organs (for example, to detect pneumonia, pneumothorax, tumors and cardiovascular diseases)
    • X-ray of the abdominal organs (for example, in the case of intestinal obstruction or perforation of the abdominal organs)
    • X-ray of the musculoskeletal system (for example, in the case of osteoarthritis, tumors, fractures)
    • Determination of bone density (DXA) in osteoporosis
    • X-ray of paranasal sinuses and jaws (orthopantomogram)
    • 3D radiography
  • Fluoroscopy
    • Video fluoroscopy of the swallowing act
    • Examination of the esophagus with a contrast suspension of barium
    • Fluoroscopy in patients with ileostomy and colostomy
    • Tracheal fluoroscopy
    • Arthrography (contrast-enhanced imaging of joint cavities)
    • Myelography, intrathecal chemotherapy
  • Ultrasound examinations
  • Breast diagnostics
    • Mammography
    • Ultrasound examinations of the breast
    • Breast MRI
    • Galactography
  • Other diagnostic options

Interventional radiology

  • Brachytherapy
  • Selective internal radiation therapy for the treatment of liver tumors and metastases
  • Transcatheter chemoembolization for the treatment of liver tumors and metastases
  • Prostate artery embolization for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Uterine artery embolization for the treatment of uterine myomas
  • Imaging-guided pain therapy
    • Periradicular infiltration
    • Facet joint blockade or infiltration
    • Sacroiliac joint blockade or infiltration
  • Other treatments

Vascular interventions

  • Treatment of arterial and venous stenoses and occlusions
    • Classic balloon angioplasty
    • Implantation of drug-coated balloon catheters
    • Implantation of classic stents and cylinders
    • Implantation of sealing ring stents
    • Atherectomy (removal of atherosclerotic plaques)
    • Mechanical thrombectomy (removal of blood clots)
    • Classic thrombolysis (blood clot dissolution)
    • Ultrasound thrombolysis
  • Treatment of aneurysms (stent implantation)
  • Therapeutic closure of blood vessels or endoleakages (embolization and implantation of spirals)
  • Implantation of venous catheters and port systems (for dialysis, chemotherapy or parenteral nutrition through ports or central venous catheters)
  • Renal artery radiofrequency ablation and renal artery denervation with badly regulated blood pressure
  • Implantations of filters in the inferior vena cava for the prevention of pulmonary embolism
  • Other vascular interventions

Pediatric radiology

  • Ultrasound examinations
  • Classic X-ray examinations
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET-CT)
  • Other diagnostic examinations in children

Curriculum vitae

  • 1985 - 1992 Study of Medicine at the Heinrich Heine University of Duesseldorf.
  • Scholar of the Steuben Schurz Research Society, Department of Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA.
  • 1992 Intern, Department of Surgery, District Hospital Grevenbroich.
  • 1992 - 2000 Intern and Research Fellow, Department of Radiotherapy, University Hospital Charite, Campus Virchow, Berlin.
  • 1993 Defense of doctoral thesis, University of Dusseldorf. Subject: "Results of the surgical treatment of esophageal cancer".
  • 1999 Medical Specialist in Radiology.
  • 1999 - 2006 Head of the Working Group on Digital Radiology, including telemedicine, data transmission and archiving systems, Department of Radiotherapy, University Hospital Charite, Campus Virchow, Berlin.
  • 2001 Habilitation and Venia Legendi, University Hospital Charite, Berlin.
  • 2001 - 2006 Leading Senior Physician, Department of Radiotherapy (Head: Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. R. Felix), University Hospital Charite, Campus Virchow, Berlin.
  • 2004 - 2006 C3 Professor of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiotherapy, University Hospital Charite, Berlin.
  • 2005 Invitation to the Department of Radiology, Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg.
  • 2006 - 2017 Head of the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg.
  • Since 2017, Head of the Department of Radiology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, as well as the Chief Physician of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology.

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