Breakfast & Science Seminar 11

We are pleased to invite you to the eleventh and first of the regular CIBM Breakfast & Science Seminar series for 2021 :

Date and time: Tuesday January 26th, 2020 – 9:00 to 10:30 CET

Location: Online seminar


Seminar Chair: François Lazeyras, Head of CIBM MRI HUG-UNIGE Clinical MR Imaging Section

  • 09:00 – 09:15  Welcome & Introduction
  • 09:15 – 10:00: “Brain MRgFUS : review of physical principles, clinical status and recent clinical research”, by Salomir Rares Vincent, Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics, UNIGE & Division of Radiology, HUG

    Focused ultrasound was suggested in the middle of XXth century as a non-invasive therapy, delivering sharply defined patterns of energy deep inside the body. Technological progress yielding large scale phased arrays of ultrasound sources and its coupling to magnetic resonance guidance and real time thermometry have enabled various medical applications. FDA approved and CE marked devices are available for localized thermal ablation of uterine fibroid, pain palliation of bone metastases, localized prostate cancer and neurological functional disorders (ET, PD). Beam focusing through the skull enabled incision-less MRgFUS thalamotomy, that is already recognized as an effective approach for single session permanent treatment of ED and some PD. Beside the current clinical application, recent reports addressed the feasibility and safety of BBB opening for local drug delivery in humans.

    About the Speaker
    Born at Cluj-Napoca, Romania. PhD in 2001 in therapeutic imaging. Tenure track professor in 2017. Head of “Image guided interventions laboratory” (UNIGE-HUG) since 2014. Chief physicist at Radiology division, HUG. Full member of LifeSciences PhD doctoral school. Main research topics : MR-guided Focused Ultrasound and Hybrid Imaging Devices for Interventional Radiology.

  • 10:00-10:30  CIBM News and Updates

Please register by Monday January 25, 2021, 12:00 at the following link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


26 Jan 2021


9:00 am - 10:30 pm



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