Treatment of av-malformation of brain using platinum coils embolization (coiling) (program ID: 533486)

University Hospital Ulm

location_on Ulm, Germany
8.7/10 from 83 Votes
Specialized hospital
Meinrad Beer

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Meinrad Beer

Specialized in: adult and pediatric diagnostic, interventional radiology, neuroradiology

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • neurological examination
  • functionality x-ray 
  • CT/MRI scan
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • EEG (electroencephalography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
    • VEPs (visually evoked potentials)
    • BAEP tests (brainstem auditory evoked potential)
  • preoperative care
  • treatment of the av-malformation with coiling
  • 1-day intensive care unit stay
  • postoperative MRI control
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance 
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About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Ulm offers the  full range of modern radiological studies and imaging-guided minimally invasive therapy for the treatment of various diseases. Of particular interest to the experienced medical team of the department is individual minimally invasive therapy of oncological diseases, treatment of pain syndromes and vascular pathology. The department works in close cooperation with all other departments of the hospital, thereby providing interdisciplinary, comprehensive medical care at the highest level of university medicine. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Meinrad Beer.

A unique feature of the department is the radiological diagnostics of children of all age groups, ranging from premature babies and infants to adolescents under the age of 18 years. The department has special advanced equipment for accurate diagnosis in children. All devices work in such a way that the child receives the minimal dose of radiation, and there is no harm for a young growing organism. Also, an important role for the successful diagnosis of children is played by the rich experience and high professionalism of the department’s doctors specializing in pediatric radiological diagnostics.

The service range of the department includes:

Diagnostic radiology

  • General radiological studies
    • Conventional  radiography
    • Computed tomography (CT)
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • Sonography
    • Fluoroscopy
    • Angiography
    • Mammography
  • Special radiological studies
    • CT colonography (modern non-invasive method for colon examination)
    • Measurement of iron levels in the liver with MRI
    • Cardiac CT and MRI
    • Stereotactic vacuum-assisted breast biopsy
  • Other diagnostic options

Pediatric radiology

  • Ultrasound examinations
  • Radiography
  • MRI
  • CT
  • Other diagnostic tests


  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • Prenatal magnetic resonance imaging
    • High-field 3 Tesla MRI
    • Magnetic resonance angiography
    • Diffusion tensor imaging
    • Functional MRI
    • Other studies
  • Computed tomography
    • CT angiography
    • Surgery planning
    • Surgery planning with CT
    • Perfusion computed tomography
    • CT myelography
    • CT-guided facet joint infiltration
    • Other services
  • Angiography (diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases, vascular malformations)
    • Implantation of stents in the carotid artery
    • Intra-arterial lysis therapy
    • Local intravenous lysis in cerebral thrombosis
    • Other services

Interventional radiology

  • Angiography
  • Minimally invasive cancer therapy
    • Catheter-assisted treatments (transarterial chemoembolization, selective internal radiation therapy)
    • CT-guided  introduction of probes during thermoablation, radiofrequency, microwave ablation, cryoablation
  • Imaging-guided punctures and drainages
  • CT-guided pain therapy
  • Breast biopsy
  • Other services

Curriculum vitae

  • 1988 - 1995 Study of Human Medicine and Philosophy at the Universities of Regensburg and Würzburg.
  • 1995 - 2003 Fellow and Assistant Physician at the Institute of X-ray Diagnostics of the University Hospital Würzburg.
  • 2003 - 2007 Senior Physician, specialization: imaging of the cardiovascular system, cancer imaging and pediatric radiology, Institute of X-ray Diagnostics of the University Hospital Würzburg.
  • 2007 - 2012 Leading Senior Physician and Head of the Section of Pediatric Radiology, Institute of X-ray Diagnostics, University Hospital Würzburg.
  • 2009 Invitation to the position of W3 Professor in the field of Radiology, University Hospital Göttingen (refusal).
  • 2009 - 2012 Professor of Radiology, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg.
  • 2012 Invitation to the position of Professor in the field of Pediatric Radiology, Medical University of Graz.
  • 2012 - 2013 Chief Physician of the clinical Department of pediatric Radiology, University Hospital Graz.
  • 2013 Invitation to the position of W3 Professor of Radiology, University of Ulm.
  • Since 2013, Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Ulm.


  • Medical Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology.
  • Advanced training in the specialty: Pediatric Radiology.
  • Permission for advanced training in Diagnostic Radiology.
  • Permission for advanced training in Pediatric Radiology.
  • DEGUM Instructor, Level II.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsklinikum Ulm 

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