Our work What we do MRI reference reviews MRI reference reviews by Doctor Monika Warmuth-Metz As part of the international cooperation project, Gift of Life funds in-person and remote consultations with renowned radiologist Monika Warmuth-Metz. Dr. Warmuth-Metz works at the University Hospital of Wurzburg (Germany) – she is an expert in diagnosing brain tumours and changes/lesions of the central nervous system. She regularly consults patients of the Dmitry Rogachev Centre for Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Immunology in Moscow. Dr. Warmuth-Metz studies digital images (computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) or positron emission tomography (PET)) and consults as to which organs are affected, whether any changes occurred, and how those changes manifest. Remote consultations are much cheaper – a one-hour online consultation costs the foundation £120. This way we get top foreign experts to consult our patients when necessary. Dr. Warmuth-Metz’s also comes to the Dmitry Rogachev Centre. Her visits are beneficial not just for patients but doctors too – they get to witness her approach to diagnosis and learn from her. Two patients consulted by Dr. Warmuth-Metz Daniella Nikitenkova, 12 years old, Golynki (Smolensk Oblast), medulloblastoma Daniella has undergone brain tumour surgery twice. The first operation took place in Tyumen in 2014. However, tumour began to grow again in 2016 despite the surgery and treatment. Daniella came to the Centre for Paediatric Haematology for the second surgery. Dr. Warmuth-Metz studied the MRT images before and after the surgery – this helped doctors to determine further treatment Daniella needed. As of now, the girl receives the therapy she needs and is feeling all right. Matvey Kolos, 6 years old, Elektrostal (Moscow Oblast), medulloblastoma Matvey got sick in spring 2014. The boy was diagnosed with a brain tumour and sent to the Centre for Paediatric Haematology in Moscow. Tumour has been removed surgically after that Matvey had several chemotherapy courses and radiation therapy. Follow-up MRT scan showed tumour remnants. Dr. Warmuth-Metz studied Matvey’s MRT and it has been determined that the best approach this time was not surgery but chemotherapy. Matvey is feeling well – he is in remission and goes to the hospital for check-ups and necessary therapy.