CharitéCenter Diagnostic and interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Diagnostic Laboratory and Preventive Medicine CC 6
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Facilities of CharitéCenter 6
Berlin has long been a global leader in the field of diagnostic imaging. The world’s first X-ray Society was founded here in 1898, and the first X-ray Congress took place in 1905. Berlin is still a city of superlatives: Charité Center 6 for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine is the largest radiological service provider in all of Europe. Its team comprises more than 100 physicians, including 40 specialists and senior residents as well as 140 radiological technologists. Physicists, biologists, computer scientists, engineers and veterinarians are working to promote the advancement of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
The Center offers the full range of high-quality diagnostic procedures and provides fast and modern patient care with more than eleven CT scanners, including the extremely high-power dual-source and Aquilion One CT scanners. An important hybrid procedure is also available: positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) – a PET and CT image fusion. Radiation-free sectional imaging can be performed using ultrasound devices and ten MRI scanners.
Another important focus is interventional radiology. Here patients undergo all minimally invasive vascular interventions, so-called angiographies, and non-vascular interventions under image navigation. Seven angiography units, an open MRI system and inpatient beds are among the benefits that ensure modern and safe interventional radiology.
The Department of Nuclear Medicine provides services that cover the entire spectrum of nuclear-medicine-related diagnostics and therapy options with radionuclides. In the field of imaging, the clinic is equipped with the latest SPECT cameras (single-photon-emission-computed-tomography), including several cutting-edge hybrid-SPECT/CT and high-end PET/CT machines (PET: positron emission tomography) and utilizing time-of-flight technology to achieve the best possible image quality. The department operates a 17-bed ward at the Charité Campus Virchow Clinic, where it offers all standard radionuclide therapies, e.g. for thyroid disease or to treat joint disorders (radiosynoviorthesis), in addition to a broad spectrum of innovative therapies such as radioimmunotherapy for lymphoma, radiopeptide therapy for neuroendocrine tumors, selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT) for primary liver tumors and liver metastases, as well as radium-223 treatment for skeletal metastases.
The Center combines patient care and research in an outstanding manner. Its many research focuses cover a wide range of areas: clinical radiological investigations, contrast media studies, advanced CT and MRI technology, innovative minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and single-particle molecular imaging. This productivity has led to numerous publications in high-ranking national and international journals.