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The Image-Guided Surgery group at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), headed by Dr. Vahrmeijer focuses on safe and efficient clinical translation of  image guided surgery applications to improve personalized clinical practice and enhance patient outcome.


Vahrmeijer Lab widely represented at the WMIC in Montreal

Early September 2019, Montreal was the stage of the World Molecular Imaging Conference. At this annual event, The Molecular-Targeted Precision Surgery was represented with 7 poster presentations and 6 oral presentations. After a very successful meeting, dr. Babs Sibinga Mulder was awarded the best poster award for her work on ICG perfusion imaging in reconstructive breast surgery!  


The Molecular-Targeted Precision Surgery group organized a Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) symposium. Many national and international leaders in the field joined us at the Trippenhuis in Amsterdam.
A photo impression of this memorable day can be accessed via this link (opens in new window).


ECCO European Cancer Congress 27-30 January Amsterdam
Photonics West BIOSBIOS, the largest biophotonics, biomedical optics, and imaging conference 28 January- 2 February San Francisco
ECR Annual meeting of the European Society of Radiology 1-5 March Vienna
SSOSurgical oncology 15-18 March Seattle
EMIMMolecular Imaging 5-7 April Cologne
ESTROOncological radiology 5-9 May Vienna
ASCO Annual MeetingClinical Oncology 2-6 June Chicago
SNMMINuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 10-14 June Colorado
WMICMolecular Imaging 13-16 September Philadelphia
ESCPColoproctology 20-22 September Berlijn
EANMNuclear medicine 21-25 October Vianna
SEOHSSnijdende specialismen 3 November Nijmegen

September 2016

WMIC World Medical Imaging Conference 7-10 Sept New York
ESSO  European Society for Surgical Oncology 14-16 Sept Krakau
EANM European Association of Nuclear Medicine 15-19 Oct Barcelona

June 2016

Hoogstins CE, Tummers QR, Gaarenstroom KN, de Kroon CD, Trimbos JB, Bosse T, Smit VT, Vuyk J, van de Velde CJ, Cohen AF, Low PS, Burggraaf J, Vahrmeijer AL. A Novel Tumor-Specific Agent for Intraoperative Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging: A Translational Study in Healthy Volunteers and Patients with Ovarian Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Jun 15;22(12):2929-38.

May 2016

Denise Hilling receives Bas Mulder Award 2016
Denise Hilling, MD, PhD, oncologic surgeon in training at the LUMC, has received the prestigious Bas Mulder Award 2016  of the Dutch Cancer Society. She intends to collect proof that the ‘Watch and Wait strategy is a safe approach for the treatment of rectal cancer. Using tumor specific near infrared imaging for  surveillance of patients who received neoadjuvant therapy, surgery can be avoided and relapses can be detected earlier avoiding extensive surgery in these patients.


Peters IT, Stegehuis PL, Peek R, Boer FL, van Zwet EW, Eggermont J, Westphal JR, Kuppen PJ, Trimbos JB, Hilders CG, Lelieveldt BP, van de Velde CJ, Bosse T, Dijkstra J, Vahrmeijer AL. Non-invasive detection of metastases and follicle density in ovarian tissue using full-field optical coherence tomography. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 May 16.

May 27 2015

Sven Mieog receives Bas Mulder Award 2015 Sven Mieog, MD, PhD, postdoctoral researcher at the Vahrmeijer lab, has received the Bas Mulder Award 2015  of the Dutch Cancer Society. He will use the award to perform research on improving the quality of surgical care for pancreatic cancer patients using novel imaging techniques.