VISION-Trial Hands-on instruction

To the participating institutions of the VISION trial
(vacuum biopsy of cancers in complete remission after neoadjuvant chemotherapy)

Have you already confirmed your participation?
are you interested in a study participation?

To keep the false negative rate of vacuum biopsy (VAB) of the former tumour bed (= clip location) and the immediate surrounding at a low level, we are organizing specific VAB Hands-on courses in Austria and Switzerland within the next months. In Switzerland, these will be integrated into the regular Hands-on MIBB Certification Courses. The objective is to reliably suck off the surrounding of the clip and the clip itself by means of VAB.

Provided, the participants have sufficient knowledge of VAB (i.e. registered as MIBB member in Switzerland/ in Non-Swiss regions sufficient expertise in VAB with > 40 VAB within the last 2 y), we recommend a VISION-Trial Hands-on instruction (at a charge of 40 Fr to cover catering and course material); The VISION-Trial instruction will be integrated into the next MIBB Hands-on Certification Course on Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 at the Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen (one day prior to the Senology Congress).

Time: 1.45 -3.30 am (13.45 -15.30) –with no additional entitlement to participate in stereotact./ MR-vacuum biopsy and with no certificate of attendance (for that the entire course would need to be visited)

For VISION Trial Hands-on Instruction please contact directly: (president MIBB)

In case you are interested in more detailed Vacuum biopsy Instructions, respectively wish to receive a course attendance certificate, a registration via the congress secretary is necessary.

MIBB Certification Course 28. August 2019; Course language English

President MIBB
Dr. Claudia Kurtz
 Principal Investigator VISION Trial
PD Dr. Christoph Tausch


Registration via Congress Secretary
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Senology Congress St.Gallen
Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen
Responsibility: Dr. Claudia Kurtz, Lucerne (English)

12.00 – 12.05Welcome and Introduction (5 min)
Claudia Kurtz, Lucerne Cantonal Hospital Radiology
12.05 – 12.45MIBB History, Activities and Adjumed-Database (40 min)
Gert Kampmann, Lugano Centro di Radiologia
12.45 – 13.05Statistical evaluation – Overview over the last years (20 min)
Daniela Schwegler-Guggemos, Aarau Cantonal Hospital Radiology
13.05 – 13.25Stereotactic and tomosynthetic guided VAB(20 min)
David Matt, St. Gallen Cantonal Hospital Radiology
13.25 – 13.45MR guided VAB:: Tips and Tricks(20 min)
Daniela Wruk, Grabs Cantonal Hospital Radiology

VISION Trial Instruction (blue letters)

13.45 – 14.05Ultrasound guided VAB: Tips and Tricks + VISION trial instruction (20 min)
Kathrin Schwedler, Lucerne Cantonal Hospital Breast Center Gynecology
14.05 – 14.20Coffee Break

Duration of each Hands-on workshop 1h

14.25 – 15.25Course AHands-on Sono VABMartin Sonnenschein (Hologic – Suros)
Kathrin Schwedler (MeMed- Mammotome)
Claudia Kurtz (BARD/BD – Encore)
 Course BHands-on StereoDavid Matt
 Course CHands-on MR VABDaniela Wruk

Transfer 10 min

15.35 – 16.35Course AHands-on MR VABDaniela Wruk
 Course BHands-on Sono VABMartin Sonnenschein (Hologic – Suros)
Kathrin Schwedler (MeMed- Mammotome)
Claudia Kurtz (BARD/BD – Encore)
 Course CHands-on StereoDavid Matt

Transfer 10 min

16.45 – 17.45Course AHands-on StereoDavid Matt
 Course BHands-on MR VABDaniela Wruk
 Course CHands-on Sono VABMartin Sonnenschein (Hologic – Suros)
Kathrin Schwedler (MeMed- Mammotome)
Claudia Kurtz (BARD/BD – Encore)

Hands-on course on vacuum biopsies (in English) can be visited
independently of the MIBB Session/Senology Congress in St. Gallen

Event location: Building 11
Name of Location: Ground floor

Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen

Program/Registration for Hands-on course on Vacuum biopsies (28th Aug 2019)