Department of Nuclear Medicine


„The department of nuclear medicine of the University Hospital Bonn provide all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using radiopharmaceuticals. Our department is one of the few institutions worldwide, which offers the complete spectrum of therapies using the newest methods. The methods of our field is based predominantly on a specific enrichment of different radiopharmaceuticals. In this metabolic pathway, blood flow and tumor-specific accumulation mechanisms are utilized. This leads to a specific radioactivity accumulation in the various organs, which is used for imaging. Today, hybrid methods such as PET-CT and SPECT-CT play an important role. The results of the different imaging modalities are fused, so that the high spatial resolution of the CT is connected to the high-specific resolution.“

Focus of Treatment:

DaT-Scan; cerebral perfusion-scintigraphy; gastric emptying-scintigraphy; myocardium-scintigraphy; esophagus-scintigraphy; skeleton-scintigraphy; somatostatin-scintigraphy; SPECT CT

Thyroid Outpatient Department
Anamnesis (medical history of the patient); blood sample with determination of thyroid hormones (TSH, T3, T4, calcitonin, thyroglobulin, thyroid antibodies); sonography; scintigraphy with
Tc-99m; MIBI scintigraphy; fine-needle aspiration; parathyroid-scintigraphy; bone densitometry

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
Analysis method which were taken of a slightly radioactive substance that was previously injected into the vein, can be shown at specific sites in the body

Computer Tomography CT (PET / CT)
Through the combination of PET and CT in one unit, the advantages of both recording methods are used

Univ. Prof. Dr. Markus Essler
Medical Director of the Department of Nuclearmedicine

Center of Nuclear Medicine
University Hospital Bonn
Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25
53127 Bonn