Fellowship in PET/CT imaging

The fellowship in hybrid PET at Zurich University Hospital has seen over close to 200 fellows since 2007. The fellows typically come for a minimum of 4 weeks and have their own workstation in the fellows room, on which they can view and read the daily hybrid PET cases performed at our hospital. This gives the fellows a real life environment which they will find, when reading hybrid PETs in their own service. During this activity, they are supervised by our experienced hybrid PET readers.

The fully structured fellowship program has the following daily schedule:  
Self-study of daily PET/CT cases on personal workstation, including some PET/MR cases
review of hybrid PET request forms together with fellows pointing out salient information of patient history daily 45 minute lecture on topics relevant to hybrid PET technical and clinical issues discussion of daily cases with a staff physician having extensive experience in hybrid PET reading daily Nuclear Medicine and PET read-out with discussion and presentation of most interesting case of the day additional self study and discussion time with staff physician
4 special tracer days covering F-Choline, F-Fluoride, Ga-DOTATATE and FET brain imaging
The program takes a maximum of 6 fellows in parallel. The aim to train fellows to train themselves to become independent hybrid PET readers. As typically 15-25 clinical hybrid studies are done per day in our service, fellows can review 300-400 cases in a 4 week period under supervision. Other material for self-study is also available.

Details for qualification to attend this fellowship program are outlined under “program entry requirements for participants” and “general description of certification program”

Course fee:CHF 2'800.00 (2 weeks)
​CHF 4'500.00 (4 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:​based on available slots and individual preference of the fellow while consecutive 4 week fellowships are most desirable for efficient learning, fellows who prefer to spend the 4 weeks in two 2 week block scan also be accommodated.
Program Entry Requirements: Program Entry Requirements (PDF)
General Description: Description (PDF)
Certification:Certification (PDF)
Course director: ​​Gustav K. von Schulthess, MD, PhD, MD hon, Prof. emeritus Nuclear Medicine and Department of Medical Radiology
​​Inscriptions and further information:​Simone Wijnands
Simone.Wijnands@usz.ch