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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

Department of Nuclear Medicine (279208)

Frank Grünwald

Prof. Dr. med.

Frank Grünwald

Specialized in: nuclear medicine

About the department

The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main offers the full range of modern diagnostics and therapy using various radioisotopes. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Frank Grünwald.

The department is equipped with the advanced systems for carrying out such high-precision and informative examinations as SPECT, PET, etc. The department carries out more than 8,000 outpatient examinations annually. The key focus in the field of diagnostics is on the detection of neurological, cardiac and oncological diseases. The department's therapeutic options include the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid gland, pain therapy in bone metastases, treatment of malignant tumors in children (for example, neuroblastomas). The spectrum is also complemented by such innovative techniques as radiosynoviorthesis, selective internal radiation therapy and radioimmunotherapy.

Of particular interest to the department's specialists is the diagnostics and treatment of thyroid diseases. To make an accurate diagnosis, they conduct reliable and proven examinations, such as ultrasound and scintigraphy. The doctors mostly have to deal with such pathologies as goiter, thyroid hyperfunction and hypofunction, Graves' disease, thyroid inflammations, thyroid cancer. Once an accurate diagnosis is made, the doctor will develop an individualized treatment regimen aimed at the successful treatment outcome. One of the most common treatment methods is radioiodine therapy.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostics
    • Thyroid scintigraphy
    • (Whole-body) scintigraphy using iodine after the surgical removal of the thyroid gland
    • Brain scintigraphy
    • Kidney scintigraphy
    • Skeletal scintigraphy
    • Heart scintigraphy
    • Parathyroid scintigraphy
    • Lung scintigraphy
    • Tumor scintigraphy using mIBG
    • Sentinel lymph node scintigraphy
    • PET-CT
    • SPECT
  • Therapy
    • Radioiodine therapy
    • Radium therapy (Ra-223) in pain syndrome caused by bone metastases
    • 177Lu-PSMA-617 radioligand therapy
    • Lu-177 radio peptide therapy
    • Selective internal radiation therapy
    • Radioimmunotherapy
    • Radiosynoviorthesis
    • 131I-MIBG therapy
  • Other diagnostic examinations and treatment methods

Curriculum vitae

  • 1978 - 1984 Study of Human Medicine at the University of Bonn.
  • 1984 Medical state examination.
  • 1984 Admission to medical practice.
  • 1984 - 1986 Research Fellow at the Institute of Physiology I of the University of Bonn. 
  • 1986 Doctoral Degree.
  • 1986 Research Fellow in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Bonn 
  • 1990 Board certification in Nuclear Medicine.
  • 1992 Habilitation in Nuclear Medicine and appointment as PD.
  • 1992 Senior Physician in the Department of Nuclear Medicine.
  • 1994 Leading Senior Physician in the Department of Nuclear Medicine. 
  • 1997 Appointed as an Extraordinary Professor.
  • 1999 Taking up the duties as the Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main.

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