Research at the Department of Neuroradiology

The Department of Neuroradiology conducts clinical and basic research. Our dedicated team of neuroscientists, psychologists, and doctors works with cutting-edge neuroimaging technology. We regularly publish our findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present them at conferences.

Core Research Topics

Clinical research

Our clinical projects focus on three medical areas:

  • Vascular and Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Neurooncology

Basic research

Our scientists develop new MR methods and apply advanced neuroimaging to a vast array of research questions. We mainly focus on:

  • Multimodal Imaging and Neurostimulation
  • MR Physics

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Current research projects

Neuroimaging can be applied to a wide range of research questions. Thus, our scientific studies cover a broad range of topics, for example imaging for stroke, trauma, tumors, migraine, aging, and neuroimmunology. We also do CT imaging, and Head & Neck imaging and our develop new methods for internal projects and for our research partners.

PD Dr. phil. Lars Michels (Head of Basic Research) coordinates the research projects at our clinic and is your contact point for research collaborations.

Current Projects

Dr. Lars Michels

Tel. +41 44 255 49 65

We also conduct clinical studies

We regularly partner with pharmaceutical and medical technology companies for clinical studies. This allows us to test new drugs and devices. Meanwhile, our team of experienced doctors and technical help our partners transfer research findings from the lab to the patient.

We are open to new collaborations and will happily answer your questions regarding an on-going clinical study.

Contact us

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Imaging methods we use

Our research team uses a vast array of cutting edge imaging methods. On top of that, we work with neurostimulation, virtual reality devices and eye tracking. For more details on our devices see the Scanners & Equipment page.

  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
  • CT (computed tomography)
  • X-Ray
  • EEG (electroencephalography)
  • Ultrasound

  • fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging)
  • EEG-fMRI
  • real-time fMRI

  • ASL (arterial spin labelling)
  • iVASO-MRI (inflow-based vascular-space-occupancy MRI)
  • Blood-brain-barrier Imaging

  • DTI (Diffusion tensor imaging)
  • High-resolution T1/T2

  • MRS (MR spectroscopy)
  • QSM (quantitative susceptibility mapping)