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Interventional Molecular Imaging Workshop
April 10-11 2015, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
- Fijs W.B. van Leeuwen, PhD
- Arian R. van Erkel, MD, PhD
- Renato A. Valdés Olmos, MD, PhD
Aim of the Interventional Molecular Imaging event
The two-day event will cover the (clinical) state-of-the-art in image-guided interventions. Through the combined set-up, interventions in interventional radiology, radioguided surgery and fluorescence-guided surgery will be covered. We aim to educate the participants on the variety of the available image-guidance technologies and discuss their potential in clinical practice.
Didactic activities are coupled to a number of hands-on sessions that will allow clinicians and researchers to “experience” hands-on what commercially available image guidance technologies have to offer and how they may be implemented in the routine clinical workflow.
Upon completion of this meeting the attendee will be able to:
1. Evaluate the role of interventional molecular imaging in diagnosis and therapy of patients;
2. Indicate the scope and limitations of the various surgical guidance modalities (radiological, nuclear medicine, and optical);
3. Describe the various techniques that are available for image-guided interventions and assess how they can be used in a clinical setting;
4. Establish which criteria (handling, physics and associated-costs) are instrumental for the selection of an imaging modality for a particular clinical application;
5. Evaluate (criticize and assess) the clinical application of (new) interventional imaging research lines;
6. Indicate the value of targeted tracers to identify malignancies in both diagnosis and during an intervention via a:
a. radioguided approach;
b. optical imaging based approach (fluorescence or Cherenkov).