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Hirslanden Clinic Aarau

location_on Aarau, Switzerland
9.0625/10 from 15 Votes

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (603675)

Achim Kaim

PD Dr. med.

Achim Kaim

Specialized in: diagnostic and interventional radiology

About the department

The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Hirslanden Clinic Aarau offers a wide range of imaging examinations, and also specializes in imaging-guided interventional procedures. The Chief Physician of the department is PD Dr. med. Achim Kaim.

The department has cutting-edge systems for radiography, mammography, sonography, computer and magnetic resonance imaging. The department also has 24-hour emergency service. At the center of all the efforts of a competent team of doctors is high-quality medical care focused on the patient’s high satisfaction. The medical team strictly adheres to radiation protection standards, so the examinations do not harm the health of patients.

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Diagnostic radiology
    • Classic radiography
      • Lungs
      • Skeletal system
      • Gastrointestinal tract
      • Genitourinary tract
    • Mammography for the diagnostics of breast pathologies
    • Ultrasound examinations
      • Abdominal organs (liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen)
      • Pelvic organs
      • Thyroid gland
      • Salivary glands
      • Lymph nodes in the neck
      • Breast
      • Muscles and tendons
    • Computed tomography
      • Musculoskeletal system, including skeletal system
      • Spine
      • Brain and skull base
      • Gastrointestinal tract
      • ENT organs
      • Vascular system
    • Magnetic resonance imaging
      • Brain and spine
      • Temporomandibular joint
      • Musculoskeletal system
      • Abdominal organs
      • Prostate and female reproductive organs (ovaries, uterus, etc.)
      • Vascular system
      • Breast
    • Angiography (examination of the carotid arteries, cerebral vessels, peripheral and coronary arteries)
  • Interventional radiology
    • Imaging-guided puncture, biopsy and drainage
    • Imaging-guided catheter placement
    • Imaging-guided vascular dilation and stent implantation
  • Other diagnostic and treatment methods

Curriculum vitae

Professional Career

  • Since 2015 Attending Physician in the Department of Radiology, Hirslanden Clinic Birshof.
  • Since 2002 Chief Physician of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Hirslanden Clinic Aarau.
  • 2002 Anniversary Prize of the Swiss Society of Radiology (SGR).
  • 2002 Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel.
  • 2000 - 2002 Senior Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Zurich.
  • 1995 - 2000 Senior Physician, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Basel.
  • 1991 - 1995 Assistant Physician, Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Basel.
  • 1990 - 1991 Department of Surgery, Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt.
  • 1989 - 1990 Department of Pathology, University Hospital Ulm.

Higher Education and Postgraduate Training

  • 2007 Specialization in Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Swiss Medical Association (FMH).
  • 2002 Habilitation at the University of Basel.
  • 1996 Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology.
  • 1993 - 1995 Examination of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) in Diagnostic Radiology.
  • 1990 Doctoral thesis defense, University of Tuebingen.
  • 1983 - 1989 Study of Human Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Tuebingen. Internships in Strasbourg (France), St. Louis (USA) and Lausanne (Switzerland).

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Swiss Society of Radiology (SRG).
  • German Radiological Society (DRG).
  • Swiss Society of Neuroradiology (SGNR).
  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH).
  • Medical Association of the Canton of Aargau.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Hirslanden AG

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