New ultra-high field MRI system available for Radboudumc and Radboud University10 June 2021
Recently, the Hahn institute in Essen has received a new heart: a 20-ton ultra-high-field MRI scanner from Siemens Healthcare with a magnetic field strength of 7 Tesla. The new CE-approved scanner is ready for business, and projects on body and brain imaging are starting up.
Image recognition for population-based lung cancer screening An interview with Bram van Ginneken26 April 2021
Being able to automatically recognize lung tumors on CT scans: professor of functional image analysis Bram van Ginneken developed software within his Vici project that is now used worldwide. The resulting cost savings bring the introduction of a population-based lung cancer screening closer.
Millions of euros for study of laser treatment for glioblastoma2 April 2021
A research group from Radboudumc and UMC Utrecht is to investigate laser treatment of a rare brain tumor, glioblastoma. 3.9 million euros has been made available for the research by Zorginstituut Nederland and ZonMw, under the auspices of the Subsidy Scheme for Promising Care.
Radiation boost lowers risk of prostate cancer recurrence21 January 2021
An additional external-beam radiation dose delivered directly to the tumor can benefit the prospects of men with non-metastatic prostate cancer, without causing additional side effects. The risk of relapse within five years for these men is smaller than for men who did not receive this boost.
Research on improved irradiation of liver tumors from within NWO grant for public-private partnership25 August 2020
A research consortium of Radboud university medical center, the University of Twente, University Medical Center Groningen and five companies will be using a grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to optimize the treatment of liver tumors with radioembolization
First podcast 'AI for Life' about Artificial Intelligence in Nijmegen Podcast on medical image processing with Bram van Ginneken, Ritse Mann and Eva van Rikxoort16 July 2020
The first podcast on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Nijmegen was released today. In this podcast on spotify and anchor Bram van Ginneken, Ritse Mann and Eva van Rikxoort talk about AI and medical image processing. The next podcast is about smart chatbots.
UMCs work together on the FAIRification of patient registries4 June 2020
It has become easier for scientists working with rare diseases to exchange research data. By researchers from Radboudumc and Amsterdam UMC, a rare disease registry codebook has been created. The codebook facilitates data exchange between institutions with different electronic data capture software.
Evaluation of an AI system for detection of COVID-19 on Chest X-Ray images22 May 2020
In the journal Radiology researchers from Radboudumc, Bernhoven Hospital and Jeroen Bosch Hospital described how an artificial intelligence system (CAD4COVID-XRay) can identify characteristics of COVID-19 on chest x-rays with performance comparable to six independent radiologists.
Jurgen Fütterer appointed Professor of Image-Guided Oncological Interventions26 February 2020
RIHS researcher Fütterer is an interventional radiologist and an expert in the field of cancer imaging techniques, image-guided interventions and robotics. He is also Professor at the Robotics and Mechatronics Group at the University of Twente.
RIHS Awards Ceremony five winners19 February 2020
On 18 February the RIHS 'Koek & Zopie' event took place. In front of an audience of more than 125 colleagues, RIHS awardees accepted their awards for the best PhD thesis, the research product with the highest impact on society, the best peer-reviewed publication and the Supervisor of the year 2019.
SPL Medical starts clinical trial with contrast agent ferrotran11 February 2020
SPL Medical is starting an international registration study for its contrast agent Ferrotran. The study is being conducted in ten hospitals in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. RIHS researcher Jelle Barentsz discovered the value of this drug in patients with lymph node metastases.
New Guidelines for the detection of prostate cancer MRI instead of tissue samples3 February 2020
The module on diagnostic prostate MRI for the NVU guidelines for prostate carcinoma took effect on 29 January 2020. The development of these guidelines is due in part to the efforts of RIHS researcher Jelle Barentsz and Ivo Schoots (Erasmus MC).
Supplemental MRI screening for women with extremely dense breast tissue9 January 2020
In the New England Journal of Medicine, the DENSE trial study group including RIHS researchers Ritse Mann and Nico Karssemeijer showed that additional MRI after the nationwide breast screening, reduces interval breast cancer in women with extremely dense breast tissue.
Awarded KWF grants for Radboudumc researchers18 December 2019
KWF is investing 2.7 million euros in five different studies at Radboudumc. The awards are part of the new round of funding by DCS, in which over 34 million euros will be granted to Dutch cancer research. We congratulate our researchers with this funding and wish them success with their great work.
Technology for Oncology II grant application funded21 November 2019
The grant application called "aiREAD – Accurate and Intelligent Reading for EArlier breast cancer Detection” by project leader Ioannis Sechopoulos, has been selected for funding under the NWO TTW – KWF Kankerbestrijding – Top Sector LSH Partnership “Technology for Oncology II”.
Radboudumc and Quirem Medical sign cooperation agreement31 October 2019
Radboudumc and Quirem Medical signed an agreement for joint research. The agreement includes several existing and future projects based on small radioactive spheres. Enhanced cooperation should improve the treatment of cancer patients and stimulate research into new applications.
Algorithm calculates the presence and aggressiveness of prostate tumors14 May 2019
A computer program that analyzes MRI images can reliably map the presence and even the aggressiveness of a prostate tumor. This is what Radboudumc researchers and international colleagues have published in the scientific journal Investigative Radiology.
Artificial intelligence vs. 101 radiologists for breast cancer detection7 March 2019
In an article appearing in the journal of the National Cancer Institute, Ioannis Sechopoulos and colleagues showed that current artificial intelligence systems can detect breast cancer in mammograms as well as a breast radiologists.
Radboud university medical center treats metastatic liver cancer with holmium microspheres MRI imaging during surgery can improve the outcome4 January 2019
For the first time Radboud university medical center has treated a patient with liver metastases by using holmium radio-embolization. With this technique, radioactive holmium microspheres are injected via a catheter into the liver artery.
Rectal cancer staging using MRI with endorectal filling19 September 2018
In the British Journal of Radiology Rutger Stijns and colleagues, showed that using MRI with endorectal filling did not lead to an improved rectal cancer staging and that it has the potential to influence the distance to a key anatomical landmark.
Disagreement among radiologists on what a perifissural nodule is10 July 2018
In Radiology Anton Schreuder et al. showed that there is a low agreement among experienced radiologists on what a benign perifissural nodule is on CT, and that the chances that a lung cancer is misclassified as a such is low but not negligible.
Deep learning identifies tumor-associated stroma in breast histopathology26 June 2018
According to a recent paper of Babak Ehteshami Bejnordi, Jeroen van der Laak and colleagues, deep learning based analysis of digitized microscopic images could accurately identify tumor-associated morphological alterations in the stroma neighboring breast cancer.