Information About Prof Dr Johannes Görich

Prof Dr Johannes Görich
and Colleagues
Specialist in Radiology
Heidelberg, Germany

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Treatment Focus

MRT Cardiac Diagnostics

  • Cardiac perfusion studies for cardiomuscular conditions
  • Circulatory disorders of the cardiac muscle


“Low dose” Technique CT Diagnostics

  • Cardiac valve conditions
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Determination of coronary calcification, risk assessment for coronary heart disease


MRT arthrography of large joints

  • Shoulder joint
  • Hand joint
  • Hip joint


MRT of the Prostate

  • Diagnosis and assessment of malignant prostate conditions


MRT / CT Preventative Diagnostics

  • Early recognition of tumours (e.g. lungs)
  • Circulation measurement
  • Cerebrovascular accident diagnosis


Pain Therapy for Back Conditions

  • Facet joint treatment
  • Perineural pain therapy

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Osteodensitometry using CT
  • MRT of the central / peripheral nervous system
  • MRT of the joints
  • MRT of the spine
  • MRT of the abdomen
  • Mammography (at the Sinsheim and Erbach sites only)
  • Nuclear medical examination (skeletal system, thyroid gland, kidneys, cardiac muscle) (at the Erbach, Sinsheim, Heidelberg sites only)
  • Ultrasound diagnostics (soft tissue ultrasound, breast ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound, thyroid gland ultrasound)
  • General diagnostic cross-sectional imaging by means of MRT / CT


Range of Therapeutic Services

  • X-ray stimulation therapy (at the Sinsheim and Erbach sites only)

About Prof Dr Johannes Görich

Prof. Johannes Goerich is an established specialist in radiology and interventional radiology at the Heidelberg Radiology Practice, one of the most up to date centres for radiological and nuclear medical diagnostics. Together with standard medical procedures, radiological diagnostics at the most up to date medical level is provided here.

As well as the diagnostic range consisting of magnetic resonance tomography, nuclear medicine and radiological diagnostics, together with its state of the art facilities, with premium high-tech devices, the Heidelberg Radiology Practice has been equipped with the world's latest low-radiation high-end computer tomograph, the Somatom Force by the Siemens company, since November 2014.

With the aid of the radiological diagnostic systems, the Heidelberg Radiology Practice medical team under Prof. J. Goerich can obtain detailed information about the type, the spread and the stage of a large number of significant malignant conditions, even in the early stages, in which symptoms are not externally perceptible.

Here, radiological diagnosis is a pain-free and, for you, completely uncomplicated procedure. Aided by this, cardiovascular and tumour conditions can be identified with the greatest precision and hence, the individually best treatment for you can be initiated.

In order to guarantee the highest level of medical quality, the team at the Heidelberg Radiology Practice consists not only of excellent radiologists for radiological diagnostics, but also of specialists in nuclear medicine, neuroradiology and cardiology. These specialists complete the medically and scientifically highly qualified practice team. A rapid expert exchange (second opinion) is in place, in conjunction with the other Practice sites.

Since the end of 2014, the standard diagnostic procedures of the Heidelberg Radiology Practice have included the world’s latest low-dose computer tomograph, the SOMATOM Force, by the Siemens company. Aided by this, all the organs of the body can be investigated more gently in the most precise detail and with the lowest radiation dose to date. In comparison with conventional CT apparatuses, the radiation dose is reduced by up to 90% (radiation exposure is markedly lower than e.g. for a transatlantic flight). The very brief examination times allow both very young patients and patients with renal insufficiency to be examined without a severe health hazard due to high doses of contrast medium (damaging to the kidneys) or having to endure irradiation. In particular, patients with claustrophobia will benefit from the new SOMATOM Force because this state of the art technique allows a large number of investigations to be carried out with a very large opening in the device (gantry) in just a few seconds.

The high-end computer tomograph is not just impressive because of its greater speed, low contrast medium requirement and low radiation dose, but rather because the organs of the body can also be depicted in four-dimensional space (4-D technique). By this means, not only can a three-dimensional depiction of all organs be created but even the function of the organs concerned can also be examined precisely. This provides new opportunities, particularly in the area of the early recognition of cancer conditions and circulatory disorders of the heart, the lungs and the large vessels in various areas of the body, in particular, as well, in the region of the targeted investigation of the head and neck vessels in the diagnosis of a cerebrovascular accident.

The revolutionary computer tomograph is distinguished by its particular precision and accuracy in detecting the vessels. The indications for this latest generation of CT apparatuses are particularly in this area of preventative diagnostics (screening examination). With the aid of the SOMATOM Force, the Heidelberg Radiology Practice team can perform, for example, comprehensive, non-invasive diagnoses of the coronary vessel system. These include the investigation of cardiac valve and cardiac vessel conditions. The high image resolution and accuracy of detail of the modern computer tomograph enable the exact determination of the degree of calcification of the coronary vessels. With this determination, the individual risk of potential coronary heart disease, which is associated with a high risk of myocardial infarction, can be estimated (calcium scoring, coronary CT angiography).

Together with the CT, the radiation-free method of magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) is also one of the specialities of the Heidelberg Radiology Practice. This provides a supplement or alternative in the area of the diagnosis of vascular and cardiac conditions. In particular, the blood flow of the cardiac muscle in cardiomuscular conditions and recognising circulatory disorders of the cardiac muscle can be evaluated outstandingly by means of MRT (cardiac ischaemia stress test).

In addition, all the larger joints such as the shoulders, hips, the knee, the ankle and the hand can also be highly accurately investigated for soft tissue damage to tendons, ligaments, cartilage and the musculature by means of injecting contrast medium into the joint cavity.

As mammography (X-ray of the breast) and MR mammography allow the evaluation of possibly malignant changes in the breast, malignant changes in the prostate can be diagnosed using MRT prostate diagnostics.

In addition, the Heidelberg Radiology Practice also provides special CT-guided, interventional pain therapy for back pain. Under CT-controlled guidance, a targeted minimally invasive pain treatment of the affected joints and nerve exit points is performed. This very frequently results in the alleviation of / relief from the pain of inflamed joints in the back and irritated nerve regions.

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Curriculum Vitae


Oct. 1977 – Apr. 1984 Human Medicine in Heidelberg
Apr. 1983 – Apr. 1984 Practice year at the Municipal Hospital, Heilbronn
Apr. 1984 Approbation
Jul. 1984 Doctorate in Internal Medicine, in “Monoclonal Antibodies against B-typical Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma”


May 1984 – Aug. 1985 Assistant Physician at the University Medical Hospital, Heidelberg, Dept. III, Cardiology, (Dir.: Prof. W. Kuebler)
Aug. 1985 – Feb. 1986 Completion of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Students (ECFMG)
Feb. 1986 – Aug. 1986 Assistant Physician at the University Radiology Clinic, Heidelberg (Dir.: Prof. K. zum Winkel)
Sept. 1986 – Oct. 1988 Assistant Physician at the German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Radiology and Pathophysiology Institute (Dir.: Prof. G. van Kaick)
Nov. 1988 – Oct. 1990 Assistant Physician at the University Hospital, Heidelberg, Dept. of Radiodiagnostics (Dir.: Prof. GW. Kauffmann)
Oct. 1990 – Dec. 1990 Private stay in England (Soft Tissue Sarcoma Study, London)
Jan. 1991 – Oct. 1992 Consultant at the University Radiology Clinic, Bonn (Dir.: Prof. M. Reiser), Functional area: “Internal Medicine”
Nov. 1992 – May 1993 Neuroradiology, Bonn (Head: Prof. L. Solymosi)
Jun. 1993 – Mar. 1994 Senior Consultant at the University Radiology Clinic, Bonn, Consultant Functional area: “Magnetic Resonance Imaging”
Oct. 1993 Post-doctoral studies in RADIOLOGICAL DIAGNOSTICS, Topic: “Intra-arterial Tumour Therapy”
Apr. 1994 – Oct. 2001 Senior Consultant at the University Radiology Clinic, Ulm, Department of Radiodiagnostics and Deputy Medical Director, (Dir.: Prof. HJ. Brambs), Consultant Functional area “Surgery”
May 1995 – Oct. 2001 Executive Consultant at the Radiology Clinics (radiological diagnostics, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine)
Dec. 1997 Post-doctoral re-qualification
Feb. 1998 Supernumerary Professor
Since Oct. 2001 Radiology Centre (Group Radiology Practice), with 5 sites (Sinsheim, Eberbach, Erbach, Walldorf, Heidelberg), as well as 4 hospitals and equipment including 6 magnetic resonance tomographs, 6 computer tomographs, including a CT Force

Medical Team

  • Prof. Dr Sebastian Buss
    Specialist in Internal Medicine, Fokus on Cardiology
  • Dr Philipp Fortner
    Specialist in Cardiology
  • PD Dr Friedemann Gueckel
    Specialist in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
  • Dr André Sommer
    Specialist in Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Neuroradiology
  • Dr Matthias Brado
    Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology
  • PD Dr Roman Sokiranski
    Specialist in Radiology
  • Dr Albrecht Stoye
    Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology
  • Matthias C. Draeger
    Specialist in Radiology


Expert exchange with the other sites of the Centre:

  • Radiology Centre, Eberbach
  • Radiology Centre, Erbach
  • Radiology Centre, Sinsheim
  • Radiology Practice, Walldorf


Heidelberg central railway station 2.5 km
Frankfurt/Main airport 81 km
Stuttgart airport 126 km

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Prof Dr Johannes Görich
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MVZ DRZ Heidelberg
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