Markus B. Schwaiger
Technische Universität München
Prof. Schwaiger has been Director of Nuclear Medicine at TUM’s rechts der Isar clinic since 1993. His main area of research is the use of multimodal imaging to visualize and quantify biological processes. His research involves the use of positron emission tomography (PET) in cardiology and oncology. He is Director of the German Research Foundation’s Collaborative Research Center 824, which deals with the use of molecular imaging for selecting and monitoring oncological therapies. The diagnosis and treatment of thyroid endocrine and neuroendocrine diseases is an area of special interest in the nuclear medicine department.
Prof. Schwaiger studied medicine at Freie Universität Berlin and Freiburg University. His career as a doctor and researcher has taken him to the UCLA School of Medicine (Los Angeles, USA) and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA), among other places, where he was professor of internal medicine until 1993. Prof. Schwaiger is a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and the Leopoldina. He has an honorary doctorate from the University of Varna, Bulgaria.
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Dr. Schwaiger's tutorial focuses on Challenges to the Widspread Use of Radiopharmaceuticals for Diagnostic Imaging and Therapy.