Radboud Imaging Research
Welcome to the research website of the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen.
Our research has a strong focus on early detection and early treatment of common diseases. It covers fundamental research on a molecular level, development of new medical devices and software tools, and translates these results to clinical applications that can be used in daily routine. Our mission is to bridge the gap between research and practice and to help shape the future of healthcare. We use technology to make healthcare more affordable by increasing automation of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, thus freeing manpower for those areas in patient care in which the "human touch" is most needed.
The five fundamental science groups cover ultrasound (MUSIC), biomedical MR (BioMR), diagnostic image analysis (DIAG), nuclear medicine (NucMed) and advanced x-ray tomographic imaging (AXTI). Clinical research is mainly focused on prostate, breast, chest and vascular disease.
Manniesing et al. have published a paper in Radiology entitled: Quantitative Dose Dependency Analysis of Whole-Brain CT Perfusion Imaging
Showing that the total dose of a clinical cerebral CT perfusion protocol can be lowered to 2.5 mSv, with only minor quantitative effects on perfusion values. Dose reduction beyond this point resulted in overestimation of perfusion values.
See more in the Highlight Archive.
- September 29, 2016: Mark van Grinsven will defend his PhD thesis at 12:30.
- July 29, 2016: Sandra Heskamp was granted a three-year personal VENI grant (250K euro) for a project entitled Towards better patient selection for immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy for cancer: imaging of the PD-L1 and PD-1 pathway. People involved: Sandra Heskamp, Otto Boerman, Carla van Herpen, Janneke Molkenboer-Kuenen.
- July 4, 2016: Wendy van de Ven has obtained her PhD for her thesis MRI guided TRUS prostate biopsy - a viable alternative?
- July 4, 2016: Chris L. de Korte gave his inaugural lecture on June 25, 2016 for an audience of 350 people. The title of the lecture was “Echo, the sound of the future” and in this lecture he discussed how we can do more with echo, how we can make it faster, how we can use higher frequencies and that we can do this all while also making it cheaper.
- July 4, 2016: On June 24, the symposium “Echography: New Recipe, now even better!” was organized by MUSIC to celebrate the inaugural lecture of Prof. Chris de Korte. At the Symposium the latest developments in Ultrasound imaging were presented by an international faculty. At the exhibition, the delegates had the opportunity to see these technologies implemented in commercial echosystems.
- July 1, 2016: During the first half of 2016, AXTI was present at several international conferences and courses held in Vienna, Leuven, Varna, Malmö and Washington DC. Find out more...
- June 30, 2016: Willem Grootjans has obtained his PhD.
- June 24, 2016: Katja van Rij has obtained her PhD.
- June 21, 2016: At the annual Radboud Society Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS) PhD awards Colin Jacobs was announced winner of the Societal Impact Award, while Geert Litjens won second place for Best PhD Thesis of the year.
- May 23, 2016: The AXTI group has a new vacancy for a PhD student to work on the image quality improvement and performance assessment of dedicated breast CT. Please apply before June 3rd. More information...
- May 20, 2016: At the European Congress of Radiology 2016, Vienna, Jan van Zelst was awarded the Best Scientific Paper Presentation award within the topic Breast.
For older news, see the News Archive.