Traditionally, the Medical Imaging Center (consisting of the departments of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) of the University Medical Center Groningen organizes an International Symposium in Groningen, the Netherlands, every two years. The next International Symposium we will organize February 10-12, 2020, is entitled: “Image Guided Therapy”.
During this International Symposium, the focus will be on how to use all available imaging techniques to guide therapy in the individual patient, now and in the future. This involves not only the different modalities such as MRI, CT, ultrasound, optical
imaging, interventional radiology, SPECT/CT, PET/CT, and PET/MRI, but also artificial intelligence, hybrid surgical theatres, proton therapy, new technical camera developments (digital PET/CT), software and hardware for theranostics and quantification
The international symposium will thus detail these trends from all the different aforementioned perspectives. Therefore, the symposium provides an unique platform for all involved in medical imaging as well as those interested in technology to be updated on the latest developments. Moreover, it is an opportunity to envision the future, to account for the implications from different points of view and to develop an opinion through the expert lectures and discussion with peers. Additionally, an international panel of experts coming from different fields will discuss the use of these technologies in a way that it is both interesting for professionals working in the field of imaging, but also for clinicians who use these techniques for therapy guiding in their patients.
The programme also includes the ‘Anne Paans’ lecture, the ‘Willem Vaalburg’ lecture, poster pitches and prizes, and a symposium dinner.
We sincerely hope that you may contribute to this international conference and we are looking forward to meet you in February 2020.
Prof. dr. R.A.J.O. Dierckx,
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