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TechMed Summer School at Leiden

Are you looking for an inspiring Summer School, combining Technical and Medical Science?

  • 3 – 6 July, 2023

  • LUMC, Leiden The Netherlands

Programme Thursday July 6, 2023


Day coordinators: dr. Sesmu Arbous & Siri van der Meijden, Msc

A journey through contemporary and future unclear imagination

Dr. Dennis Vriens (LUMC)
This short overview will cover some basic nuclear physics and provide a glimpse of newest technological developments (quantitative SPECT, full body PET/CT, PET/MR, reconstruction, image analysis) and tracer developments. Afterwards you know what near future awaits and what lies beyond the horizon of oncological nuclear medicine.

MRI innovations for ocular oncology

Dr. Jan-Willem M. Beenakker (LUMC)
Developments in MRI for oncology aim to achieve better differentiation between tumor types, more accurate tumour delineation and more sensitive follow-up post radiotherapy. In this talk the benefits of novel MR-technologies will be explained in the context of intra-ocular tumors. In addition, the challenges that emerge when a new imaging modality is introduced will be described.

CT in cancer imaging: is there still room for improvement?

Drs. Bas Boekestijn (LUMC)
Computed tomography (CT) is a well-established imaging method and features of malignancies have already been investigated extensively. However, new techniques are still being developed and implemented. In this talk new developments such as improvements in resolution, CT perfusion and texture analysis will be discussed.

MRI-guided radiotherapy

Prof. dr. Uulke A. van der Heide (LUMC)
With integration of MRI into the radiotherapy workflow, the precision of treatment delivery has improved. MRI is now used to guide brachytherapy and with integrated MRI-linear accelerators, imaging is feasible during external beam irradiation. The challenges and potential will be discussed.

Theranostic, driving the future of nuclear medicine?

Prof. dr. Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei (LUMC)
Nuclear medicine thrives by continuous changes. The current decade a wave of new theranostic compounds, targeting the same receptor for imaging and therapy, will change the oncology therapeutic arsenal.

Ask the expert
Prepare medical-technological project “Imaging of cancer” in small groups

All participants in 8 or 9 groups of 4
9 statements/medical-technological challenges within the theme of “Imaging of cancer”.

“Imaging of cancer” by participants

Presentation of Medical-technological project by each group.

Closing ceremony & certificates
All participants & Faculty
All participants & Faculty