Charite University Hospital Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Department of Nuclear Medicine

Winfried Brenner

Prof. Dr. med.

Winfried Brenner

Specialized in: Nuclear Medicine

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University Education

  • 1992 M.D., state examination, Universitätsmedizin Ulm
  • 2002 Habilitation in Nuclear Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Kiel

Professional Experience (selection)

  • 1992-1998 Physician and Research Assistant, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Kiel
  • 1998-2002 Assistant Director, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Kiel
  • 2002-2004 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Washington, USA
  • 2004-2009 Professor of Nuclear Medicine (C3), Director PET/CT, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 2009 Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Charité
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The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Charite University Hospital Berlin, headed by Prof. Dr. med Winfried Brenner, offers the entire spectrum of radioisotope diagnosis and radionuclide therapy. As for the field of diagnostic imaging, the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Charite University Hospital, headed by Prof. Dr. med Winfried Brenner, is equipped with the most advanced two-chamber systems of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in all three subunits, including a few hybrid SPECT/CT – systems of innovative construction as well as the advanced PET/CT – (PET: positron emission tomography) systems with the Time-of-Flight function for the highest image quality. 

Moreover, the Department has a few radiochemical modules, including a cyclotron for the creation of radioactive isotopes in order to image by means of SPECT and PET as well as for the creation of radioisotope drugs. Within the framework of nuclear medicine, the Department supervises the unit with 17 beds. This unit provides all standard radioisotope drugs, for example, for thyroid disease as well as a wide range of new treatment options, such as radioimmunotherapy for lymphomas, radio-peptide therapy for neuroendocrine tumors or selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) for primary liver tumors and liver metastasis.

Along with the general range of conventional nuclear diagnosis and PET/CT, the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Charite University Hospital, headed by Prof. Dr. med Winfried Brenner, offers complex therapy types, such as:

  • Radioiodine therapy for benign diseases or thyroid cancer
  • Radio-peptide receptor therapy for neuroendocrine cancer
  • Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) for multiple liver metastasis
  • Treatment of MIBG (metaiodobenzylguanidine) for neuroblastomas
  • Radiosynovectomy as intra-articular therapy
  •  Cevalin treatment in case of CD20-positive lymphomas
  • Palliative pain therapy in case of bone metastasis 

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.