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.
The senology platform brings together the most advanced techniques for the screening, the diagnosis and the characterisation of breast cancer:
- numeric mammography with tomosynthesis,
- two-and three-dimensional ultrasound,
- stereotaxic biopsy,
- breast MRI,
- biopsies under MRI.
The tomodensitometry unit is equipped with 2 X-ray scanners.
- One of the very latest dual energy scanners with a double tube. Its technology enables it to deliver very small doses of X-rays.
- The second scanner is equipped for interventional radiology (biopsies or TDM-guided treatments).
The magnetic resonance unit is equipped with 2 MRI machines at the forefront of technology, one at 1.5 and the other at 3.0 Tesla (high field and wide-bore magnet). All the current techniques are available in it, from high-resolution ultra-localised imaging to whole-body imaging.
The ultrasound unit is in particular equipped with a co-recording system and fusion of TDM, MRI and/or nuclear medicine images in 3 dimensions to help with ultrasound-guided puncture of lesions.
The radiology department is a training unit recognised for the training of doctors specialising in radiodiagnostics. It permanently has 3 radiologists in training, as well as students on a masters in medicine course. It organises regular seminars recognised to be part of in-service training of specialist doctors.
The departmental doctors take part in teaching radiology and radioprotection at the Faculty of Medicine and at the School of Public Health of the ULB, as well as in teaching in paramedical sections of the HELB-Ilya Prigogine.
The department also welcomes trainees training to be medical technologists.
Study of the accumulation of Gadolinium in the cerebral structures during the repeated administration of linear contrast agents in MRI.
- Project leader : Patrick Emonts
- Collaboration : Erasmus University Hospitals, Magnetic Resonance Unit and Department of Neurology. .
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 leader : Yolène Lefebvre
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
Implementation of a research tool on complex data connected with the image (using PACS) as part of the concept of “radiomics” aiming to define in a non-invasive manner an identification profile of phenotypical characteristics of tumours (breast, lung).
- Project leader : Marc Lemort
Head of department
Prof Marc Lemort
Heads of Clinic
Dr Jean Alexiou – Conventional radiology and osteo-articular clinic
Dr Marc Lemort – Magnetic resonance clinic
Dr Daniel De Becker – Tomodensitometry clinic
Dr Henry Maisonnier – Interventional clinic
Dr Magali Radermecker – Senology clinic
Dr Dirk Allaer
Dr Anne-Sophie Cardinael
Dr Philippe Delatte
Dr Jean-Marie Delleuze
Dr Marc Delrée
Dr Irina Draghicean
Dr Stylianos Drisis
Dr Patrick Emonts
Dr Jean-Luc Engelholm
Dr Manouchehr Goldouzian
Dr Guy Horlin
Dr Yolène Lefebvre
Dr Stéphane Louryan
Dr Carine Moerman
Dr Jean-Marc Starc
Dr Konstantinos Stathopoulos
Dr Carine Van de Merkt
Dr Anja Vanderstappen
Dr Christian Vanhaudenaerde
Dr Michaël Vouche
Update on transarterial approaches to locoregional treatment in hepatocellular carcinoma.
Authors : Delhaye C, Hendlisz A, Vouche M
Year : 2019
Journal : Curr Opin Oncol
Activity and safety of afatinib in a window pre-operative EORTC study in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN).
Authors : Machiels JP, Bossi P, Menis J, Lia M, Fortpied C, Liu Y, Lhommel R, Lemort M, Schmitz S, Canevari S, De Cecco L, Guzzo M, Bianchi R, Quattrone P, Crippa F, Duprez T, Lalami Y, Quiriny M, de Saint-Aubain de Somerhausen N, Clement PM, Coropciuc R, Hauben E, Licitra LF
Year : 2018
Journal : Ann Oncol
Volume : 29(4)
Pages : 985-991
Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) before partial hepatectomy or radiofrequency destruction for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients: a feasibility and safety pilot study.
Authors : Lemaire M, Lucidi V, Bouazza F, Katsanos G, Vanderlinden B, Levillain H, Delatte P, Garcia CA, Vouche M, Galdon MG, Demetter P, Deleporte A, Hendlisz A, Flamen P, Donckier V
Year : 2018
Journal : HPB (Oxford)
Volume : 20(7)
Pages : 641-648
Total choline quantification measured by 1H MR spectroscopy as early predictor of response after neoadjuvant treatment for locally advanced breast cancer: The impact of immunohistochemical status.
Authors : Drisis S, Flamen P, Ignatiadis M, Metens T, Chao SL, Chintinne M, Lemort M
Year : 2018
Journal : J Magn Reson Imaging
Volume : 48(4)
Pages : 982-993
Celyad's novel CAR T-cell therapy for solid malignancies.
Authors : Lonez C, Hendlisz A, Shaza L, Aftimos P, Vouche M, Donckier V, Machiels JH, Van den Eynde M, Canon JL, Carrasco J, Odunsi K, Sahebjam S, Rottey S, Braun N, Verma B, Gilham DE, Lehmann FF
Year : 2018
Journal : Curr Res Transl Med
Volume : 66(2)
Pages : 53-56