The role of imaging technology in translational research

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What are the latest evolutions and technologies related to medical imaging ? How can these imaging technologies boost translational research ? What is the social and economic potential of this science, within and beyond the medical domain ?
To seek answers to these questions and meet up with people in this domain, you are kindly invited to our seminar.


13h30 : Registration and coffee
14h00 : Welcome and introduction - Johan De Mey (professor, head of radiology department, UZ Brussel) and Vincent Vandecaveye (professor, radiology department, UZ Leuven)

Part I : Translational research and medical imaging : success stories in Flemish-Brabant

14h15 : Advanced NeuroImaging : from preclinical research to patient - Stephan Sunaert (professor, radiology department, UZ leuven)
14h30 : Immuno-imaging and iPET - Tony Lahoutte (professor, nuclear medicine, UZ Brussel)
14h45 : MRI contrast media research leads to a new targeted anticancer strategy – Yicheng Ni (professor, director translational radiology laboratory, UZ Leuven)
15h00 : Phantom scanning for quality control in radiology - Nico Buls (professor, radiology department, UZ Brussel)
15h15 : Ultrasonic assessment of heart deformation to improve cardiac diagnosis and therapy - Jan D’Hooghe (professor, ultrasonic engineering, UZ Leuven)
15h30 : Q&A
15h45 : Coffee break

Part II : Valorization potential of imaging techniques, in medical and beyond

16h15 : Pre-clinical imaging technology – Jan Cornelis (professor, dept. of electronics and informatics ETRO, Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
16h30 : The role of PET in drug development - Luc Mortelmans (professor, head of nuclear medicine department, UZ Leuven)
16h45 : Nano-particle based imaging - Liesbeth Lagae (program mgr Human++/life sciences, imec)
17h00 : Teleradiology, a new concept in translational research ? – Stefaan Gryspeerdt (chief medical officer, Radiomatix)
17h15 : Quantitative analysis of biomedical images - Dirk Loeckx (CEO, IcoMetrix)
17h30 : Trends in medical imaging – Hubert Raeymaekers (country director , Philips HealthCare)
17h45 : Q&A - Conclusions
18h00 : Networking drink


Date: October 10th, 2011
Location: UZ Brussel, Auditorium P. Brouwer, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Jette


- 100 euro (excl. VAT)
- 10 euro (excl. VAT) for students

Registration before October 10 via this link http://rd-ir.vub.ac.be/en_GB/events/show/id/2388

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