Universität Zürich

The services of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology of the University Hospital Zurich, which has a total of over 120 employees, include all radiodiagnostic examinations and minimally-invasive interventional techniques with the aid of established imaging techniques. Training and continuing education have a high priority. Additional services include operation and support of radiology departments outside of the USZ, and teleradiology for various hospitals. In interventional radiology, imaging techniques are used for the precise control of therapeutic interventions, especially in tumor and vascular diseases. The mainstay of the department in regard to diagnostic imaging is the use of modern, state-of-the-art imaging devices such as mamma-CT and photon-counting detector CT.

Role in the project

UZH is mainly involved in the data acquisition, processing, curation, and annotation of cardiac CT examinations for various other work packages, with the primary aim to train and to validate the algorithms. This includes the development of an advanced cardiovascular photon-counting detector CT protocol for optimized and comprehensive cardiac imaging.


Hatem Alkadhi
Hatem Alkadhi, MD, is a senior radiologist at the department and who is leading the cardiovascular imaging group. Prof. Dr. Hatem Alkadhi is the author and coauthor of more than 500 scientific publications, his current h-index is 72 (according to the Web of Science, accessed 05/08/2023).

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