For the Wada test, we insert a catheter from the groin and lead it past the heart into the neck artery that supplies blood to one half of the brain. An anesthetic is then released through the catheter. This inactivates the affected hemisphere of the brain for a few minutes. During this time, speech and memory functions will be tested to see which functions are impaired and therefore located on the inactivated brain hemisphere.
Many years of expertise
Our clinic is an internationally renowned institution in the field of diagnostics and minimally invasive, image-guided treatment. We treat diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, associated organs (eyes, auditory, vestibular, etc.), and surrounding structures of the head, neck and spine.
Latest treatment methods
At the Department of Neuroradiology, we strive to offer the best possible treatment to every patient. We therefore use the latest interventional methods, the most advanced materials and instruments, and cutting-edge imaging techniques.
Additionally, we hold weekly interdisciplinary conferences with experts from neurosurgery, neurology and neuroradiology during which we develop an individual therapy concept for each case. To guarantee optimal treatment selection and patient care our experienced neuroradiology interventionists further collaborate with experts from other clinics as well as with outstanding nursing and rehabilitation specialists before, during and after the intervention.