Department of Neuroradiology and Radiology

Service and portfolio

Department of Neuroradiology and Radiology

Neuroradiology:

Neuroradiology is a specialised field of radiology. It deals with imaging diagnostics (diagnostic neuroradiology) and treatment / therapy (interventional neuroradiology) of diseases and changes of the nervous system, i.e. of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, of associated organ systems, for example for movement, sensation, vision, hearing, balance, smell, or taste, and of surrounding structures (skull, spinal column, musculature).

State-of-the-art equipment is used for this purpose. Imaging procedures include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), angiography (catheter imaging of the vessels with contrast medium), myelography (examination of the spinal canal with contrast medium), X-ray examinations, and sonography (ultrasound).

Performing and assessing neuroradiological examinations requires extensive specialised medical and technical knowledge.
To provide the best possible care for patients, neuroradiologists work closely with all related clinical disciplines including neurology, neurosurgery, neuropaediatrics, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, psychiatry, geriatrics, and others.

Neuroradiologists are specialised in answering even the most difficult medical questions very precisely and with the highest professional expertise. You as a patient benefit from this as well as the doctors treating you, who can thus optimally adapt your therapy to your illness and needs.

Neuroradiology and Radiology of Kliniken Schmieder in Allensbach:

Modern equipment and the best professional expertise

The Department of Neuroradiology and Radiology at Kliniken Schmieder in Allensbach is the only specialised neuroradiology department in the Lake Constance region. We offer inpatients and outpatients state-of-the-art equipment and the highest level of professional expertise. Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Stippich is the medical director of the department since October 2020.

Prof. Stippich is a clinically and academically renowned neuroradiologist and radiologist with more than 20 years of professional experience. Previously, he served as Director of the Department of Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Zurich, Head of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Basel, consultant neuroradiologist and resident at the University Hospitals in Heidelberg, Marburg, and Erlangen, respectively. His research focus is MRI.

In addition to professional expertise, Kliniken Schmieder in Allensbach also have the complete diagnostic equipment of a modern radiology department. The imaging equipment and methods are state-of-the-art. The flagship is a high-performance 3 Tesla MRI-unit. The latest digital X-ray equipment and a powerful CT-scanner enable very precise diagnostics with low radiation exposure.

Our offer includes:

  • 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Multislice Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Special examinations (individually tailored imaging)
  • Expert opinions, second opinions, and personal consultations

We are specialised in imaging diagnostics of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, the vessels, the skull, the head/neck region, and the spine, in particular:

  • Stroke, neurovascular disease
  • Dementias, Parkinson's disease, neurodegeneration
  • Multiple sclerosis, demyelinating, and inflammatory diseases
  • Brain and spinal cord tumours, neuro-oncology
  • Eye/orbit, hearing and vestibular organs, cranial nerves, etc.
  • Neuromuscular / musculoskeletal diseases
  • Pain, minimally invasive CT-guided pain treatment of the spine

Of course, we are also dedicated to imaging the entire body.

What distinguishes us

We follow the principle: "Highest quality, tailor-made imaging, and personal care". Our patients benefit from optimal imaging, the latest equipment technology, the highest level of professional expertise, and prompt service.

Prof. Stippich has developed special examination protocols for the various diseases that answer the medical questions posed to us as accurately as possible and provide reproducible results for follow-up examinations. Our staff is trained for such demanding examinations and takes time for each patient. You will receive a detailed report and personal advice. Examination appointments can be booked quickly and easily.

High-resolution and 3D sequences, diffusion (DWI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), perfusion imaging (PWI), susceptibility imaging (SWI), BOLD imaging, MR-angiographies (vascular imaging), standardised and quantitative procedures are used for optimised neuroradiological 3 Tesla MRI (see figures).

Medical Director Neuroradiology and Radiology

Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Stippich

Medical Director Neuroradiology and Radiology

About Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Stippich

Curriculum Vitae

2020 - Present Head of Dept., Neuroradiology and Radiology, Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach
2018 – 2020 Head of Dept., Neuroradiology, University Hospital Zürich
2018          Full Professor (Ordinarius), University of Zürich
2009 – 2017 Head of Division, Neuroradiology, University Hospital Basel
2009             Full professor (Extraorinarius), University of Basel
2007 Associate Professor (APL), University of Heidelberg
2006 Senior Physician, Dept. of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Heidelberg
2004 Habilitation, University of Heidelberg
2003 Senior Consultant, Dept. of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Heidelberg
2001 Consultant, Dept. of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Heidelberg
1995 Doctoral thesis, University of Marburg

 

 

Expertise and Qualifications

  • Neuroradiology and Radiology
  • Vascular, degenerative, demyelinating, infectious, and oncological diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems e.g.: stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, brain and spinal tumors, neurotrauma, and pain
  • Specialisation in diagnostic and interventional Neuroradiology
  • Specialisation in Radiology
  • Medical quality management
  • Medical economy and administration

 

Academic Activities

The scientific work of Prof. Dr. Stippich comprises 150 publications, 12 book chapters, and a textbook.  Additionally, he is reviewer for international scientific journals and funding institutions. Prof. Dr. Stippich held various lectures and courses at the medical faculties in Zürich, Basel, and Heidelberg and is an internationally renowned researcher, expert, and teacher.

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