Welcome to the website of the Department of Radiology! If you’re an interested patient, a collegial doctor or an academic, you will find plentiful information about what our Department has to offer that also includes our research and learning initiatives.
The Department not only offers the most modern diagnostics but also the highest level of combined histopathology, laboratory microbiology and other related diagnostic disciplines.
In addition, we offer an extraordinary range of image-guided, interventional and radiological, minimally invasive interventions for therapeutic measure in a wide variety of diseases that also include rare diseases.
We appreciate your interest! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the clinic’s management. You can reach us at the following address:
LMU’s Clinic and Polyclinic of Radiology follows a clearly defined scientific strategy that particularly aims at developing a fundamental foundation for integrated diagnostics. We define the term integrated diagnostics as the acquisition of a comprehensive data set from clinical, radiological, histopathological, chemical (through the laboratory), and other diagnostic examinations, which can enable optimal therapy decisions in terms of personalized medicine by means of intelligent, self-learning algorithms.
The most important strategic pillars of this clinical strategy include the following: the cell and small animal laboratory; interventional, minimally invasive, image-guided therapy along with radiological and molecular imaging, clinical data science together with artificial intelligence.
The aim of every single research initiative in Radiology is to link individual or all strategical pillars together with the endpoint goal of personalized and perfected diagnostic -guided therapy.
The strategy is practice- and application-oriented together with cooperation partners and funded instruments that can enable the translation of new developments into clinical care within a few years on the basis of detailed validation studies.
Basic translational research is mainly supported by public funding resources such as the German Research Foundation (DFG), foundations or initiatives by federal ministries, as well as independent clinical studies for validation (IITs), usually by industrial partners.
Clinical Focus Points
The Clinic and Polyclinic of Radiology at LMU uses an innovative, requirement-oriented diagnosis that is adapted to the needs of our referring physicians in order to achieve the highest level of diagnostic quality through intensive clinical, subject –oriented specialization. Together with the integration of diagnostic information from related diagnostic disciplines such as pathology, laboratory medicine & microbiology; the resulting synopsis combines all of these mentioned subjects with radiological findings and physical examinations (especially in assessing complex questions), that result in a high level of diagnostic precision for personalized therapy management.
We are always available to answer questions about our interventional radiological procedures in the outpatient clinic for interventional radiology and microtherapy. This also applies to the organization of inpatient stays and questions about our recruiting radiological studies including their follow-up treatment.
The emphasis of the outpatient clinic for interventional radiology and microtherapy lies in the consultation, treatment and care of patients with oncological as well as non-oncological diseases that are accessible to local therapy. These include patients, for example, with tumor and vascular diseases, spinal problems, osteoid osteomas, patients with fibroids, and patients with prostatic hyperplasia.
Interdisciplinary care in close cooperation with various disciplines and the involvement of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the LMU (CCC) as well as the interdisciplinary Metastasis Center of LMU ensure comprehensive diagnostics and therapy tailored to the needs of each individual patient. Participation in interdisciplinary tumor boards also supports an optimal treatment strategy for the patient.
Uniquely, the Clinic and Polyclinic for Radiology has its own ward with their own beds for patients who are hospitalized for interventional therapy.