The Gustave Roussy Medical Imaging Department is organised in three major sectors:
- The work of the Diagnostic Imaging Department focuses on establishing a diagnosis, characterising the tumour lesions, and investigating for distant spread. It also ensures follow-up and assessment of treatment. All of this is based on a variety of imaging modalities (ultrasound, CT, MRI, mammography etc.).
- The Therapeutic Imaging Department employs «mini-invasive» diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. By virtue of specific innovatory methods (radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy), it is possible to use various types of imaging to guide access to tumours (interventional radiology).
- The Nuclear Medicine and Endocrinology Department is responsible for comprehensive management of endocrine gland tumours: thyroid, adrenal and neuroendocrine. This unit depends on technical imaging facilities employing radio-isotopes (isotope scanning and PET-scan) which facilitate the administration of radio-isotope treatment.
Diagnostic Imaging Department
- Evaluation of the role of breast tomosynthesis
- Definition of the place of spectral imaging in ENT conditions
- Evaluation of whole-body MRI protocols and functional MRI
- Continuing developments in angiomammography
- New assessment criteria in clinical research (in collaboration with DITEP)
Therapeutic Imaging Department
- Optimisation of treatment of bone pain in interventional radiology / radiotherapy
- Ablation of lung tumours by cryotherapy
- MEDICEN / BPI / industrial consortium project: improved chemoembolisation agents in hepatocellular carcinoma (CHC) and multimodal imaging guidance of needles in treatment of CHC
- Participation in more than 80 therapeutic trials using biopsy techniques
Nuclear Medicine Department
- Introduction of new isotopes
- Participation in trials of novel therapies