University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Department of Nuclear Medicine

Frank Grünwald

Prof. Dr. med.

Frank Grünwald

Specialized in: Nuclear Medicine

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  • 06.09.1957 Geboren in Göttingen
  • Familienstand verheiratet; 5 Kinder
  • 1963 - 1967 Grundschule Friesdorf (Bonn)
  • 1967 - 1976 Nicolaus-Cusanus-Gymnasium Bonn
  • 1976 Abitur
  • 1976 - 1978 Zivildienst bei der Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe Bonn
  • 1978 - 1984 Studium der Humanmedizin in Bonn
  • 1984 Medizinisches Staatsexamen
  • 1984  Approbation als Arzt
  • 1984 - 1986 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am physiologischen Institut I der Universität Bonn
  • 1986 Promotion zum Dr. med.
  • 1986 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Klinik und Poliklinik für Nuklearmedizin der Universität Bonn
  • 1990 Anerkennung als Arzt für Nuklearmedizin
  • 1992 Habilitation für das Gebiet "Nuklearmedizin" und Ernennung zum Privatdozenten
  • 1992 Oberarzt an der Klinik und Poliklinik für Nuklearmedizin
  • 1994 Leitender Oberarzt an der Klinik und Poliklinik für Nuklearmedizin
  • 1997 Ernennung zum außerplanmäßigen Professor
  • 1999 Dienstantritt als Direktor der Klinik für Nuklearmedizin an der Universität Frankfurt
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The Department of Nuclear Medicine offers patients all diagnostic and treatment methods in the field of nuclear medicine. The Department carries out all common as well as a number of special examinations. The head of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Frank Grünwald. About 8,000 patients are diagnosed in the outpatient department every year. The diagnosis focuses on the clarification of neurological, cardiological and oncological clinical pictures. Within the radioisotope examinations some radioactively labeled substances are injected into the body to see the functioning of organs and systems.

The radioisotope therapy first of all serves for the treatment of benign and malignant thyroid diseases, pain therapy in case of bone metastases and for the treatment of malignant tumors in childhood, such as neuroblastomas. Moreover, the Department of Nuclear Medicine under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Frank Grünwald offers radiosynovectomy (RSO) and radioimmunotherapy. The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Frankfurt is the first institution in Germany, which also offers thyroid nodule denervation.

The range of services of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Frankfurt includes i.a.:

  • Thyroid scintigraphy
  • Scintigraphy with iodine after the treatment
  • Brain scintigraphy
  • Scintigraphy of kidney functions
  • Bone scintigraphy
  • Lung scintigraphy
  • MIBG scintigraphy of tumors
  • Lymph node scintigraphy (Sentinel)
  • PET/CT examination

Furthermore, the following treatment options are provided in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Frankfurt:

  • Radioiodine therapy
  • Radium-223 for painful bone metastases
  • Lutenium-177 PSMA-617 therapy
  • Radiopeptide therapy with 177Lu
  • Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT)
  • 131I-mIBG therapy
  • Radiosynovectomy


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