News items related to the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine.
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.