Radiology in Hamburg – PD Dr Matthias C. Röthke – Diagnostics Specialist

PD Dr Matthias C. Röthke
Medical Director and Chairman of the Management Board
Specialist in Radiology
Hamburg, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Multiparametric MRI of the prostate (mpMRI)
  • Uro-radiology of the kidneys and bladder, bladder cancer and renal cancer
  • Special imaging for cancer diagnosis
  • Abdominal radiology

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Prostate MRI (mpMRT)
  • Oncological MRI
  • Abdominal radiology

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Non-invasive angiography
  • PRT (periradicular therapy)

About PD Dr Matthias C. Röthke

PD Dr Matthias C. Röthke is a specialist in radiology and Chairman of the Management Board as well as Medical Director of the Conradia Hamburg Medical Care Center.

Dr Röthke is an experienced expert in the field of cancer diagnostics and, as a radiologist and head of the Conradia Radiology Centre in Hamburg, is particularly committed to the early detection of prostate cancer. As a member of the European Society for Urogenital Radiology, Dr Röthke focuses his work on prostate cancer diagnostics. In addition to tumour diagnostics, Dr Röthke is also a master of radiological check-ups for internal medicine. The medical team at the Conradia Radiology Center in Hamburg offers a wide range of diagnostics for all regions of the body using latest technology.

Specialist in Radiological Cancer Diagnostics in Hamburg

Thanks to his many years of experience, PD Dr Röthke has acquired special expertise in the early detection of cancer. The focus of his diagnostic work is primarily placed on imaging diagnostics for the prostate as well as imaging for lung cancer, kidney and bladder cancer, liver and pancreatic cancer along with testicular tumours and bone cancer.

Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) – Radiation-Free Prostate Diagnostics

With mpMRI, or multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging or MR prostatography, aggressive prostate is detected and captured in over 94% of cases. This type of MRI is very precise, painless, and radiation-free, plus based on latest technology. The examination takes about 30 minutes and is carried out using a well-tolerated, free of any iodine contrast agent. This contrast agent is used to display the blood flow to the prostate and to assess the lymph nodes and neighbouring structures. This procedure is applied to precisely determine the extent and localization of any prostate tumour in order to prepare the tissue removal in advance and, above all, to perform the measure very focused and successfully. Falsely negative and repeated biopsies of the prostate tissue can thus be avoided. Dr Röthke is also able to implement mpMRI examinations for diagnosing recurrences as well as to simply provide a second opinion ahead of a planned incision, in addition to support a therapy preparation process. With mpMRI, overtreatment of clinically irrelevant tumours can be avoided and tumours can be actively monitored instead (active surveillance).

Tumour Diagnostics – Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is a malignant tumour occuring in men between the ages of 20 and 40. Early diagnosis with staging and tumor treatment is crucial for a therapy to be successful. For follow-up care of testicular cancer, Dr Röthke relies on magnetic resonance imaging to avoid radiation exposure due to repeated computed tomography in his mostly very young patients.

Bone Cancer – Diagnostics and Testing

If bone cancer is suspected, Dr Röthke uses different imaging procedures. Bone tumours exhibit a certain pattern in the bone when they are irradiated. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography are used to visualize bone cancer. The main purpose of an MRI is to determine a tumor’s position and size and to delimit it from neighbouring structures. Dr Röthke uses chest CTs to diagnose metastases in the lungs.

Diagnostics of Internal Organs

In case of suspicion of liver cirrhosis, liver cancer or liver metastases, important testing steps are initiated. In addition to blood tests, the radiology department uses MRIs or CT scans of the abdomen. Using latest, innovative technology, Dr Röthke diagnoses diseases of the abdominal organs such as pancreas or liver.

More information about PD Dr Matthias C. Röthke is available on the website of the Conradia Hamburg Medical Care Center


Curriculum Vitae

Short Biography

  • Study of human medicine in Erlangen and Freiburg
  • Training to become a specialist at the university hospitals in Marburg and Tübingen
  • 2010–2014: Senior physician at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg
  • 2014 Habilitation in radiology on the topic of MRIs for prostate cancer at the University of Heidelberg
  • 2014–2015: Head senior physician at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
  • At Conradia Hamburg since 2016


Further Details

  • 2015 – present Member of the Executive Board of the Uro-radiology Working Group at the German Radiological Society (DRG)
  • Member of the European Society of Radiology (ECR)
  • Member of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR)
  • Associate member of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
  • Appraiser for numerous internationally renowned specialist journals, including European Radiology, Investigative Radiology, and European Urology, among others.

Medical Team

  • Dr Jens Knüppelholz
    Managing Director, Specialist in Radiology
  • Dr Achim Burget
    Specialist in Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology
  • Arian Daneshi
    Specialist in Radiology
  • Afshin Ghodrati
    Specialist in Nuclear Medicine
  • PD Dr Marc Kalinowski
    Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology
  • Dr Helga Kivelitz
    Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology
  • Mohamed Omar Kseibi
    Specialist in Radiology
  • Dr Jürgen Leidt
    Specialist in Radiology
  • Timo Martens
    Specialist in Radiology
  • Dr Jens Meinke
    Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology
  • Elena Paklina
    Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology
  • Dr Magdalena Rösch
    Specialist in Radiology
  • Heike Schmidt
    Specialist in Radiology
  • Dr Kerstin Scholz
    Specialist in Radiology, Neuroradiology
  • Berenice Schulz
    Specialist in Radiology
  • Dr Jörg Sievers
    Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology
  • Dr Wolfhard O. Spiewok
    Specialist in Radiological Diagnostics, Sports Medicine
  • Dr Volker Zemella
    Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine


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Hamburg Central Railway Station 4 km
Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport 11 km

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PD Dr Matthias C. Röthke
Medical Director and Chairman of the Management Board

Conradia Hamburg Medical Care Center
Falkenried 88, D-20251 Hamburg

T: +49 40 7972 46 62
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