Support and Donation
How you can help...
... for better healing chances and a better quality of life.
Through continuous scientific research and advancement we would like to develop new therapy methods to increase the healing chances and better quality of life of our patients.
The research for new treatment methods and its technical application require immense amount of resources. It is only with the support of private persons like you that it is possible for us to keep up to the high standards and to further improve our research and potential in future.
With your help we can further work on our endeavour to develop new therapy methods and technologies and to put them into practice.
No matter what the amount of your support/donation may be, it will be an important part of our future.
How you can support us...
Monetary donation: you could transfer the amount to our account mentioned below. Naturally you receive a certificate of donation from us for your tax declaration or tax returns.
Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Account Nr. of University Hospital Frankfurt
500 502 01
DE58 5005 0201 0000 0240 26
Account from Prof. Vogl
Please give your full address on your transfer notation so that we can send you the certificate of donation.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Secretariat Prof. Dr. med. Vogl
Frau Andrea Wirth
Telefon +49 (0)69 6301-7277
Telefax: +49 (0)69 6301-7259
The Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology would like to thank the following individuals for their generous support of our scientific endeavors.
List of generous supporters
New ultrasound scanner thanks to donation
Donation initiative "A Heart for Children"
The acquisition of state-of-the-art technology for the examination of polytraumatised children is supported by the fundraising initiative "A Heart for Children
The new ultrasound scanner will be used primarily to examine children with polytrauma, injuries to several body regions and organ systems. The technology expands the diagnostic spectrum of the Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Frankfurt University Hospital under the direction of Professor Dr. Thomas J. Vogl and is expected to be delivered in March 2007. UThe project is supported by a donation of 63,331 euros from Dr. Dr. h.c. Manuela Schmid, Honorary Chairwoman of the association Bild hilft e.V. "Ein Herz für Kinder" (A Heart for Children).. Professor Vogl will use the device in cooperation with Professor Dr Ingo Marzi, Director of the Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery.
Polytrauma and multiple injuries are particularly dangerous for children, not only immediately after an accident, but also in the further course. Injury patterns and reaction patterns of the child's organism differ from those of an adult. "Primary therapy requires precise knowledge of the special disease processes of a child, which is the basis of trauma management appropriate for children," explains Professor Vogl about the function of ultrasound.
After the initial clinical diagnosis through a comprehensive physical examination of the patient, a sonography of the child's thorax and abdomen is performed. This will show whether there is free fluid in these areas and whether there has been damage to parenchymal organs or pericardial effusion. Because of the physiological diaphragmatic depression, the upper abdominal organs are more exposed in children and the lower chest wall is unprotected. Injuries to the spleen and liver are therefore often followed by ruptures of hollow organs and injuries to the kidneys, bladder and small intestine. In these cases, the main danger is externally undetectable blood loss and the threat of circulatory shock. An ultrasound examination right at the beginning of a diagnostic procedure and repeated close checks are therefore particularly important. This also applies to perforations of the small and large intestine as well as pancreatic injuries. Another important advantage of ultrasound diagnostics is that it does not use ionising radiation.