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University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
9.8/10 from 70 Votes

Department of Interventional Radiology (457634)

Marcus Makowski

Prof. Dr. med.

Marcus Makowski

Specialized in: interventional radiology

About the Department of Interventional Radiology at University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

The Department of Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich offers the full range of imaging examinations, as well as innovative image-guided minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of tumors, vascular diseases and internal pathologies (for example, CT, MRI, PET-CT, SPECT). The department's doctors have deep knowledge and colossal experience in the field of interventional radiological methods of treatment, which represent an excellent alternative to open surgical interventions. Despite the high level of technical equipment and the presence of advanced computerized systems, the focus is always on the person with his individual needs. Compliance with current clinical protocols and high professionalism of the department's specialists contribute to the successful clinical practice, as well as the reputability of the department among the best medical facilities of this kind in Germany. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Marcus Makowski.

All modern imaging tests are available in the department to assess the state and function of the internal organs, various anatomical structures. Patients can undergo X-ray examinations, fluoroscopy, sonography, angiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. With the appropriate clinical indications, doctors conduct contrast-enhanced imaging tests. The innovative technical equipment meets all the requirements of radiation protection, therefore, during the examination, the patient receives a minimum dose of radiation that does not harm health.

The department's service range includes not only diagnostic tests. The specialists of the medical facility also carry out a number of highly effective image-guided therapeutic interventional procedures. Particular attention is paid to the interventional treatment of benign and malignant tumors. Doctors perform ablation procedures to treat benign bone neoplasms (osteoid osteomas), malignant tumors of the liver and kidneys, metastases in these organs, radiofrequency ablation and irreversible electroporation for malignant tumors (most often, if there are contraindications to surgery), and tumor embolization. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is also successfully performed here to eliminate stenoses and obstructions in the blood vessels. In addition, patients with traumatic, degenerative and inflammatory musculoskeletal lesions can receive pain management in the department (local injections of anesthetic and anti-inflammatory drugs). Pain management is carried out under the guidance of ultrasound or CT, which ensures high safety and effectiveness of treatment.

The department's range of diagnostic and therapeutic options includes:

  • Diagnostic examinations
    • Ultrasound scans
    • Classical X-ray scans
    • Fluoroscopy
    • Angiography
    • Computed tomography
    • Magnetic resonance imaging
    • Image-guided biopsy of the internal organs and anatomical structures
  • Image-guided therapeutic interventional procedures
    • Image-guided therapeutic interventional procedures on the lungs
      • Embolization to stop bleeding
      • Radiofrequency embolization for lung tumors and metastases
      • Pulmonary artery thrombectomy
      • Pleural drainage 
      • Pulmonary artery stenting
    • Image-guided therapeutic interventional procedures on the spleen
      • Splenic artery embolization
      • Splenic artery aneurysm treatment
    • Image-guided therapeutic interventional procedures on the pancreas
      • Pancreatic irreversible electroporation 
    • Image-guided therapeutic interventional procedures on the liver
      • Embolization to stop bleeding
      • Chemoperfusion
      • Chemosaturation
      • Irreversible electroporation
      • Microwave ablation
      • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiodrainage
      • Radiofrequency ablation
      • Portal vein percutaneous transluminal angioplasty 
      • Portal vein embolization
      • Radioembolization
      • Stenting
      • Transarterial chemoembolization
      • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting
    • Image-guided therapeutic interventional procedures on the kidneys
      • Embolization to stop bleeding
      • Radiofrequency ablation
      • Cryoablation
      • Renal artery percutaneous transluminal angioplasty 
      • Kidney tumor embolization
    • Image-guided therapeutic interventional procedures on the genitourinary system
      • Uterine artery embolization for the treatment of uterine fibroids
      • Prostatic artery embolization for the treatment of prostate adenoma
      • Sclerotherapy for varicocele
    • Image-guided therapeutic interventional procedures on the intestine
      • Selective prostaglandin infusion
      • Embolization to stop bleeding
      • Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
      • Stenting
    • Image-guided therapeutic interventional procedures on the bones
      • Radiofrequency ablation for osteoid osteoma
      • Sacroiliac joint osteosynthesis 
      • Vertebroplasty
    • Image-guided therapeutic interventional procedures on the vessels
      • Arteriovenous malformation embolization
      • Lysis therapy
      • Port system implantation
      • Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
    • Image-guided therapeutic interventional procedures on the nerve endings
      • Facet joint infiltration
      • Celiac plexus block
      • Sympatholysis
      • Nerve root infiltration
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae of Prof. Dr. med. Marcus Makowski

Since 2020, Prof. Dr. med. Marcus Makowski has been heading the Department of Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich. The professor's research activities are focused on quantitative imaging and the application of artificial intelligence methods in radiology. Of particular clinical interest is the assessment and development of new quantitative biomarkers in radiology.

After studying medicine, in 2007 Dr. Makowski defended his thesis at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. In 2010, he successfully completed his PhD at King's College London. In 2013, the professor's habilitation work was distinguished with the Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen Award (Charite University Hospital Berlin). In 2016, Dr. Marcus Makowski received an offer to take the position of Professor W2 at the Charite. Prior to becoming the Head Physician of the Department of Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich, the specialist held the position of Deputy Head of the Department of Radiology at the University Hospital Charite Berlin.

Prof. Marcus Makowski has won numerous prizes and awards, the most significant of which are the Marie Curie Prize (2018), the Heisenberg Award (2014) and the Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen Award (2013).

Photo of the doctor: (c) Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München

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