Neuromed Romania – 15 years of excellence in medical imaging
Neuromed is a Diagnostic Imaging Center founded by two neurosurgeons in city of Timisoara, Romania in 1999. So far we investigated with CT and MRI more than 250.000 patients.
In 2006, buying a new 64 Multislice Siemens CT, we introduced in Romania new CT exams as CT angiocoronarography, CT angiography, virtual colonoscopy etc. Around one year and half we were the only clinic on the Romanian market using this kind of 64 Multislice CT and we received patients from the whole country. Since then we have been participating in more than 50 clinical trials on different subjects being responsible of the imaging part of the studies.
In 2008 we bought a new high end MRI Siemens Avanto 1.5 T, with very powerful gradients (43 mT), 32 channels and latest software. Also at that time we introduced new MRI exams on the Romanian market as tractography, spectroscopy, perfusion, SWI, functional MRI etc.
In 2008 Neuromed has been accredited by Siemens Germany as „Training Medical Center”, becoming a regional center of medical specialization in the field of MRI and CT exams, using Siemens equipments and software.
In 2009 we were certified by ANCS (Autoritatea Nationala pentru Cercetare Stiintifica - National Authority for Scientific Research) as a Research Center.
We are specialized in neurodiagnostic (DWI, DTI, PWI, SWI and MR Spectroscopy), having the posibility to distinguish between different types of intracranial masses in general and between different types of tumors. Also, using these tools, taken alone or combined, we can evaluate the tumor grading. Until now we have more than 700 cases of patients suffering from cerebral tumors, cerebral vascular lesions, neurodegenerative diseases or cerebral infectious lesions, diagnosted by neurodiagnostic MRI, combined with anatomopathologic exams with very good results.
For few years, we are very interested in the role of neurodiagnostic package combined with functional MRI in evaluating different neurologic and psychiatric disorders. Last year, Neuromed became partner in an IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) project - AETIONOMY together with Fraunhoffer Institute from Bonn, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Karolinska Institute, UCB Pharma and others. The project was submitted and we won the contest, being the first Romanian winner of IMI projects.
Our colleagues are publishing regularly especially in Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy Journals, papers related to Cardiovascular, Urology and Surgical Anatomy Imaging. Moreover, due to the outstanding performance of staff and equipment, the book "Atlas of CT Angiography" has been published in 2014 by the prestigious Swiss Publishing House, Springer, a book co-authored by our colleagues Dr. Horia Ples and Dr. Gratian Dragoslav Miclaus.
Beginning 2014 we started a research colaboration with Paracelsus Medical University from Salzburg together with University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine from Timisoara. The project refers to a unique research on spinal cord injury (SCI) on minipigs to investigate the influences of different kinds of chronic nerve modulation (cNM) on the bladder function. CT and (f)MRI have been playing crucial roles and, thus, contributed mainly to the success of the study.
*The research leading to these results has received support from the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking under grant agreement n°115568, resources of which are composed of financial contribution from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) and EFPIA companies' in kind contribution.
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