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University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
9.8/10 from 70 Votes

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (457634)

Ernst Rummeny

Prof. Dr. med.

Ernst Rummeny

Specialized in: diagnostic and interventional radiology

About the department

The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich offers the full range of imaging diagnostics, as well as innovative imaging-guided minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of tumors, diseases of the vessels and internal organs (for example CT, MRI, PET-CT, SPECT). The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Ernst Rummeny.

In the field of diagnostic radiology, of particular interest are studies in patients with diseases of the abdominal organs, musculoskeletal system, including joints, diseases of the mammary gland and cardiovascular system. The department also has a specialized section for breast diagnostics in patients with cancer. The doctors use in their clinical practice the advanced diagnostic devices for x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, etc.

The doctors of the department have deep knowledge and tremendous experience in the application of interventional radiological treatments, which represent an excellent alternative to open surgical interventions. Despite the high level of technical equipment and the availability of advanced computerized systems, the focus remains on a person with his individual needs.

The service range of the department includes:

Diagnostic examinations

  • Ultrasound diagnostics
  • Classical X-ray studies
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Breast diagnostics in cancer patients Other examinations

Vascular interventions

  • Angiography for imaging vessels of all parts of the body
  • Procedures for restoring vascular patency in chronic obliterating atherosclerosis of peripheral arteries, acute ischemia, pulmonary embolism or dialysis shunt thrombosis
    • Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
    • Stenting
    • Thrombectomy
    • Catheter implantation for lysis therapy
    • Other methods
  • Vascular preservation procedures in dissections, aneurysms and bleeding
    • Stenting
    • Endoprosthetics
    • Other methods
  • Procedures for closing blood vessels in bleeding, during preparation for surgical interventions, as well as for therapeutic purposes
    • Embolization and coiling
    • Sclerotherapy for varicocele
    • Uterine fibroid embolization
    • Liver hemangioma embolization
    • Other methods
  • Procedures for liver tumor treatment
    • Chemoembolization (transarterial chemoembolization)
    • Radioembolization (selective intra-arterial radiation therapy)
    • Other methods
  • Implantation of port systems and central venous catheters
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Portal vein embolization
  • Other treatments

Non-vascular interventions

  • Percutaneous interventions on the bile ducts
    • Percutaneous transhepatic bile duct drainage
    • Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
    • Stenting
    • Other methods

Curriculum vitae

Prof. Rummeny is the Head of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich. His area of expertise is diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. The major focus of his research is in the field of oncology imaging, in particular, the development of cross-sectional imaging processes, such as MRI and CT tomography and linked hybrid systems, such as PET-CT and MR-PET. Together with colleagues from Biomedical Physics (Prof. F. Pfeffer) and Biological Imaging (Prof. V. Ntziachristos), he develops new devices for use in patient diagnostics. Furthermore, he is involved in the optimization of contrast agents.

After studying medicine in Saarbrücken and Mainz, he completed his PhD thesis in 1984 in Mainz and acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) in 1994 at the University of Muenster. His clinical and scientific career took him to the German Diagnostic Clinic in Wiesbaden, Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA. From 1988 to 1989, (until his appointment at the Technical University of Munich in 2000) Professor Rummeny worked at the Institute for Clinical Radiology at the University of Muenster. His research is conducted in close cooperation with leading international institutes, including Harvard University and the University of California San Francisco.

Awards and Achievements

  • 2017 President of Congress of the German Radiological Society.
  • 2016 ESGAR Honorary Lecture, Prague.
  • 2011 Award "Ambassador against Cancer" from the Bavarian Ministry of Health.
  • 2008 Certificate of Honor of the Bavarian X-Ray Society.
  • 1999 MR Tomography Prize for the development of new MRT contrast media.

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