Dr. Wolfgang Wüst
  • Professor Dr. med.
  • Wolfgang Wüst
  • Chefarzt
  • Facharzt für Radiologie
  • Kardiovaskuläre Radiologie
  • mpMR-Prostatographie (Stufe Q2)
  • Radiologie
  • Interventionelle Radiologie
  • Diagnostische Radiologie

Berufliche Laufbahn

  • Seit 2020: Chefarzt, Institut für Radiologie, Krankenhaus Martha-Maria Nürnberg
  • 2014 bis 2020: Oberarzt, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen
  • 2008 bis 2013: Assistenzarzt / Facharzt, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen und Würzburg

Wissenschaftliche Laufbahn

  • 2021: Ernennung zum Professor
  • 2018: Listenplatz W2-Professur für Kardiovaskuläre Bildgebung Universität Rostock
  • 2015: Habilitation am radiologischen Institut Erlangen bei Professor Michael Uder zum Thema „Kardiale Bildgebung mit CT Techniken“
  • 2008: Promotion am Lehrstuhl II der Anatomie Erlangen bei Professorin Elke Lütjen-Drecoll zum Thema „Der Einfluss von Bimatoprost auf die Rückenhaut von C57BL/6 Mäusen“; Note: Magna cum laude


  • April 2002 bis Juni 2008: Humanmedizinstudium

Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Universität Toronto, Otago
Universität Wellington, Neuseeland


  • Leiter des Zentrums für Kardiovaskuläre Bildgebung
  • Zertifizierter Experte Cardio-CT
  • Zertifizierter Experte Cardio-MRT
  • Zertifizierter Experte Prostata-MRT
  • Qualitätstestat multiparametrische Prostata-MRT Bundesverband der Deutschen Radiologen (BDR)
  • Experte für Kopf-Hals-Radiologie
  • Zertifikat Deutsche Gesellschaft für Interventionelle Radiologie und minimal-invasive Therapie (DeGIR)
  • Zertifikat Muskuloskelettale Radiologie (MSK)


  • Europäische Röntgengesellschaft
  • Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Interventionelle Radiologie und minimal-invasive Therapie
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Herz- und Gefäßdiagnostik
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Kopf-Hals Diagnostik
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Uroradiologie und Urogenitaldiagnostik

Praël I, Wuest W, Heiss R, Wiesmueller M, Kopp M, Uder M, May MS. Dual-Energy Lung Perfusion in Portal Venous Phase CT-A Comparison with the Pulmonary Arterial Phase. Diagnostics (Basel). 2021.

Wiesmueller M, Wuest W, May MS, Ellmann S, Heiss R, Saake M, Janka R, Uder M, Laun FB. Comparison of Readout-Segmented Echo-Planar Imaging and Single-Shot TSE DWI for Cholesteatoma Diagnostics. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2021.

Tomppert A, Wuest W, Wiesmueller M, Heiss R, Kopp M, Nagel AM, Tomita H, Meixner C, Uder M, May MS. Achieving high spatial and temporal resolution with perfusion MRI in the head and neck region using golden-angle radial sampling. Eur Radiol. 2021.

Geissler F, Heiß R, Kopp M, Wiesmüller M, Saake M, Wuest W, Wimmer A, Prell V, Uder M, May MS. Personalized computed tomography - Automated estimation of height and weight of a simulated digital twin using a 3D camera and artificial intelligence. Rofo. 2021.

Wuest W, May MS, Wiesmueller M, Uder M, Schmid A. Effect of long term CPAP therapy on cardiac parameters assessed with cardiac MRI. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021

Kopp M, Wetzl M, Geissler F, Roth JP, Wallner R, Hoefler D, Faby S, Allmendinger T, Amarteifio P, Wuest W, Cavallaro A, Uder M, May MS. Structured Digital Self-Assessment of Patient Anamnesis Prior to Computed Tomography: Performance Evaluation and Added Value. J Med Syst. 2021 Jan 28;45(3):30.

Zeilinger MG, Wiesmüller M, Forman C, Schmidt M, Munoz C, Piccini D, Kunze KP, Neji R, Botnar RM, Prieto C, Uder M, May M, Wuest W. 3D Dixon water-fat LGE imaging with image navigator and compressed sensing in cardiac MRI. Eur Radiol. 2020 Dec 2.

Camila Munoz, Aurelien Bustin, Radhouene Neji, Karl P. Kunze, Christoph Forman, Michaela Schmidt, Reza Hajhosseiny, Pier-Giorgio Masci, Martin Zeilinger, Wolfgang Wuest, René M. Botnar, Claudia Prieto: Motion-corrected 3D whole-heart water-fat high-resolution late gadolinium enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2020; 22: 53.

Markus Kopp, Tobias Loewe, Wolfgang Wuest, Michael Brand, Matthias Wetzl, Wolfram Nitsch, Daniela Schmidt, Michael Beck, Bernhard Schmidt, Michael Uder, Matthias May: Individual Calculation of Effective Dose and Risk of Malignancy Based on Monte Carlo Simulations after Whole Body Computed Tomography.
Sci Rep. 2020; 10: 9475.

Marco Wiesmueller, Wolfgang Wuest, Rafael Heiss, Christoph Treutlein, Michael Uder, Matthias Stefan May: Cardiac T2 mapping: robustness and homogeneity of standardized in-line analysis. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2020; 22: 39.

Eichler M, May M, Wiesmueller M, Saake M, Heiss R, Uder M, Wuest W.: Single source split filter dual energy: Image quality and liver lesion detection in abdominal CT. Eur J Radiol. 2020.

Saake M, Hepp T, Schmidle A, Wuest W, Heiss R, Doerfler A, Uder M, Bäuerle T. Influence of Artifact Corrections on MRI Signal Intensity Ratios for Assessment of Gadolinium Brain Retention. Acad Radiol. 2019.

Treutlein C, May MS, Heiss R, Hepp T, Uder M, Wuest W.: : Complete Free-breathing Adenosine Stress Cardiac MRI Using Compressed Sensing and Motion Correction: Comparison of Functional Parameters, Perfusion, and Late Enhancement with the Standard Breath-holding Examination. Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging 2019.

Eller A, Wiesmüller M, Wüst W, Heiss R, Kopp M, Saake M, Brand M, Uder M, May MM. Carotid CTA at the Lowest Tube Voltage (70 kV) in Comparison with Automated Tube Voltage Adaption. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2019.

May MS, Wiesmueller M, Heiss R, Brand M, Bruegel J, Uder M, Wuest W.: Comparison of dual- and single-source dual-energy CT in head and neck imaging. Eur Radiol. 2019.

Nau D, Wuest W, Rompel O, Hammon M, Gloeckler M, Toka O, Dittrich S,  Rueffer A, Cesnjevar R, Lell MM, Uder M, May MS.: Evaluation of ventricular septal defects using high pitch computed tomography angiography of the chest in children with complex congenital heart defects below one year of age. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2019.

Heiss R, Wiesmueller M, Treutlein C, Seuss H, Uder M, May M, Wuest W.: Cardiac T2 star mapping: standardized inline analysis of long and short axis at three identical 1.5 T MRI scanners. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019.

Regus S, Klingler F, Lang W, Meyer A, Almási-Sperling V, May M, Wüst W, Rother U. Pilot study using intraoperative fluorescence angiography during arteriovenous hemodialysis access surgery. J Vasc Access. 2019.

Wetzl M, Weller M, Heiss R, Schrüfer E, Wuest W, Thierfelder C, Lerch D, Cavallaro A, Amarteifio P, Uder M, May MS. Mobile Workflow in Computed Tomography of the Chest.
J Med Syst. 2018.

Brand M, Wuest W, May M, Uder M, Sommer M.: Influence of risk-organ-based tube current modulation on CT-induced DNA double-strand breaks in a biological phantom model. J Radiat Res. 2018.

Heiss R, Kellermann M, Swoboda B, Grim C, Lutter C, May MS, Wuest W, Uder M,
Nagel AM, Hotfiel T.: Effect of Compression Garments on the Development of Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: A Multimodal Approach Using Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound and Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018.

Heiss R, Wiesmueller M, Uder M, May MS, Wuest W.: Native cardiac T1 Mapping: Standardized inline analysis of long and short axis at three identical 1.5 Tesla MRI scanners. Eur J Radiol. 2018.

Heiss R, Hotfiel T, Kellermann M, May MS, Wuest W, Janka R, Nagel AM, Uder M,
Hammon M.:Effect of Compression Garments on the Development of Edema and Soreness in Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). J Sports Sci Med. 2018.

Wurm MC, Behrends TK, Wüst W, Wiesmüller M, Wilkerling A, Neukam FW, Schlittenbauer T.: Correlation between pain and MRI findings in TMD patients. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2018.

Eller A, Wuest W, Saake M, Ellmann S, Kaemmerer N, Hammon M, Janka R, Uder M, May MS.:
Extent of simultaneous radiation dose and iodine reduction at stable image quality in computed tomography of the chest: A systematic approach using automated tube voltage adaption and iterative reconstructions. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018.

Schnaiter JW, Roemer F, McKenna-Kuettner A, Patzak HJ, May MS, Janka R, Uder M, Wuest W.: Diagnostic Accuracy of an MRI Protocol of the Knee Accelerated Through Parallel Imaging in Correlation to Arthroscopy. Rofo. 2018.

May MS, Bruegel J, Brand M, Wiesmueller M, Krauss B, Allmendinger T, Uder M, Wuest W.: Computed Tomography of the Head and Neck Region for Tumor Staging-Comparison of Dual-Source, Dual-Energy and Low-Kilovolt, Single-Energy Acquisitions. Invest Radiol. 2017.

Goncalves M, Schapher M, Iro H, Wuest W, Mantsopoulos K, Koch M.: Value of Sonography in the Diagnosis of Sialolithiasis: Comparison With the Reference Standard of Direct Stone Identification. J Ultrasound Med. 2017.

Mantsopoulos K, Müller S, Agaimy A, Goncalves M, Koch M, Wüst W, Bohr C, Iro H.: Extracapsular dissection in the parapharyngeal space: benefits and potential pitfalls. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017.

May MS, Brand M, Lell MM, Sedlmair M, Allmendinger T, Uder M, Wuest W.: Radiation dose reduction in parasinus CT by spectral shaping. Neuroradiology. 2017.

Wuest W, May M, Saake M, Brand M, Uder M, Lell M.: Low-Dose CT of the Paranasal Sinuses: Minimizing X-Ray Exposure with Spectral Shaping. Eur Radiol. 2016.

Kaemmerer N, Brand M, Hammon M, May M, Wuest W, Krauss B, Uder M, Lell MM.: Dual-Energy Computed Tomography Angiography of the Head and Neck With Single-Source Computed Tomography: A New Technical (Split Filter) Approach for Bone Removal. Invest Radiol. 2016.

Lell MM, Scharf M, Eller A, Wuest W, Allmendinger T, Fuchs F, Achenbach S, Uder M, May MS.: Feasibility of Respiratory-gated High-pitch Spiral CT: Free-breathing Inspiratory Image Quality. Acad Radiol. 2016.

Lell M, Mantsopoulos K, Uder M, Wuest W.: Imaging of the head and neck region. Radiologe. 2016.

Saake M, Lell MM, Eller A, Wuest W, Heinz M, Uder M, Schmid A.: Imaging Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Dynamic CT Before and After Transarterial Chemoembolization: Optimal Scan Timing of Arterial Phase. Acad Radiol. 2015.

Brand M, Ellmann S, Sommer M, May MS, Eller A, Wuest W, Engert C, Achenbach S, Kuefner MA, Baeuerle T, Lell M, Uder M.: Influence of Cardiac MR Imaging on DNA Double-Strand Breaks in Human Blood Lymphocytes. Radiology. 2015.

Wuest W, May MS, Brand M, Bayerl N, Krauss A, Uder M, Lell M.: Improved Image Quality in Head and Neck CT Using a 3D Iterative Approach to Reduce Metal Artifact. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015.

Lell MM, May MS, Brand M, Eller A, Buder T, Hofmann E, Uder M, Wuest W.: Imaging the Parasinus Region with a Third-Generation Dual-Source CT and the Effect of Tin Filtration on Image Quality and Radiation Dose. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015.

Brand M, Sommer M, Ellmann S, Wuest W, May MS, Eller A, Vogt S, Lell MM, Kuefner MA, Uder M.: Influence of Different Antioxidants on X-Ray Induced DNA Double-Strand Breaks (DSBs) Using γ-H2AX Immunofluorescence Microscopy in a Preliminary Study. PLoS One. 2015.

Lurz M, Lell MM, Wuest W, Eller A, Scharf M, Uder M, May MS.: Automated tube voltage selection in thoracoabdominal computed tomography at high pitch using a third-generation dual-source scanner: image quality and radiation dose performance. Invest Radiol. 2015.

Wuest W, Lell M, May MS, Saake M, Kuwert T, Uder M, Linke R.: Thoracic non-osseous lesions in cancer patients detected in low-dose CT images acquired as part of skeletal SPECT/CT examinations. Nuklearmedizin. 2015.

Scharf M, Schmid A, Kemmler W, von Stengel S, May MS, Wuest W, Achenbach S, Uder M, Lell MM.: Myocardial adaptation to high-intensity (interval) training in previously untrained men with a longitudinal cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging study (Running Study and Heart Trial). Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015.

Wuest W, Lell M, May M, Scharf M, Schlundt C, Achenbach S, Uder M, Schmid A.: Determining microvascular obstruction and infarct size with steady-state free precession imaging cardiac MRI. PLoS One. 2015.

May MS, Kramer MR, Eller A, Wuest W, Scharf M, Brand M, Saake M, Schmidt B, Uder M, Lell MM.: Automated tube voltage adaptation in head and neck computed tomography between 120 and 100 kV: effects on image quality and radiation dose. Neuroradiology. 2014.

Saake M, Lell MM, Rompel O, Gloeckler M, May M, Eller A, Achenbach S, Uder M,  Wuest W.: Contrast medium application in pediatric high-pitch cardiovascular CT angiography: Manual or power injection? J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2014.

Layritz C, Schmid J, Achenbach S, Ulzheimer S, Wuest W, May M, Ropers D, Klinghammer L, Daniel WG, Pflederer T, Lell M.: Accuracy of prospectively ECG-triggered very low-dose coronary dual-source CT angiography using iterative reconstruction for the detection of coronary artery stenosis: comparison with invasive catheterization. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014.

May MS, Eller A, Stahl C, Wuest W, Scharf M, Hammon M, Dankerl P, Schlechtweg PM, Allmendinger T, Sedlmair M, Schmidt B, Uder M, Lell MM.: Dose Reduction in Computed Tomography of the Chest: Image Quality of Iterative Reconstructions at a 50% Radiation Dose Compared to Filtered Back Projection at a 100% Radiation Dose. Rofo. 2014.

Saake M, Wuest W, Becker S, Uder M, Janka R.: Accuracy of MRI-compatible contrast media injectors. Rofo. 2014.

Eller A, Wuest W, Kramer M, May M, Schmid A, Uder M, Lell MM.: Carotid CTA: radiation exposure and image quality with the use of attenuation-based, automated kilovolt selection. JNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014.

Eller A, Wuest W, Scharf M, Brand M, Achenbach S, Uder M, Lell MM.: Attenuation-based automatic kilovolt (kV)-selection in computed tomography of the chest: effects on radiation exposure and image quality. Eur J Radiol. 2013.

Wuest W, May MS, Scharf M, Layritz C, Eisentopf J, Ropers D, Pflederer T, Uder M, Achenbach S, Lell MM.: Stent evaluation in low-dose coronary CT angiography: effect of different iterative reconstruction settings. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2013.

Schwab SA, Brand M, Schlude IK, Wuest W, Meier-Meitinger M, Distel L, Schulz-Wendtland R, Uder M, Kuefner MA.: X-ray induced formation of γ-H2AX foci after full-field digital mammography and digital breast-tomosynthesis. PLoS One. 2013.

Schmid A, Jacobi J, Kuefner MA, Lell M, Wuest W, Mayer-Kadner I, Benz K, Schmid M, Amann K, Uder M.: Transvenous Renal Transplant Biopsy via a Transfemoral Approach. Am J Transplant. 2013.

Eisentopf J, Achenbach S, Ulzheimer S, Layritz C, Wuest W, May M, Lell M, Ropers D, Klinghammer L, Daniel WG, Pflederer T.: Low-dose dual-source CT angiography with iterative reconstruction for coronary artery stent evaluation. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013.

May MS, Brand M, Wuest W, Anders K, Kuwert T, Prante O, Schmidt D, Maschauer S, Semelka RC, Uder M, Kuefner MA.: Induction and repair of DNA double-strand breaks in blood lymphocytes of patients undergoing (18)F-FDG PET/CT examinations. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2012.

May MS, Wuest W, Lell MM, Uder M, Kalender WA, Schmidt B. : Current strategies for dosage reduction in computed tomography. Radiologe. 2012.

Wuest W, Anders K, Scharf M, May M, Brand M, Uder M, Ropers D, Achenbach S, Kuettner A.: Which concentration to choose in dual flow cardiac CT? Dual flow cardiac CT. Eur J Radiol. 2012.

May MS, Deak P, Kuettner A, Lell MM, Wuest W, Scharf M, Keller AK, Häberle L, Achenbach S, Seltmann M, Uder M, Kalender WA. : Radiation dose considerations by intra-individual Monte Carlo simulations in dual source spiral coronary computed tomography angiography with electrocardiogram-triggered tube current modulation and adaptive pitch. Eur Radiol. 2012.

Wuest W, Anders K, Schuhbaeck A, May MS, Gauss S, Marwan M, Arnold M, Ensminger S, Muschiol G, Daniel WG, Uder M, Achenbach S.: Dual source multidetector CT-angiography before Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) using a high-pitch spiral acquisition mode. Eur Radiol. 2012.

Wuest W, Machann W, Breunig F, Weidemann F, Koestler H, Hahn D, Wanner C, Beer M. Right: ventricular involvement in patients with Fabry's disease and the effect of enzyme replacement therapy. Rofo. 2011.

May MS, Wüst W, Brand M, Stahl C, Allmendinger T, Schmidt B, Uder M, Lell MM.: Dose reduction in abdominal computed tomography: intraindividual comparison of image quality of full-dose standard and half-dose iterative reconstructions with dual-source computed tomography. Invest Radiol. 2011.

Alibek S, Brand M, Suess C, Wuest W, Uder M, Greess H.: Dose reduction in pediatric computed tomography with automated exposure control. Acad Radiol. 2011.

Linke R, Kuwert T, Uder M, Forst R, Wuest W.: Skeletal SPECT/CT of the peripheral extremities. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010.

Wüst W, Zunker C, May M, Anders K, Ropers D, Achenbach S, Uder M, Kuettner: A. Septal delineation using a 20 % diluted contrast chaser bolus in coronary CT angiography: a comparison of 64-slice and dual source CT. Rofo. 2009.

Wuest W, Zunker C, Anders K, Ropers D, Achenbach S, Bautz W, Kuettner A.: Functional cardiac CT imaging: a new contrast application strategy for a better visualization of the cardiac chambers. Eur J Radiol. 2008.

Wuest W, Kuwert T, Grunewald M, Bautz W, Forst R, Mauerer A, Linke R.: Skeletal SPECT/CT of the peripheral extremities -interdisciplinary approach in orthopaedic disorders-first clinical results. Open Medicine. 2007.

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