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Department of Neuroradiology - University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

Munich, Germany
Department id # 590763
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Prof. Dr. med. Claus Zimmer
Department of Neuroradiology
Specialized in: neuroradiology

About the Department of Neuroradiology at University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

The Department of Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich offers all the options of imaging diagnostics and minimally invasive treatment of brain and spinal cord diseases. The main focus of the clinical practice of the medical facility is on the diagnostics and treatment of neurovascular pathologies, such as acute stroke, brain aneurysm, vascular malformations and arteriovenous malformations. Patients can get medical help here around the clock. The department has a modern technological base, which, combined with the high competence of doctors, forms a solid basis for the provision of top-class medical services. The diagnostics and treatment are carried out by a highly qualified team of 20 doctors, 13 assistant physicians, and nursing staff. The specialists make sure that all the patient's individual needs and wishes are taken into account during the therapeutic process. The Head Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Claus Zimmer.

The department's diagnostic options include the full range of imaging tests to detect diseases of the brain and spine: computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, angiography, and ultrasound scans. With the help of the very latest diagnostic equipment, the department's doctors can not only assess the state of the anatomical structures of the brain and spinal cord, but also examine the functional activities of the central nervous system. The department's medical team specializes in the detection of ischemic stroke, cerebral hemorrhages, inflammatory brain diseases (for example, multiple sclerosis), causes of dizziness and headaches, brain tumors, traumatic brain injuries, movement disorders (for example, Parkinson's disease), dementia, spinal diseases (for example, spinal disc herniation) and many other pathologies.

The department's range of medical services includes not only diagnostic procedures – doctors also specialize in minimally invasive catheter-based interventions for the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases, brain and spinal tumors. In addition, the ​​competence of the department's doctors includes the provision of image-guided pain management for the treatment of back pain. All therapeutic manipulations are carried out in close cooperation with doctors of related fields, for example, neurologists, neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists, maxillofacial surgeons and others. Any minimally invasive interventional procedure is accurately planned according to the diagnostic results and individual clinical indications.

The department's key clinical focuses include:

  • Diagnostic services
    • Computed tomography (CT)
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • Digital subtraction angiography
    • Myelography
    • Functional brain imaging
      • MR spectroscopy
      • MRI/CT perfusion imaging
      • Diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging
      • MR angiography
  • Therapeutic services
    • Treatment of acute stroke, including stroke prevention
    • Embolization for intracranial aneurysms using platinum coils, bioactive implants and stents
    • Treatment of intracranial and spinal arteriovenous malformations, dural arteriovenous fistulas
    • Therapeutic and preoperative tumor embolization
    • Embolization for head and neck hemangiomas 
    • Pain management for spinal pain
      • Facet joint block
      • Periradicular therapy
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

University Education and Professional Career

  • 1980 - 1986 Study of Human Medicine at the Ruhr University Bochum and at the Free University of Berlin.
  • 1987 Admission to medical practice.
  • 1988 Doctoral thesis defense.
  • 1987 - 1991 Training in Neuropathology, Steglitz Hospital, Free University of Berlin.
  • 1991 - 1994 Training in Neuroradiology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen.
  • 1994 - 1996 Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (Massachusetts General Hospital).
  • 1996 - 1999 Training in Neurology and Radiology, Charite University Hospital Berlin.
  • 1999 Board certification in Diagnostic Radiology, Senior Physician and Deputy Head of the Department of Neuroradiology, Charite University Hospital Berlin.
  • 2000 Specialization in Neuroradiology.
  • 2001 Habilitation in Neuroradiology, Humboldt University of Berlin (Charite).
  • 2002 - 2003 Acting Head of the Department of Neuroradiology at the Charite University Hospital Berlin.
  • 2003 - 2005 Invitation to the position of Professor for Neuroradiology and Head of the Department of Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Leipzig.
  • 2005 Invitation to the position of Professor for Neuroradiology at the Charite (refusal).
  • Since 01.08.2005 Invitation to the position of Professor for Neuroradiology at the Technical University of Munich and Head of the Department of Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich.
  • Since 2008 Master in Neuroradiology (European level).

Research Interests

  • Imaging diagnostics and minimally invasive catheter-based treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system.
  • Development of new methods for molecular imaging in cerebral diseases.


  • 1996, 2005 Kurt Decker Prize of the German Society of Neuroradiology.
  • 2005 Springer Prize of the European Society of Neuroradiology (with A. Förschler).
  • 2003 Scientific Prize of the Leipzig University for Outstanding Achievements in Medicine and Biological Sciences.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • German Society of Neuropathology.
  • Radiological Society of North America.
  • German Neuroscience Society.
  • German Society of Neuroradiology.
  • Society for Neuro-Oncology of the German Cancer Society.
  • World Molecular Imaging Society.
  • German Radiological Society.
  • European Society of Neuroradiology.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München