Charite University Hospital Berlin

Berlin, Germany


Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiotherapy


Volker Budach

Prof. Dr. med.

Volker Budach

Specialized in: oncology

The Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiotherapy covers the entire diagnostic range at the highest standard. The department contains 14 computer Tomographs (CT) as well as numerous ultrasound devices and a total of 12 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices, which allow to provide fast and modern patient care. The clinic is equipped with positron emission computed Tomography (PET-CT) and single photon emission computed Tomography (SPECT-CT) to perform important hybrid and nuclear-medicine-related procedures. The head of this department is Prof. Dr. med. Volker Budach.

Another important focus of the Department for Radiation Oncology and Radiotherapy headed by Prof. Dr. med. Volker Budach is interventional therapy. Here patients undergo all minimally invasive vascular interventions, so-called angiographies, and non-vascular interventions under image navigation. Nine angiography units, an open MRI system . There are 10 inpatient beds that ensure modern and safe interventional radiology.

The Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiotherapy covers the following range of diseases:

  • Tumors of the head and neck
  • Brain tumors
    • Gliomas, including glioblastoma multiforme, astrocytomas, brainstem gliomas, ependymoma, oligodendrogliomas
    • Metastases from other tumors 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 cancer (lung carcinoma, small cell lung carcinoma, non- small cell lung carcinoma)
    • Pulmonary metastases from other tumors.
    • Thymus cancer (thymomas, thymus carcinomas) and mesotheliomas
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Stomach/intestinal cancer
  • Gynecological tumors
  • Prostate cancer
  • Tumors in children

The latest technologies such as Clinac DHX, Cyberknife, Novalis and Tomotherapy are applied in treatment for breast cancer, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach/intestinal cancer as well as for gynecological tumors. This technology is unique across all of Europe and enables the doctors from this department to implement highly complex operations. An essential characteristic of this new technology is the extream high accuracy with use of radiation. This allows doctors to deliver a highly concentrated dosage of radiation to the tumor while at the same time causing less damage to the surrounding healthy tissues as much as possible.




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