University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

location_on Dresden, Germany
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Department of Nuclear Medicine (292218)

Jörg Kotzerke

Prof. Dr. med.

Jörg Kotzerke

Specialized in: nuclear medicine

About the department

The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment with therapeutic radionuclides. The department has been successful in conducting clinical activities for more than 60 years, and therefore has an extensive experience and outstanding achievements. The department is equipped with the state-of-the-art medical equipment, which allows its specialists to provide the optimal medical services in accordance with the highest international standards. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Kotzerke.

Special focus is on treatment of benign and malignant thyroid diseases. In addition, over the past two decades, the department’s range of treatment has been significantly expanded. Today, the department’s focus is on interventional radionuclide therapy for neuroendocrine tumors. Radioimmunotherapy is used to treat malignant lymphomas.

In order to ensure an accurate diagnostics, the department has at its disposal all the cutting-edge diagnostic techniques, including gamma camera, PET-CT and PET-MRI. The most frequently used examinations are scintigraphy of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, lungs, brain, heart and kidneys.

The department’s diagnostic and therapeutic service range:

  • Diagnostics
    • Brain perfusion scintigraphy 
    • Thyroid scintigraphy
    • Conventional skeletal scintigraphy
    • Skeletal scintigraphy using PET
    • Myocardial scintigraphy
    • Pulmonary ventilation scintigraphy
    • Pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy
    • Gastrointestinal scintigraphy (for example, esophagus, stomach, including the search for the source of gastrointestinal bleeding)
    • Salivary gland scintigraphy
    • Liver scintigraphy
    • Spleen scintigraphy
    • Kidney scintigraphy
    • Lymph node scintigraphy
    • Conventional scintigraphy for the detection of tumors and inflammatory processes
      • Bone marrow scintigraphy
      • Adrenal medulla scintigraphy
      • Adrenal cortex scintigraphy
    • Oncological diagnostics using PET, PET-CT and PET-MRI
      • Tumor diagnostics with PET using fluorodeoxyglucose
      • Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy
      • Skeletal scintigraphy using PET
      • PET with acetate (for example, for the diagnostics of prostate cancer)
      • PET using Ga-PSMA for prostate cancer
      • PET with F-DOPA (for example, for the detection of insulinoma)
  • Therapy
    • Radioiodine therapy for benign thyroid tumors 
    • Radioiodine therapy for malignant thyroid tumors 
    • Radiosynoviorthesis (RDF) in joint inflammatory diseases 
    • Receptor radiotherapy for neuroendocrine tumors
    • Radioimmunotherapy for malignant lymphomas
    • Palliative pain therapy for bone metastases
    • Selective internal radiation therapy for liver tumors and metastases
    • Radioisotope MIBG therapy
    • PSMA therapy
    • Other diagnostic and therapeutic options

Curriculum vitae

Education and Clinical Career

  • 1977 - 1983 Study of Human Medicine at the Hannover Medical School.
  • 1984 - 1988 Assistant Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Special Biophysics, Hannover Medical School.
  • 1985 Doctorate, Hannover Medical School (Prof. Dr. med. Heinz Hundeshagen).
  • 1988 Board certification in Nuclear Medicine.
  • 1989 - 1995 Senior Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Special Biophysics, Hannover Medical School.
  • 1991 Habilitation and Venia legendi (Nuclear Medicine), Hannover Medical School.
  • 1995 - 2002 Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Ulm.
  • 2000 - 2002 Managing Senior Physician of the Department of Radiology, University Hospital Ulm.
  • Since 2002, Professor of Nuclear Medicine at the Carl Gustav Carus Faculty of Medicine, TU Dresden, and Medical Director of Positron Emission Tomography Center, Research Center Dresden-Rossendorf.
  • Since 2002, Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden.

Clinical Focuses

  • Tumor diagnostics with PET.
  • Radionuclide therapy.


  • German Society for Nuclear Medicine (DGN).
  • German Roentgen Society (DRG).
  • European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM).
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM).
  • German Cancer Society (DKG).

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