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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

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

The role of perilesional and multiparametric resonance imaging-targeted biopsies to reduce the risk of upgrading at radical prostatectomy pathology: A retrospective monocentric study.

Authors : Diamand R, Hollans M, Lefebvre Y, Sirtaine N, Limani K, Hawaux E, Abou Zahr R, Mattlet A, Albisinni S, Roumeguère T, Peltier A
Year : 2022
Journal : Urol Oncol
Volume : 40
Pages : 192.e11-192.e17

An Atypical Behavior of Metastatic Lung Disease in a Young Woman With Osteosarcoma: A Case Report.

Authors : Acquisto A, Duran Derijckere I, De Angelis R
Year : 2022
Journal : Cureus
Volume : 14
Pages : e21589