At the thyroid center of the Department for Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, you will find competent advice for all thyroid diseases according to the currently valid scientific guidelines with creating an individual-specific diagnosis and the corresponding therapy management. All options are available in our thyroid outpatient department to carry out a complete thyroid diagnosis.
Examples of thyroid disorders
- Thyroid autonomies
- Evaluation of thyroid nodules, for example hot nodules or cold nodules
- Graves' disease
- Hashimoto's disease
- Enlargement of the thyroid gland, goiter diffuse od nodular
- Malignant thyroid diseases (e. g. papillary, follicular or medullary thyroid cancer)
- De Quervain's thyroiditis
The range of services also includes
- Thyroid diagnostics related to pregnancy
- Thyroid diagnostics in case of unfulfilled fertility
- Advice on thyroid-related weight problems
- Follow-up care for thyroid cancer
- Weekly interdisciplinary conference with experienced colleagues inter alia surgery, internal medicine, radiology and radiation therapy
- Second opinion regarding treatment alternatives
- Further examination for parathyroid adenomas / primary hyperparathyroidism
- In cooperation with the Department of radiology: radiofrequency ablation of benign thyroid nodules
You can make an initial appointment through our Thyroid Hotline. Phone.: +49 (0) 228 / 287-16171 E-Mail: If the diagnosis is certain an individual treatment plan will be created for you. The examining doctor as the contact person usually communicates this to you.
The following diagnostics are available for this:
- Laboratory tests of the thyroid-specific and relevant parameters in the blood
- High-resolution sonography of the thyroid / cervical soft tissue including Doppler sonography
- Scintigraphy of the thyroid using 99mTc, 123I and 99mTc-Tetrofosmin/-MIBI
- Scintigraphy of the parathyroid glands using 99mTc-Tetrofosmin/-MIBI
- Calcium stimulation test when the calcitonin level is increased
- Fine needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules in need of clarification, including cytological examination
- Cyst draining including cytological examination
- Positron emission tomography (PET-CT) for special issues ...
- Fasting is only necessary in individual cases (e. g. calcium stimulation test).
- If you have received drugs containing iodine such as contrast agents, amiodarone or similar, please inform the attending physician on the day of your appointment.
- If a scintigraphy is planned and you are taking thyroistatic medication (such as carbimazole, thiamazole or propycil) or perchlorate, the medication should be discontinued 3 days in advance.
- If a calcium stimulation test is planned: appear on an empty stomach (no food for 12 hours, drinking water is allowed); Medication to protect the stomach (e. g. pantoprazole, nexium, etc.) must not be discontinued two days in advance. Increased calcium intake (e. g. bananas, milk, calcium effervescent tablets) as well as sport exercises, coffee and alcohol must be avoided from the day before.
Please bring along any existing thyroid-related preliminary findings including images and laboratory values.
If you need radioiodine therapy, we will be happy to schedule this with you at our therapy station.