Partner “Clinic Hirslanden – HIRS
” is the main site and part of the largest private hospital group in Switzerland encompassing 14 clinics constituting the Hirslanden Clinics. Hirslanden Clinics are part of Mediclinic International (http://www.mediclinic.com
), a group of 76 hospitals. Neuroradiology HIRS, partner of the Swiss Neuro Institute (HIRS/SNI) provides services based on the radiology platform of HIRS, where currently 5 MRI units are available, two each of 3T and 1.5T with an additional open MRI unit, dedicated to diagnostic imaging work on claustrophobic patients. For patients with suspicious brain volume reduction, image post-processing and volumetric assessment is outsourced and performed at the nearby Swiss Epilepsy Centre. Neuropsychology assessment and psychiatric specialty consultation are mainly at, a group of doctors affiliated to HIRS. HIRS is a clinical centre with affiliation to PHC/ETHZ for applied clinical research. HIRS/SNI has a main focus in degenerative neurovascular diseases, development of a comprehensive stroke centre and personalised and predictive medicine for aneurysms.
Contributions to the project
HIRS will contribute with medical expertise to activities concerning a variety of neurovascular aspects as described in WP1 and 2. Clinical partner HIRS exhibits capabilities to enrol patients and provide patient data of interest to the VPHDARE@IT as described in the DoW. HIRS partners will provide specific expertise in Neuroimaging (Isabel Wanke, MD; Daniel Rüfenacht, MD) for patients that have been evaluated and selected by “Praxis für Psychiatrie Rehalp” (Ursula Schreiter-Gasser, MD; http://www.psychiatrie-praxis.ch
). HIRS will perform MRI examinations in collaboration with ETHZ and serve as test bed for MR-elastometry developed by WP2 (Sebastian Kozerke, PhD). Image segmentation and post-processing for volumetric assessment for patients evaluated at HIRS will be performed by Hans-Jürgen Huppertz, MD at Swiss Epilepsy Centre.