Our work Real life stories Doctor Monika Warmuth-Metz Doctor Monika Warmuth-Metz Gift of Life is funding in-person and remote consultations with the renowned radiologist Monika Warmuth-Metz as part of its International Cooperation project. Dr Warmuth-Metz works at the University Hospital of Wurzburg (Germany), and has earned a reputation as a unique specialist in the diagnosis of brain tumours and changes/lesions of the central nervous system. She provides regular consultations to patients of the Dmitry Rogachev Centre for Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Immunology in Moscow. Tests are essential for an accurate diagnosis By studying images obtained through different forms of visualisation, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) or the even more specialised diagnostic tool of positron emission tomography (PET), radiologist Monika Warmuth-Metz answers the questions of which organs are affected, whether they’ve undergone any changes, and what those changes correspond to – haemorrhaging, tumours or inflammation – after which point she gives a diagnosis. Distant consultations Fortunately, today it is possible to get remote consultations with the most experienced Western specialists. All the pictures are digital images, and can easily be transferred via the Internet. Dr Monika Warmuth-Metz’s remote consultations are cheaper; an hour of online consultation costs the foundation £120. In addition, it’s possible to call on this top specialist as many times as the treatment process demands, meaning more of the children in the foundation’s care get the chance for a swift recovery. Consulting and teaching in Moscow With that said, Dr Warmuth-Metz’s visits to Moscow, to the Dmitry Rogachev Centre, are still necessary, not only for the patients but for the doctors too. This modern hospital’s work would be unimaginable without the support of experienced foreign experts, doubly so when it comes to the brain, an extremely complex object to diagnose. There is simply no other specialist in the field who has seen as many images as Dr Warmuth-Metz. She presents her analyses with perfect clarity, giving the hospital’s doctors a unique opportunity to learn from her experience.