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Vienna, Austria

 

 

For over 110 years, our radiology center has combined the advantages of a small private practice with those of a large, modern clinic. We offer personal engagement and individual care by our highly qualified team of doctors, technologists and administrative staff. We operate state-of-the-art imaging equipment in radiology (X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, CT, MRI and angiography) and nuclear medicine (laboratory, scintigraphy, positron emission tomography, SPECT/CT, PET/CT). All examinations and therapies are availale for both out- and in-patients. For us, radiation protection has top priority and, therefore, for the good of our patients, we will always choose the method with the lowest radiation possible.

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5 Questions to
Martha Hoffmann, MD and Philipp Peloschek, MD

What is your involvement with hybrid imaging?RC_ProfDr_Martha_Hoffmann
Our place of engagement is along the diagnostic pathway. Referring doctors expect us to make precise recommendations, and by combining our nuclear medicine expertise with radiological expertise, we can give very straightforward recommendations.

What was the latest instrument you have acquired? Why did you choose this instrument?
A Siemens Biograph PET/CT and a Siemens Symbia Intevo SPECT/CT, both offer the full range of radiological and nuclear medicine capabilities we need for modern molecular and morphological imaging.

How do the benefits outweigh the costs?RC_PrivDozDr_Philipp_Peloschek2
We opened a completely new range of diagnostic options for our referring physicians. When looking at our internal costs, we are happy to say that with either hybrid imaging system (SPECT/CT, PET/CT) we cover also standalone CT indications, and, therefore, do not require a separate CT system anymore. We do all our routine CTs on either the SPECT/CT or the PET/CT. This saves space and obviates the need for another set of expensive radiation shielding.

How do Radiologists and Nuclear Medicine Physicians collaborate at your medical center?
Extremely well. We cannot imagine operating either SPECT/CT or PET/CT without the joint efforts of radiology and nuclear medicine specialists. Our imaging workstations stand side-by-side right in the middle of the Radiology Center. Referring specialists come over to us to discuss the cases with us and to provide us with feedback on our diagnoses as well as on their choice of treatment, together with feedback on its efficacy.

What will the future hold for hybrid imaging?
More SPECT tracers for oncology imaging.


Martha Hoffmann, MD and Philipp Peloschek, MD

When radiologist Philipp Peloschek, MD, used the chance to spend some time at the nuclear medicine department of Vienna University Hospital in Austria, and he realized that many pathologies are invisible for radiological (i.e. morphological) imaging. That’s why he teamed up with nuclear medicine specialist Martha Hoffmann MD to found the Radiology Center right next door to the Medical University in 2014.


Dr. Hoffmann and Dr. Peloschek’s

Case to Remeber   

Case-Teaser

Avascular necrosis of the knee: 99mTc-HDP bone SPECT/CT and MRI

 

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