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Department of diagnostic and interventional radiology

Prof. Dr. med. Tho­mas J. Vogl
diagnostic and interventional radiology

About the department

The department of diagnostic and interventional radiology at University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University is one of the most modern interventional radiology institutes in Germany and is a central part of the University Hospital. It provides radiological care at the highest scientific level, according to the latest criteria of radiation protection, as well as quality assurance. The department is a pioneer in modern interventional radiological procedures for malignant lesions such as TACE\TACP, TPCE and SIRT. The professor at the department conducts scientific research along with busy clinical activities. High-end imaging diagnostic and minimally invasive procedures are used. Germany's first angiography system with robotic technology for vascular imaging was presented at the department. The world's newest high-end computer tomograph with the lowest radiation dose, thanks to the fastest tube rotation time and ultra-fast scanning times allows conducting investigations in free breathing. Germany's first angiography system with robotic technology for vascular imaging was presented at the department.

There are several MRI and CT, angiography, and conventional X-ray available for diagnosis of all kinds of conditions. Minimally invasive devices for radiological and ultrasound interventions on tumours, vessels, and fibroids are available in a full range.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

  • Diagnostic options:
    • Angiography (depiction of blood vessels using contrast-enhanced X-rays)
    • Computed tomography/CT (imaging procedure that uses a rotating, finely focused X-ray beam to generate high-resolution cross-sectional images of the inside of the body)
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (cross-sectional images of the human body, generated without X-rays)+Prostate MRI with spectroscopy
    • X-ray, fluoroscopy
  • Treatment focus, using High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound/HIFU:
    •  Pancreatic tumours
    •  Liver tumours
    •  Kidney tumours
    •  Fibroadenomas of the breast
    •  Bone tumours
    •  Uterine fibroids
    •  Adenomyosis of the uterus
    •  Breast cancers
  • Other therapeutic options:
    • Excimer Laser-Assisted Angioplasty for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAOD)
    • Fibroid embolization
    • Prostate embolization
    • Microwave ablation
    • Radiofrequency tumor ablation
    • Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT)
    • Trans-Pulmonary Chemo-Embolization (TPCE)
    • Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE)
    • Transarterial Chemoperfusion (TACP)
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Doctor profile


  • 1976-1982 Studied human medicine at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich
  • 1980 Studied at the Hebrew University School of Medicine (Director: Prof. Dr. Biran)
  • 1980-1981 Co-assistant at the Anatomical Institute of the University of Munich (Director: Prof. Dr. Frick)
  • 1982 Approbation as Doctor 
  • 1983 Promotion to Dr. medical with the dissertation "Determination of the mineral salt content in the peripheral skeleton using 125-iodine gamma-ray absorption in patients with diabetes mellitus" with "magna cum laude"
  • 1983 Resident at the Radiological Clinic of the University of Munich (Director: Prof. dr. med. Dr. h.c. J. Lissner)
  • 1988 Research stay at the Massachusetts General Hospital Boston (Head: Prof. Dr. Juan Taveras)
  • 1988-1990 Advanced training in nuclear medicine
  • 1989 Recognition as a doctor for radiology with specialist knowledge of radiotherapy
  • 1990 Completion of the habilitation with the award of the Dr. medical habil.
  • 1992 Acquisition of the qualification in nuclear medicine
  • 1992 Acquisition of the specialist qualification "Nuclear medical in vitro diagnostics."
  • 1993 Appointment to the C3 professorship for general radiology by the Free University of Berlin
  • 1994 Recognition as a radiologist by the Berlin Medical Association, authorization for the designation "Doctor for Radiological Diagnostics."
  • 1996 Recognition as a neuroradiologist
  • 1998 Call to the C4 professorship for X-ray diagnostics, Goethe-University


  • 1990 Senior Physician at the Radiological Clinic of the University of Munich
  • 1993 Appointment as Senior Physician of the Radiation Clinic and Polyclinic of the Free University of Berlin, University Hospital Rudolf Virchow (Director: Prof. Dr. Felix)
  • 1996 Visiting professor at Jinan University in China
  • 1998 Director of the Department of adult and pediatric diagnostic and interventional radiology at University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University
  • 2005 Cooperation with the Orthopedic Clinic Foundation Friedrichsheim of the University of Frankfurt: Head of Radiology
  • 2005 Deputy Medical Director of the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University
  • 2011 Teacher (Q3) MRI and CT of the heart

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 1991 Magnetic resonance imaging prize 4th international nuclear spin tomography symposium
  • 1991 X-ray prize
  • 1992 First prize of the French X-ray Society
  • 1992 First Prize of the European Society of Head and Neck Radiology
  • 1994 Hermann-Holthusen Ring, awarded by the German Radiological Society
  • 1995 European nuclear spin prize for the development of magnetic resonance imaging
  • 1996 European Magnetic Resonance Award from the European Forum for Magnetic Resonance 
  • 2003 Pater Leander Fischer Prize
  • 2005 Germany's best clinic website (Novartis Pharma)
  • 2007 Best Scientific Presentation (European Society of Radiology)
  • 2013 Representative of the Frankfurt Union of Clinics
  • 2013 Authorized head of the German Radiological Society
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