Dr. Xavier Serres i Créixams
Dr. Xavier Serres Créixams is a radiologist specialized in the field of interventional ultrasound, particularly in the area of oncology. Since 2003, he has been practicing and teaching at Vall d’Hebron Hospital.
In 1993, Dr. Serres Créixams started working as a radiologist, and in 2003, he joined Vall d’Hebron Hospital. Since then, his professional activity has been focused on ultrasound-guided interventional procedures, including tissue sampling and biopsies in oncology patients, percutaneous radiofrequency treatments for hepatic and renal tumors, as well as more recently, benign thyroid nodules.
Since 1993, he has also been involved in teaching activities in the field of radiology and ultrasound-guided interventions. Additionally, he has participated in and led research projects in teaching and technological innovation, aimed at training in ultrasound-guided puncture using a virtual simulator (Winco USG), as well as in the design and clinical trials of new biomedical devices, such as a biopsy and aspiration puncture mechanism (VACNUM system) that may do intratumoral injections. Dr. Serres Créixams completed his academic training in 1995 with a Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery, focusing on the utility of ultrasound in the study of the mediastinum, after completing his medical degree and specialization in radiology in 1993. Dr. Serres-Créixams was resident from 1998 to 1992 in Hospital Dr. Josep Trueta from Girona.
Dr. Serres-Créixams was de principal investigator in the first human treatment of an hepatic tumor with histotripsy (Histosonics) and he created the FUSMED, the new line of basic and clinical research in high-intensity focused ultrasound to treat tumors by histotripsy in the GRIMM (Molecular Medical Imaging Research Group).