Functional imaging examinations on
patients using radioactive substances: we use scintigraphy, SPECT and
PET to visualize biochemical processes in the body (such as active
cancer, inflammation, tissue perfusion, etc.) and combine these
technologies with cross-sectional methods such as CT and MRI for precise
anatomical localization. Our department played a key role in pioneering
these hybrid imaging methods and was the world leader in implementing
the methods in the field of cancer, cardiac diagnostics and
neuroimaging. Nuclear medicine is not limited to diagnostic procedures,
but also offers several treatment options. While therapies of thyroid
disorders are among the classics in the nuclear field, a growing number
of specific treatments for other cancer types (focusing on theragnostic
concepts) have been developed over the past years.
Further information is available in German.