Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg
Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology (356112)
Specialized in: radiology, neuroradiology
About the department
The Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology at the Academic Teaching Hospital Asklepios Barmbek offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in the relevant areas. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Roland Brüning.
The department is equipped with the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), which allows to get expert opinion from other specialists of the departments of the Asklepios hospital network. The department has advanced equipment for classical X-ray examinations, as well as state-of-the-art devices, such as multi-layer computer tomographs, high-performance MRI (1.5 and 3 Tesla), diagnostic systems for mammography and angiography.
Here are provided various diagnostic services that help to determine a particular disease, a pathological change in the body as accurately as possible. The main ones are MRI, CT, X-ray, mammography (breast examination) and angiography (vascular examination).
Neuroradiology, which deals with the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the central nervous system, namely diseases of the brain and spinal cord, is among the most important focuses of the department. In the course of neuroradiologic diagnostics, specialists of various disciplines can be involved: neurologists, neuropediatrics and neurosurgeons, orthopedists, psychiatrists, therapists, etc.
In addition, the department employs experienced and competent specialists offering a wide range of services in the field of interventional neuroradiology. Thanks to modern technologies, the methods of interventional neuroradiology are very sparing (minimally invasive procedures) and at the same time highly effective.
The department offers a wide range of services in the field of interventional angiography:
- Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
- Lysis therapy
- Mechanical recanalization
- Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE)
- Interventions for arterial occlusions
- Reopening of shunts in occlusions and stenosis
Prof. Dr. med. Roland Brüning studied medicine in Hamburg, Freiburg, Breisgau and Munich. In 1989, the doctor became a Research Fellow in the Department of Radiology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (under the direction of Prof., Dr. Joseph Lissner). In 1993, he became a Fellow of the German Research Foundation, Massachusetts General Hospital at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. The, the professor completed his education in roentgenology, the Institute of Diagnostic Radiology of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Maximilian Reiser). In 1996, Dr. Brüning was appointed as a Senior Physician. In 2001 he received his professorship. In 2002, Dr. Brüning began working in the Department of Neuroradiology at the University Hospital of LMU (under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Hartmut Brückmann), where he had special training in neuroradiology.
Prof. Brüning is the author of numerous publications and his own books.
Since November 2005, he has been the Chief Physician of the Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology at the Academic Teaching Hospital Asklepios Barmbek. Also, he is a Visiting Professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
Photo of the doctor: (c) Asklepios Klinik Barmbek
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