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University Hospital Giessen UKGM

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology (501008)

Gabriele Krombach

Prof. Dr. med.

Gabriele Krombach

Specialized in: adult and pediatric diagnostic, interventional radiology

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Giessen UKGM offers the full range of services in these medical fields. It conducts highly accurate radiological studies in various pathologies, as well as effective imaging-guided minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of cancers and vascular diseases. The department has a strict quality management system, certified in accordance with ISO 9001: 2008 TÜV-Süd, which guarantees patients first-class medical care. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Gabriele Krombach.

The priorities of the department’s clinical activities include angiographic studies and interventional procedures, imaging diagnostics of the heart, breast, breast biopsy, diagnostics and treatment of oncological diseases, as well as emergency care with the use of imaging systems (for example, CT diagnostics in polytrauma, vascular embolization in massive bleedings and revascularization of occluded vessels).

The service range of the department includes:

Diagnostic radiology

  • Conventional X-ray studies
    • Skeleton X-ray
    • Thoracic X-ray
    • Contrast-enhanced joint imaging
    • Contrast-enhanced esophageal imaging
    • Contrast-enhanced imaging of the stomach and duodenum
    • Contrast-enhanced small intestine imaging (according to Sellink)
    • Contrast-enhanced bowel imaging
    • Contrast-enhanced imaging of the kidneys and urinary tract (urography)
  • Computed tomography (CT)
    • CT scan of the musculoskeletal system
    • CT scan of the abdominal organs
    • Vascular CT scan (CT angiography)
    • CT scan of the coronary arteries (coronary angiography)
    • Bone mineral density measurement with the use of CT
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • MRI scan of the musculoskeletal system
    • MRI scan of the spine
    • MRI scan of the abdominal cavity and MRCP
    • Vascular MRI scan (MR angiography)
    • MRI scan of the pelvic organs
    • MRI scan of the heart and thoracic organs
    • MRI scan of the small intestine (according to Sellink)
  • Angiography (vascular imaging)
    • Angiography of the vessels of the legs and pelvis
    • Angiography of pulmonary vessels
    • Angiography of vessels of the abdominal organs
    • Angiography of brain and arm vessels
  • Mammography
    • Galactography
    • MR mammography
    • Stereotactic vacuum biopsy (mammotomy)
  • Ultrasound examination of all organs
  • Contrast-enhancement ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsy
  • Phlebography (examination of the veins)
  • Angiography of the  lymphatic vessels (lymphography)
  • Other diagnostic capabilities

Pediatric radiology

  • X-ray examinations
  • Ultrasound examinations
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Other diagnostic services

Interventional radiology

  • Installation of endoluminal prostheses for aneurysm treatment
  • Uterine artery embolization for treatment of uterine myomas
  • Installation of cava filters for thrombosis treatment
  • Thermoablation to treat liver cancer and liver metastases
  • Endoluminal treatment of varicocele in adult men, boys and adolescents
  • Drainage placement
  • Other interventional procedures

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