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.

With the menu on the right you can learn more about our researchers, view or download publications or navigate to any of the research groups within the department.

Highlight

Camelyon.jpg The Diagnostic Image Analysis Group organized Camelyon16, the first medical image analysis challenge with whole slide digital pathology images in 2016. The competition was a great success, and several of the submitted software solutions outperformed human pathologists in the detection of lymph node metastases. The results of Camelyon16 were published in JAMA and covered by the national Dutch television show Nieuwsuur.

See more in the Highlight Archive.

News

  • September 27, 2018: Suzan Vreemann will defend her PhD thesis 'Breast MRI; evaluation of clinical practice and future perspectives' at 10:30.
  • July 3, 2018: Arnaud Arindra Adiyoso Setio will defend his PhD thesis on Computer-aided diagnosis in thoracic CT scans for lung cancer screening at 14:30.
  • June 28, 2018: Evita Wiegers will defend her PhD thesis on Cerebral adaptations in type 1 diabetes and impaired awareness of hypoglycemia A magnetic resonance study at 12.30.
  • June 19, 2018: EU ITN has approved the ISPIRE-MED project for 265 kEuro to BIOMR
  • June 12, 2018: Kaman Chung has obtained her PhD.
  • June 7, 2018: Maximilian Wiesmann has won the Dutch Neurofederation PhD Thesis Prize 2018 for his thesis 'Vascular Risk Factors and Alzheimer’s Disease - Therapeutic Approaches in Mouse Models'. Arend Heerschap was his promotor.
  • May 31, 2018: Last weekend, Anton Schreuder was presented the ESTI Magna Cum Laude Award for best abstract presentation at the ESTI-ESCR 2018 conference in Geneva. The winning abstract was titled "What is a perifissural nodule? Low inter-observer agreement in NLST data".
  • March 8, 2018: Mohsen Ghafoorian has obtained his PhD.
  • March 1, 2018: Dagmar Grob was awarded for the Best Paper Presentation in the chest session of the “MyThesis in 3 Minutes” at the ECR 2018. Presentation was about the quantitative comparison of dual-energy CT and subtraction CT in pulmonary embolism-induced perfusion defects on iodine maps.
  • February 23, 2018: Bart van de Bank has obtained his PhD.
  • February 1, 2018: Wael ArabiEter has obtained his PhD.

For older news, see the News Archive.