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28 November – 01 December 2021 | RSNA 2021
Chicago (EN)

20 – 22 January 2022 | Garmisch Symposium International 
Conference with industry exhibition, Garmisch-Patenkirchen (DE, EN)

24 – 27 January 2022 | Arab Health 2022
Dubai (EN)

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26-11-2021 / Erlangen


Photon Counting Breast CT

nu:view – Pioneering Photon-Counting CT

Photon Counting Breast CT

Photon-counting CT is currently making big headlines. But did you know AB-CT has been pioneering photon-counting CT in clinical practice since 2018?

Time to check out the archives

… and get familiar with the latest scientific evidence from nu:view breast CT in clinical routine:

Or learn more about nu:view’s cutting-edge breast imaging technology in this video:

24-11-2021 / Erlangen


German Medical Award Imaging

nu:view customer receives German Medical Award 2021

German Medical Award Imaging

Last week, nu:view customer and radiology practice MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner received the prestigeous GERMAN MEDICAL AWARD 2021 (category: Imaging) for bringing value-added innovations into practice, including their early-adopter role with breast CT.

“I am proud and honoured to receive this distinction. It underlines our philosophy to bring innovative and progressive solutions into clinical routine for the benefit of our patients”, says laureate Dr. Karsten Ridder. The high-resolution 3D images, low x-ray dose and high patient comfort without breast compression of nu:view breast CT provide an excellent addition to the diagnostic toolset and offer new ways for interdisciplinary collaboration for breast cancer patients: “A genuinely fantastic modality.”

15-11-2021 / Erlangen


AB-CT at RSNA 2021

We are excited to be back in Chicago again for RSNA 2021!

AB-CT at RSNA 2021

Meet us at the AB-CT booth and learn more about nu:view, the world’s very first dedicated breast CT using photon counting technology. Learn what nu:view customers say about their experience from clinical practice and how the cutting-edge modality is adding real value for radiologists, patients and in interdisciplinary collaboration on the clinical pathway.

Get a life-size impression of the breast CT scanner; and discover the astonishing image quality in a range of clinical cases (incl. microcalcifications, DCIS, multicentricity, implants) demonstrating nu:view’s extraordinary potential.

Meet us at the AB-CT booth and learn more about nu:view, the world’s very first dedicated breast CT using photon counting technology. Learn what nu:view customers say about their experience from clinical practice and how the cutting-edge modality is adding real value for radiologists, patients and in interdisciplinary collaboration on the clinical pathway.

Get a life-size impression of the breast CT scanner; and discover the astonishing image quality in a range of clinical cases (incl. microcalcifications, DCIS, multicentricity, implants) demonstrating nu:view’s extraordinary potential.

Our experts are looking forward to chatting with you!

RSNA 2021, Chicago
November 28 – December 1
AB-CT Booth #8134, North Hall

Recommended Scientific Session: Radiation Dose Estimates For A Novel Spiral Breast CT Imager, Sojin Shim, University Hospital Zurich (Session ID: SSPH09, Physics (Breast Imaging)) – Tue, 30 Nov 2021, 9:30h | Room: S405
Also featured on AuntMinnie.com: Breast volume helps determine radiation dose for spiral breast CT

 

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21-10-2021 / Erlangen


Breast CT enters the Netherlands

pijnloos borstonderzoek – nu:view goes Netherlands

Breast CT enters the Netherlands

It’s been only last week since the first nu:view patient scan in the Netherlands, but the Leiden University Medical Center’s (LUMC) latest addition is already making big headlines.

Countless newspapers, TV and magazines have been reporting about compression-free breast imaging. The LUMC’s social media channels are full with likes and positive comments from women. Equally positive first feedback from the hospital radiologists on the high-resolution 3D images: “This is really amazing.“

Dear Netherlands, bedankt! Laten we de toekomst veranderen. (Thank you! Let´s change the future).

It’s been only last week since the first nu:view patient scan in the Netherlands, but the Leiden University Medical Center’s (LUMC) latest addition is already making big headlines.

Countless newspapers, TV and magazines have been reporting about compression-free breast imaging. The LUMC’s social media channels are full with likes and positive comments from women. Equally positive first feedback from the hospital radiologists on the high-resolution 3D images: “This is really amazing.“

Dear Netherlands, bedankt! Laten we de toekomst veranderen. (Thank you! Let´s change the future.)

More information

LUMC press release: Pijnloos borstonderzoek? LUMC start onderzoek met alternatief mammogram

Medical Devices community: LUMC starts research with alternative painless mammogram

RTL Niews (TV) (LUMC breast CT min. #17:35 – #19:30)

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Leidsch Dagblad

You don´t understand Dutch? No problem. You’ll get a brief impression of the content, even using Google translator.

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25-09-2021 / Erlangen


g'scheid schlau - Langes Wochenende der Wissenschaften - Brust-CT

g’scheid schlau Science Weekend

g'scheid schlau - Langes Wochenende der Wissenschaften - Brust-CT

AB-CT is proud to take part in the online premiere of the Nuremberg/Fürth/Erlangen science weekend, an annual highlight in the Medical Valley European Metropolitan Region’s calendar.

From 21 – 24 October 2021, more than 80 institutions, companies and organizations will provide first-hand insight into their cutting-edge research, easily accessible for everyone. Choose from over 200 bit-sized live presentations – and mark your calendar for the breast CT slot: What exactly is breast CT? What does the examination look like? How can it work without any breast compression? What’s the technology behind? Register online to find out.

Brust-CT – Tag der offenen (Scanner-)Tür (invitation flyer – PDF, DE)
Saturday, 23.10.2021 – 20:30h – 21:00h
Presenter: Dr. Daniel Kolditz, CTO AB-CT – Advanced Breast-CT

More information & registration: www.gscheid-schlau.de

Please note that this event will be in German language.

23-09-2021 / Erlangen


Thinking women! - Breast CT @ EUSOBI 2021

Thinking women! – Breast CT @ EUSOBI 2021 ONLINE

Thinking women! - Breast CT @ EUSOBI 2021

EUSOBI 2021 Congress will be ONLINE in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Oct 4th – 28th), and we are pleased to invite you to a very special session. Join us for an in-depth introduction to nu:view breast CT that’s jam-packed with practical knowledge. Both EUSOBI members and non-members welcome!

Understand the concept and relevance of breast CT and get a basic insight into the technology behind. See how a patient-centric examination is performed without the need for breast compression and become familiar with typical (and some rather unusual!) cases for breast CT.  Learn where breast CT could be used on the clinical pathway to help improve the provision of women’s healthcare.

Thinking women! – Compression-free 3D imaging with Breast CT (invitation flyer – PDF)
Date: Wednesday, 06.10.2021, 18h – 19h
Presenter: Dr. Magda Marcon, Zurich

Visit the EUSOBI website for more information about EUSOBI Congress 2021 & registration

25-08-2021 / Erlangen


Breast-CT Press release

Breast CT: New modality with a lot of potential

Breast-CT Press release

“Another new modality. We’ve only been introduced to tomosynthesis a few years ago. MRI hasn’t fully been established yet either. Is this really necessary?” With this provocative question, Prof. Dr. Evelyn Wenkel, senior radiologist at the Institute of Radioloy of the University Hospital Erlangen opened her presentation during the 25th International Training Course “Moderne Mammadiagnostik und -therapie” – and was referring to breast CT.

Learn what experiences the radiologists at the University Hospital Erlangen have gained with nu:view so far, and why breast CT might actually become a real alternative to the conventional breast imaging modalities.

Full press release for download (PDF, German language):
Mammadiagnostik: Ist das Brust-CT eine Alternative?

08-07-2021 / Erlangen


Interview article: Breast CT in women with breast implants

New Diagnostic Imaging Europe nu:view user interview!

This time, it’s with Prof. Andreas Boss, Senior Consultant responsible for breast imaging at the University Hospital Zurich and longest-standing nu:view user since 2018, who speaks about the way the system is used in an opportunistic screening setting in the Swiss canton of Zurich, and his findings on the examination of patients with implants in particular. Informative read (3 pages)!

Download the full interview here:
Breast CT in women with breast implants (Diagnostic Imaging Europe, June 2021) (PDF)

 

 

New Diagnostic Imaging Europe nu:view user interview!

This time, it’s with Prof. Andreas Boss, Senior Consultant responsible for breast imaging at the University Hospital Zurich and longest-standing nu:view user since 2018, who speaks about the way the system is used in an opportunistic screening setting in the Swiss canton of Zurich, and his findings on the examination of patients with implants in particular. Informative read (3 pages)!

Download the full interview here:
Breast CT in women with breast implants (Diagnostic Imaging Europe, June 2021) (PDF)

“In one patient extensive calcifications were found in the capsule fibrosis, and was best detected in breast-CT. In the surrounding glandular breast tissue, we were able to show that both microcalcifications and soft tissue lesions can be detected, which justifies the use of breast-CT in patients with breast implants not just for diagnostic and screening purposes, but also for follow-up examinations after breast cancer.”

„There are typically two complications associated with silicone implants, namely rupture and capsule fibrosis. Both show typical patterns in breast-CT. In case of rupture, the so-called “linguine signs” which are caused by the broken elastomeric casing of the implant can be clearly seen. […] Capsule fibrosis is the other common problem of silicone implants, and is caused by a foreign body reaction of the surrounding tissue. Often, capsule fibroses show calcifications, which can only be visualized using breast-CT. […]“

“We receive excellent feedback from those patients, with more than 90% expressing positive acceptance of the new technique. Because of this we have a growing number of women referred to us for breast-CT.”

“To summarize our experience with breast-CT in patients with silicone implants and its role in a regimen using supplemental ultrasound in patients with dense breasts we found that it is a breast imaging modality of high accuracy and with a radiation dose similar to mammography. With its many advantages over alternative imaging modalities, breast-CT has the potential to become the modality of choice for both breast cancer screening and diagnostic imaging.”

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29-06-2021 / Erlangen


Screenshot of a breast taken with nu:view breast CT

Breast CT – a milestone in breast imaging

Screenshot of a breast taken with nu:view breast CT

“Breast diagnostics in a new dimension: high resolution, 3-dimensional images of the female breast, acquired by a dedicated CT scanner, the mamma CT.”

Watch the 3 min. TV report that was aired on WDR Lokalzeit Dortmund earlier this year – now with English subtitles. Hear what patient Julia T. who got her breasts checked and radiologist Dr. Karsten Ridder have to say about the compression-free breast imaging modality.

“Breast diagnostics in a new dimension: high resolution, 3-dimensional images of the female breast, acquired by a dedicated CT scanner, the mamma CT.”

Watch the 3 min. TV report that was aired on WDR Lokalzeit Dortmund earlier this year – now with English subtitles. Hear what patient Julia T. who got her breasts checked and radiologist Dr. Karsten Ridder have to say about the compression-free breast imaging modality.

WDR Lokalzeit Dortmund – Breast CT, with friendly permission (German language, English subtitles; 3 min.)

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15-06-2021 / Erlangen


Breast-CT at Mamma Course in Erlangen

Mamma Course of the University Hospital Erlangen 2.-3. July 2021

Breast-CT at Mamma Course in Erlangen

We are very pleased to take part in the virtual exhibition at the Mamma Course “Modern Breast Diagnostics and Therapy” of the University Hospital Erlangen.

The 2-day online training chaired by Prof. Rüdiger Schulz-Wendtland and Prof. Michael Uder will encompass various methods of breast diagnostics and go into the experience of using nu:view breast CT in Erlangen.

We are very pleased to take part in the virtual exhibition at the Mamma Course “Modern Breast Diagnostics and Therapy” of the University Hospital Erlangen.

The 2-day online training chaired by Prof. Rüdiger Schulz-Wendtland and Prof. Michael Uder will encompass various methods of breast diagnostics and go into the experience of using nu:view breast CT in Erlangen.

Friday, 02. July 2021, 18:35h – 19:20h
Brust-CT: update and future
Prof. Evelyn Wenkel, University Hospital Erlangen

During the breaks, you will have the opportunity to chat with our experts.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Click here for the program schedule.*

Further information

* Please note that the congress language is German

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16-04-2021 / Erlangen


Dr. Karsten Ridder in an interview with Direct Conversion

Interview with Dr. Ridder

Dr. Karsten Ridder in an interview with Direct Conversion

Another great breast CT story!

After a year of using nu:view in his practice, radiologist Dr. Karsten Ridder sums up his experience and the patient feedback in an interview with York Hämisch, Director of Sales for Medical and Research at Direct Conversion.

23-03-2021 / Erlangen


Apotheken Umschau | Blick in die Brust: Was können die Verfahren?

Breast CT featured in Germany’s largest healthcare magazine

Apotheken Umschau | Blick in die Brust: Was können die Verfahren?

The current issue of Germany’s largest healthcare magazine (18 mio monthly readers) takes a look at the current standard breast imaging solutions – mammography, tomosynthesis, ultrasound and MRI – and breast CT!

We are excited that the potential of this compression-free modality is now being introduced to the broader public!

Contact us to learn more.

23-02-2021 / Erlangen


AB-CT@ ECR21

JOIN US ONLINE @ ECR 2021 Virtual Exhibition, March 3-10

AB-CT@ ECR21

Curious what to expect at the AB-CT booth at ECR 2021?

  • fascinating real 3D images taken with nu:view
  • a radiologists insights – a nu:view user shares his experience
  • diagnostic value and cutting edge technology of mamma CT
  • the gantry – what a breast CT scan looks like from the inside
  • information hub with recommended readings, research publications and carefully curated videos
  • the possibility to meet and chat with us

We are looking forward to meeting and live-chat with you!

Curious what to expect at the AB-CT booth at ECR 2021?

  • fascinating real 3D images taken with nu:view
  • a radiologists insights – a nu:view user shares his experience
  • diagnostic value and cutting edge technology of mamma CT
  • the gantry – what a breast CT scan looks like from the inside
  • information hub with recommended readings, research publications and carefully curated videos
  • the possibility to meet and chat with us

We are looking forward to meeting and live-chat with you!

Please note that this is a ticketed event, registration is required.

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11-12-2020 / Erlangen / Dortmund


Diagnostic Imaging Europe Nov 2020 Breast CT

nu:view User Interview is Diagnostic Imaging Europe Cover Story

Diagnostic Imaging Europe Nov 2020 Breast CT

nu:view has made it on the front cover of the latest issue of Diagnostic Imaging Europe (DIE)!

In this 4-page exclusive user interview, Dr. Karsten Ridder of MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner in Dortmund gives detailed first-hand insight into his experience with the system, including the tangible benefits for imaging diagnostics, as well as his radiology practice and patients.

Download the full interview here:
Breast CT – A Ground-breaking Innovation (Diagnostic Imaging Europe, Nov 2020) (PDF)

 

nu:view has made it on the front cover of the latest issue of Diagnostic Imaging Europe (DIE)!

In this 4-page exclusive user interview, Dr. Karsten Ridder of MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner in Dortmund gives detailed first-hand insight into his experience with the system, including the tangible benefits for imaging diagnostics, as well as his radiology practice and patients.

Download the full interview here:
Breast CT – A Ground-breaking Innovation (Diagnostic Imaging Europe, Nov 2020) (PDF)

 

“I am not exaggerating when I say that from my point of view the performance of the Mamma-CT system is simply breath-taking. With every case, the image quality is like something out of science fiction.”

“It is the only modality which combines 3D visualization of masses, calcifications, architectural distortions and contrast enhancement in one go.”

“For me it is thus very close to a “onestop shop” in that in a single examination it provides more reliable data and information than any other machine on the market.”

“(…) if you take the positive reaction of the women to the short, pain-free examination on the one hand with the high sensitivity and specificity on the other, the combination makes the future of the new system look very promising.”

 

Background illustration: Tomislav Jakupec / Pixabay
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12-11-2020 / Erlangen


Mamma CT breast CT silicone implant

Breast CT a “promising modality” for women with implants

Mamma CT breast CT silicone implant

Did you know there’s a way for compression-free diagnosticimaging for women with breast implants, without the wait and shortcomings of MRI?

Initial experience recently published in a study by the University Hospital Zurich* confirms spiral breast CT to present “a promising modality for evaluating breast density, implant integrity, extensive capsular fibrosis, soft tissue lesions and micro-/macrocalcifications without the need of breast compression utilizing a lower dose compared to doses reported for conventional four-view mammography.”

Read the full research article to learn more.

Did you know there’s a way for compression-free diagnosticimaging for women with breast implants, without the wait and shortcomings of MRI?

Initial experience recently published in a study by the University Hospital Zurich* confirms spiral breast CT to present “a promising modality for evaluating breast density, implant integrity, extensive capsular fibrosis, soft tissue lesions and micro-/macrocalcifications without the need of breast compression utilizing a lower dose compared to doses reported for conventional four-view mammography.”

Read the full research article to learn more.

*observational study of initial experiences with images of 21 women with implants (silicone/saline), Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. L. Ruby, S. Shim, N. Berger, M. Marcon, T. Frauenfelder, A. Boss. “Diagnostic value of a spiral breast computed tomography system equipped with photon counting detector technology in patients with implants”. In: Medicine 99.30 (2020), e20797. doi:10.1097/md.0000000000020797

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04-11-2020 / Erlangen


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National German media outlets report on nu:view breast CT

Presseberichterstattung_nuview2020_Web

After multiple reports in the local media over the past months, our breast CT system nu:view has now also caught the attention of the national press.

At the end of breast cancer awareness month October, major media outlets such as t-online, ZEIT ONLINE, Handelsblatt, RTL online and Münchner Merkur picked up  the topic – and introduced breast CT as a new, innovative approach for breast imaging.

“We are very much delighted that the Germany-wide coverage introduces our spiral breast CT to a broader audience, and more women will be informed about this diagnostic possibility,” says Benjamin Kalender, CEO of AB-CT. “Today, mamma diagnostics does no longer have to mean breast compression.”

After multiple reports in the local media over the past months, our breast CT system nu:view has now also caught the attention of the national press.

At the end of breast cancer awareness month October, major media outlets such as t-online, ZEIT ONLINE, Handelsblatt, RTL online and Münchner Merkur picked up  the topic – and introduced breast CT as a new, innovative approach for breast imaging.

“We are very much delighted that the Germany-wide coverage introduces our spiral breast CT to a broader audience, and more women will be informed about this diagnostic possibility,” says Benjamin Kalender, CEO of AB-CT. “Today, mamma diagnostics does no longer have to mean breast compression.”

Excerpt of recent publications (in German language):

Brustkrebs frühzeitig erkennen: Gibt es Alternativen zur Mammographie? (t-online)

Wie Mediziner Brustkrebs auf die Schliche kommen (ZEIT ONLINE)

Brustdiagnostik in neuer Dimension: Hightech-Brust-CT im MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner in Dortmund (IN-StadtMagazine, aktuelle Lokalberichterstattung Dortmund)

Weltneuheit – Mammadiagnostik ohne Kompression: Neues Brust-CT in Regensburger Radiologiepraxis im MediPark (Lokalberichterstattung Regensburg, Archiv)

 

image credits: MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner; Andrys Stienstra/Pixabay (background image “newspapers”, modified)

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07-10-2020 / Erlangen


EXAMION wird Partner von AB-CT

Wir freuen uns sehr, Examion als strategischen Partner an unserer Seite zu haben und so Branchen-Know-how und innovative Technologie zu bündeln.

Pressemitteilung


01-10-2020 / Erlangen


Breast Cancer Awareness Month October – AB-CT goes pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the following weeks, the prevention, research and treatment of breast cancer will come into the spotlight all over the world. The colour pink and the pink ribbon serve as international symbols of solidarity with women and men affected by breast cancer.

We at AB-CT would also like to raise awareness for this vital cause and highlight the importance of an early and reliable diagnosis – which can be life-saving.

With this in mind: Think Pink and have a look at our new website during October!

Disclaimer: image has been digitally altered (pink scanner serves for illustration purposes only).

22-07-2020 / Erlangen


Brust CT in radiologischen Praxen

Press release: First Spiral Breast CTs Installed at Two Radiology Practices in Germany

Brust CT in radiologischen Praxen

For the first time, AB-CT has installed the spiral breast ct system nu:view in two radiology practices:

The two devices at MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner in Dortmund, Germany and at DIE RADIOLOGEN in Regensburg, Germany are the first installations of the high-tech breast imaging modality in a non-hospital environment.

Dr. med. Karsten Ridder (MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock and Partner) and Dr. med. Andreas Kämena (DIE RADIOLOGEN) share their medical experience and discuss the added value of breast CT compared to conventional diagnostic imaging methods.

Press release

For the first time, AB-CT has installed the spiral breast ct system nu:view in two radiology practices:

The two devices at MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner in Dortmund, Germany and at DIE RADIOLOGEN in Regensburg, Germany are the first installations of the high-tech breast imaging modality in a non-hospital environment.

Dr. med. Karsten Ridder (MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock and Partner) and Dr. med. Andreas Kämena (DIE RADIOLOGEN) share their medical experience and discuss the added value of breast CT compared to conventional diagnostic imaging methods.

Press release

Dr. med. Karsten Ridder (MVZ Dortmund):

“The examination procedure [with breast CT] offers way better patient comfort and is much more relaxing for the patient, as we do not have to compress the breast. And it is very fast: In the course of a single 360° rotation around the female breast, up to 2000 projection images are created. A full scan takes as little as 7 – 12 seconds. One beneficial aspect to us radiologists is the extremely high resolution of 0.15 mm. That is seven times the resolution of conventional MRI images.”

“With mamma CT, for the first time, I can also examine breast implants safely. With these images, it is even possible to assess the integrity of the implant and the surrounding glandular parenchyma without the need for any additional contrast agent.”

About the possibility of functional imaging: “Thanks to the 3D images, we can better assess microcalcifications and also exactly measure the size of our findings. Moreover, we can also use them [the 3D images] for proper surgery planning. That is unique in senological diagnostics”

Dr. med. Andreas Kämena (DIE RADIOLOGEN Regensburg):

“The spiral breast CT system nu:view is a world-leading innovation. It allows for high resolution, 3D imaging without superimposition at comparably low radiation dose levels. In our practice, quality and patient care always come first. So this new solution is an ideal fit with the philosophy of our practice”

“nu:view is currently the only solution where it is possible to depict microcalcifications of tumours without breast compression at high resolution. This helps us to diagnose breast cancer early and in time – and completely without pain”

 

Disclaimer: Original press release and quotes in German language. Translations by AB-CT – Advanced Breast-CT.

 

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04-05-2020 / Erlangen


Screenshot of the Video: Installation Dortmund

Installation of nu:view in Dortmund

Screenshot of the Video: Installation Dortmund

Despite the challenging times of COVID-19, there are also some positive news to announce.

We are happy and proud to have completed our next installation of nu:view at the Medizinische Versorgungszentrum (MVZ) Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock & Partner in Dortmund.

MVZ Dortmund is the first nu:view installation in an independent radiology practice and one of the leading centres for radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine in the Ruhr area (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany).

Here are some short impressions of the nu:view set-up from 20 April – 24 April 2020. Enjoy the video and click at the “read more” button!

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