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Clinic for Nuclear Medicine


Prof. Dr. med. Ken Herrmann

Director:

Prof. Dr. med. Ken Herrmann

E-Mail:

ken.herrmann@uk-essen.de

Office:

Britta Gruteser

Phone:

+49 (0) 201-723-20 32

Fax:

+49 (0) 201-723-59 64

Homepage:

www.uni-essen.de/nukmed

Deputy Directors:

Dr. med. Stefan Müller
Dr. med. Thorsten Poeppel
Dr. med. Ina Binse
Dr. med. Verena Ruhlmann

 

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

 

Focus areas

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).

 

Special consultations

  • 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

Inpatient: 850

Outpatient: 2,730

 

Staff

The clinic employs 9 physicians, including 4 specialists in nuclear medicine. There are 10 medical-technical radiology assistants and 8 nurses.