Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Whether the thyroid gland, the heart or the kidneys are concerned – radiology is important in all specialist medical departments to gain an insight into the processes of the body and to determine the appropriate treatment method. 

Nuclear medicine examination techniques are used to assess the function of organs – for example, the functionality of the thyroid gland, the efficiency of the kidneys or the blood flow in the cardiac muscle. Radiological examination techniques such as computed tomography are used to diagnose pulmonary and abdominal diseases, enabling accurate imaging of the organ. Alongside X-ray diagnostics, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and skeletal scintigraphy are available to detect diseases of bones, muscles and joints, permitting the diagnosis of both acute injuries and chronic conditions.

The Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Klinikum Landkreis Erding offers an extensive range of examination techniques to enable prompt diagnosis and swift treatment. All examinations are performed using advanced instruments that are adapted to the state of the art on a regular basis. The examinations are performed in a way that is gentle on the patient and avoids excessive exposure to X-rays. The results of the examinations are discussed with the attending physicians in interdisciplinary meetings. Certain conditions can also be treated using minimally invasive treatment methods, such as balloon catheters and stents for vasodilatation as well as nuclear medicine pain therapy.

The specialists of the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine are available to all patients of the hospital; furthermore, the chief consultant is additionally authorised to practice under the statutory health insurance payment system, permitting her to also examine outpatients. Within the Vascular Centre, there is close collaboration between the Radiology and Vascular Surgery Departments. This is where vascular diseases are treated using interventional techniques, such as balloon catheter dilatation of vasoconstrictions and stent implantation.