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Dr. med. Christoph A. Agten

Christoph A. Agten
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  • 2015 Specialist in Radiology, FMH
  • 2013 Speciality examinations in Radiology: passed summa cum laude
  • 2008 Doctoral dissertation, e-learning endocrinology atlas, University of Berne
  • 2007 State final examinations, University of Berne

Professional career

  • July 2016 – to date Consultant in Radiology, Balgrist University Hospital
  • July 2015 - June 2016 Research Fellow, Musculoskeletal Imaging, University Langone Medical Center, New York, United States September
  • 2014 - June 2015 Fellow, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Balgrist University Hospital
  • January 2014 - August 2014 Research Fellow, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Balgrist University Hospital
  • September 2013 - December 2013 Consultant in Radiology and Interventional Radiology, Cantonal Hospital, Lucerne
  • September 2009 - August 2013 Speciality Trainee in Radiology, including 6-month fellowship in Interventional Radiology, Cantonal Hospital, Lucerne
  • July 2008 - August 2009 Speciality Trainee in General Internal Medicine, Brig/Visp Hospital
  • January 2008 - February 2008 Speciality Trainee in General Practice Medicine, Fiesch 


  • Gottfried and Julia Bangerter-Rhyner Foundation for Vitamin D project (CHF 30,000)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for an Early Postdoc. Mobility fellowship in New York (USD 61,300)
  • Swiss Society of Radiology (SSR) for a fellowship in New York (CHF 15,000)


  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH) Swiss Society of Radiology (SGR-SSR)
  • Swiss Society of Hospital Doctors (VSAO)
  • Swiss and European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • (SSSR & ESSR) European Society of Radiology (ESR)


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Monday - Friday
08.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
+41 44 386 33 13

Monday - Friday
08.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
+41 44 386 12 40
+41 44 386 33 19

We now have longer MRI operating times, from 7.00 am - 8.00 pm.


The radiology team led by Prof. Christian W. A. Pfirrmann and PD Dr. Reto Sutter carries out diagnostic imaging of the musculoskeletal system using a whole range of state-of-the-art X-ray, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, and MRI equipment. The team focusses entirely on the musculoskeletal system, making it uniquely experienced in this field in Switzerland. The radiology services are directly available for all our patients and for referrals from other doctors and hospitals.

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