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.

About hospital

As being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin, University Hospital, Charite Berlin is a prominent hospital with a long history. University Hospital Charite Berlin exists on four locations: Campus Charite Mitte, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Campus Vichow-Klinikum and Campus Berlin Buch. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university hospital in Europe, from which more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine come from.

With more than 100 clinics and institutes, which make up a total of 17 "CharitéCenters", University Hospital Charite Berlin offers the highest level of patient care. 125,000 inpatients and 900,000 outpatients are treated here annually. University Hospital Charite Berlin has many years of experience in the treatment and care of international patients. The Virchow-Guest House of the Charite with 19 modern guest rooms offers patients and accompanying persons the comfort of a hotel. Therefore, here at University Hospital Charite Berlin, you will receive the best treatment possible in Germany.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.