Hans Henkes receives Alfred Breit Prize from DRG

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Prof. Hans Henkes of the Klinikum Stuttgart has collected the Alfred Breit Prize from the German Radiological Society (DRG) for his work on imaging and treatment of stroke patients.

Prof. Hans Henkes. Courtesy of DRG/Thomas Ralafzyk.Prof. Hans Henkes. Courtesy of DRG/Thomas Ralafzyk.

In March 2008, Henkes successfully performed stroke treatment for the first time with a self-expanding "solitaire" stent. In the following years, his group found that so-called "stent retriever thrombectomy" proved to be superior to all previous therapeutic methods for the elimination of acute occlusion of large cerebral arteries in randomized trials.

The award ceremony took place during the recent German Congress of Radiology in Wiesbaden, where Henkes gave a lecture about the endovascular stroke treatment.

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