Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

What is Neuroradiology?

Neuroradiology covers imaging and interventional therapy of diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), that is brain and spinal cord, and the surrounding structures, skull and spine. We examine and treat patients from departments of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry including children and those with psychosomatic disorders, but also patients from orthopaedic, general medical, ENT, maxillo-facial surgical and ophthalmologic (eye) departments.

Since the early 1920’s, neuroradiology has developed into one of the core disciplines of clinical neuroscience and an important basis for diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases. With the development of Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Tomography (MRT), high-resolution and functional imaging of brain structure and cerebral activation is now possible which helps to pinpoint lesions and their effects on movements, perception and memory. High-quality imaging affords up-to-date technical equipment as well as a team of skilled technicians, physicists, computer scientists, and medical doctors as we have in Mainz including a recently established 3 Tesla MR and a 32-channel CT scanner.

In endovascular and minimal-invasive therapy, apart from the angiographic and imaging techniques, close cooperation with the other neuro-disciplines is the most important basis for offering the proper kind of treatment in your special case. This is achieved by common treatment conferences for neuro-vascular malformations and minimal-invasive interventions in Mainz. The intervention itself profits from the long experience of the whole team in this field using coils since 1992, and the possibility to switch immediately to neurosurgery if necessary.