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Department of diagnostic and interventional radiology

Dr. med. Ellen Foert
diagnostic and interventional radiology

About the department

The department of diagnostic and interventional radiology at Academic Hospital DRK Berlin-Mitte is engaged in radiological examination and radiotherapy, and interventional radiological procedures. With the help of state-of-art technical systems, the specialists can provide detailed and spread diagnostics of various diseases. In addition, the radiology department tightly cooperates with a vascular centre and departments of internal medicine, creating a tremendous interdisciplinary partnership. Doctors use the latest radiological methods while performing interventions. Moreover, the angiography of the department is recognised as one of the most modern in Germany. It is essential to note that the chief doctor of the department is a member of the German Society for Interventional Radiology (DeGiR), which proves the professionalism of her and her team.

The department focuses on revealing and treatment of tumours of thoracic and abdominal cavities. In addition, the specialists perform radiological interventions on vascular malformations and bleeding. The newest imaging methods enable the precise observation of different body regions.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnostics:

  • ultrasound examination (transabdominal, endocrine glands, etc)
  • colour duplex sonography (CCDS) of arteries and veins
  • computed tomography (CT)
  • CT with a contrast
  • X-ray

Vascular diseases treatment:

  • percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA)
  • balloon dilatation
  • implanting stents 
  • lysis of fresh vascular occlusions
  • rotational thrombectomy
  • transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
  • laser angioplasty
  • drug-releasing balloons
  • ultrasound-enhanced thrombolysis
  • vascular-occlusive catheter interventions in combination with local chemotherapy (embolization, chemoembolization)
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1987-1994  Studied human medicine in Würzburg and Berlin

Experience

  • Physician in an internship, scientific assistant, from 2004 senior physician in the clinic for radiology and nuclear medicine at the Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin 
  • Since 1998 invasive and non-invasive vascular diagnostics, catheter interventions on the entire vascular system
  • Since 2011 Chief Physician at the Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology of the DRK clinics Berlin-Mitte

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Berlin-Brandenburg X-ray Society BBRG
  • German X-ray Society (DRG)
  • German Society for Interventional Radiology (DeGiR)
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