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Symposium on Imaging Hallmarks of Cancer, 26th – 27th October 2017

Meet the Speakers: Dr. Marc Ghysels

  1. 14.9.2017

    Dr. Marc Ghysels earned degrees in medicine, surgery, obstetrics, and diagnostic radiology, from the Free University of Brussels (ULB).

    From 1986 to 2002, he practiced at the Erasme Hospital at ULB where he used to work under the supervision of Professor Celso Matos, at the Jules Bordet Institute (ULB) and at the Edith Cavell Medical institute, also in Brussels.

    However, he gave up practicing medicine in 2002, electing to start his own company specialising in the radiological study of fine art and antiquities.

    As the son of a sculptor and brother of an art historian, from a family of art collectors, perhaps it is not such a surprise that he managed to find a way to combine his two passions in such an innovative manner.

    He uses computer tomography scanning to assess if/how artworks have been damaged and repaired, how they were made and even whether they are real or fakes.

    Specifically at the Symposium, Dr. Ghysels will be using the story of how he used modern radiographic techniques to examine Djenne archaeological objects from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century which had never previously been able to be effectively examined.

    More generally, Dr. Ghysels work raises questions about the future uses of radiological techniques and technology, which will be discussed in depth.

    To attend the Symposium on Imaging Hallmarks of Cancer, register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/esor-symposium-on-imaging-hallmarks-of-cancer-tickets-31971424391 

    Photographs and scans used with kind permission of Dr. Marc Ghysels, from www.scantix.com

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