Choosing to get treatment overseas can be a daunting task without a little help.  We have tried to simplify the process for those patients and caregivers who are interested in seeking treatment in Bad Berka.  The advice and recommendation presented here are compiled from many visit by different patients and caregivers.  On this page you will find all articles relating to the treatment process, you can also use the menu on left to go directly to a topic of interest.  If you have any suggestions or additions we are happy to hear from you, just click on this link and let us know.

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 If a person is scheduled for PRLT before coming to Bad Berka, then the most common schedule is as follows. Note that the exact order and day plan may vary depending upon the patient's type of treatment plan or the work schedule of the ward and/or other departments.

• Sunday Afternoon -- Check in to the Zentralklinik.  Usually a patient must make arrangements to pay for treatment with finance before they check in to the Klinik. Enterance / Registration Desk-New- Patients will recive a ID wristband at the reception area.
After check in you will go to the Pharmacy office located next door to the Finance offices. Bring with you a complete listing of all medications that you are using and will need to take while at the Klinik. Nurses will check for

Once a patient has a PRLT, then they typically are advised to return to Bad Berka for a re-evaluation (restaging). This is done to assess how well the PRLT is working and to determine if another treatment is necessary. Typically patients return 3-4 months following their first treatment. This is commonly referred to as restaging. Please note that the availablity of the PSMA-Gallium-PET/CT is changing in the US, so you may want to check on this.  

Checking in – the usual schedule for

Dr. Baum and his team will want to receive the most current case information about the patient to include the most current doctors reports, reports from tests and scans and actual scan images from current CT, MRI, Octreotide scans or PSMA-Gallium-68 scans that should exist on CD or DVDs.

Depending upon a patient's case history, some historical records could be needed as well. Dr. Baum normally will advise the patient or the patient's physician as to the specific information needed. It will

There are a number of ways that an evaluation for PRLT can be achieved. This can be coordinated with Dr. Baum and his team by the patient or through the office of the patient's own physician. The preference is for a referring physician, but this is not always the case. Please see section on How To Contact Dr. Baum's Office.

Dosimetry may be used by centers that preform PRLT. Wikipedia defines Dosimetry as "the measurement of the absorbed dose delivered by ionizing radiation, the term is better known as a scientific sub-specialty in the fields of health physics and medical physics, where it is the calculation and assessment of the radiation dose received by the human body."

Below is a talk given by Christiane Schuchardt on how the Theranostics Center in Bad Berka use dosimetry in there daily patient management.