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Jelle Barentsz is Professor of Radiology and Vice-chairman for Research in the Department of Radiology of the University Medical Center Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He received his MD cum laude from the University of Utrecht in 1980, and obtained his PhD in medical research in 1990 on MR imaging of the urinary bladder. He is a recognized expert and well known speaker in MR imaging of urogenital and pelvic diseases as evidenced by numerous peer reviewed publications and invitations for presentations at most international meetings.
Dr. Barentsz's future research focusses on new functional and molecular imaging techniques in oncology (especially prostate, breast, bladder, colorectal, and cervical cancer). He has a special interest in new developments in magnetic resonance and contrast agents, and in the fusion of the new functional imaging techniques such as dynamic MRI, MRS, CT, and PET. Central to this research is the value added to patient care of combined new imaging techniques and benefits to the health care system in general.
The highlight of his scientific career is illustrated with the SCBT&MR Lauterbur Award in 1999, senior author of the SCBT&MR In-training Award 2003, two SCBT & MR cum Laude Awards in 2004 and 2008, and six First Price awards (1994, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007) from the Society of Uroradiology.
Dr. Barentsz's organizational capacities are demonstrated by his position as Founding Member and President of the International Cancer Imaging Society in 2005, President of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology from 2002-2004, and his Chairmanship of the Scientific Exhibits Committee of the European Congress of Radiology from 1999-2002.
Professor Barentz has been the recipient of many major awards, including four from the SCBT & MR and six First Price Awards from SUR. His major grants include a €2m Program Award from the Dutch Cancer Society (2007-2013) to explore the clinical value of novel high resolution anatomic and molecular/functional MR imaging in prostate cancer.
Dr. Barentsz is a well-known and frequently invited speaker on MRI of urogenital diseases and on MR-contrast agents. He presents over 20 invited lectures at numerous international meetings every year. He is Section Editor EURORAD Female Pelvis, has published over 160 journal articles and has an h-index of 32.