The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OvGU) was founded in 1993 and is one of the youngest German universities. It was formed in a merger of three existing institutions to create a university with a distinctive profile, so that in many areas it is able to draw on a considerably longer tradition. The most prominent areas of research emphasis are neurosciences, dynamic systems in process engineering and biomedicine as well as automotive/digital engineering. The groups at OvGU have a lot of experience with simulation, dosimetry especially in the medical context, image quality descriptors and general radiation protection tasks as shown in various former European projects and work performed in national and international radiation protection working groups.
For more information go to www.ovgu.de.
The University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is one of the ten largest universities in Germany with 36.500 students from 130 nations. It has a strong research focus and regularly achieves very good positions in international rankings. The UMC-Mainz encompasses more than 50 clinics, institutes and departments, and houses two central health care centers, a pharmacy, and a transfusion center. It is also a teaching and research hospital with research units in almost every clinic and institute. All the clinics and institutes work together on an interdisciplinary basis to ensure that patients receive the highest quality care and that students and scholars are augmenting scientific and educational development. A special focus deserves the long-time activity in imaging IT (RIS, PACS, DICOM, IHE, Teleradiology etc.), active in radiation research and education.
For more information go to www.unimedizin-mainz.de.
As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, lung diseases and allergy. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle. Helmholtz Zentrum München is a research institution of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Free State of Bavaria. It is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. It investigates the genesis and development of common diseases due to the interaction of genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors. The focus is on lung diseases and diabetes mellitus.
For more information go to www.helmholtz-muenchen.de.
The University Hospital Würzburg (Universitätsklinikum Würzburg, UKW) is a major academic teaching hospital located in the north of Bavaria, Germany. It strives for excellence in patient-care, which is achieved through dedicated teaching and education of physicians and scientists as well as world-class basic and translational research. It has a clear focus on successfully translating basic research into the clinic. The UKW nuclear medicine department is equipped with one PET/CT-scanner, two SPECT/CT systems and one dual-headed cameras for high energy isotopes.
For more information go to www.ukw.de.
The University Hospital Marburg (Universitätsklinikum Marburg, UMR) is a major academic teaching hospital located in Germany. The UKM strives for excellence in patient-care, which is achieved through dedicated teaching and education of physicians and scientists as well as world-class basic and translational research. The University Hospital Marburg has a clear focus on successfully translating basic research into the clinic. At the Department of Nuclear Medicine Marburg the main scientific interests include the diagnosis, treatment and surveillance of thyroid cancer, PET scanning in oncology, thyroid specific PET-scanning (I-124, FDG, DOTATOC), epidemiology of thyroid diseases, quality control in ultrasound, thyroidautoimmunity, nuclear medicine procedures in hyperparathyroidism and neuroendocrine tumours.
For more information go to www.uni-marburg.de.
The University Hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar offers a highly skilled team of dedicated doctors, nurses, research scientists and technical assistants. The hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar is the university hospital of Technische Universität München (TUM). The department of radiation oncology offers a comprehensive consultation and radiotherapy with advanced technologies. Thus, a highly precise and gentle treatment can be ensured. The team consists of experienced specialists in all areas of oncology with a focus on neuro-oncology (brain tumours), paediatric oncology, gynaecological tumours (breast cancer and tumours of the female pelvis), urogenital tumours (prostate cancer, bladder cancer), tumours in the head neck area as well as diseases of the chest and abdomen (thoracic oncology and gastrointestinal oncology).
For more information go to www.med.tum.de.
The Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane (MHB) is a state-recognized university, a non-profit institution under municipal sponsorship. It stands for innovative teaching concepts and the integration of research, student education and patient care. With three university hospitals – Ruppiner Kliniken, Städtisches Klinikum Brandenburg, and Immanual Klinikum Bernau / Herzzentrum Brandenburg – and currently more than 20 cooperating clinics and around 100 teaching practices it pools science-based expertise and practice-oriented know-how to educate a new generation of physicians and psychologists. The Brandenburg Medical School (MHB) sees its mission and its unique function in giving a specific answer to the changed demands of society on the health care system in general, and the training of physicians, psychotherapists, clinical psychologists and other health professionals in particular. A primary research interest is medicine of ageing, including all developments, mechanisms and changes that occur in the ageing process and result in diseases or impairments of body or mind which require medical diagnostics, treatment or preventive measures.
For more information go to www.mhb-fontane.de/.