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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

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

Heterotopic ossification & severe COVID-19 infection.

Authors : Benkhaled S, Gomes da Silvera Cauduro C, Alexiou J, Jayankura M, Van Gestel D
Year : 2022
Journal : QJM

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

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

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