In honor of Throwback Thursday, we’re going back to 2012, when Fuze took center stage at the TEDxMaastricht “Future of Health” event, organized by Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre.
In this video, titled “Yes We Scan,” Dr. Jelle Barentsz, a professor of radiology at the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, outlines advancements in diagnosing and treating prostate cancer using MRI. Fuze is used to connect multiple physicians, including one in audience on his iPad, to review MRI imaging in real time and collaborate on a proposed treatment for the patient. Extremely cutting edge in 2012.
Dr. Barentsz is an renowned researcher known internationally for his contributions to imaging prostate cancer and lymph nodes. With his team, he developed new MRI techniques and implemented them in daily care for patients with prostate cancer. By applying his pioneering work to visualize small metastases, he successfully enabled focused image-guided radiotherapy in patients with prostate cancer.
In May 2014, Dr. Barentsz received one of the highest Royal Decorations: he became the Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion. According to an article from the International Cancer Imaging Society: “The three most important contributions of Dr. Barentsz are: the development and rebirth of the lymph node specific iron-nano-MR contrast agent (Combidex), the discovery and implementation of multi-parametric MRI, which led to the maturity of prostate MRI, and finally the development and implementation of the PI-RADS scoring system for the structured interpretation of prostate MRIs.”
For #tbt we salute Dr. Barentsz for his amazing contributions to healthcare, as well as his progressive use of Fuze in breaking down the barriers of distance in patient care. Thank you Dr. Barentsz!