University Hospital Marburg UKGM

location_on Marburg, Germany
8.17/10 from 18 Votes

Department of Nuclear Medicine (590782)

Markus Luster

Prof. Dr. med.

Markus Luster

Specialized in: nuclear medicine

About the department

The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital UKGM offers all the options of radioisotope diagnostics and treatment. Nuclear medicine methods allow to imagine not only the organs and anatomical structures of the body, but also the metabolic processes that occur in them. The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of cancer, cardiological pathologies, neurological and psychiatric disorders. The department’s doctors annually conduct about 10,000 in vivo studies and about 500 therapeutic procedures with radionuclides. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Markus Luster.

The diagnostic and therapeutic service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostic options
    • Thyroid examinations
      • Ultrasound
      • Scintigraphy with technetium-99m and radioactive iodine isotopes 
    • Parathyroid examinations
      • Ultrasound
      • Scintigraphy
    • Adrenal examinations
      • Functional study of the adrenal cortex
    • Heart examinations
      • Myocardial scintigraphy
      • Radionuclide ventriculography
    • Cancer examinations
      • Skeletal scintigraphy to detect metastases
      • Bone marrow scintigraphy to detect metastases
      • Receptor scintigraphy to detect neuroendocrine tumors of the digestive tract
      • Gastrin receptor scintigraphy (developed by the department’s specialists) to detect rare forms of thyroid tumors (medullary carcinomas or C-cell tumors), small cell lung cancer, certain brain tumors, neuroendocrine tumors
      • Diagnostics of tumors of the adrenal medulla (neuroblastoma) in children
    • Lung examinations
    • Skeleton bone examinations to detect metastases and inflammatory processes in bones and joints
    • Kidney examinations
      • Kidney scintigraphy
      • Static kidney scintigraphy
      • Kidney perfusion scintigraphy
    • Nervous system examinations
      • Emission computed tomography of the brain
    • Gastrointestinal examinations
      • Receptor scintigraphy
      • Functional scintigraphy of the liver, spleen and other organs of the digestive tract
    • Diagnostics of inflammatory processes
    • PET-CT combined diagnostic method
    • Diagnostics using the PSMA ligand
  • Therapeutic options
    • Radioiodine therapy for the treatment of benign and malignant thyroid diseases
    • Therapy of malignancies of the hematopoietic system and lymph nodes (lymphomas)
    • Radioimmunotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphomas
    • Therapy with radioactively labeled receptor-binding peptides (for neuroendocrine tumors of the digestive tract, medullary thyroid carcinoma)
    • Therapy of inflammatory joint diseases
    • Palliative care for patients with pain caused by metastatic tumors
  • Other medical services

Photo of the doctor: (c) UKGM - Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg GmbH 

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