University Hospital Marburg UKGM
Department of Nuclear Medicine (590782)
Specialized in: nuclear medicine
About the Department of Nuclear Medicine at University Hospital Marburg UKGM
The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital UKGM offers all the options of radioisotope diagnostics and treatment. Nuclear medicine methods allow for imaging 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
- Scintigraphy with technetium-99m and radioactive iodine isotopes
- Parathyroid examinations
- 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
- Thyroid examinations
- 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
Curriculum vitae of Prof. Dr. med. Markus Luster
After qualifying from the Medical School (1985-1992) at the University of Essen, Dr. Markus Luster undertook training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Madison, Wisconsin, USA. From there, Prof. Markus Luster went on to take a 6-year fellowship in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Wuerzburg, where, in November 2000, he became a Consultant. In 2008, Dr. Markus Luster moved to the University of Ulm to become Professor of Nuclear Medicine and in June 2013 became Full Professor and Chairman of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Marburg.
Dr. Markus Luster has been involved in multiple clinical trials in endocrinology and paediatric oncology, including several multicentric, international trials in differentiated thyroid carcinoma.
In addition, he is a Member of numerous medical societies, including the German Society of Nuclear Medicine, the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Endocrine Tumor Study Group, and the European Association of Nuclear Medicine. From 2008 to 2012, he was Chairman of the Therapy Committee for the European Association of Nuclear Medicine and a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Patient Support Group for Thyroid Cancer. Since October 2014, he is chairing the newly founded Thyroid Committee of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM).
- Chairman of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Marburg.
Higher Education and Postgraduate Training
- 10.1985 - 04.1988 Medical School, University of Bochum, Germany.
- 04.1988 - 06.1992 Medical School, University of Essen, Germany.
- 09.1991 - 11.1991Internship in General Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.
- 01.1993 - 06.1994 Residency, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Essen, Germany.
- 07.1994 - 10.1994 Research Assistant, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Essen, Germany.
- 11.1994 - 10.2000 Residency, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Germany.
- 05.2002 - 09.2002 Postgraduate studies in Quality Management in Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
- 11.2000 - 06.2008 Nuclear Medicine Physician and Senior Staff Member of the Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Germany.
- 07.2008 - 06.2013 Full Professor and Deputy Chair of the Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Ulm, Germany.
- Since 07.2013 Full Professor and Chairman of the Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Marburg, Germany.
- 2008 - 2013 Chairman of the Therapy Committee, European Association of Nuclear Medicine.
- 2011 - 2016 Chairman of the Thyroid Committee, German Association of Nuclear Medicine.
- Since 2010 Member of the EORTC Endocrine Tumor Task Force, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer.
- 2011 - 2017 Speaker of the Thyroid Committee, German Association of Endocrinology.
- 2010 - 2015 Member of the Pediatric Thyroid Cancer Guidelines Task Force, American Thyroid Association.
- Since 2014 Chairman of the Thyroid Committee, European Association of Nuclear Medicine.
- Since 2014 Member of the Therapy Center of Excellence (TCoE), Subcommittee of Radioactive Iodine Theranostic, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, USA.
- Since 2016 Vice President of the German Association of Nuclear Medicine.
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