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University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Department of Nuclear Medicine


Torsten Kuwert

Prof. Dr. med.

Torsten Kuwert

Specialized in: nuclear medicine

The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Erlangen offers the entire spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic methods in this field. The special innovative focuses include PET/CT, SPECT/CT and innovative therapeutic methods of nuclear medicine, such as peptide radio-receptor therapy for neuroendocrine tumors, radioembolization of liver tumors and prostate cancer treatment with the use of radioligands to the Prostate-Specific-Membrane-Antigen (PSMA). The director of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Torsten Kuwert.

The diagnostic focuses of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Erlangen include thyroid diagnosis, PET, SPECT/CT. A specialized outpatient clinic carries out all kinds of thyroid diagnosis (sonography, scintigraphy, RIA lab, fine needle puncture). The experts of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Torsten Kuwert also give consultations for patients with benign and malignant thyroid diseases to provide radioiodine therapy. 

The range of services of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Erlangen includes among others:

  • Radioiodine therapy for thyroid diseases
  • Benign diseases
    • Hyperthyroidism, autonomous adenomas (“hot knots”)
    • Graves’ disease (immunoinflammatory hyperthyroidism)
    • Goiter, repeated goiter (repeated thyroid enlargement after surgery)
  • Malignant diseases
    • Thyroid cancer after surgery (elimination of residual tissue, ablation)
    • Repeated treatment of metastases
    • Follow-up (radioiodine diagnosis)
  • Peptide radio-receptor therapy (PRRT) for neuroendocrine tumors
  • SIRT for liver tumors / metastases
  • Treatment of metastazing prostate cancer with the use of radioligands to the Prostate-Specific-Membrane-Antigen (PSMA)
  • Alpharadine therapy
  • Radiosynoviorthesis (RSO) for chronic inflammatory vascular diseases
  • MIBG therapy

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