Clinic for Nuclear Medicine
Prof. Dr. med. Ken Herrmann
+49 (0) 201-723-20 32
+49 (0) 201-723-59 64
Dr. med. Stefan Müller
Facts and Figures
Patients with thyroid disorders (hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism): 370
Patients with thyroid cancer: 370
Radioactive iodine treatments: 680
Intraarterial therapy with radionuclides for malignant liver tumors (HCC, metastases): 78
Treatment with open radionuclides: 54
All diagnostic procedures in nuclear medicine.
Thyroid diagnostics (and treatment) including, but not limited to, follow-up care for thyroid carcinomas and diagnosis of endocrine tumors. The clinics radiopharmaceutical department produces radiopharmaceuticals for its two positron emission tomography (PET) scanners. A PET scanner is dedicated to examinations supporting diagnoses of dementia and heart muscle vitality. A PET/CT scanner is used for oncological exams.
Full spectrum of nuclear medicine treatments including, but not limited to, radio iodine therapy for thyroid disorders, radionuclide therapy for metastase-related bone pain, MIBG therapy (neuroblastoma, malignant phaeochromocytoma), radio immune therapy (lymphoma), intrapleural or intraperitoneal treatment of malignant effusions, intraarterial treatment of liver tumors (SIRT).
- Follow-up care for thyroid carcinoma
- Thyroid disorders: Indication for radioiodine therapy, patient information and follow-up
- Intraarterial radionuclide therapy of malignant liver tumors (SIRT)
- Pain therapy with radionuclides
- Radio immune therapy for follicular NHL
Fields of Research
- Development and application of novel radiopharmaceuticals, including but not limited to, those labeled with 124iodine and 86yttrium
- Diagnosis and treatment of thyroid carcinoma (dosimetry, 124iodine PET/CT, diagnostics, tumor markers, ultrasound, psychological aspects, treatment with experimental pharmaceuticals)
- Diagnosis and treatment of endocrine tumors
- Clinical use and optimization of PET, PET/CT
Number of patients
The clinic employs 9 physicians, including 4 specialists in nuclear medicine. There are 10 medical-technical radiology assistants and 8 nurses.