We are one of the top ten academic medical centers designated as a major hub in a national network for emergency stroke, seizure, spinal cord and brain injury research. This research and the supporting clinical trials mean that you have access to advanced diagnostic tools that use the latest technology, as well as breakthrough treatment options.

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Leading the Way

A sudden stroke, a devastating spinal cord injury, or the progressive debilitation that comes with Parkinson’s disease are among the many neurological system conditions treated at Froedtert & MCW Neuroscience Center.

  • We are among a handful of medical centers nationwide conducting groundbreaking clinical trials aimed at helping people paralyzed by spinal cord injuries.
  • In 2012, we were the first in Wisconsin to offer the newest devices to mechanically remove blood clots from the brain.

Leaders in Functional Neuro-Imaging Studies

The Medical College of Wisconsin was one of three medical centers to develop fMRI in 1992. Since then, we have become an international leader in functional neuro-imaging, as reflected in more than $44 million dollars in federal and foundation grants. 

Our neuropsychologists are research leaders in functional neuro-imaging studies of memory, language, movement, and attention in clinical populations including head trauma, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 

Studies conducted at Froedtert & MCW locations have found that fMRI and Wada testing can predict cognitive outcome after epilepsy surgery. For more information on fMRI, go to the Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Imaging Research