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Abdominal Imaging Group

The Abdominal and Urogenital Imaging Research Group is an interdisciplinary research group in the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. The group forms a cohesive center for faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, research staff, and medical students to pursue teaching and research in multi-modality abdominal imaging.

In close collaboration with various clinical sections at the University Hospital Zurich (Department of Visceral and Transplant Surgery, Clinic for Gastroentrology, Clinic for Urology, Department of Internal Medicine, and others) as well as the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, an institution of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and the University of Zurich, the Abdominal and Urogenital Imaging Research Group aims to integrate research and builds collaborations between scientists, physicians, and radiologists establishing a strong resource for imaging-based research at the University of Zurich. Collaborations exist with various Institutions in Switzerland as well as in the USA.

Main interests of the abdominal and urogenital imaging research group include the following modalities and research topics:

Computed Tomography (CT)

  • Tissue characterization with dual energy protocols
  • Implementation and assessment of image quality of new CT protocols
  • CT body perfusion imaging in oncology
  • CT Angiography of pelvic vessels before prostate artery embolization
  • Dosimetry (e.g. implementation of radiation dose saving algorithms)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • MRI including MR elastography for assessment of diffuse liver disease
  • Liver fat and iron quantification
  • Multiparametric MRI for diagnosis of rectal cancer
  • Diffusion Weighted Imaging (e.g. Whole-Body DWI, renal diffusion, diffusion in oncology)
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and Blood Oxygenation Level Dependant (BOLD) Imaging of the Kidneys
  • Detection and Characterization of prostate cancer
  • Automatic detection of prostatic contours and cancer foci using techniques of machine learning
  • Detection of metastatic lymphnodes in prostate cancer using USPIOs

Ultrasound

  • Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in oncology

There’s a rotation system for the head of the abdominal and urogenital imaging research group as well as the chairmanship of the research meetings.

Current Head of the Abdominal and Urogenital Imaging Research Group

Cäcilia Reiner, PD Dr. med.

Leitende Ärztin, Institut für diagnostische und interventionelle Radiologie

Tel. +41 44 255 17 24

Members of the Abdominal Imaging Research Group

From the Institute of Diagnostic Radiology

Cäcilia Reiner, PD Dr. med.

Leitende Ärztin, Institut für diagnostische und interventionelle Radiologie

Tel. +41 44 255 17 24

Andreas Boss, Prof. Dr. Dr. med.

Leitender Arzt, Institut für diagnostische und interventionelle Radiologie
Vetreter Diagnostische und interventionelle Radiologie, Comprehensive Cancer Center Zürich
Leitender Arzt, Brustzentrum

Tel. +41 44 255 36 77

Hatem Alkadhi, Prof. Dr. med.

Leitender Arzt Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Herzzentrum
Leitender Arzt, Institut für diagnostische und interventionelle Radiologie

Spezialgebiete: Multimodale kardiovaskuläre Bildgebung, Notfallradiologie, Computertomographie
Tel. +41 44 255 36 62

Andreas Hötker, PD Dr. med.

Oberarzt, Institut für diagnostische und interventionelle Radiologie

Tel. +41 43 253 85 12

André Euler, PD Dr. med.

Oberarzt, Institut für diagnostische und interventionelle Radiologie

Spezialgebiete: Abdominelle Radiologie, Kardiovaskuläre Radiologie, Computertomografie
Tel. +41 43 253 06 57

Soleen Ghafoor, Dr. med.

Oberärztin, Institut für diagnostische und interventionelle Radiologie

Spezialgebiete: Urogenitale und Gynäkologische Bildgebung, Abdominale Bildgebung, Onkologische Bildgebung
Tel. +41 44 253 11 67

Daniel Stocker, Dr. med. univ.

Oberarzt, Institut für diagnostische und interventionelle Radiologie

Tel. +41 43 253 25 99

Technical Resources

  • MRI (different vendors ; 1 x 1.5T; 3 x 3.0T; 1 x 7.0T)
  • CT: dual-source 192-slice CT (Somatom Force), dual-source 128-slice CT (Somatom Definition Flash), single-source 128-slice CT (Somatom Edge Plus)
  • PET-CT and PET-MR
  • 3D Lab

Location

University Hospital Zurich
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Raemistrasse 100
8091 Zurich
Switzerland