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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

location_on Aachen, Germany
8.9/10 from 41 Votes

Department of Nuclear Medicine (278198)

Felix Manuel Mottaghy

Prof. Dr. med.

Felix Manuel Mottaghy

Specialized in: nuclear medicine

About the department

The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen offers all the modern options of diagnostics and treatment using radioisotopes. Of particular interest in the field of diagnostics are PET, PET-CT, SPECT and scintigraphy. The key attention is also given to the diagnostics and treatment of thyroid diseases (thyroid scintigraphy and radioiodine therapy). In addition, the department's competence covers the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the joints, prostate cancer, liver tumors, other benign and malignant pathologies. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Felix Manuel Mottaghy.

Special attention should be paid to the advanced technical base and outstanding professionalism of doctors. All this allows the doctors to provide medical services of the highest standard, as well as to implement innovative treatment methods into clinical practice. At the center of all the efforts of the department's employees is the patient with his individual needs and wishes.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostics
    • Thyroid radioisotope diagnostics
    • Radioisotope diagnostics of the heart and lungs
    • Kidney radioisotope diagnostics
    • Radioisotope diagnostics of abdominal organs
    • Scintigraphy of various organs
    • SPECT
    • Molecular imaging using PET/PET-CT
      • 18F-FDG PET/PET-CT (for tumor staging, therapy effectiveness monitoring, diagnostics of dementia)
      • 18F-choline PET/PET-CT (for tumor staging, diagnostics of relapse)
      • 18 F-FDOPA PET/PET-CT (for tumor staging, diagnostics of relapse)
      • 18F-FET PET/PET-CT (for the diagnostics of relapse)
      • 18F-florbetapir PET/PET-CT (for the diagnostics of dementia)
      • 68Ga DOTATOC PET/PET-CT (for tumor staging)
      • 68Ga PSMA PET/PET-CT (for tumor staging, diagnostics of relapse)
  • Therapy
    • Radioiodine therapy for the treatment of benign thyroid diseases
    • Radioiodine therapy for the treatment of malignant thyroid diseases
    • Radiosynoviorthesis for the treatment of joint diseases
    • Selective internal radiation therapy
    • Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy
    • 177Lu PSMA therapy for prostate cancer
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic options

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 1990 - 1996 Study of Human Medicine at the RWTH Aachen University and at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.
  • 1995 - 1996 Practical year at the Luisenhospital Aachen (Surgery), at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA (Internal Medicine) and at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (Neurology).

Qualifications

  • 09.12.1996 State Examination in Medicine.
  • 09.12.1996 Admission to medical practice (preliminary).
  • 1997 1st and 2nd stage of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
  • 10.03.1998 Doctoral thesis defense at the RWTH Aachen University.
  • 01.09.1998 Admission to medical practice.
  • 23.01.2003 Board certification in Nuclear Medicine.
  • 23.11.2004 Habilitation.

Professional Career

  • 03.1997 - 02.1998 Intern, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Duesseldorf.
  • 03.1998 - 08.1998 Intern, Department of Neurology, University Hospital RWTH Aachen.
  • 09.1998 - 05.2000 Assistant Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Medical Facilities of the Heinrich Heine University at the Juelich Research Center GmbH, Juelich.
  • 06.2000 - 05.2001 Scholarship of the German Research Foundation, Department of Neurology, Harvard University, Boston, research focused on multimodal SPECT, MRI and TMS examination on neuroscience issues.
  • 06.2001 - 10.2002 Assistant Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Medical Facilities of the Heinrich Heine University at the Juelich Research Center GmbH, Juelich.
  • 11.2002 - 01.2003 Acting Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Medical Facilities of the Heinrich Heine University at the Juelich Research Center GmbH, Juelich.
  • 02.2003 - 11.2005 Senior Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Ulm.
  • 12.2005 - 12.2006 Senior Physician and Deputy Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Ulm.
  • 08.2006 Invitation to the position of Professor of Oncological Nuclear Medicine, Catholic University of Leuven.
  • Since 01.2007 Professor of Oncological Nuclear Medicine (Assistant Professor) and Deputy Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
  • Since 08.2008 Head and Coordinator of the Working Group on Preclinical Oncological Imaging, MoSAIC KU, Leuven.
  • 19.12.2008 Invitation to the position of W3 Professor in Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, RWTH Aachen University.
  • Since 01.10.2009 Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen.

Membership in Professional Societies and Organizations

  • German Society of Nuclear Medicine (Head of the Committee of Advanced Training).
  • European Association of Nuclear Medicine (Active Member of the Cancer Committee).
  • European Organisation for the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) (Active Member of the Imaging Committee).
  • Main Reviewer of PET data in the H10 European Researchers (stage II Hodgkin's lymphoma).
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine.
  • Belgian Society of Nuclear Medicine.
  • European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS).
  • German Society of Endocrinology.

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