dr. Julie Bolcaen (PhD)

CRIG member
Julie Bolcaen

Research assistant - Department of radiology and nuclear medicine GE16, Nuclear Medicine, Ghent University Hospital
Principal Investigator: prof. Ingeborg Goethals (MD, PhD)


Research focus

PET and MRI for therapy response assessment in high-grade glioma


Julie has finished her Master in Biomedical Sciences (option radiation science) at the Ghent University in 2011 with great distinction. She has a special interest in neurosciences and medical imaging of the brain. At the moment, Julie has been working as a Ph.D. student for 5 years at the department of nuclear medicine of Ghent University Hospital. Her focus is on PET/MRI imaging of high-grade brain tumors. Since 2013 she is a member of the organizing committee of the Belgian Molecular Imaging Community. She is reviewer for Plos One and her personal awards include a BBTS prize in 2013 and a SIE scholarship in 2016.

Key publications

  • (18)F-fluoromethylcholine (FCho), (18)F-fluoroethyltyrosine (FET), and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) for the discrimination between high-grade glioma and radiation necrosis in rats: a PET study'. Nucl Med Biol, 2015. (PMID: 25218024)
  • 'MRI-guided 3D conformal arc micro-irradiation of a F98 glioblastoma rat model using the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP)'. J Neurooncol, 2014. (PMID: 25069566)
  • 'Structural and metabolic features of two different variants of multiple sclerosis: a PET/MRI study'. J Neuroimaging, 2013. (PMID: 23279326)
  • 'The optimal timing for imaging brain tumours and other brain lesions with 18F-labelled fluoromethylcholine: a dynamic positron emission tomography study'. Nucl Med Commun, 2012 (PMID: 22842224)

Contact & links

  • -1P8 Corneel Heymanslaan 10  - 9000 Gent
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