Department of nuclear medicine, molecular and radionuclide therapy
The department of nuclear medicine, molecular and radionuclide therapy at University Hospital rechts der Isar of the Technical University (TUM) Munich is one of the largest nuclear medicine centres in Europe, with over 5,500 outpatient thyroid examinations, more than 5,000 PET examinations, over 2,000 examinations in conventional nuclear medicine, and more than 800 inpatients. After the professor, the medical team consists of five senior physicians and eleven assistant physicians. The department is equipped with modern imaging equipment. For example, the world's first combined PET/MRT device was installed as part of a large-scale device initiative by the German Research Society (DFG). Other instruments include a PET/CT of the latest generation, a SPECT/CT (Single-photon emission computed tomography), another SPECT, and a so-called "rapid heart camera". The department is a part of the Roman-Herzog Comprehensive Cancer Center, and an ENETS (European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society) certified centre of excellence for diagnosing and treating neuroendocrine tumours. Scientific research groups study molecular imaging and the diagnosis and treatment of cardiological, oncological, and brain disorders.
Mainly, the department specializes in treating and diagnosing thyroid diseases, heart disorders, and tumours in different locations. In addition, there are numerous devices for visualization and multiple types of radionuclide therapy in use.