Fellowship in cardiac CT, PET, and hybrid imaging

This fellowship at Zurich University Hospital draws from our vast experience with cardiac PET, coronary artery and calcium scoring CT, and cardiac hybrid imaging. Notably we have several decades of experience with PET myocardial perfusion imaging as well as PET inflammation imaging.

The fellows typically come for 2 weeks. During this time they have access to a vast number of cases which they will work up on their own and then discuss with competent staff. The cases analyzed are the cases of the day as well as cases from an “interesting case” data base. Daily formal lectures and hands-on experience on workstations to reformat PET data, coronary CT data and software integration of these data sets are provided.

A work day looks as follows:

  • 45 minute lecture on technology or clinical issues related to Cardiac Imaging
  • hands-on scan acquisition: daily low-dose CT-angiography acquisition, Nuclear MPI scanning with special focus on PET using both tracers, N-13 Ammonia and Rubidium-82, as well as 18F-FDG PET/CT for inflammation imaging
  • hands-on scan analysis: CT coronary angiography and calcium score, nuclear scans and cardIQfusion for hybrid images under supervision of an expert staff member
  • self study of daily cases as well as teaching cases from a large data base with discussion of daily and teaching cases with a staff physician

Due to the intense hands-on teaching this course accepts no more than 2 fellows per period

Course fee (in CHF) CHF 1’400.00 / 1 week
​CHF 2’400.00 / 2 weeks
These Fellowship Courses will be held in English, therefore is knowledge of basic English required.Cancellations up to 4 weeks before start of your Fellowship program/course will not be charged. All cancellations within 4 weeks before start will be charged with a fee of CHF 300.00 (due to administrative costs).
Dates Dates Dates on request (based on available slots and individual preference)
Course director ​Philipp A. Kaufmann, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Nuclear Medicine
Director Cardiac Imaging
Ronny R. Büchel, MD
Head Physician Cardiac Imaging

Registration and further information