Medical imaging is of great interest in areas such as medical diagnostics, treatment planning and drug development. In Flanders, a very active research community is working with state-of-the-art imaging techniques involving several novel imaging modalities (e.g. different types of functional imaging) and the associated advanced image processing.
Stefaan Vandenberghe (moderator)
Vandenberghe (MSc, PhD) obtained his MSc in Physics in 1996 and an additional
degree in Biomedical Engineering in 1997 from KU Leuven. After working in the
nuclear medicine department of the University Hospital Ghent (1997-‐1999) he
started a Ph.D. in the MEDISIP group of the University of Ghent. His research
was on the optimal configuration of gamma cameras for PET imaging and on
listmode reconstruction techniques for PET systems. He received a Ph.D.
(Engineering) from this university in 2002. During his FWO postdoctoral
research he worked on rotating slat systems (with solid state detectors) Monte
Carlo simulations and natural pixel reconstruction.
In 2004 he joined Philips Research USA (Briarcliff) to work as a Senior Scientist in the Clinical Site Program. The position was at the University of Pennsylvania (Dr. Joel Karp) in Philadelphia. During this period he worked on simulations, reconstructions and measurements for Time‐Of‐Flight PET systems (LaBr3 and LYSO).
At the end of 2005 he returned to Belgium (return grant) in the MEDISIP group. In collaboration with different researchers in the group a variety of topics is covered: Monte Carlo simulations, rotating slat SPECT, Time-of‐Flight PET and quantification for radionuclide dosimetry. He has been appointed as full time research professor (BOF-ZAP) at UGent since October 2007. Since then he has been involved in national and European projects on system design for SPECT, PET-MRI and TOF‐PET.