Klinikum rechts der Isar Technische Universität München
Abteilung für Neuroradiologie



The department of Neuroradiology is engaged in clinical research as well as basic research in brain science. In this regard we collaborate with several regional, national and international partners.

BMBF-Junior research group

This group is funded by the Federal Ministry of education and research and is composed of neuroscientists such as physicians, computer scientists, physicists and psychologists. The group is mainly involved in functional magnet resonance imaging (BOLD-imaging) research. The objective is to perform resting state fMRI in patients with different psychiatric or neurological diseases, to find symptom related activation alterations and to analyze the brain connectivity.

Multimodal imaging in brain tumors

There are several MR-techniques that, besides anatomical imaging of the brain, provide an insight into brain function or tissue composition. Especially in intrinsic brain tumors it is interesting to receive information about histology, the infiltration zone or the malignancy of a process already from preoperative imaging. In a combination of anatomical MR-imaging, MR-spectroscopy, MR-Perfusion and PET-imaging the group tries to work out a preoperative clinical imaging standard for patients with intrinsic brain tumors. The objective is to receive reliable information about tumor morphology preoperatively and thereby optimize the therapy such as the determination of resection borders or radiotherapy planning.

Molecular imaging

Molecular- or cellular-MR-imaging is quite a recent technique of experimental MRI and mainly applied in basic-research. The group develops magnetic MRI-marker-systems to visualize cellular structures in various brain diseases. In addition the group is engaged in the optimization of magnetic-marker absorption and MR-microscopy such as the vizualisation of microglia, macrophages or stem cells.

Interventional diagnosis and therapy

Interventional Neuroradiology plays a decisive role in the acute therapy of cerebrovascular diseases. The most common ones are catheter based therapies of rupturated cerebral aneurysms in patients with subarachnoidal hemorrhages, vessel-recanalisation in acute stroke and embolisation of arteriovenous malformations or highly vascularised tumors. The group is investigating and advancing new endovascular techniques such as therapy of aneurysm or therapy and prevention of acute stroke. Thus our department is involved in several national and international multicentric studies.

Patient Care Research