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Univ-Prof Dr Dr Thomas J. Vogl


Specialist in Radiology

+49 69 9893 9018

Radiology Frankfurt: Univ-Prof Dr Dr Thomas J. Vogl

Treatment focus

  • Treatment of solid tumours using HIFU technology
    (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound)

    - Pancreatic cancer (pancreatic tumours)
    - Liver tumours
    - Uterine fibroids
    - Adenomyosis of the uterus
    - Bone tumours
    - Fibroadenomas of the breast
    - Breast cancer
    - Kidney tumours


  • Diagnostic Radiology

    - MRT techniques:
    Whole body MRT
    Molecular MRZ
    Multparametric MRT (prostate, breast)
    Spinal column
    Joint diagnostics
    Cardiac MRT

    - Computer tomography diagnostics
    Cardiac CT
    Virtual colonography
    Virtual endoscopy

    - Diagnostic radiology

    - Diagnostic ultrasound

  • Interventional Radiology

    - Liver tumours
    - Lung tumours
    - Bony lesions
    - Therapeutic vascular interventions
    - Oncological interventions
    - Orthopaedic interventions
    - MR-controlled biopsy of the prostate


University Hospital, Frankfurt
Institue of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, D-60590 Frankfurt

P: +49 69 9893 9018 F: +49 69 6301 7258

Consultation Hours:

Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


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Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  •  Computer tomography (CT)
    - Virtual endoscopy
    - Virtual colonography
    - Computer tomography of the heart
  • Magnetic Resonance Tomography (MRT)
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Diagnostic ultrasound (sonography)
    - Liver
    - Spleen
    - Pancreas
    - Kidneys
    - Lymph nodes
    - Doppler examination of the carotid arteries, pelvic and leg veins, heart

We are currently equipped with a state of the art computer tomograph (CT-FORCE), in addition to the Sliding-Gantry mobile computer tomograph


Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Therapeutic vascular interventions
    - Excimer laser-assisted anglioplasty
  • Oncological interventions (cancer treatment)
    - Laser-induced thermotherapy
    - Myoma embolisation
    - Radiofrequency tumour ablation
    - Selective internal radiotherapy with SIR spheres
    - Transpulmonary chemoembolisation (TPCE)
    - Transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE)
    - Transarterial chemoperfusion (TACP)
  • Orthopaedic interventions
    - Ozone therapy for herniated discs
    - Vertebroplasty / osteoplasty
  • MR-guided biopsy of the prostate

Personal information


Prof Dr Thomas J. Vogl is a specialist in radiology and head of the Institute of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Frankfurt.

Prof. Vogl collaborates with an experienced, highly qualified team of specialists, consultants and scientists. The objective of Prof. Vogl and his team is the medical care of their patient to the highest scientific standard, in accordance with the most up to date radiation protection criteria. For this purpose, a close collaboration within the team for an exchange of experience is fostered, as well as treatment planning involving the patient, in which the patient is involved as much as possible in the treatment steps by means of explanation and clarification. The doctors in the team do not bear the peak loads alone, but these are absorbed thanks to the team structure. This synergy relieves the pressure for the doctor and thus also for the doctor / patient relationship.

In addition to a first-class staff structure, Prof. Vogl's institute and his team have access to cutting-edge technology, which is partially unique worldwide, such as the “Somatom Definition AS Sliding” mobile computer tomograph, which simplifies the examination for the doctor and for the patient and considerably reduces the risk of additional injuries due to repositioning the patient. In the field of ultrasound diagnostics, Prof. Vogl’s team works with the latest generation of sonography equipment, the frequency range of which enables adjustment to particular parts of the body and particular objectives. As a result, a more certain, more precise and more rapid diagnosis can be delivered.

Among the research emphases of the multiple award-winning specialist radiologist are abdominal and thoracic diagnostics and intervention, interventional MR tomography; he is a Co-project Leader in the special research field of hyperthermia, SRF 1470, digital and three-dimensional imaging techniques, MR spectroscopy, MR angiography, new techniques for endoluminal magnetic resonance tomography, medical imaging of the base of the skull, craniofacial and throat region, multi-detector computer tomography, breast diagnostics and intervention and laser-assisted vascular ablation. For this purpose, he uses international contacts in order, for example, to improve the treatment of hepatic tumours. His work centres on the early recognition of conditions, as well as the field of interventional cancer therapy (oncology).

Since April 2016, the Institute of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Frankfurt has had one of Germany's first HIFU devices (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound). This involves a medical application of ultrasound whereby the tissue is heated and destroyed via targeted bundling of sound waves. Possible applications are for inoperable pancreatic tumours, liver tumours, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis of the uterus, bone tumours, fibroadenomas of the breast, breast cancer, and renal tumours.

Prof. Vogl has been awarded several scientific prizes in radiology, is an office-holder and member of numerous scientific organisations and organisations, as well as a member of the scientific advisory committee of numerous specialist journals.

Please find further information on the Institute for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine pages, the Prostate MRI Diagnostic Center PROMPT, and the Breast Diagnostic Center MAMMOM of the University Hospital Frankfurt.


Curriculum Vitae

1976 – 1982Studies in human medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich
1980Studies at the Hebrew University School of Medicine, Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem (Director: Prof. Biran)
1980 - 1981Co-assistant at the Anatomical Institute of the University of Munich (Director: Prof. Frick)
1982Medical licence
1983Doctorate (Dr. med.) with the dissertation “Determination of the Mineral Salt Content in the Peripheral Skeleton with the aid of the 125 Iodine Gamma Ray Absorption in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus”, with “magna cum laude”
from 1983Assistant Physician at the Radiology Clinic of the University of Munich (Director: Prof. J. Lissner)


Employment History

1988Research visit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (Director: Prof. Juan Taveras)
1 Oct. 1988 - 31 March 1990Advanced training in nuclear medicine
1989Accepted as a Specialist Radiologist with technical qualification in radiotherapy
18 July 1990Completion of doctorate with bestowal of Dr. med. habil.
1990Consultant at the Radiology Clinic of the University of Munich
1992Acquired technical qualification in nuclear medicine
March – May 1992Acquired technical qualification in “Nuclear Medical in vitro diagnostics”
1993Appointed as Senior Consultant of the Radiology Clinic and Polyclinic of the Free University, Berlin, Rudolf Virchow University Hospital (Director: Prof. R. Felix)
Specialist fields of activity: conventional diagnostic radiology, traumatology, gastrointestinal radiology, interventional radiology, chemoembolisation, angioplasty, magnetic resonance tomography
Research topics: MR angiography, in vivo spectroscopy, contrast medium development, interstitial laser therapy, hepatobiliary diagnostics
23 Dec. 1993Appointed as C3 Professor of General Radiology by the Free University, Berlin
13 Jan. 1994Appointed as a Radiologist by the Berlin Medical Association, Qualification for the title “Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology”
1996Appointed as a Specialist in Neuroradiology
1998Offered appointment as C4 Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Goethe University, Frankfurt
1998Director of the Institute for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (Former Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology), University Hospital Frankfurt
2005Collaboration with the Friedrichsheim Orthopaedic Clinic Foundation of the University of Frankfurt: Head of Radiology
2005Asst. Medical Director of the University Hospital, Frankfurt
2011Q3 Trainer, Cardiac MRT and Cardiac CT
2013Spokesman for the Frankfurt Hospital Alliance; Guidelines Commissioner of the German Radiology Society


  • Prof Dr Katrin Eichler
    Permanent Representative of the Director of the Institute
  • Prof Dr Tatjana Gruber-Rouh
    Managing Senior Physician of the Institute
  • Dr Axel Thalhammer
    Acting Senior Physician of Interventional Radiology
  • Dr Renate Hammerstingl
    Acting Senior Physician

Research & Training



  • Medical Equipment:

    - Cutting edge ultrasound technology

    - Radiation-free whole body MRT

    - Cutting edge CT technology (the world’s only Somatom Definition AS Sliding mobile computer tomograph; the world’s most state of the art high-end CT)



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Univ-Prof Dr Dr Thomas J. Vogl


University Hospital, Frankfurt

Institue of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, D-60590 Frankfurt

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