University Hospital Halle (Saale)
Department of Nuclear Medicine (289942)
Specialized in: nuclear medicine
About the department
The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Halle (Saale) offers the full range of services in this medical field. It carries out all common and proven types of scintigraphic diagnostics and treatment. A unique offer of the department is SPECT-CT and PET-CT using various tracers and modern targeted radiopharmaceuticals. The department is headed by Dr. med. Andreas Odparlik.
The department has an in-house Section of Radiochemistry, in which all the necessary radiopharmaceuticals for the diagnostics and therapy are synthesized. Thus, the department has all the resources to provide excellent medical service.
The diagnostic options of the department include:
- Combined positron emission tomography with computed tomography (PET-CT)
- Gastrointestinal scintigraphy to find the source of bleeding, detect Meckel's diverticulum
- Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
- Brain scintigraphy (neuro-SPECT, DaTSCAN ™ and IBZM-SPECT)
- Bone scintigraphy
- Functional liver scintigraphy
- Scintigraphy using anti-granulocyte antibodies and labeled white blood cells
- Cerebrospinal fluid scintigraphy
- Ventilation and perfusion lung scintigraphy
- Gastric emptying scintigraphy
- Parathyroid scintigraphy
- Renal function scintigraphy and static kidney scintigraphy
- Thyroid diagnostics
- Thyroid scintigraphy
- MIBI thyroid scintigraphy
- Imaging-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy
- Sentinel lymph node marking
- Esophageal scintigraphy
- 123I-mIBG or 111In-octreotide tumor scintigraphy (Octreoscan)
- Radioimmunological analysis within the framework of the in-house laboratory
- Other diagnostic services
The therapeutic options of the department include:
- Radioiodine therapy
- Benign thyroid diseases
- Hyperthyroidism due to hormonally active autonomous thyroid nodules (unifocal, multifocal autonomy)
- Hyperthyroidism due to Graves' disease
- Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
- Malignant thyroid diseases
- Differentiated thyroid cancer (follicular and papillary cancer)
- Other types of recurrent thyroid cancer
- Benign thyroid diseases
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Arthrosis of the large joints
- Conditions after synovectomy
- Seronegative spondyloarthropathy
- Crystal arthropathy
- Villonodular synovitis
- Arthropathy in hemophilia
- Selective internal radiotherapy for liver tumors
- Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy for patients with metastatic neuroendocrine tumors
- PSMA therapy for patients with metastatic prostate cancer
- Other therapeutic methods
Since July 2016, Dr. med. Andreas Odparlik has been the Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Halle (Saale). The doctor has been working in this department since 2012 as a Leading Senior Physician and Deputy Head. He also holds the position of the Deputy Head of the newly established Department of Radiation Medicine, which also includes the Department of Radiology and the Department of Radiotherapy. From the very beginning of his professional career, he was engaged in the introduction and further improvement of modern techniques of nuclear medicine, as well as in the creation of hybrid imaging techniques. The latter allow for the combination of information about the morphology of organs and the intensity of metabolic processes in them, which greatly improves the quality of diagnostic data. Dr. Odparlik studied Human Medicine at the Universities of Halle, Greifswald and Pretoria (South Africa). He underwent specialized clinical training in various hospitals in Halle, Erfurt and Jena (Leading Senior Physician at the University Hospital Jena). In addition, the doctor is authorized to conduct preparatory courses for medical students in the field of nuclear medicine.
Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsklinikum Halle (Saale)
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