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Thomas Beyer, PhD, MBA

Thomas Beyer holds a PhD in Physics and an MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is co-developer of the first combined PET/CT system worldwide and has a background in research and project management in academia as well as in imaging industry.

Thomas graduated in Physics at the Leipzig University (Germany) and got his PhD in Medical Physics from Surrey University (UK). During his US-based studies he became involved in the development and clinical testing of the PET/CT prototype (1992-2000) before joining Siemens/CTI PET Systems as an International PET/CT specialist. In 2002, he became a Research Associate in Nuclear Medicine and Radiology and PET/CT project manager at Essen University Hospital (Germany). In 2006, he became Teaching Professor (Priv-Doz) for Experimental Nuclear Medicine at Essen, and joined timaq medical imaging Inc, a Zurich-based Imaging CRO. In 2007, he moved to Philips Medical Systems as International Manager Clinical Science Nuclear Medicine. From 2008-2013 he operated a Zurich-based consulting company for expert advise in cross-modality imaging and applications. He is been appointed full professor of Physics of Medical Imaging at the Medical University of Vienna from March 2013.

Thomas is a member of various national and international Medicine organizations, incl. founding member of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) Physics Committee, founding board member of the European Society of Hybrid Imaging (ESHI) and past Head of the New Technology working group at the Association of Imaging Producers and Equipment Suppliers (AIPES). In 2018 Thomas was elected to be member of Class II (Medicine) of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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