Lunch Symposia

Lunch Symposium Bayer (Schweiz) AG

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 12:00-13:00; Auditorium A

Gadolinium Retention: Is the hype over now?
Moderator: H. Alkadhi, Zurich/CH

Decision making in Radiology
T. Wels, Rotkreuz/CH

Does it change my routine?
C. Ozdoba, Bern/CH

Comparative efficacy of macrocyclic MR contrast agents
N. Anzalone, Milano/IT


Lunch Symposium Swiss Medtech

Friday, May 11, 2018, 12:00-13:00; Auditorium A
New technologies for faster MR ima
ging in clinical routine
Moderator: G. Andreisek, Münsterlingen/CH

GE Healthcare
Hyperworks & More: Your new friends for fast routine MR Imaging
J. Meyer, Glattbrugg/CH

Siemens Healthineers
Keep breathing – GRASP in the abdomen and pelvis
T. Heye, Basel/CH

Philips Health Systems
Speed, comfort and confidence: Compressed SENSE helps everywhere!
A. Hock, Hamburg/DE

We see a constant and ongoing change of the Healthcare environment we all are in. Demographic shift, population growth, increasing cost pressure and many more challenges demand to do more with less. How to be more efficient and increase productivity without compromising Image Quality and therefore diagnostic accuracy. The workflow and processes in the field of Diagnostic Imaging has to be speeded up significantly. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, being known as one of the most time consuming and complex imaging technique so far in the field of radiology, has recently introduced some break-through acceleration techniques like compressed sensing to overcome this. Please join us at our lunch symposium to learn more about those break-through techniques and how to speed up your routine MR business.


Lunch Symposium Siemens Healthineers and Theraclion

Friday, May 11, 2018, 12:00-12:45; Room 5AB (Garden level)
New visions for nuclear medicine: From imaging to therapy
Moderators: N. Schäfer, Lausanne/CH; A. Haldemann, Zurich/CH

Biograph Vision: The next generation PET/CT
M. E. Casey, Knoxville/US

A clinical team’s expectations and visions for the next generation PET/CT
J. Prior, Lausanne/CH
S. Gnesin, Lausanne/CH
M. Pappon,  Lausanne/CH

Echotherapy – Robotic ultrasound therapy for thyroid nodules
The non-invasive alternative to surgery
L. Giovanella, Bellinzona/CH

Over the past years nuclear medicine is rapidly evolving from a diagnostic discipline into the era of combined therapy and diagnostics with a clear focus on precision medicine. Many new innovations are driving this trend. Today we would like to introduce you to two of these innovations:

Biograph Vision by Siemens Healthineers is the next-generation of PET/CT scanners that empowers you to see a whole new world. It goes beyond digital to reveal the bigger picture, maximize efficiency and help you to better understand disease progression. Mike Casey has been leading the PET R&D team of Siemens Molecular Imaging in Knoxville, TN.  As father of many technological innovations in field of PET/CT he is introducing you to the story behind Biograph Vision while the clinical team from the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois shares their excitement about the system making it to the clinic.

Echotherapy is an alternative to surgery and to minimally-invasive techniques, enabling a 100% non-invasive treatment of patient with thyroid nodules. The Echopulse® by Theraclion is a unique robot-based system enabling Echotherapy, combining two categories of ultrasound:  High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and traditional ultrasound imaging. This combination enables accurate treatment of tumors, monitored in real time. This innovative treatment revolutionized the world of thyroid surgeries and enables ambulatory treatments without cuts and the risks and costs related to surgery. Professor Giovanella, Clinical Director – Center for Diagnosis & Therapy of Thyroid Disease, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (EOC), Switzerland – will, as a pioneer of Echotherapy in Switzerland, present his experience as well as international data.