February 16, 2017: The demonstration of the 'Multimodal Workstation for Analysis of Retinal Images' by Bart Liefers was selected as the winner of the live demonstration workshop at SPIE Medical Imaging 2017.
February 10, 2017: Mijke Buitinga received a grant of 323.470,- euro from an translational call from ZonMW in combination with the Diabetes fund. Other people involved are Maarten Brom Martin Gotthardt and H. Fernandes, L. Ferreira (Center for Neuoscience and Cell Biology (CNC), University of Coimbra, Portugal. Aim of the project is to determine the specificity of 111 In-exendin during the course of T2D and to examine the effect of glycemic control on the correlation between pancreatic 111 In-exendin uptake, beta-cell mass and GLP-1R expression in humans.
February 3, 2017: Our departments' Preclinical MRI scanners were featured on Dutch national television as part of a program on autism research. You can watch the full program here.
January 25, 2017: Lecture of Professor Tone Frost Bathen, Head "MR Cancer Group"at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universite, NTNU). Professor Bathen is part of the committee for the PhD thesis defense of Isabell Steinseifer. Before the defense, Professor Bathen will give a lecture at our department. Our department has an active collaboration with her group, and she and her team have been using ProCad for quite some time. The title of the lecture is A brief summary of prostate cancer PET/MR research at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. Time January 25th, Wednesday from 11.00-12.00 hr at the St. Annakamer route 766.
January 19, 2017: MUSIC hosts for the first time the “International Course on Ultrasound Imaging and Quality Assurance” in Nijmegen, The Netherlands
January 11, 2017: Mark Rijpkema received a research grant from KWF. Projectleaders are Mark Rijpkema, Otto Boerman, Hans de Wilt. Title of project is Fluorescence image-guided surgery in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis of colorectal origin.
Aim of the project: The primary goal of this project is to evaluate the feasibility of intraoperative fluorescence imaging in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis of colorectal origin undergoing cytoreductive surgery. The amount he received is € 567.865 for 4 years.
January 10, 2017: Otto Boerman, Sandra Heskamp and Jan van Hest of the Department of Bio-organic Chemistry, Radboud University received a grant of 584.055,- euro for Bimodal PSMA ligands for intra-operative tumor detection and photodynamic therapy of prostate cancer. One of the main challenges in the management of prostate cancer is the high rate of disease recurrence after radical prostatectomy, due to incomplete resection of lymph node metastases or positive resection margins. In this KWF project, they will develop bimodal PSMA ligands which specifically target prostate cancer cells. These ligands will be labelled with a radionuclide and fluorophore which allows intra-operative radionuclide detection and near-infrared fluorescence imaging of prostate cancer lesions. Furthermore, they will explore the potential of photodynamic therapy to specifically irradiate small prostate cancer lesions.
January 10, 2017: Sandra Heskamp received a grant of 656.250,- euro towards personalized use of immune checkpoint inhibitors by imaging of the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway. Immune checkpoints inhibitors activate the patient’s own immune system to kill tumors cells. These agents have shown impressive and durable anti-tumor responses. Unfortunately, only a subgroup of patients benefits from immune checkpoint inhibitors. In this KWF proposal, we will develop non-invasive imaging techniques using radiolabeled high-affinity targeting molecules to monitor the expression of immune checkpoints during conventional and experimental anti-cancer therapies. Based on these results, we will design treatment combination strategies to increase the therapeutic efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors.
December 23, 2016: Koen Michielsen started working as a post-doctoral researcher at the AXTI group, focusing on 3D reconstruction of breast CT and digital breast tomosynthesis.
December 9, 2016: Dr. James G. Nagy is visiting the Radboudumc and will give a special lecture in December 9th entitled: 'Object Motion and Image Reconstruction'.
November 29, 2016: Christian Fedon started working as a post-doctoral researcher at the AXTI group, with the aim to develop a new personalized and global breast dosimetry model.
November 22, 2016: The AXTI group has a new vacancy for a PhD student to expand the impact of tomographic imaging in breast cancer: analysis and new applications of 3D surface and dedicated CT images of the breast. Please apply before December 12th. More information...
November 7, 2016: The image submitted by the 4DCT group was voted one of the top 25 images and won 'Best Medical Image' in the RSNA Image Contest 2016.
November 1, 2016: Rik HansenDr. Rik Hansen publishes the inpatient results of compound strain imaging in the carotid artery in Stroke and in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging. Furthermore, the main result decorate the cover of the latter journal.
October 19, 2016: Joana Boita joined the AXTI group as a PhD student to work on developing, optimizing and validating a VGA test of mammographic image quality to predict clinical performance.
October 11, 2016: Namens het Radboudumc Expertisecentrum voor Hemangiomen en Congenitale Vaatmalformaties Nijmegen (HECOVAN) hebben Dr. DMWM te Loo en Prof.Dr. LJ Schultze Kool een grote subsidie gekregen om het effect van Sirolimus te gaan onderzoeken bij patiënten met een aangeboren vaatmalformatie. Het onderzoek wordt gefinancierd door ZonMw en door Pfizer. Van ZonMw hebben we 385.000 euro gekregen, van Pfizer 900.000 euro die dit middels verstrekking van medicatie gaat geven: totaal dus 1.285.000 euro. Deze studie is een nationale, multicenter studie, waarbij alle patiënten in Nederland met een aangeboren vaatmalformatie, waarvoor nu geen andere behandelopties zijn, in aanmerking komen voor een behandeling met Sirolimus. Primaire doel van deze behandeling met Sirolimus is pijnvermindering en verbetering van kwaliteit van Leven.
October 4, 2016: Dr. Michael McNitt-Gray is visiting the Radboudumc and will give a special lecture in October 4th entitled: ‘Quantitative Imaging and Radiomics in CT: The Effects of Acquisition and Reconstruction Parameters’
September 28, 2016: Stefanie Willekens has obtained her PhD for her thesis Exploring receptor targeting as a tool for preclinical in vivo imaging of the Islets of Langerhans
September 26, 2016: On the 23rd and 24th of September, the annual scientific meeting of the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) took place in Paris. Gijs Hendriks received the Certificate of Merit . 40 Scientific abstracts were accepted for poster presentation. The authors of the 6 highest rated abstracts competed for the award, and presented their poster to the jury. Among the six selected abstracts two where from our department. Gijs Hendriks presented “Implementing 3-D ultrasound elastography in an automated breast volume scanner to improve specificity for breast cancer detection”, and received a certificate of merit for his excellent presentation.
September 26, 2016: On the 23rd and 24th of September, the annual scientific meeting of the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) took place in Paris.Winner of the EUSOBI 2016 Best scientific poster award was Jan van Zelst. 40 Scientific abstracts were accepted for poster presentation. The authors of the 6 highest rated abstracts competed for the award, and presented their poster to the jury.Among the six selected abstracts two where from our department. Jan van Zelst impressed the jury with his study “Breast cancer screening with a high spatiotemporal MRI sequence in women at increased risk is as accurate as screening with a standard diagnostic MRI protocol” and was unanimously appointed as winner of the scientific competition.
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 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.
June 1, 2016: June 1, 2016: Chris L. de Korte has been appointed full professor “Medical Ultrasound Imaging” at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. During one day a week he will work on the translation of basic ultrasound techniques to clinical application. This chair is based at the Physics of Fluids Group and will work in close collaboration with Prof. dr. Michel Versluis.
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...
April 1, 2016: Chuan Cheng started as PhD-student on the project "Ultra-fast 3D elastograpy"
April 1, 2016: The Ultrasound Biomicroscanning Meeting 2016 (UBM2016) will be organized by Chris L. de Korte at Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean.
February 10, 2016: Linda Heskamp has won the “First prize for Oral presentation” at the 8th yearly meeting of the ISMRM Benelux in Eindhoven, January 22, 2016 .The title of her presentation was “Quantitative MR evaluation of fatty infiltration and edema-like processes in skeletal muscles of Myotonic Dystrophy type 1”. The ISMRM Benelux is the most important platform of MR researchers in the Benelux. The meeting this year attracted more than 300 participants from Belgium and the Netherlands. www.ismrm-benelux.org/
July 21, 2015: A Horizon2020 grant was awarded for the project “MRI and Ultrasound Robotic Assisted Biopsies (MURAB)”. The goal of this project is to guide robotic biopsies by fusion of MRI and ultrasound data in combination with real-time tissue displacement imaging. At Radboudumc, we will develop 3D ultrasound based elasticity quantification and real-time ultrasound guidance of the needles. The project is a collaboration with Siemens NL, KUKA Roboter GmbH, Twente University, Ziekenhuisgroep Twente, Medical University of Vienna, and University of Verona. For more information see: http://www.murabproject.eu
April 1, 2015: Prof. Johan M Thijssen was honored with a royal decoration. He received the Officer's Cross in the Order of Orange-Nassau for his work on Medical Ultrasound Imaging and for his extensive social activities.
March 16, 2015: Thomas van den Heuvel started as a PhD student on the BabyViewer project. This project is a joint venture of MUSIC and DIAG.
March 12, 2015: Bob Hamans has obtained his PhD degree for his thesis Magnetic Resonance for non-invasive evaluation of preclinical models of human brain tumors.
October 27, 2014: For the October 2014 'Battle of the Universities', Rik Hansen from Radiology and Jitske Jansen from Pharmacology and Toxicology worked on a kidney case. Their presentation on improvement of vascular access for dialysis was considered the best solution and they won the battle!
February 25, 2013: Roland Brock and Peter Friedl, together with a group of researchers from the RIMLS and Paul Wiseman, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, received a 448,000 Euro instrument grant (NWO middelgroot) for a new state-of-the-art confocal microscope.
December 21, 2012: Nico Karssemeijer, Gerard den Heeten (LRCB) and Mireille Broeders received a grant from the Dutch Cancer Foundation for a project entitled Towards an independent automated reader of screening mammograms.
December 10, 2012: Peter Friedl was awarded an ERC Consolidator grant for his project DEEPINSIGHT to develop and apply multiphoton microendoscopy in tumors.