Prim.Univ.Prof.Dr.Amir Kurtaran

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Prim.Univ.Prof.Dr.Amir Kurtaran

Internal medicine
Nuclear medicine

 

Scientific focus

  • Nuclear medicine diagnostics and therapy (internal oncology, gastroenterology, urology, neuroendocrine tumors)
  • Diagnosis and therapy of thyroid diseases
  • Positron emission tomography, focus on oncology
  • Peptide receptor diagnostics in oncology
  • Medical radiation protection
 

Membership in scientific societies

  • Society of Nuclear Medicine
  • European Association of Nuclear Medicine
  • Turkish Association of Nuclear Medicine
  • Austrian Society for Nuclear Medicine
  • Austrian Society for Internal Medicine
  • Professional Association of Austrian Nuclear Medicine
  • Association for Medical Radiation Protection
 

Vocational training

  • 11/1983 - 11/1985: General medical practice in Sakarya / Turkey
  • 01/1986 - 06/1986: Intensive language course (German) in Vienna
  • 07/1986 - 07/1992: Training as "Specialist for Internal Medicine" at the General Hospital of the City of Vienna at the II. Medical University Clinic, the II. University Clinic for Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the University Clinic for Cardiology
  • 11/1992 - 09/1994: Training as "Specialist in Nuclear Medicine" at the General Hospital of the City of Vienna, University Clinic for Nuclear Medicine
  • April 28, 1998: Habilitation as university lecturer for nuclear medicine
  • October 1, 1998: Awarded the official title Ao. University professor
  • 07/1999: Study visit to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Nuclear Medicine Service, Clinical PET, New York, USA
 

Activities in scientific journals and committees

  • Member of the Advisory Board of Imaging Decision magazine
  • Collaboration in the creation of the nephrology CD Rom 2000
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the "Journal of Nuclear Oncology" (in development)
  • Invitation to IAEA expert meeting (2001)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board on Radiation Protection of the Journal for Medical Radiation Protection in Austria
  • European Association of Nuclear Medicine, Oncology Committee, assistance in drawing up the guidelines
  • Member of the Austrian register for tumors of the musculoskeletal system
  • Member of working groups of the Austrian Society for Nuclear Medicine (working group advanced training, working group PET)
  • Invitation to teach nuclear medicine to Skopje (2001) from IAEA
 

Reviewer activities in scientific journals

  • Journal of Nuclear Medicine
  • Turkish Journal of Nuclear Medicine
  • European Journal of Surgery
  • European Journal of Radiology
  • The Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Vienna Medical Weekly
  • Acta Medica Austriaca
 

Lecture activities

  • RTA Akademie Lainz (radiopharmaceuticals)
  • RTA Academy Wiener Neustadt (radiopharmaceuticals)
  • Diet Academy, AKH (pathology)
  • Intensive internships, Medical University of Vienna
  • Lectures on nuclear medicine, Medical University of Vienna
  • Congress lectures and invited lectures
 

Awards

  • Austrian Society for Nuclear Medicine, Mallinckrodt Förderungspreis 1995, for the work "Tc-99m-Galactosyl-Neoglyco-Albumin Combined with Iodine-123I-Tyr- (A14) -Insulin Visualizes Human Hepatocellular Carcinomas" (first author)
  • Poster award for nuclear medicine of the Austrian Society for Internal Medicine 1995, for the work "Combined Use of 111In-OCT and 123I-VIP in the localization of medullary thyroid carcinoma" (first author)
  • Austrian Society for Nuclear Medicine, Mallinckrodt Förderungspreis 1994, for the work Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide-Receptor Imaging for the localization of intestinal adenocarcinomas and endocrine tumors. I-123-labeled-VIP (Vasoactive intestinal peptide) scintigraphy in patient with endocrine tumors and adenocarcinomas (co-author)
  • The Journal of Nuclear Medicine Editorial Board Award, USA 1995 (co-author)
  • Austrian Society for Nuclear Medicine, Mallinckrodt Förderungspreis 1996, for the work Comparison of 123I-VIP receptor scanning and TAG-72 antigen scanning (Oncoscint) in pt. With Gastrointestinal cancer (co-author)
  • Research award from Erste Bank 1998, for the work Modified LDL decreases the binding of prostagglandin E2 I2 and E1 on Monocyst in patients with periferal vascular disease (co-author)
  • Turkish Research Institute for Science and Technology: I. Prize for Chemistry, Istanbul, 1977 (first author)
  • Turkish Research Institute for Science and Technology: Promotion Prize for Mathematics, Istanbul, 1977 (first author)
 

Miscellaneous

  • Inventor of the patented “multi-needle puncture set for thyroid nodules” (THYROSAMPLER®), CE-certified 2005, in clinical use

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