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  • Animal experimental studies of endovascular minimal invasive therapies
  • Experimental angiography
  • Experimental MRI
  • Experimental CT

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Martin Schumacher, Prof. Dr. med.


  • Department

Department of Neuroradiology, Neurocenter, University Medical Center Freiburg

  • Internal Collaborations (University / University Medical Center Freiburg)

Department of Neuropathology, Neurocenter, University Hospital Freiburg

Experimental Neurosurgery, Neurocenter, University Hospital Freiburg

Institute for Microsystemic Techniques, University Freiburg

Department of Medical Physics, University Freiburg

  • External Collaborations

Institution/Company, Department, Organizational Unit (Workgroup), Name

Acandis GmbH & Co. KG, Pforzheim

Admedes Schuessler GmbH, Pforzheim

Hemoteq AG, Würselen

Optimed, Medizinische Instrumente GmbH, Ettlingen

Boston Scientific Medizintechnik GmbH, Ratingen

Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland


  • Biopsy procedures in neurological and neurosurgical disease
  • Angiographic, CT and MR diagnostic procedures in cerebral circulatory disturbance and malformations
  • Animal studies of experimental brain tumors
  • MR-studies of cerebral and spinal processes, biomechanics and diseases of the spine
  • Interventional neuroradiology with intraarterial thrombolysis, transluminal angioplasty, cerebral embolization, intravascular occlusion of aneurysms
  • Animal studies of stent therapy of AV-fistulas and aneurysms
  • Coordinator of scientific multicenter studies on brain tumors, aneurysms, arterio-venous malformations, thrombolysis, mechanical vessel recanalisation, stenting


More than 20 years experience in performing experimental studies in small and large laboratory animals and interventional procedures in humans.

Membership in Boards

  • President of the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR)
  • Member of the European Board of Neuroradiology (EBNR)
  • Member of the Board of the German Clinical Neuroscience Society
  • National Delegate of the World Federation of Neuroradiology
  • National Delegate of the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (WRITN)
  • Board and reviewer of several scientific journals


  1. Schumacher M: Neuroradiologie experimenteller Hirntumoren, Stuttgart: Enke 1981
  2. Schumacher M: Microangiographic study of the normal anatomy of the cerebral veins in rats.
    Neuroradiology 26:137-140 (1984)
  3. Schumacher M, Schellhammer F: Experimental pseudo arteriovenous malformation. A model for training and research. Interventional Neuroradiology 5, 213-217 (1999)
  4. Klisch J, Schellhammer F, Zitt J, Scheufler KM, Pagenstecher A, Nagursky H, Schumacher M:
    Combined stent implantation and embolization with liquid 2-polyhydroxyethyl methacrylate for treatment of experimental canine wide-necked aneurysms. Neuroradiology 44 (6): 503-512 (2002)
  5. Berlis A, Lutsep H, Barnwell S, Norbash A, Wechsler L, Jungreis CA, Woolfenden A, Redekop G, Hartmann M, Schumacher M: Mechanical thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke with EPAR (Endovascular Photoacoustic Recanalization). Stroke 35: 1112-1116 (2004)
  6. Klisch J, Kubalek R, Scheufler KM, Zirrgiebel U, Drevs J, Schumacher M: Plasma vascular endothelial growth factor and serum soluble anigopoietin receptor sTIE-2 in patients with dural arteriovenous fistulas: a pilot study. Neuroradiology 47: 10-17 (2005)

For complete overview see publication list



A Randomized Multicenter Clinical Trial of Unruptured Brain AVMs


Feasibility Study of the BCR System for Mechanical Thrombectomie in Patients Suffering form Acute Ischemic Stroke


Catheter-Directed Alfimeprase for Restoration of Neurological Function and Rapid Opening of Arteries in Stroke


Multizenterstudie der European Assessment Group for Lysis in the Eye (EAGLE)

Behandlung des Zentralarterienverschlusses (ZAV) - Lysetherapie versus konservative Therapie


Efficacy, safety and clinical outcome of an ethanol gel in the embolosclerotherapy of congenital venous malformations


Pipeline Embolizastion Device (PED) for Intracranial Treatment of Aneurysms

Buschmann, Klisch, Schumacher: Experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Pathophysiologie von experimentellen arteriovenösen Gefäßmalformationen (Arteriogenese im AVM-Modell am Schwein)

Entwicklung eines neuartigen Stent-Systems zur endoluminalen Therapie intrakranieller Aneurysmen


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