Department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Anatomy
The department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
is engaged in research on radionuclide therapies in different phases in development: from preclinical to standard clinically used nuclear therapies. The department is engaged in patient care, research and education in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. Furthermore, there is good experience in artificial intelligence applications. The major expertise areas are Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and nuclear medicine including both diagnostics and therapy. Dosimetry and health aspects are of central importance in all of these areas.
One of the important research areas is local nuclear interventions with radioactive holmium-166 micro- and nano-particles. These particles can be quantified in patients through SPECT, MRI and CT imaging. As MRI and CT provides a higher imaging resolution and SPECT has a higher sensitivity, the research will focus on optimized patient specific therapy in relation to dose-response for all three imaging modalities. Dosimetry models are of importance to get a better understanding of underlying mechanism in induced effects both at a small scale as at organ level.
The Local Nuclear Interventions group aims at the development of local image guided, personalized, adaptive radionuclide therapy, where the treatment is planned and delivered based on continuous dosimetric and dose-response assessments. With this goal we strive to optimize the clinical processes for multi-modality imaging and active motion management, introducing at best real-time dosimetric methods for treatment planning in the clinic. High precision delivery is obtained with its verification in space and over time, and advancing our radiobiological understanding to enable accurate modelling and prediction of the response of target and risk organs.Research Institutes
At the moment there are more than 1,300 PhD candidates at our medical hospital. This number includes PhD candidates on our pay roll as well as external candidates (those employed somewhere else but researching on our premises).
- Radboud Institute for Health Sciences: ± 700
- Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences: ± 400
- Donders Center for Medical Neurosciences: ± 200
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