The detection, the depiction and the precise localisation of the primary tumour are of the greatest importance in the successful treatment of a tumour. The most modern technologies such magnetic resonance tomography (MRT), computer tomography (CT), nuclear medicine and interventional, digital imaging procedures form the basis for making a successful diagnosis.
These methods are used especially for diseases of the brain, the spinal cord or the internal organs (e.g. prostate, lungs, and intestines). On the basis of the diagnosis specialised teams of physicians decide on therapy procedures that are individualised to the patients.
One distinguishes three main forms of therapy that can each be used individually or in combination depending on the type and localisation of the tumour.