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Breakthrough Briefing: The Light We Share

July 27, 2017
To clinicians, researchers and technology enthusiasts, the BWH AMIGO suite represents the state-of-the-art in medical and surgical research environments. It offers advanced imaging equipment and interventional surgical systems in an operating room setting to guide treatment before, during and after surgery.
To many of our patients, AMIGO represents something more: hope in the face of a frightening diagnosis.
When Martha Zentis’ cancer returned, the mother of two found reason to hope, thanks to Alexandra Golby, MD, director of Image-Guided Neurosurgery, and Jessica Read more about Breakthrough Briefing: The Light We Share
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The New Wave of Imaging Technology in Medicine

July 19, 2017

From the discovery of x-rays in 1895 to the utilization of ultrasound, MRI, and CT scanners in the 1960s and 70s, health care has long depended on imaging to provide the best quality diagnostics and care for patients. Now, as new forms of imaging such as virtual reality and augmented reality hit the scene, researchers including Jayender Jagadeesan, PhD, of the Surgical Planning Lab in the Radiology Department at BWH, look to bring these imaging techniques into the operating room. As the most immersive type of imaging, virtual reality (VR) takes the user into a

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The Fifth Annual Radiology Research Symposium

June 23, 2017
The fifth annual Radiology Research Symposium was held on Friday June 23, 2017 at the Longwood Inn Conference Center. There were 25 posters presented representing a wide variety of Radiology research labs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Giles Boland, MD, the Chair of the Radiology Department gave opening remarks as he addressed his first research symposium since taking over as Chair of the department in August 2016. Clare Tempany, MD, Vice Chair of Research in the department provided an update on the department’s research enterprise, including an
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Focal Treatment of Prostate Cancer - The German Experience

May 16, 2017
Martin Schostak, MD, PhD, gives a talk at our Prostate Group Meeting. Dr. Schostak comes to us from Magdeburg in Germany, where he is Professor of Urology and Chairman of the University Department of Urology. He is Head of the Group of German Focal Treatment Experts. His specialty is uro-oncologic surgery and focal treatment of prostate and kidney cancer.
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Frank Preiswerk, PhD, Was Awarded the Young Investigator Cum Laude Award of the ISMRM

April 24, 2017

Frank Preiswerk, PhD honored with the Young Investigator Cum Laude Award of the ISMRM for his pioneering work on "Hybrid MRI-Ultrasound Acquisitions, and Scannerless Real-Time Imaging”. Dr. Preiswerk is a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Image Guided Therapy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in the Advanced Lab for MRI and Acoustics. Each year, the Young Investigator Awards recognize outstanding research by trainees and junior members of the ISMRM. The award ceremony took place at this year’s ISMRM annual meeting in Honolulu, HI, in April 2017.

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Jayender Jagadeesan, PhD have been chosen as one of Medtech Boston's 40 under 40 Healthcare Innovators

April 19, 2017

Jayender Jagadeesan, PhD, an Assistant Professor working in the Surgical Planning Lab in the Radiology department at Brigham and Women’s hospital, has been named one of the 2017 Medtech Boston 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators for his work in surgical robotics and image-guided procedures in the BWH AMIGO Suite. Read more...

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The 9th Image Guided Therapy Workshop

March 15, 2017

The 9th Image Guided Therapy Workshop was successfully held with 98 registered attendees on March 14-15, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA. The overall goal of this workshop series is to foster a discourse in translational research in image-guided therapy in the NIH-funded community, and to communicate the availability of NCIGT as a national resource for tools and technologies in the field. Similar to

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Creation of the Ferenc Jolesz MD Professorship at Harvard Medical School

February 1, 2017

We are delighted to announce the creation of the Ferenc Jolesz MD professorship at Harvard Medical School. This honors Ferenc A. Jolesz (1946-2014), the B. Leonard Holman professor of Radiology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, a visionary scientist who established the NCIGT in 2005. A pioneer in the field of image guided therapy- often called the “father of IGT’, Ferenc was born in Budapest graduated medical school at Semmelweiss in 1971 and fellowships in neurology and physiology at MGH and Harvard. He led the division of MRI in the department of Radiology from  1990-

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