Department for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
With its physicians and radiology technicians, our Department for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology is available round the clock for in-patients, out-patients and emergencies coming to and from the Heart Center and Park Hospital.
Imaging procedures enable us to identify diseases or pathologies in other organ systems of the body without invasive interventions and thereby allows diagnostic procedures and therapies to be conducted in close cooperation with the other departments and hospitals.
Under the leadership of Professor Dr. Matthias Gutberlet, the Radiology Department conducts about 100,000 examinations per year, of which approximately 15,000 are performed using computer tomography (CT) and 5,000 with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
A particular focus of the department of Radiology is on non-invasive diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases in a tight-knit cooperation with the departments of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, and Angiology and Vascular Surgery.
Our state-of-the-art CT and MRI machines allow three-dimensional imaging of the beating heart and optimal imaging of the heart and coronary vessels without need of invasive catheterization. Furthermore, our department is particularly specialized in diagnosing inflammatory processes in the body, characterizing heart muscle tissue and identifying congenital heart disorders. Our department is a project leader in the competency network for congenital heart defects.