The Minimally Invasive Image-Guided Intervention Center (MAGIC) is part of the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine of Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands and is chaired by prof. dr. Jurgen Fütterer.
The group has its roots in MRI-guided prostate treatment, and we have expanded to CT-, US-, and MR- image guided oncologic interventions, as for example biopsy of prostate, bone and liver; (non-) thermal ablations of pancreas, liver, kidney, prostate and vascular malformations. Supplementary we focus on nuclear interventions with Holmium particles; intra-operative navigation; robotics; ex-vivo imaging; clinical decision support; and perfusion and vascular interventions. The interventions are developed and performed in close collaboration with the Medical Innovation and Technology expert Center.
It is our goal to have a significant impact on healthcare by bringing our technology to daily practice. We are therefore fully equipped to develop, implement and improve image-guided interventions for clinical practice.
Radboud university medical center and Quirem Medical signed an agreement for joint research. The agreement includes several existing and future projects based on small radioactive spheres (holmium-166 microspheres). Enhanced cooperation should improve the treatment of cancer patients and stimulate research into new applications.
“Radboud university medical center strives for continuous improvement of patient care,” says Professor Jurgen Fütterer, intervention radiologist at Radboud university medical center. “Because we are involved in the development of new treatment techniques, we can tailor these techniques as closely as possible to the needs of the patient. The expansion of our cooperation with Quirem Medical fits in perfectly with that aim.”