Professor Thomas Fischer is executive senior physican, head of the Interdisciplinary Ultrasound Center and US Commission, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, where he also founded the Ultrasound Research Laboratory. He has a profound clinical and scientific interest in all aspects of medical ultrasound and attaches great importance to cooperation with clinicians from other specialties. With a research focus on breast imaging, ultrasound contrast media, US/CT-MRI image fusion, rheumatic diseases, and prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, Professor Fischer has made important contributions to the development and improvement of new ultrasound techniques ranging from elastography and image fusion to ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy. He has published extensively in the field and is a renowned speaker at international conferences.
The advent of US contrast media (USCM, CEUS) has markedly improved the detection of very slow blood flow in small vessels. In addition, we use ultrasound contrast agents to characterize focal liver lesions, in MSK, vascular or small part imaging and to monitor interventional procedures. The aim of this session is to discuss state-of-the-art ultrasound techniques and applications of fusion imaging in combination with CEUS in daily practice.Learning objectives: