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Department of Radiotherapy

University Departments of the MedUni Vienna / Vienna General Hospital

Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Joachim Widder
Deputy Head: Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ute Dieckmann


Department of Radiotherapy
Währinger Gürtel 18-20
1090 Vienna, Austria

P: +43 (0)1 40400-26920
F: +43 (0)1 40400-26930

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As the largest radiation-oncology department in Austria, we offer tailored treatment for patients with all sorts of cancer. Radiotherapy makes use of highly complex machines applying ionizing radiation, which can completely inactivate malignant tumours or alleviate tumour-related symptoms.

Most patients are treated on an outpatient basis. For about half of them the treatment aim is curing their disease. If healing is not possible, symptom relief and improving quality of life are the most important treatment intentions. At our wards patients receive combination therapies (radiotherapy combined with systemically active substances) or supportive treatment.

"The department is active in further developing radiotherapy and doing research in several areas of external (teletherapy) as well as internal radiation therapy (brachytherapy). Translation of innovation into improving treatment quality as well as fine-tuning therapy to patients’ individual situations are our main focus."

Univ. Prof. Dr. Joachim Widder Head of Department

At the Medical University of Vienna and within the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO) and the Austrian Society for Radiotherapy (ÖGRO), we are committed to national and international training of radiation-oncologists, medical physicists, and radiation biologists.
Medical treatment at the highest technical level combined with optimal care for our patients are our main concerns.