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Medical imagery

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

Study of the quantitative analysis of choline by NMR spectroscopy in vivo and other functional parameters in MRI as early markers of the response to neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer.

Project 2

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. .

Project 3

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 4

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 5

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 6

Advantages of whole-body MRI for the detection of metastatic lesions of the skeleton.


Head of department
Prof Marc Lemort

Heads of Clinic
Dr Jean AlexiouConventional radiology and osteo-articular clinic
Dr Marc LemortMagnetic resonance clinic
Dr Daniel De BeckerTomodensitometry clinic
Dr Henry MaisonnierInterventional clinic
Dr Magali RadermeckerSenology 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

 Scientific publications

Update on transarterial approaches to locoregional treatment in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Authors : Delhaye C, Hendlisz A, Vouche M
Year : 2019
Journal : Curr Opin Oncol

Incidental Detection of a Radiation-Induced Soft-Tissue Sarcoma on 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT in a Patient Previously Treated for Prostate Cancer.

Authors : Plouznikoff N, Woff E, Artigas C, Alexiou J, Flamen P
Year : 2019
Journal : Clin Nucl Med

Intra- and interobserver reproducibility of pancreatic perfusion by computed tomography.

Authors : Garcia TS, Engelholm JL, Vouche M, Hirakata VN, Leitão CB
Year : 2019
Journal : Sci Rep
Volume : 9
Pages : 6043

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

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