Oncology is at the heart of the expertise of the IHU Strasbourg's Medical Imaging Centre in Strasbourg, particularly for cancers of the digestive system.
LCT scans and MRI play a central role in any oncological treatment, starting with the initial diagnosis and tumor extension evaluation, then accompanying the patient throughout their course of treatment with imaging at regular intervals, for optimal active monitoring, with the aim of promptly detecting any changes requiring potential therapeutic adaptations.
To be able to select and adapt treatment(s) in the best way possible and to reach the most favourable prognosis, cancer assessments (most often by thoraco-abdominopelvic +/- CT brain scan) require precise knowledge of the different types of cancers and their anatomical routes of spread.
Doctor Aïna Venkatasamy is a radiologist and co-director of the IHU Strasbourg’s Medical Imaging Facility (GIE) alongside Professor Gallix. Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Molecular Biology (Ph.D.). she has worked at the Strasbourg University Hospital, University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and the Universitätsklinikum Freiburg in Germany. She specializes in head and neck (ENT), body and oncology imaging.
Benoît Gallix is a radiologist and a Professor of Medicine in France and Canada. Prior to joining the IHU Strasbourg, Benoît Gallix served as Chief of the Department of Medical Imaging, Hospital Saint-Eloi, at the Montpellier University Hospital in France (2008-2013) and Chief of the Imaging Department at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (2013-2019). At McGill, he created a research laboratory focused on Automatic Quantification of Tumor Morphology using artificial intelligence (Machine Learning) and also developed an Oncology Network of different University Hospitals in Montreal for artificial intelligence.
Doctor Dominique Charneau is a radiologist, with 30 years of experience in radiology, especially in abdominal imaging.
Doctor Vanina Faucher is a Hospital Practitioner at the University Hospitals of Strasbourg, specialized in abdominal imaging.