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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.


  • Interventional radiology clinic
  •  Head of nurses / technologists
    • M. Lionel Gantois - Head of nurses
    • M. Christophe Tragnee -  Nurse Adjunct Head 
    • M. Vassilios Koletsis - Technologist Adjunct Head
  • Secretariat (head of department)
    • Mrs Hélène Van Celst : +32 (0)2 541 72 40
    • Mrs Aurélie van Nieuwenhuyse +32 (0)2 541 73 29


 Scientific publications

Isotoxic high-dose stereotactic body radiotherapy integrated in a total multimodal neoadjuvant strategy for the treatment of localized pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

Authors : Bouchart C, Engelholm JL, Closset J, Navez J, Loi P, Gökburun Y, De Grez T, Mans L, Hendlisz A, Bali MA, Eisendrath P, Van Gestel D, Hein M, Moretti L, Van Laethem JL
Year : 2021
Journal : Ther Adv Med Oncol
Volume : 13
Pages : 17588359211045860

Rationale and design of REGINA, a phase II trial of neoadjuvant regorafenib, nivolumab, and short-course radiotherapy in stage II and III rectal cancer.

Authors : Bregni G, Vandeputte C, Pretta A, Senti C, Trevisi E, Acedo Reina E, Kehagias P, Liberale G, Moretti L, Bali MA, Demetter P, Flamen P, Carrasco J, DHondt L, Geboes K, Gokburun Y, Peeters M, Van den Eynde M, Van Laethem JL, Vergauwe P, Chapot CA, Buyse M, Deleporte A, Hendlisz A, Sclafani F
Year : 2021
Journal : Acta oncol (Stockholm)
Volume : 60
Pages : 549-553

What Should Guide the Performance of Venous Resection During Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma with Venous Contact?

Authors : Navez J, Bouchart C, Lorenzo D, Bali MA, Closset J, Van Laethem JL
Year : 2021
Journal : Ann Surg Oncol
Volume : 28
Pages : 6211-6222

Correction to: Combined quality and dose-volume histograms for assessing the predictive value of <sup>99m</sup>Tc-MAA SPECT/CT simulation for personalizing radioembolization treatment in liver metastatic colorectal cancer.

Authors : Levillain H, Burghelea M, Derijckere ID, Guiot T, Gulyban A, Vanderlinden B, Vouche M, Flamen P, Reynaert N
Year : 2021
Journal : EJNMMI Phys
Volume : 8
Pages : 9

EUS-guided placement of fiducial markers for stereotactic body radiation therapy in pancreatic cancer: feasibility, security and a new quality score.

Authors : Figueiredo M, Bouchart C, Moretti L, Mans L, Engelholm JL, Bali MA, Van Laethem JL, Eisendrath P
Year : 2021
Journal : Endosc Int Open
Volume : 9
Pages : E253-E257