Notes on the coronavirus
we are also here for you now and fulfil our supply mandate! Our locations are all open for you, in radiology, nuclear medicine and of course radiotherapy.
We do everything possible to interrupt chains of infection for you and our employees and to make your examinations and therapies safe and trouble-free right now. Therefore, please do not be surprised that we have changed our daily practice routine and especially our receptions and waiting rooms accordingly. For example, magazines are currently not available for reasons of hygiene. Disinfectants are of course available for you.
Nevertheless, you may have reservations about making or keeping an appointment: Please contact the respective practice directly in order to discuss the urgency of your examination or therapy and to clarify whether it can or should take place at this time.
Tel. 040 / 32 55 52-119
Your team of the Radiological Alliance
PS: As there may be an increased number of telephone inquiries at the moment, please use our appointment request form (click)
If you have already made an appointment in one of our practices, this will also take place. You do not therefore need to actively ask us. We are there for you.
We ask you not to bring an accompanying person to examinations at the moment, if this is not really necessary for supervision.
If available, please bring your own mask for the examination and put it on before entering the practice premises.
If you show symptoms with suspected coronavirus infection or pneumonia, please contact us in advance and we will clarify whether your examination is possible, can be postponed, or whether other further treatment is necessary. This consideration will be made taking into account the urgency of your examination and also for your own benefit.
We thank you for your understanding!
The concept iCERA
Therapeutic radiation has a long tradition in Medicine. But only recently technological progress has provided the tools to focus radiation almost entirely on the affected pathological tissue. The development towards an increasingly precise application of radiotherapy began in the brain, since it became clear that brain tissue should be protected from unnecessary radiation, whenever that was possible. Today there is an array of methods that allow applying radiation with extreme precision. This treatment form is “minimal invasive” and is called radiosurgery. In this surgery however, there are no cuts.
Technically, we rely on the Gamma Knife, when extreme precision is paramount and on the most recent linear accelerator when larger target have to be irradiated. But before all, we rely on long experience and on the continuous exchange of experience, on daily communication of highly trained physicians of all involved specialties.
The brain is complex and pathological conditions of the brain often require complex treatments. Frequently there is more than one solution to a problem, even more than one possible treatment, and mostly more than one possible technology. The optimal result requires an individual approach. We believe that we can contribute to achieve that.
Our neuro-radiologists help to identify the conditions of the brain, radiation oncologists assess all options for modern radiotherapy and our specially trained neurosurgeon is responsible for the application of Gamma Knife radiosurgery. All are involved in finding the best individual treatment for a specific condition of the brain, in benign or malignant tumors, in vascular malformations or pain syndromes. Continuous medical communication and consultations without thresholds weigh the use of the most recent radiosurgical technology against traditional methods of radiotherapy and open surgery. However, we do not operate ourselves, but cooperate closely with the Department of Neurosurgery at the Asklepios Hospital in Hamburg Altona with the option of all potential neurosurgical interventions and monitoring. Even here we share an exchange of experience on a regular weekly basis.
This is what we understand by the term “multi-disciplinary”. We do not believe in wonder-medicine, but we believe in quality of technology and in intense medical cooperation.