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University Hospital Halle (Saale)

location_on Halle, Germany
9.6/10 from 78 Votes

Department of Radiology ( 320286)

Walter Wolgemuth

Prof. Dr. Dr.

Walter Wolgemuth

Specialized in: radiology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Education

Prof. Wohlgemuth studied medicine at the Universities of Regensburg, the Technical University of Munich and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich as well as Health Economics at the University of Bayreuth.  Medical Approbation 1994, medical graduation from the Technical University of Munich in the same year.  Residency at the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Neuroradiology as well as at the Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Augsburg Hospital and Department of Radiology, Ingolstadt Hospital.

Professional background

  • Since 2001 Chief Resident in angiography and since 2003 Senior Physician and Head of the Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
  • 2006 Accreditation as Neuroradiologist.
  • Since 2002 Research Assistant at the Institute of Medical Management and Health Sciences at the University of Bayreuth.
  • 2005 Habilitation at the Faculty of Economics, University of Bayreuth, Dr. med. habil. rer. pol. and Venia Legendi for "Medicine Management and Health Sciences".
  • From 2009 to 2011 Head of the Center of Vascular Malformations at the Augsburg Hospital.
  • Since October 2011 University Professor and Head of the Department of Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Regensburg.
  • 2012 to 2017 Head of the Interdisciplinary Center for Vascular Anomalies at the University of Regensburg.
  • 2015 to 2017 Founding and management of the first interdisciplinary center for pediatric interventional radiology in Germany.

Memberships

  • 2014 Research Fellow Ship at Boston Childrens Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • Since January 2017 President of the German Interdisciplinary Society for Vascular Anomalies.
  • Since June 2017 Director of the University Clinic and Polyclinic for Radiology and Ordinary at the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg.
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Wohlgemuth%20WA%5BAuthor%5D&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=29975975

Possessing first-class radiological equipment, the Department of Radiology at the University Clinic Halle (Saale), headed by a Professor and Doctor Walter Wolgemuth offers a wide range of modern, radiological diagnostics and minimally invasive treatment on an outpatient and inpatient levels. The main areas of expertise are CT / MRI studies, interventional radiology, pediatric radiology, diagnosis and surgeries on the mammary gland, as well as neuroradiology.

The main focus is  interventional radiology. Using digital subtraction angiography (DSA), doctors can visualize vessels with maximum accuracy without overlapping. Along with the visualization of vessels for a diagnostic purpose, this method also allows to make therapeutic interventions. For example, it can widen the vessels (in the treatment of occlusion of arteries) or close them (in the treatment of aneurysms or oncological vessels). Procedures of both types - diagnostic imaging and interventions - are possible to conduct on all parts of the body.

The department has at its disposal a digital two-level angiography, which allows two sets of images to be taken simultaneously with one injection of a contrast agent, thereby reducing stress for the patient and shortening the examination time. Also, two-level angiography offers significantly higher safety when catheter is inserted for neuroradiological interventions (eg, removal of a clot with a stent retriever and a microcatheter in an acute stroke).

The range of interventional radiology research methods includes:

  • Angiographic vascular diagnosis (arterial and venous, global, selective and super selective)
  • Vascular Interventional Radiology
  • Recanalization / vasodilator procedures, etc.
  • Vasoconstrictive methods
  • Special procedures
  • Extravascular interventional radiology (percutaneous neurolysis / analgesic therapy)

The main directions of the Department of Radiology are:

  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • Interventional radiology
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Conventional radiography
  • Diagnosis and interventions on the mammary gland
  • Neuroradiology / radiology of the head and neck area
  • Interdisciplinary center of vascular anomalies

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