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University Hospital Duesseldorf

Duesseldorf, Germany


Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology


Wilfried Budach

Prof. Dr. med.

Wilfried Budach

Specialized in: radiation therapy, radiation oncology

The goal of the Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf is treatment of cancers by ionizing radiation either externally (teletherapy) or internally (brachytherapy). This radiation aims to destroy the maximal amount of cancer cells in the tumor. The head of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Wilfried Budach.

The clinical specialization of teletherapy is based on a multimodal treatment strategy of breast cancer, prostate, tumors of head and neck, lung cancer, tumors of the abdominal cavity and irradiation of the whole body. Radiosurgery and radiation therapy with intensity modulation belong to the latest radiation methods, which are used in case of complex anatomical situations (e.g. in brain, head and neck or abdominal cavity). Brachytherapy is used not only as a separate method, but also as an addition to teletherapy for the treatment of gynecological tumors tumors of ear/throat/nose, lungs, esophagus and soft tissues. 

The staff workers of the Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Wilfried Budach make every effort to treat all radio oncological diseases with due consideration of the most advanced achievements in the field of science and technology, interdisciplinary cooperation and individual care. 

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

The treatment focuses of the Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf include:

  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Tumors of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Gynecological tumors
  • Tumors of head and neck
  • Multimodal treatment strategies of various tumor diseases
  • Whole body irradiation in case of bone marrow transplantation
  • Conformal radiation of the brain
  • Pediatric tumors 

The Department uses the following treatment methods: 

  • Image-guided conformal radiation 
  • Radiotherapy with intensivity modulation
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
  • Stereotactic highly accurate radiosurgery (SRT)
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy 
  • (IGRT)



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