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University Hospital Mainz

location_on Mainz, Germany
9.7/10 from 24 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology (520133)

Christoph Düber

Prof. Dr. med.

Christoph Düber

Specialized in: adult and pediatric diagnostic, interventional radiology

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Mainz offers the full range of services in these medical fields. Patient care is provided both on an outpatient and inpatient basis. The department has all the modern imaging methods for the most accurate diagnostics and interventional therapy. The highly qualified doctors with extensive clinical experience and high rates of successful treatment take care of patient health. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Düber.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostic radiology
    • Conventional X-ray studies
    • Functional diagnostics
      • Contrast-enhanced examinations of the gastrointestinal tract 
      • Joint examination (arthrography in combination with MRI or CT)
      • Spinal cord examination (myelography)
      • Venous examination (phlebography)
      • Bile duct examination
    • Ultrasound diagnostics (in accordance with the requirements of the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine)
    • Breast imaging diagnostics and minimally invasive biopsy
      • Full-field digital mammography with a minimum radiation dose 
      • Tomosynthesis
      • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
      • High resolution ultrasound with color duplex sonography (3D and 4D)
      • Needle biopsy and stereotactic vacuum biopsy
      • Galactography
      • Preoperative marking and intraoperative radiography
      • Second opinion and consultation on diagnostics
    • Computed tomography (CT)
    • Combined PET-CT method
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
      • MRI of the musculoskeletal system (joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, bones)
      • MRI of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord)
      • MRI of the abdominal cavity and retroperitoneal space (liver, spleen, pancreas, kidney)
      • MRI of the pelvic organs (bladder, rectum, genital organs)
      • MRI of the heart and blood vessels
    • Angiography
  • Interventional radiology
    • Patency restoration of the narrowed or occluded blood vessels of the legs and arms, head and neck, internal organs (for example, liver, kidneys, intestines or lungs) using a balloon catheter, a stent or thrombolysis
    • Treatment of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms (EVAR) and aneurysms of other arteries
    • Treatment of vascular dissections and vascular lesions
    • Blood vessel closure (embolization) in bleeding and tumors
    • Uterine artery embolization for the treatment of uterine myomas
    • Puncture (tissue sampling)
    • Drainage placement to eliminate abscesses and fluid accumulations
    • Local ablation therapy of tumors using radiofrequency ablation, irreversible electroporation and microwave ablation (in particular, in tumors of the liver, lungs, bones and other organs)
    • Percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage
    • Stenting in esophageal and intestinal stenosis
    • Installation of feeding tubes in the stomach and intestines (gastrostomy, jejunostomy)
    • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting
    • Pain therapy (for example, solar plexus block)
    • Vertebroplasty for the treatment of pathological vertebral fractures
    • Prostate artery embolization
    • Transarterial chemotherapy for the treatment of liver cancer and liver metastases
    • Internal selective radiation therapy and radioembolization for the treatment of liver cancer and liver metastases
  • Pediatric radiology
    • Ultrasound examinations
    • Computed tomography (CT)
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • X-ray examinations
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic options in radiology

Curriculum vitae

  • 1976 -1982 Study of Human Medicine at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Fellow of the German Foundation Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.
  • 02.28.1984 Doctoral dissertation defense (summa cum laude), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

Professional and Academic Training

  • 1982 - 1984 Research Assistant, Institute of Pathology at the University of Mainz (Head: Prof. Dr. V. Thoenes).
  • 1984 - 1989 Research Assistant, Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Mainz (Head: Prof. Dr. M. Thelen).
  • 06.03.1989 Medical Specialist in Radiology.
  • 1991 - 2000 Senior Physician, Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Mainz (Head: Prof. Dr. M. Thelen).
  • 04.11.1993 Habilitation in Radiology.
  • 01.11.2000 C4 Professor in Clinical Radiology, Department of Clinical Medicine at the University of Heidelberg, as well as Head of the Institute for Clinical Radiology at the University Hospital Mannheim.
  • 01.05.2005 W3 Professor in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Mainz.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 

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