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Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Forsting


Prof. Dr. med. Michael Forsting




Katja Hegmanns


+49 (0) 201-723-15 39


+49 (0) 201-723-59 59



Deputy Director:

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Lale Umutlu


Focus areas

The Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology supplies radiological services to all clinics and outpatient centers of Essen University Hospital through four sites located throughout the campus.

The Institute has also serviced the Elisabeth Hospital, Essen, for many years, and has serviced the Marienkrankenhaus, Mülheim/Ruhr, an affiliate of the Contilia Group since May 1, 2008. The Institute is equipped to meet all requirements of state-of-the-art minimally invasive diagnostics and interventions.

In addition to fully digitalized conventional x-ray systems including a unit for digital mammography, there are four monoplanar and two biplanar angiography units.

The department also has several computertomography scanners (two 64-slice units, one 16-slice unit and a 4-slice spiral CT), a total of six 1.5T MRI units and one PET/CT system.

The Institute is also a co-founder of the Erwin L. Hahn Institute located at Zeche Zollverein where it operates a whole-body 7T MRI unit in cooperation with the Donders Institute based in Nijmwegen, Netherlands.


Special consultations

  • Neuroradiological vessel consultations
  • Pediatric radiology
  • Mammography/MRI mammography, breast interventions
  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Interventional tumor treatments


Fields of Research

  • Whole-body MRI including MRI angiography and functional MRI
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Imaging of liver transplants



There are more than 150 employees in radiology. The Essen "Radiology Team" is an international group of physicians, physicists, engineers, technicians, and administrative staff. The Institute was the first facility of the University Hospital to become DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 certified as early as 2001.