At the ISMRM Benelux conference in Brussels, Belgium, Bárbara Schmitz Abecassis and Ingmar Eiling of the LUMC Radiology and C.J. Gorter MRI Center were awarded first prize of a lay-person communication contest. Submissions were judged by researchers and a patient group for their style and ability to make complex ideas accessible to non-experts.

Bárbara explained her work in glioma MR imaging (a type of brain cancer) using chemical exchange saturation transfer, or CEST, in a non-technical summary. Ingmar made a comic comparing the brain waste clearance system, which can decline with ageing, to the Leiden canal system. They were given travel grants for the ISMRM conference in Toronto later this year. Congratulations to them!

Check out their comic and the layman’s summary. All the abstracts submitted by other Benelux MR researchers can be viewed here, but might only be accessible if you have an ISMRM subscription.


Bárbara Schmitz-Abbecassis and Ingmar Eiling receive their awards at the ISMRM Benelux ceremony

Bárbara Schmitz Abecassis and Ingmar Eiling receiving their awards at the ISMRM Benelux ceremony.