Diagnostics and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases are the main focus at the Department of Neuroradiology. The department performs MRI examinations on almost all acute stroke patients and patients with suspected transient ischemic attacks (TIA), including diffusion- and perfusion-weighted scans. This provides a valuable basis for choosing further treatment strategies. Patients with clots in major intracerebral arteries, not responding to first-line intravenous thrombolysis, are offered acute thrombectomy by experienced interventional neuroradiologists. On-going research in neurovascular diseases in close cooperation with the Department of Neurology and the continuous development of imaging strategies and interventional procedures allow best possible patient treatment. There is particular focus on rapid patient flow to reduce any delay between onset of stroke symptoms and therapy.
Aneurism, AVM, stenosis
Furthermore, the department offers diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of arterial aneurisms, intracerebral and carotid artery stenosis as well as arterio-venous malformations. Different treatments are provided including coils, balloon-supported coils, stents, and embolization of AVMs with different materials. The optimal treatment is chosen in close collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery.
Patients with brain tumours, cancer diseases in the head and neck region, or the spine are evaluated and treated in an interdisciplinary approach by a team of neurosurgeons, oncologists, ENT (ear, nose, throat) specialists, orthopedic surgeons, and neuroradiologists. The Department of Neuroradiology is involved in diagnosing and treatment evaluation of these patients, which is primarily done by different MRI techniques, including diffusion- and perfusion-weighted MRI, tractography, MR spectroscopy etc. Future trends in imaging techniques are tested and developed in a close collaboration with the Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University.
The department currently has two state-of-the-art 3T MRI scanner, one 1.5T MRI scanner, and one Dual-Energy CT scanner as well as two state-of-the-art angiosuites, which provide the major equipment for diagnosing and follow-up of all neurological, oncological, neurosurgical, ENT-, and spine diseases, including patients from the Emergency Department.