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Technological science is the catalyst for innovation in healthcare. MIRA combines fundamental and applied research with clinical practice. This unique scientific path stimulates a successful application of fundamental concepts and enables healthcare to rapidly introduce new treatments. MIRA works closely with hospitals, the business community and governmental organizations, aiming to secure its leading position in Europe.


27 Aug 2014 - CMI-NEN event 2014 & Inaugural lectures Prof.dr. De Geus-Oei & Prof.dr. Slart Yearly Event of the Center for Medical Imaging - North East Netherlands (CMI-NEN) October 30, 2014 at the University of Twente in Enschede. 26 Aug 2014 - Radiation-free method to track suspicious lymph nodes in case of cancer Researchers at the UT Research Institute MIRA have developed a new method for tracing the sentinel lymph node, the node by which you can tell whether a patient's cancer has spread. Martijn Visscher demonstrated that you can find the node using magnetic nanoparticles, a simple set-up and a clever way of measuring. The patented find, which can quickly be put into practice, will prevent patients from being unnecessarily exposed to ionizing radiation. Visscher will obtain his doctoral degree on 27 August.  20 Aug 2014 - Mathieu Odijk receives Veni grant for Microprobe for more accurate measurements in the brain Mathieu Odijk has received a Veni Grant from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The research project “Microprobe for more accurate measurements in the brain” will be conducted in the BIOS Lab-on-a-chip group. 19 Aug 2014 - TLEMsafe: Improving safety and predictability of complex musculoskeletal surgery As the average lifespan increases, the percentage of aged individuals in populations across developed countries is also growing. This means healthcare systems are presented with a higher incidence of complex musculoskeletal pathologies, such as joint deformation and misalignment or bone and soft-tissue cancer, thus the demand for reconstructive orthopaedic operations is correspondingly rising. 19 Aug 2014 - No support for increasing the volume norm for breast cancer surgery The number of breast cancer surgery which a hospital performs yearly does not play a significant role in the chance of survival. This is the conclusion of research of Sabine Siesling from the University of Twente (MIRA institute) and the Comprehensive Cancer Centre (IKNL) which is published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. The study was performed together with the Vereniging Samenwerkende Algemene Ziekenhuizen and medical specialists and does not supports the attention given nowadays to the volume norms for treatment of breast cancer.