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University Hospital Tuebingen

location_on Tuebingen, Germany
9.13333/10 from 55 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology (460748)

Konstantin Nikolaou

Prof. Dr. med.

Konstantin Nikolaou

Specialized in: adult and pediatric diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Tuebingen offers the full range of services in these fields. It conducts all types of modern imaging studies: sonography, digital X-ray, angiography, multilayer computed tomography and conventional MRI, positron emission tomography (PET/CT), etc. The department also specializes in minimally invasive treatment of various tumors, vascular pathology (obstruction and vascular stenosis). The Section of Experimental Radiology is engaged in active research to optimize existing methods and develop new ones. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med.

Konstantin Nikolaou. He is one of the best German doctors in the field of his specialization. He has extensive clinical experience, excellent qualifications and is a member of many national and international professional medical societies.

The service range of the department includes:

Diagnostic radiology

  • Digital radiography (also contrast-enhanced)
    • Bones
    • Thoracic organs (for example, lungs in inflammatory processes)
    • Abdominal organs and kidneys (for example, diagnosis of intestinal obstruction, perforation, kidney stones)
    • Other organs
  • Ultrasound examinations and ultrasound-guided biopsy
    • Abdominal organs
    • Thyroid
    • Carotid artery
    • Other organs
  • Computed tomography (CT), high resolution computed tomography, contrast-enhanced CT scan
    • Brain
    • Breast
    • Abdominal organs
    • Pelvic organs
    • Thoracic organs
    • Heart (CT coronary angiography with calcium levels assessment)
    • Other organs
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of all organs, MRI-guided biopsy, MRI-guided determination of preoperative markers
  • Special MRI examinations
    • 3D high-resolution imaging of the joints and spine
    • Structural and functional diagnosis of the temporomandibular joint
    • Structural and functional diagnostics of the heart
    • MRI angiography for the study of the whole body
    • Examination of the small and large intestine
    • 2D imaging of the urinary tract and bladder
    • High-resolution imaging study of the prostate gland, including metabolic testing (MR spectroscopy)
    • Functional diagnosis of the pelvic floor
    • Other special MRI studies
  • Positron emission computed tomography (PET/CT)
  • Mammography (breast ultrasound)
    • MR mammography
    • Stereotactic vacuum breast biopsy
    • Galactography (examination of the milk ducts in the mammary glands)
    • Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
    • MRI-guided breast biopsy
    • Other studies
  • Angiography (contrast-enhanced examination of blood vessels)
  • Other diagnostic options

Pediatric radiology

  • Ultrasound examinations (for example, abdominal organs, intestines, kidneys, genitals, thyroid gland) and contrast-enhanced ultrasound
  • X-ray examinations (most often in bone fractures, malformations, tumors, growth disorders, lung diseases or congenital heart defects)
  • Fluoroscopy (for example, in case of suspected vesicoureteral reflux)
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • Cardiac MRI
    • Lung MRI
    • Kidney MRI
    • Whole-body MRI
  • Minimally invasive therapeutic procedures in children
    • Imaging-guided biopsy
    • Imaging-guided drainage installation
    • Radiofrequency ablation in osteoid osteomas
    • Preoperative marking in lung metastases
  • Other diagnostic examinations and therapeutic procedures in children

Interventional radiology

  • Uterine artery embolization in uterine fibroids
  • Minimally invasive treatment of tumors
    • Imaging-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for liver tumors
  • Imaging-guided pain therapy
    • MRI-guided sacroiliac joint injection (in sacroiliitis)
    • MRI-guided facet joint infiltration
    • MRI-guided spinal root infiltration
    • Sympathetic blockade
    • Preoperative planning (tumor boundary marking)
    • Other services
  • Endovascular therapies for vascular diseases
    • Balloon dilatation (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty) in vascular stenosis
    • Stenting (for opening vessels in their obstruction or stenosis)
    • Installation of special drug-coated stents and balloon catheters
    • Thrombectomy and fibrinolysis (aspiration and dissolution of blood clots)
    • Follow-up care after vascular interventions
    • Interventional treatment of aneurysms
  • Other services in the field of interventional radiology

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 04/2014, Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Tuebingen.
  • 04/2007 - 03/2014 Managing Senior Doctor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Clinical Radiology at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Grosshadern Clinic.
  • 11/2009 - 03/2014 Head of the Section for Magnetic Resonance Tomography, Institute of Clinical Radiology at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • 10/2006 - 10/2009 Head of the Section for Computed Tomography and PET-CT, Institute of Clinical Radiology at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • 02/2002 - 09/2006 Research Assistant, Institute of Clinical Radiology at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • 08/2000 - 01/2002 Intern, Institute of Clinical Radiology at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Certificates and Academic Positions

  • 10/2016 DEGIR II Certification, German Society for Interventional Radiology, Level II.
  • 12/2015 Visiting Professor at the Memorial Sloan Cancer Center, New York.
  • 07/2014 Expert Diploma in Cardiac Imaging Diagnostics, European Society of Cardiac Radiology (ESCR).
  • 04/2014 Appointed as a Full Professor at the Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen.
  • 02/2014 Master of Health Business Administration (MHBA), Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.
  • 01/2012 Appointed as a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • 03/2011 Additional specialization in the field of Medical Quality Management (Bavarian Medical Association).
  • 11/2007 Habilitation. Subject: "Methodological development and clinical evaluation of contrast-enhanced multilayer computed tomography in the diagnosis of coronary heart disease", Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Institute of Clinical Radiology (Prof. Dr. med. Dr.h.c. Maximilian F. Reiser).
  • 06/2007 Medical Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology (Bavarian Medical Association).
  • 02/2002 Admission to medical practice.
  • 10/2000 Thesis. Subject: "Non-invasive imaging of the coronary arteries by magnetic resonance imaging and electron beam tomography and their diagnostic value in comparison with selective coronary angiography" (with honors), Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Institute of Clinical Radiology (Prof. Dr. med. Dr.h.c. Maximilian F. Reiser).

Publications and Reports (as of 08/2018)

  • 350 Scientific papers (peer-reviewed).
  • 25 Works in the books.
  • 3 Book editions.

Awards and Prizes

  • 2015 Education Prize (Bester Newcomer), University Hospital Tuebingen.
  • 2013 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Award.
  • 2013 15th International MRI Symposium.
  • 2010 Honorary Member of the Greek Society of Radiology.
  • 2001 Young Investigator Award, North American Society of Cardiac Imaging.
  • 1993 - 2000 Scholarship for talented doctors of the Free State of Bavaria.

Membership in Commissions and Organizations

  • Since 2018, Member of the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology (IS3R).
  • Since 2018, Member of the Editorial Board, Innovations in Radiology and Imaging Diagnostics (RÖFO).
  • Since 2017, Board Member of the German Society of Radiology (Scientific Coordinator).
  • Since 2017, Member of the Research Group of the Medical Faculty of the University of Tuebingen.
  • 2016 - 2022 Dean for Research (clinical studies), Dean of the Medical Faculty of the University of Tuebingen.
  • 2016 - 2018 Executive Board Member, European Society of Hybrid Imaging (ESHI).
  • 2016 - 2018 President, European Society of Molecular and Functional Imaging in Radiology.
  • 2016 - 2018 Member of the Research Committee, European Society of Radiology.
  • Since 2016 Executive Board Member, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University Hospital Tuebingen.
  • Since 2015, Member of the Advisory Board of the SFB/Transregio 125.
  • Since 2015, Board Member, Center for Personalized Medicine, University Hospital Tuebingen.
  • 2014 - 2019 Executive Board Member of the European Society of Cardiac Radiology (ESCR).
  • Since 2014, Member of the Radiology Examination Commission, Medical Association of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Regional Medical Association South Württemberg.
  • 2014 - 2016 Vice President of the European Society of Molecular and Functional Imaging in Radiology.
  • 2014 - 2016 Representative, QIBA European Task Force (Alliance for Quantitative Imaging of Biomarkers).
  • 2013 - 2015 Delegate, European Society of Radiology, Structured Reporting Initiative (RSNARadReport): ESR eHealth and Informatics Subcommittee.
  • 2013 - 2019 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR).
  • 2012 - 2014 Official Member of the Munich Advanced Photonics (MAP) Centers of Excellence.
  • 2012 - 2014 European Society of Radiology, Member of the Strategic Review Committee.
  • 2012–2014 Member of the Executive Committee "Functional Imaging" of the European Society of Molecular and Functional Imaging in Radiology (ESMOFIR).
  • 2011 - 2014 Executive Board Member of the European Society of Cardiac Radiology (ESCR).
  • 2010 - 2013 ISMRM Committee Member, Committee of Clinical Growth.
  • Since 2010, Member of the Expert Committee "Clinical Studies" of the German Society of Radiology.
  • Since 2009, Regular Reviewer of the German Research Society (DFG).

Membership in Working Groups and Professional Societies

  • Member of the German Society for Radiology (DRG).
  • Member of the Working Group on the Diagnosis of the Cardiovascular System (DRG), Coach Status, level Q3.
  • Member of the Working Group on the Diagnosis of Thoracic Organs (DRG).
  • Member of the Clinical Research Working Group (DRG).
  • Member of the Working Group on Oncology (DRG).
  • Member of the European Society of Radiology (ESR).
  • Member of the European Society of Cardiac Radiology (ESCR).
  • Member of the European Society of Molecular and Functional Imaging (ESMOFIR).
  • Member Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
  • Member of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance Tomography in Medicine (ISMRM).
  • Member of the Association of Teachers of German Universities (DHV).
  • Member of the Marburger Bund.

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