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University Hospital Münster

Muenster, Germany


Department of Nuclear Medicine


Michael Schäfers

Prof. Dr. med.

Michael Schäfers

Specialized in: nuclear medicine

The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Münster offers all diagnostic and treatment options in the field of nuclear medicine at the highest medical and technical level. The Department specializes in the treatment of thyroid cancer and different oncological diseases. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Michael Schäfers.

Radioiodine therapy can be used for the treatment of various benign (Basedow’s disease, hyperthyroid goiter) and malignant (papillary and follicular thyroid cancer) thyroid tumors. The decision on the appropriateness of radioiodine therapy is usually made within the outpatient counseling in the unit for thyroid cancer at the University Hospital Münster. All other necessary examinations can be provided in the Department during the consultation.  

The Department of Nuclear Medicine under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Michael Schäfers at the University Hospital Münster offers a wide range of treatments for tumors.

This includes the following options: 

  • Alpharadin treatment Indications: prostate cancer with bone metastases
  • Lutetium DODATE treatment Indications: neuroendocrine tumors
  • MIBG therapy Indications: neuroblastoma
  • PSMA therapy Indications: prostate cancer
  • Radioiodine therapy for malignant diseases of the thyroid gland – thyroid cancer Indications: papillary and follicular thyroid cancer
  • Samarium treatment Indications: analgesic therapy for bone metastases
  • SIR therapy Indications: liver metastases, liver cancer
  • Zevalin treatment Indications: non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 

The diagnostic range of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Münster includes:  

  • Blood and lymphatic system
    • Gamma camera/ SPECT-CT
      • Blood volume
      • Red blood cells
      • Bone marrow
      • Lymphatic drainage for legs
      • Platelets
      • Sentinel lymph nodes (scintigraphy)
  • Brain
    • PET/CT
    • Amino acid metabolism (FET)
    • Beta-amyloids
    • Glucose metabolism (FDG)
    • SPECT-CT
      • Dopamine receptors (IBZM)
      • Dopamine transporters (DatSCAN®)
      • Perfusion
      • Liquor scintigraphy
  • Lungs
    • Pulmonary blood flow and ventilation
  • Heart
    • PET/CT
      • Glucose metabolism (FDG)
      • Innervation (HED)
      • Perfusion reserves (NH3)
  • SPECT/CT
    • Perfusion, myocardial scintigraphy
  • Gastrointestinal tract: Gamma camera / SPECT-CT
    • Source of the bleeding
    • Hepatobiliary function
    • Gastrointestinal tract
    • Meckel’s diverticulum
    • Esophagus
  • Kidneys: Gamma camera / SPECT-CT
    • Kidney function I (MAG3)
    • Kidney function II (DTPA)
    • Kidney function III (DMSA)
  • Thyroid and parathyroid gland
    • Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid 
    • Whole-body scintigraphy with iodine isotopes
    • Parathyroid scintigraphy
    • Thyroid sonography
    • Thyroid scintigraphy
  • Cancer and inflammation
    • PET-CT
      • Amino acid metabolism (FET)
      • Glucose metabolism (FDG)
      • Innervation (HED)
      • Bone metabolism (Fluorid)
      • Prostate-specific membrane antigen
      • Somatostatin receptors (Dotatate)
  • Gamma camera / SPECT-CT
    • Innervation (MIBG)
    • Bone metabolism / skeletal scintigraphy (MDP)
    • White blood cell scintigraphy
    • Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy
    • Sentinel lymph node scintigraphy
  • Other examination areas
    • Gamma camera / SPECT-CT
      • Testicular perfusion
      • Thyroid function
      • Nasolacrimal duct function 

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