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Radiology – Medical Imaging

The radiology department of the Institut Jules Bordet  brings together the various medical imaging techniques, except for nuclear medicine.

The techniques concerned are:

  • conventional radiology (radiography including mammography and bone densitometry),
  • tomodensitometry (X-ray scanning), 
  • ultrasound (ultrasound imaging),
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Although some interventional radiology techniques can have a therapeutic aim, the activities of the radiology department are mainly diagnostic. Our main tasks are:

  • the diagnostic identification of tumours, their extent and their complications,
  • the preparation of their treatment (in particular targeting the area to be irradiated),
  • monitoring the lesions under treatment.

These main tasks are performed in the context of a multidisciplinary collaboration. The radiology department therefore works closely with the nuclear medicine, medical, surgical and radiotherapy departments of the Institut Jules Bordet.

Research projects


Project 1

Development of a radiomics-based decision-making supporting tool for the management of pancreatic cancer patients
  • Project leader : Maria Antonietta Bali
  • Collaborations : Department of Gastroenterology Hopital Erasme, Department of Precision Medicine, Maastricht University

Project 2

Determination of a simplified prostatic MRI protocol as part of the initial detection of prostate cancer before biopsy with a view to targeted removal.

Project 3

Automated analysis methods of functional parameters (diffusion and tumoral vascularisation) in MRI as part of the diagnosis and monitoring of cancer lesions.
  • Project leader : Shih-Li Chao, Ig.
  • Collaboration : Erasmus University Hospitals, Magnetic Resonance Unit


Project 4

Advantages of whole-body MRI for the detection of metastatic lesions of the skeleton.
  • Project leader : Jean Alexiou



 Scientific publications

Role of the Prostate Imaging Quality PI-QUAL Score for Prostate Magnetic Resonance Image Quality in Pathological Upstaging After Radical Prostatectomy: A Multicentre European Study.

Authors : Windisch O, Benamran D, Dariane C, Favre MM, Djouhri M, Chevalier M, Guillaume B, Oderda M, Gatti M, Faletti R, Colinet V, Lefebvre Y, Bodard S, Diamand R, Fiard G
Year : 2023
Journal : Eur Urol Open Sci
Volume : 47
Pages : 94-101

Patient-reported outcomes in terms of swallowing and quality of life after prophylactic versus reactive percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement in advanced oropharyngeal cancer patients treated with definitive chemo-radiotherapy: Swall PEG

Authors : Dragan T, Van Gossum A, Duprez F, Lalami Y, Lefebvre Y, Mootassim-Billah S, Beauvois S, Gulyban A, Vandekerkhove C, Boegner P, Paesmans M, Ameye L, Digonnet A, Quiriny M, Dequanter D, Lipski S, Willemse E, Rodriguez A, Carlot S, Karaca Y, Lemort M, Emonts P, Al Wardi C, Van Gestel D
Year : 2022
Journal : Trials
Volume : 23
Pages : 1036

Defining textbook outcome for selective internal radiation therapy of hepatocellular carcinoma: an international expert study.

Authors : Gregory J, Tselikas L, Allimant C, De Baere T, Bargellini I, Bell J, Bilbao JI, Bouvier A, Chapiro J, Chiesa C, Decaens T, Denys A, Duran R, Edeline J, Garin E, Ghelfi J, Helmberger T, Irani F, Lam M, Lewandowski R, Liu D, Loffroy R, Madoff DC, Mastier C, Salem R, Sangro B, Sze D, Vilgrain V, Vouche M, Guiu B, Ronot M
Year : 2022
Journal : Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging

Deep Epigastric Lymph Nodes Implication in Patients' Recurrence Pattern After Cytoreductive Surgery in Colorectal Peritoneal Metastases.

Authors : El Asmar A, Vouche M, Galdon MG, Bali MA, Sclafani F, Donckier V, Liberale G
Year : 2022
Journal : J Gastrointest Surg
Volume : 26
Pages : 1314-1317

Heterotopic ossification and severe COVID-19 infection.

Authors : Benkhaled S, Gomes da Silveira Cauduro C, Alexiou J, Jayankura M, Van Gestel D
Year : 2022
Journal : QJM
Volume : 115
Pages : 201-203