DIE RADIOLOGIE – Nuclear Medicine Munich

DIE RADIOLOGIE
Individual Diagnostics
Specialists in Nuclear Medicine
Munich, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • PET/CT (including 18F-FDG and 18F-/68Ga-PSMA ligands)
  • Thyroid scintigraphy
  • Thyroid puncture
  • Parathyroid scintigraphy
  • Bone scintigraphy
  • Myocardial scintigraphy
  • Renal function scintigraphy
  • Lung scintigraphy

About Nuclear Medicine Munich

DIE RADIOLOGIE offers nuclear medicine examinations at several locations in Munich for the functional diagnosis of various organs and molecular imaging in different oncological issues. In doing so, DIE RADIOLOGIE provides its patients with state-of-the-art technology, professional competence, and personal consultation according to the principle that "valuable things belong in good hands."

Nuclear Medicine Munich

In addition to the complete spectrum of essential radiological examinations at a total of 18 locations in and around Munich, the equipment with a SPECT-capable gamma camera at the central location at Sonnenstraße 17 and another SPECT and PET/CT camera at Sonnenstraße 24-26 in Munich also enables more advanced diagnostics for nuclear medicine and oncological issues.

Nuclear Medicine Diagnostics

The basic principle of nuclear medicine is the imaging of the distribution of radioactively labeled substances (so-called radiopharmaceuticals or radioactive tracers) in the body. For this purpose, the patient is administered the weakly radioactively labeled radiopharmaceutical, which is distributed in the organism. In this way, the function of various organs or inflamed tissues can be examined, or, in the case of various tumor diseases, tumor activity can be visualized.

Scintigraphy and SPECT

Scintigraphy is a nuclear imaging procedure. Depending on the function of various organs and tissues, the procedure creates a type of activity map of the body on which abnormally active tissue can be defined.

Different radiopharmaceuticals are administered in varying doses, depending on the diagnostic task. The most typical indication is thyroid scintigraphy. Radioactive iodine or technetium can diagnose hyperfunction or hypofunction of the organ and clarify nodular changes. In a lateral comparison, the filtering function (clearance) of the two kidneys can also be visualized as a scintigram using a specific radiopharmaceutical.

Another possible usage of scintigraphy is skeletal scintigraphy. Metabolic activity in bone tissue can be visualized using radioactively labeled phosphate compounds. This highly sensitive method can be used to assess the course of inflammatory or degenerative diseases of the bony apparatus and localize metastases of different types of tumors in the skeleton at an early stage.

PET-CT Munich

Positron emission tomography (PET) describes another nuclear medicine procedure. It involves using radiopharmaceuticals labeled with positron emitters. Radioactive decay of positrons interacting with electrons at the site of action allows the exact location of the accumulation in the organism to be localized. Combined with computed tomography (CT), it provides the perfect combination of molecular imaging by PET and the high local resolution of CT, with the resulting images subsequently superimposed and viewed together.

The use of PET/CT ranges from benign diagnostic tasks to clarify organ functions (e.g., metabolism of the heart muscle in the case of scars, the activity of the brain in the case of suspected dementia) to clarification of inflammatory tissue (e.g., vascular inflammation or vasculitis, clarification of unclear fever) and numerous oncological questions of almost all tumor diseases.

In addition to the radioactively labeled sugar molecule 18F-FDG, imaging using 18F- or 68Ga-labeled PSMA compounds for imaging prostate carcinomas is also available at our PET/CT location at Sonnenstraße 24-26.

Nuclear Medicine Therapy

According to the German Radiation Protection Ordinance, many nuclear medicine therapy concepts, such as radioiodine therapy of the thyroid gland, require an inpatient stay of several days in a nuclear medicine therapy ward. For this reason, nuclear medicine specialists in private practice who are active in outpatient care focus primarily on low-risk radiosynoviorthesis in addition to a broad range of functional diagnostics.

Radiosynoviorthesis (RSO) Munich

In the case of degenerative and inflammatory diseases of the joints, numerous patients suffer from massive, movement-dependent pain, so costly surgery seems unavoidable. However, with early nuclear medicine intervention in radiosynoviorthesis, surgical treatment can often be avoided. In this method, the joint is punctured with a cannula under sterile conditions, and a radiopharmaceutical is injected. As a result, the beta emitter 90Yttrium has a short range in the tissue and accumulates in the synovial cells (joint mucosa).

This tissue is highly irritated and painfully swollen in inflammatory and degenerative joint diseases like arthritis or rheumatism. Local irradiation destroys the inflamed mucosa, anesthetizes pain at accessible nerve endings, and reduces joint effusion. The goal is the rapid restoration of joint function with simultaneous pain relief. First, the joint is immobilized with a splint (usually 48 hours). Even after the 48 hours have elapsed, the affected part of the body should be rested for at least a week. Since radioactivity only shows its therapeutic efficacy over time, a final evaluation of the therapy's success is only possible after about six months.

For more information, please visit the website of DIE RADIOLOGIE.

 

Medical Team

  • Dr Ernst Habersbrunner
    Specialist Physician in Diagnostic Radiology and Specialist Physician in Nuclear Medicine
  • PD Dr Harun Ilhan
    Specialist Physician in Nuclear Medicine
  • Dr Christoph Meinecke
    Specialist Physician in Diagnostic Radiology and Specialist Physician in Nuclear Medicine
  • Dr Jan Schneider-Eicke
    Specialist Physician in Diagnostic Radiology and Specialist Physician in Nuclear Medicine
  • PD Dr Andrei Todica
    Specialist Physician in Nuclear Medicine
  • Dr Thomas Winter
    Specialist Physician in Diagnostic Radiology and Specialist Physician in Nuclear Medicine

Extras

Patient service:
DIE RADIOLOGIE offers patients numerous additional services in addition to professional qualifications.

  • Doctolib: Appointments 24/7 – make and manage appointments online at any time.
  • MEDPIC – My Medical Picture: this platform offers patients and treating physicians digital access to images and findings.
  • International Office: for international patients, the International Office offers assistance and support around the appointment – linguistically and organizationally.
  • Second opinion: DIE RADIOLOGIE offers patients the opportunity to obtain a second opinion at any time.

Location

Munich Main Station 1 km
Munich Airport 36 km

Information About Munich

Specialist doctors and medical centres in Munich

Bavaria's capital is the third largest city in Germany and is located far to the south in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. The proximity to the Alps makes Munich a location for winter and hiking sports, but there are many lakes and royal castles in the surrounding area, providing the city with other attractive leisure destinations. Located to the left and right of the mountain river, the Isar, the city itself offers quite a few opportunities for recreation in the interior. In the center, the old town, founded in 1158, is marked by the former city gates.

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Contact

DIE RADIOLOGIE
Individual Diagnostics


Location at the ISAR-Klinikum
Sonnenstraße 24-26, D-80331 München

T: +49 89 8967 4619
F: +49 89 550 596 222


Munich Center Location
Sonnenstraße 17, D-80331 München

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