Welcome to the Department of the Radiooncology and Nuclear Medicine at the Clinic of Braunschweig!
We welcome you on the homepage of the Clinic for Radiation Therapy situated in the site on Cellerstrasse. On the following pages you will learn about our team and our department.
Radiotherapy is a treatment method that uses high-energy radiation to cure diseases or delay their progress. It is used primarily to control the development of malignant tumors in cancer therapy, but can also be used to treat benign diseases.
For cancer treatment radiotherapy is often combined with surgery and chemotherapy. Therefore close cooperation with other specialist disciplines is of great importance to us and is the central component of our work. We coordinate the treatment forms with the breast center, prostate center, gynecological cancer center and discuss the therapy methods in interdisciplinary tumor conferences to ensure the best possible treatment of our patients.
Our clinic has three linear accelerators as well as a 3D planning system at its disposal and offers you state-of-the-art irradiation techniques such as IMRT (intensity-modulated radiation therapy), RapidArc, Body stereotaxy and Respiratory gating. The high-energy radiation is generated using the linear accelerator, which allows us to treat tumors located in the depth of the body with great precision and minor side effects. Our equipment also includes an afterloading unit. With this technology not even a small radiation source can pass into the healthy body tissue. For example, the esophagus and the uterus can be irradiated with high doses of radiation, at the same time the optimal protection of the surrounding tissue is ensured.
If there is a need for inpatient treatment, the Clinic for Radiooncology and Nuclear Medicine has 2 bedsites with the total of 56 beds, which allow for intensive care around the clock.
The Medical Supply Center (MVZ) of the Braunschweig Clinic located on Cellerstrasse and the Department of Radiooncology and Nuclear Medicine are closely connected so that patients are able to switch from inpatient to outpatient treatment during radiotherapy and vice versa.
The clinic is a member of the Cancer Center Braunschweig - The Tumor Center of the Region, certified by the German Cancer Society, as well as of the certified Breast Centers Braunschweig and Gifhorn, the certified Gynecological Cancer Center of Braunschweig, the Prostate Cancer Center of Braunschweig, the Visceral Cancer Center of Braunschweig and the certified Intestine Center of Gifhorn and Wolfenbüttel.
Please, feel free to contact me or my colleagues at any time
Chief Physician Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoffmann