Visualization Techniques in Oncological Surgery (ViTOS)
The aim of the research is to develop and implement advanced magnetic resonance (MR), ultrasound (US) and photo-acoustics (PA) techniques to guide the surgeon in optimizing the removal of cancer.read more
Visualization Techniques in Oncological Surgery (ViTOS)The aim of the research is to develop and implement advanced magnetic resonance (MR), ultrasound (US) and photo-acoustics (PA) techniques to guide the surgeon in optimizing the removal of cancer. This will result in better oncologic and functional outcomes with a reduction of costs.
Aims of this research group
- Important issues in oncologic surgery are resection margins and lymph node diagnosis. Our studies are performed in patients with carcinomas of the head and neck or vulva. As these areas are functionally very important and vulnerable, a balance between adequate removal of tumor and conservation of functionally important tissues is of utmost importance.
- Patients with cancers in several other organ systems such as the breast, prostate, kidney or pancreas may equally benefit from the development of these techniques and use in other patient groups may be evaluated in subsequent studies.
- Explorative modeling studies have demonstrated a gain in quality and reduction of costs.
Research within MITeCWith our research we optimize ex-vivo clinical 3T MITeC MRI, US and PA to evaluate the adequacy of the removal of the cancer during surgery, and compare the results to histopathology as gold standard. In addition, other emerging techniques (in the context of MITeC) are helpful in obtaining free margins and more accurate lymph node diagnosis may be explored and added to the research.
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