Hybrid and molecular cardiac imaging

The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Zurich has positioned itself prominently on the forefront of international cardiac imaging research over the last decade. Our institution has repeatedly conducted pioneering work for example by developing and validating coronary computed angiography tomography (CCTA) with very low radiation dose exposure, novel gamma cameras with semiconductor detector technique (i.e. cadmium zinc telluride detector cameras), and last but not least through combination of both modalities in the form of hybrid SPECT/CCTA imaging. Another strong focus of research emphasizes on cardiac perfusion and viability imaging by means of PET/CT and PET/MR.

The Department of Nuclear medicine puts a strong focus on interconnecting clinical research with basic science and pursues close collaborations with the ETH Zurich and other national and international research facilities.

Please find an overview of all cardiac imaging publications from our Department here: Link zu Pubmed:

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Illustration of the heart by means of CCTA (A), hybrid imaging (B, i.e. a combination of CCTA and SPECT or PET), and cardiac MRI (C).

Contact person
Tel. +41 44 255 10 59

Prof. and Director Philipp A. Kaufmann   
MD Ronny Büchel  
Prof. Cathérine Gebhard        
Prof. Oliver Gämperli    
MD Aju Pazhenkottil