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University Hospital Freiburg

location_on Freibung, Germany
9.7/10 from 59 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology (488813)

Fabian Bamberg

Prof. Dr. med.

Fabian Bamberg

Specialized in: adult and pediatric diagnostic, interventional radiology

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Freiburg offers the full range of services in these fields. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Fabian Bamberg.

The specialization covers the diagnostics and treatment of benign and malignant diseases with the help of modern imaging methods (CT, MRI, ultrasound and traditional X-ray examinations). In addition, the department's scope of tasks includes the diagnostics and treatment of vascular occlusions and stenosis, radiological examinations in children. The department is certified in accordance with the criteria of KTQ (Cooperation for Transparency and Quality in Health Care).

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostic radiology
    • Angiography (vascular imaging examination)
    • Computed tomography (CT)
    • Digital volumetric tomography (3D X-ray examinations of bones in the arms and legs)
    • Digital X-ray examinations
    • Classic X-ray examinations
    • Diagnostics of breast cancer (clinical examinations, full-field digital mammography, high-resolution tomosynthesis, breast MRI, sonography-, mammography- and MRI-guided vacuum biopsy)
    • Magnetic resonance imaging, including special MRI examinations (for example, bowel hydro-MRI)
  • Pediatric radiology (diagnostics in infants, young children and adolescents)
    • X-ray and fluoroscopy
    • Computed tomography (CT)
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • Ultrasound examinations
  • Interventional radiology
    • Interventional diagnostics
      • Imaging-guided biopsy
      • Catheter angiography
    • Interventional therapy for the treatment of benign and malignant tumors
      • Vacuum needle biopsy
      • Radiofrequency and microwave ablation
      • Transarterial chemoembolization
      • Selective internal radiation therapy
      • Portal vein embolization
      • Uterine artery embolization for the treatment of uterine myomas
      • Installation of port systems for infusion therapy
      • Haemorrhage embolization
    • Interventional procedures for drainage implantation
      • CT-guided drainage implantation in abscesses
      • Percutaneous transhepatic bile duct drainage
    • Sacral nerves stimulation
  • Angiographic interventions
    • Percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty
    • Stenting in vascular stenosis and occlusion
    • Implantation of stent grafts (especially in patients with ruptures or aneurysms of blood vessels)
    • Thrombolysis and thrombectomy
    • Atherectomy
    • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting (TIPS)
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic options

Curriculum vitae

  • 06/2006 - 06/2008 Harvard University, School of Public Health, Boston, MA.
  • 2007 Doctor of Medicine (dissertation defense, summa cum laude), University of Witten-Herdecke.
  • 03/2000 - 06/2006 Education at the University of Witten-Herdecke, Witten, Germany.
  • 10/1999 - 03/2000 Study of Medicine at the Hannover Medical School, Germany.

Academic Career

  • Since 04/2009 Department of Clinical Radiology, University of Munich, Germany.
  • 03/2008 - 12/2009 Co-Director, MGH Cardiovascular CT Core Lab, Clinical Trials, Harvard Medical School.
  • 11/2007 - 12/2009 Instructor in Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
  • 06/2006 - 11/2007 Research Fellow, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Research Focuses

  • Assessment of novel imaging technologies in a clinical and epidemiological context with a special emphasis on diagnostic accuracy, impact on clinical decision making, and cost-effectiveness analysis.
  • Feasibility of cardiac computed tomography for the detection of coronary stenosis and assessment of atherosclerotic plaque in ex-vivo, in-vivo animal, and patient cohort studies.

Awards and Prizes

  • 2003 - 2004 Research Scholarship, Peter and Ruth Wirths Foundation, Zürich.
  • 2003 - 2004 Research Scholarship, Daniela und Jürgen Westphal Foundation, Flensburg, Germany.
  • 2008 - 2009 Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
  • 12/2009 Trainee Research Prize, Radiological Society of North America.
  • 11/2010 Trainee Research Prize, Radiological Society of North America.
  • 04/2009 Co-Chair, Imaging Working Group, German National Cohort, Whole-body Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
  • 03/2011 Panel Reviewer, European Research Council, "Diagnostic tools, therapies and public health".

Photo of the doctor: (с) Universitätsklinikum Freiburg 

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