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Charite University Hospital Berlin

location_on Berlin, Germany
9/10 from 95 Votes

Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiotherapy (275503)

Volker Budach

Prof. Dr. med.

Volker Budach

Specialized in: radiation oncology, radiotherapy

The Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiotherapy at the University Hospital Charite offers the entire spectrum of first-class diagnosis. The department has 14 computer tomographs (CT), ultrasound equipment and 12 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices, which provides fast and modern patient care. An important hybrid method, together with nuclear medicine, are available due to the positron emission computed tomography (PET-CT) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT-CT). The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Volker Budach.

Another important focus of the Department of Radiology is interventional radiology. Here patients can be treated by means of minimally invasive vascular surgery (e.g. reopening of the vessels) and without the use of vascular surgery (e.g. tumor ablation) but with the navigation imaging. To provide advanced and safe interventional radiology services, the center has nine angiography units, an open MRI system and 10 inpatient beds.

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiotherapy at the Charite University Hospital ranks among the top German departments specializing in radiation therapy!  

The Department of Radiology offers the following treatment options:

  • Tumors of the head and neck
  • Brain tumors
    • Gliomas, including glioblastoma, astrocytoma, brainstem gliomas, ependymoma, oligodendrogliomas
    • Metastases from other cancers, such as lung cancer, breast cancer, kidney cancer or skin cancer
    • Benign diseases, such as meningiomas, vestibular schwannomas, pituitary adenomas, chordomas, craniopharyngiomas
  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
    • Lung carcinoma, small cell lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer
    • Lung metastases from other tumors
    • Thymus tumors (thymomas, thymus carcinomas and mesotheliomas)
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Stomach/colon cancer
  • Gynecological tumors
  • Prostate cancer
  • Tumors in children

The treatment of breast cancer, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach/colon cancer and gynecological tumors involves the use of the state-of-the-art technologies, such as Clinac DHX, Cyberknife, Novalis and Tomotherapy. These technologies are unique across all of Europe and enable doctors to implement highly complex therapeutic methods. An essential characteristic of these technologies is an extremely high accuracy of radiation, which allows doctors to attack tumor with a highly concentrated dosage of radiation and at the same time to preserve the surrounding healthy tissues as much as possible.

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