Technical University of Munich (TUM)

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. TUM also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. Moreover, TUM regularly ranks among the best European universities in international rankings. Accordingly, TUM’s Medical School is a center of excellence with 33 individual departments and 4,500 employees from more than 60 different nationalities. The hospital’s researchers and scientists are closely networked with their international colleagues and generate 200 doctoral degrees and 40 post-doctoral degrees per year.

The department of nuclear medicine is a world renowned institution selecting and integrating a wide range of information from multimodal and multiparametric imaging procedures in order to create workflows which are both time and cost efficient in the diagnosis and quantitative evaluation of treatment in cardiology, neurology and oncology. The department uses the spectrum from conventional SPECT to PET with well validated as well as innovative tracers, from morphological imaging to multiparametric MRI including C-13 hyperpolariziation in hybrid devices. Both in the preclinical and the clinical imaging domain, optimal workflows are evaluated, validated and implemented for routine use. This requires the interdisciplinary understanding of the underlying physiology, physics, and information technology which is achieved by close interactions with partners within TUM as well as national and international cooperations.

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