Clinical Activities

The HUG Neurodiagnostic and Neurointerventional Division is responsible for diagnostic and invasive neuroradiology actions at HUG. The Division ensures patient care 24/7 in close collaboration with radiology services as well as the services of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience. Through these activities, the Division plays a key role in HUG's involvement in highly specialized medicine for diseases of the central nervous system in general.

The Division consists of two separate units which work closely together.



New radiology rooms

In 2017, the Children’s hospital renewed its radiology rooms, affording particular care to the design of the equipment and configuration of the premises.

The aim was to make these spaces friendly and welcoming, using the light and the arrangement of the equipment to positively influence the young patients being examined.

L’ostéoporose est une maladie silencieuse, qui évolue sans symptômes, jusqu’au jour où peut survenir une fracture sans qu’il y ait eu de traumatisme important. Les fractures ostéoporotiques concernent principalement les vertèbres, la hanche et le poignet.



Mission of the Radiology Division

  • To carry out diagnostic, morphological and functional investigations, using modern technologies such as magnetic resonance, CT scan, ultrasound, radiography and radioscopy for all organs and in accordance with current good practices inpatient safety. 
  • To play a part in multidisciplinary patient management.
  • To carry out minimally invasive image-guided interventional radiology procedures.
  • To conduct pre-graduate academic education (the Faculty of Medicine's Master program) and high-level training in radiology in line with current postgraduate training in Switzerland. 
  • To develop and integrate new diagnostic and interventional imaging techniques, in collaboration with other HUG divisions. 
  • To devise and develop radiology research projects.


Our membership with the Swiss university hospitals network enables us to offer cutting-edge medical and paramedical training. The size of our facility (the biggest hospital in Switzerland) means we can combine academic instruction with clinical practice in nearly all areas of radiology to medical students coming from all over Switzerland and abroad.