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DiffMag for magnetic sentinel lymph node biopsy

Mini-Symposium: DiffMag for magnetic sentinel lymph node biopsy

In cancer treatment the metastatic status of regional lymph nodes is considered among the principal prognostic factors. Therefore, accurate staging of lymph nodes is of importance. Since the sentinel lymph node was found representative for the lymphatic status, the sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) procedure is currently used as an accurate staging tool. The conventional SLNB procedure (facilitated by radioisotopes), with its limited availability in developing and developed countries motivates exploration of the potential for magnetic sensing technologies in these cases.

This symposium will address the clinical needs and technical requirements necessary to advance the magnetic sensing technologies regarding sentinel lymph node detection and staging to a clinical procedure.

Where & When

  • Date: 31 August, 2022
  • Time: 13.00 – 15:45 
  • Language: English
  • Format: Hybrid event (including digital livestream and live venue)
  • Location:: Auditorium of the TechMed Centre (Technohal, building 18), on the campus of the University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5, Enschede


13.00 - 13.30 

Walk in: Registration / Badges / Coffee & Tea 

13.30 - 14.00 

Tour TechMed simulation centre 

14.00 - 14.20 

Opening & introduction SLNB
Sebastiaan Waanders, MSc (Department head TechMed infra, University of Twente) 

14.20 - 14.40

Making an IMDD, lessons learnt
Keshen Mathura (MDD expert, University of Twente)

14.40 - 15.00 

Clinical experience of the magnetic technique in Breast Cancer Surgery 
Prof. dr. Fredrik Wärnberg, MD (Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Consultant Breast Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg)

15.00 - 15.20 

Sentinel node biopsy in oral cancer patients
Prof. dr. Remco de Bree, MD (Head department Head&Neck surgical oncology, UMC Utrecht) 

15.20 - 15.40 

The DiffMag handheld probe
Dr. Lejla Alic, (Assistant Professor, University of Twente) 

16.30 - 18.00 

PhD defence: Magnetic identification of sentinel lymph nodes in the head and neck
Eliane Nieuwenhuis, MSc
Location: Prof. Dr. G. Berkhoff-Zaal, Waaier



This symposium is organized by the Magnetic Detection & Imaging (MD&I) Group. 



We have a limit of 100 live attendees, so register now to ensure your seat. Alternatively, please indicate online presence. 

DiffMag for magnetic sentinel lymph node biopsy