We are AB-CT

AB-CT is a young high-tech enterprise that was a spin-off of the Institute for Medical Physics at the University of Erlangen headed by Prof. Willi A. Kalender. Founder and scientific advisor Prof. Kalender’s main research focus has always been diagnostic imaging, in particular the development and market launch of volumetric spiral computer tomography.

In 2008, Prof. Kalender headed the project “Breast CT”, which was backed by the EU and the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).

AB-CT, now a team of 45 led by CEO Benjamin Kalender (the son of Prof. Willi Kalender), specializes in research and development of world-class solutions for diagnostic breast imaging for women.

There is a general consensus that 3D imaging with high level isotropic resolution will offer significant advantages.

With nu:view our team of genius SW engineers, design engineers and medical physicists did not just develop another CT device, but a disruptive technology – Made in Germany.

Our goal is to empower radiologists all over the world to diagnose breast cancer early as this is the cure.

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Research background

Willi A. Kalender has conducted research mainly in the area of diagnostic imaging. The development and introduction of volumetric spiral computed tomography was a particular focus of his work.

The combination of slip ring systems with continuous table translation allowed a considerable reduction of examination times and has led to the invention of new and advanced applications such as heart phase-specific cardiac imaging.

The development of the world’s first product options for dual-energy CT (DECT) in 1983, metal artefact reduction (MAR) in 1987

and a multitude of dose reduction approaches are further examples of his achievements.

Other highly interesting fields of research have been radiation protection and the development of quantitative diagnostic procedures, e.g. for the assessment of osteoporosis, lung and cardiac diseases.

Currently, Willi Kalender’s research focuses on the development of efficient breast scanner systems to improve the detection of breast cancer in a very early stage.

Contact us

AB-CT – Advanced Breast-CT GmbH

Henkestrasse 91
91052 Erlangen
Tel: +49 9131 97310 0
Fax: +49 9131 97310 10
E-Mail: info@ab-ct.com

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