University Hospital Duesseldorf
Department of Nuclear Medicine (279219)
Specialized in: nuclear medicine
The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Dusseldorf has an outpatient clinic of nuclear medicine with the entire spectrum of scintigraphy varying from diagnosis of thyroid and skeleton and up to the exchange of amino acids in case of brain tumors and diagnosis of metabolism at other malignant oncological diseases. The head of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. H.-W. Müller.
In addition to a few conventional gamma cameras, the Department also has two SPECT cameras, which are partially equipped with a few detectors. Moreover, there is an outpatient clinic specializing in thyroid diseases. This clinic provides both therapeutic and nuclear diagnosis and treatment.
The spectrum of diagnosis provided by the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Dusseldorf under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. H.-W. Müller also includes the most latest diagnostic techniques in the field of nuclear medicine, such as positron emission tomography (PET). In particular, this method gives information on metabolism of glucose in case of oncological, cardiological, neurological and psychiatric diseases.
The treatment focuses of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Dusseldorf are:
- Benign and malignant thyroid diseases
- Radioiodine therapy for tumor diseases, especially thyroid
- Diagnosis of tumors as well as confirmation of tumor growth
- Assessment of diseases of the coronary heart vessels/ affects after a heart attack
- Duesseldorf, Germany