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Department of Nuclear Medicine - University Hospital Jena

University Hospital Jena

Jena, Germany
Department id # 278026
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PD Dr. med. Martin Freesmeyer
Department of Nuclear Medicine
Specialized in: nuclear medicine

About the Department of Nuclear Medicine at University Hospital Jena

The Department of Nuclear Medicine University Hospital Jena offers the full range of radioisotope diagnostics and treatment using the state-of-art gamma cameras and PET-CT systems. All medical services comply with the guidelines of national and international professional societies, which ensures an accurate diagnostics and optimal treatment outcome. The department is headed by PD Dr. med. Martin Freesmeyer.

The main therapeutic options of the department include radioiodine therapy, selective internal radiotherapy, peptide-receptor radionuclide therapy. A therapeutic method is selected depending on the specific clinical case. For example, selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) is more effective in intensive vascularization of liver tumors. The SIRT-therapy is the most widely used in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma and liver metastases in breast, colon or neuroendocrine cancers. The radioiodine therapy is effectively used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism in order to reduce the size of the thyroid gland, as well as for the treatment of the thyroid cancer recurrences.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Conventional diagnostics using gamma cameras
    • Scintigraphy in inflammatory processes
    • Myocardial scintigraphy
    • Lung scintigraphy
    • Parathyroid scintigraphy
    • Renal scintigraphy
    • Thyroid scintigraphy
    • Skeletal scintigraphy
  • PET-CT diagnostics (innovative diagnostic method, which combines positron emission tomography and computed tomography)
  • Therapeutic services
    • Radioiodine therapy
    • Radiosynovectomy
    • Selective internal radiation therapy
    • Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy
    • Other diagnostic and therapeutic services

Curriculum vitae


  • 01.10.1990 - 17.09.1996 Study of Human Medicine at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
  • 01.10.1995 - 06.09.1996 One-year practice, optional course (Radiation Therapy), Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
  • 20.09.1996 Permission to work as an Intern.
  • 01.05.1998 Admission to medical practice.

Professional Career

  • 01.09.1988 - 30.09.1990 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital Jena.
  • 01.10.1988 - 31.01.1990 Medical service, military service.
  • 01.11.1996 - 31.03.1997 Institute of Pathology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Intern.
  • 01.04.1997 - 30.04.1998 Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital Jena, Intern.
  • 01.05.1998 - 31.12.2003 Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Advanced Training.
  • Since 13.02.2003 Board certification in Diagnostic Radiology, Senior Physician.
  • 01.01.2004 - 30.04.2007 Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Halle, Advanced Training.
  • Since 26.01.2007 Board certification in Nuclear Medicine.
  • Since 01.05.2007 Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Jena.

 Scientific Career

  • 03.05.1999 PhD thesis defense with honors, Medical Faculty, University of Jena. Subject: "Histomorphometric researches of the cancellous bone in rat after the removal of the parathyroid glands: the effect of physiological doses of parathyroid hormone and calcitriol".
  • 09.09.2014 Completion of the habilitation procedure, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jena. Subject: "Developments and examinations on the thyroid imaging: PET/CT with iodine-124, 3D ultrasound examination and nuclear sonographic image fusion".

Patent Applications

  • Hybrid imaging system for intraoperative, interventional and diagnostic purposes, German Patent and Trade Mark Office (registration, November 2012).
  • Method for the determination of the origin of the radiation signal in the measuring range and the measuring device for the simultaneous detection of decaying radionuclides in the measuring range, German Patent and Trade Mark Office (registration, June 2014).


  • 01.2009 Clinician of the Year (9 semester).
  • 2010 - 2014 Nomination for the title of the Clinician of the Year.
  • 01.2014 "Award for Outstanding Academic Activities" (9 semester).

Membership in Professional Societies and Associations

  • German Society of Nuclear Medicine (DGN).
  • German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM).
    • Teacher of the Section of Radiology, DEGUM.
    • Teacher of the Section of Pediatrics, DEGUM.
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine Sachsen (GNS).
  • German Society of Radiology(DRG).
  • Thuringian Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (TGRN).
  • Professional Association of German Specialists in Nuclear Medicine (BDN).
  • Professional Federation of German Radiologists (BDR).
  • Association of Leading Senior Physicians (VLK).
  • German Association of Higher Education Institutions (DHV).
  • Financial Support Foundation of the University Hospital Jena.

Board Member in Professional Societies and Associations

  • Society of Nuclear Medicine Sachsen (GNS).
  • Thuringian Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (TGRN).
  • Financial Support Foundation of the University Hospital Jena.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsklinikum Jena