As a dual specialist for radiology and nuclear medicine with a high level of expertise gained from many years of diverse work in hospitals and practices, I wish you a warm welcome to our range of central locations in the center of the capital Berlin as well as in Leipzig, Nuremberg and Hanover.
In comfortable and appealing surroundings, I devote plenty of time to your clinical complaints, worries and questions. Purposeful examination planning and state-of-the-art equipment with high-resolution imaging enable precise clarification to get you on track to rapid and efficient therapy.
Professional commitment and regular technical training are a matter of course for me and part of my daily work. Arriving at indications and planning examinations is achieved by drawing upon the spectrum of two medical specialities, so unnecessary multiple examinations can be avoided. Complementary imaging with both radiology and nuclear medicine to gain a fuller picture is possible in cooperation at short notice where necessary.
- Specialist in radiology
- Specialist in nuclear medicine
- Fellow of the European Board of Nuclear Medicine (FEBNM)
|CV / career
|Founder and owner of the PRIMENOSTICS private practice
|2020 – 2021
|Site Manager for Nuclear Medicine at the
German Armed Forces Hospital (BwKrhs), Berlin
|2015 – 2020
|Head of the Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Department at the Proton Therapy Center in Munich
|Neuro-Certificate (Erasmus – Courses in MRI)
|RECIST (Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumours) qualification
Imaging in assessing response to cancer therapy
EORTC (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) / ESOI (European Society of Oncologic Imaging)
|Fellowship in Cardiac Imaging
University Hospital Zurich
|2012 – 2015
|Radiology and nuclear medicine co-worker in hospitals and practices
|DEGUM (German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine) certification in musculoskeletal sonography
|Internship – musculoskeletal MRI
Balgrist University Hospital Zurich
University Hospital Heidelberg
|European Fellowship Examination in Nuclear Medicine
UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists) / EBNM (European Board of Nuclear Medicine) Fellowship Committee Vienna
German Society for Nuclear Medicine (DGN)
|Specialist examination in nuclear medicine
Specialist examination in radiology
Berlin Medical Association (Ärztekammer Berlin)
|2008 – 2012
|Radiology and nuclear medicine co-worker
|2010 / 2011
|Fellowship in PET/CT
University Hospital Zurich
|Medical quality management
Bavarian Medical Association, Munich
|Doctorate in medicine
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Final grade: “MAGNA CUM LAUDE”
|2003 – 2007
|Various deployments as medical officer
incl. troop doctor, aeromedical ambulance, KFOR (Multinational Peacekeeping Force at Pristina Airport Kosovo) deployment, head of general staff in the medical office,
radiology at the Institute of Aviation Medicine (Air Force)
|2001 – 2002
|Junior doctor at the German Armed Forces Hospital, Berlin
Radiology, neurology and psychiatry
|License to practice medicine (Approbation)
Third section of the medical examination
with the final grade “very good” (sehr gut)
|1994 – 2001
|Study of human medicine
Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg
|1994 – 2010
|Medical officer career in the German Armed Forces (Air Force)
|1993 – 1994
|Basic military service as a medical soldier in the German Armed Forces (Air Force)
|University entrance qualification (Abitur)
Wolfram-von-Eschenbach-Gymnasium (grammar school) in Schwabach (Bavaria)
Abitur subjects: Latin, History, Biology, Music (violin)
Interview with MD Walter
Six questions for specialist MD Sven Walter
While I studied medicine, I became especially enthusiastic about anatomy and functional relationships, as well as developing a passion for analytical thinking, which I now live out anew everyday as a radiologist and specialist in nuclear medicine.
In the hybrid imaging era, the two disciplines of radiology and nuclear medicine are highly complementary to each other. The fascinating thing here is how constant progress is always opening up new professional perspectives and opportunities.
As a specialist in radiology and in nuclear medicine, I very much welcome the opportunity to keep the focus on all the other medical disciplines, to help imaging be part of them and thus also to be in a position to contribute to patients and colleagues in a valuable way.
An extremely impressive moment for me was at the very beginning of my studies with the introductory lecture delivered by the emeritus professor of anatomy Johannes W. Rohen at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. As a famous anatomist, scientist and anthroposophist, he left a lasting impression on us students. The “Funktionelle Anatomie des Menschen” (Functional Anatomy of Human) text book he wrote was initially taught in the first term. This way of looking at and approaching things, scrutinising the functional relationships, had a fundamental influence on me and continues to do so in my work to the very day.
One proven aid for practice organisation is certainly the option of online scheduling. A modern service allowing the patient to schedule their preferred appointment at any time and without complications.
Current and future research in the field of “artificial intelligence” is set to become more influential, especially in imaging medicine, and opens up new possibilities and optimisation potential.
A new development – which I use in my practice – is the RadioReport certified reporting system, which allows structured, clearly-arranged and easy-to-grasp reporting containing all the relevant information, including image bar and images for localisation. In addition, the findings can be easily translated into another language and the “Patient report” can be created in a style of language everyone can understand. I am pleased to be able to offer this to my patients and referring doctors.
I greatly appreciate the trust my patients place in me. The trusting doctor-patient dialogue which helps reveal all the clinically relevant information and previous examinations enables me to reach the indication with purposeful and the most effective examination planning.
While working at the Proton Therapy Center in Munich, an 18-year-old young woman was treated for a chordoma (rare tumour) at the base of her skull. When the patient first presented to the center – after a history of repeated surgery abroad – my department updated the MRI and CT imaging for treatment planning. What I found particularly alarming was a massive residual tumour with the brain stem walled-in and displaced, especially at the level of the respiratory center. Our interdisciplinary cooperation led to two further operations by a specialist, whereby the chordoma (a rare slow-growing tumour) could be largely removed and the therapy could then be successfully completed with proton radiation. An outcome better for the patient than could have ever been hoped or wished for. The example made me realise just what specialised medicine in interdisciplinary cooperation can achieve for patients. Precise and high-resolution imaging is a crucial tool here.
A balanced and healthy lifestyle can help prevent illness and to grow old in a healthy way. Depending on the risk profile, specific clinical and image-based screening, e.g. whole-body MRI, can also offer the opportunity to detect and successfully treat pathological changes at an early stage. In case of a manifest disease, e.g. a malignant tumour, therapy control and an adequate follow-up treatment are essential. This is where a specific examination can make a valuable contribution. Feel free to take advantage of your options here!
Other information about MD Walter
Memberships and professional associations
- Berlin Medical Association (Ärztekammer Berlin)
- Medical officer in the military reserve
- German Radiological Society (DRG)
- German Society for Nuclear Medicine (DGN)
- European Society of Radiology
- European Association of Nuclear Medicine
- European Society for Hybrid and Molecular Imaging
- European Society of Head and Neck Radiology
- European Society of Oncologic Imaging
- German Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (DGMSR)
- Swiss Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology
- European Society of Muskuloskeletal Radiology
- European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology
- World Doctors Orchestra (violin)