THANKS for making the EMIM 2018 a success – for your participation, for your excellent science, the open-minded discussions at and around the EMIM!

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Plenary Lectures

  • Elisabeth de Vries – Groningen
    Current and Future Role of Molecular Imaging in Oncology
  • Nassir Navab – Munich
    Robotic Imaging, Machine Learning and Augmented Reality for Computer Assisted Interventions
  • Zahi Fayad – New York
    Stress Effect on the Brain, the Immune System and Cardiovascular Disease – from Neuroimaging to Cardiovascular Imaging: a Systems Biology Approach
  • David Boas – Boston
    Guiding Interpretation of BOLD fMRI by Measuring and Modelling Microvasculature Oxygen Distributions
  • ESMI Award Winner 2018: Mickael Tanter – Paris
    Changes of Paradigm in Biomedical Ultrasound
  • PhD award winner 2017: Nynke van den Berg – Leiden/AmsterdamnAdvancing surgical guidance: From (hybrid) molecule to man and beyond

Recordings of Plenary & Educational Lectures

The presentations of the plenary & educational talks have been RECORDED and are available for all ESMI members through the member portal

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Parallel Sessions

PS 01New Probes | Optical & Optoacoustic Imaging
PS 02New Tools for Cancer Imaging
PS 03Multimodal and Drug-Based Imaging of Brain Physiology and Connectivity
PS 04Cardiovascular Imaging
PS 05X-ray & Nuclear Imaging Techniques
PS 06Neuroimaging | New Methods
PS 07Imaging Metabolism
PS 08Imaging Therapies
PS 09Intra-Operative Imaging
PS 10New Probes | PET/SPECT & Radionuclides
PS 11Imaging Infection
PS 12Data Analysis & Methodology
PS 13Hyperpolarization MRI & MPI Technologies
PS 14Neuroimaging | Disease Models
PS 15Immuno – Oncology
PS 16Optoacoustics & Fluorescence Imaging
PS 17Brain: Structure, Function and Networks
PS 18Oncology | Solutions to unmet Clinical Need
PS 19New Probes | Synthesis and Enabling Technologies
PS 20Microscopy & Optical Imaging Technologies
PS 21Understanding Tumour Biology
PS 22New Probes | MRI & Multimodal
PS 23Imaging Immune Disorders
PS 24Ultrasound & Opto-Acoustics Technologies

EMIM 2018 ONLINE PROGRAMME incl. abstracts | look inside


With the educational programme it was aimed to provide you with a state-of-the-art update on relevant topics and cover emerging themes in the field of Imaging Science.

  • Spotlight Symposium on “Working with Allen Brain Atlas Data”
  • Spotlight Symposium on “Intra-Operative Imaging – from Concept to Knife”
  • Vascular Heterogeneity
  • Synthesis and application of nanoparticles for Imaging
  • CRISPR IMAGES ‐ Synthetic Biology meets Molecular Imaging

Recordings of Plenary & Educational Lectures

The presentations of the plenary & educational talks have been RECORDED and are available for all ESMI members through the member portal

Not a member yet? Just apply here and be part of the imaging community in Europe.

Category Chairs 2018

Cardiovascular Imaging

Frank Bengel – Hannover Germany
Willem Mulder – Amsterdam/New York Netherlands/USA

Data Analysis & Methodology 

Felix Gremse – Aachen Germany
Daniel Razansky – Munich Germany

Imaging Metabolism 

David Lewis – Glasgow UK

Imaging Probes, Chemistry & Reporter Genes 

Guy Bormans – Leuven Belgium
Giuseppe Ferrauto – Torino Italy

Imaging Technologies 

Chris van Hove – Gent Belgium
Bettina Weigelin – Houston USA
Xin Yu – Tubingen Germany

Immunology, Inflammation & Infectious Diseases 

Erik Aarntzen – Nijmegen Netherlands
Greetje Vande Velde – Leuven Belgium

Intra-Operative Imaging 

Volker Neuschmelting – Cologne/Munich Germany
Go van Dam – Groningen Netherlands


Cornelius Faber – Münster Germany
Marlene Wiart – Lyon France

Oncology Imaging 

Francisca Mulero – Madrid Spain
Tim Witney – London UK

young ESMI Groups

THANKS to the young ESMI groups for the organization of the Scientific Speed-Dating, the Meet the Expert Session, and young ESMI corner, your ideas, and enthusiasm!

Thanks for your participation & contribution!

  • AI4R
  • BET Solutions
  • BioSpace Lab
  • Bracco
  • Bruker
  • FujiFilm VisualSonics
  • Iconeus
  • Invicro
  • Inviscan
  • iThera Medical
  • LI-COR
  • Magnetic Insight
  • Mauna Kea Technologies
  • mediso
  • MILabs
  • Molecubes
  • MR solutions
  • nanoPET
  • OptiScan
  • PerkinElmer
  • piramal
  • Sedecal
  • Siemens
  • Spectral Instruments Imaging
  • Vilber

EMIM 2018 ONLINE PROGRAMME incl. abstracts | look inside

EMIM 2018 in San Sebastián, Spain

The EMIM 2018 was the 13th annual meeting of the ESMI – thanks to all of you for your participation and dedication for imaging science!

  • 710 Participants from
  • 31 Countries
  • 461 Abstracts
  • 264 Reviewer
  • 60 Sessions
  • 292 Talks
  • 9 Plenary Lectures
  • 112 Session Chairs
  • 10 Study Group meetings
  • 3 Meet the Expert sessions
  • 4 Focus Sessions
  • 265 Posters presented in 
  • 27 Thematic Poster Walks
  • 54 poster chairs (…)
ESMI Award 2018

The ESMI Award 2018 was presented in the scope of the Opening Ceremony in San Sebastián. The winner 2018 is MICKAEL TANTER – congratulations! All ESMI members had been invited to nominate their favourite candidates – thanks to all of you who actively participated.

The Laudation Speech was given by Annemie van der Linden and Chrit Moonen.


The three finalists were selected in accordance with the scores given by independent reviewers in a completely blind reviewing process. The winner and the finalists:

The Young Investigator Award 2018 was presented to: 
  • Marjory Koller from Groningen for her work on Quantitative Molecular Fluorescence Endoscopy: a new and promising tool to Predict and Evaluate Response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer patients
The further YIA finalists:
  • Janette Iking from Munster on In vivo imaging of human monocyte trafficking in a preclinical model of mouse myocardial infarction to study mononuclear cell function in the context of cardiovascular diseases
  • Markus Seeger from Munich on Hybrid label-free microscopy by means of optical-resolution optoacoustic and non-linear optical modalities
EMIM 2018 Poster Awards

27 thematic poster walks were scheduled with no other competing sessions in parallel. Each of the poster walks was chaired by two chair persons and resulted into an EMIM 2018 poster award. 

Cardiovascular Imaging 

Victor Finel “3D mapping of cardiac contraction on isolated rat heart using ultrasound ultrafast imaging”

Alkystis Phinikaridou “Molecular Imaging of Tropoelastin in Aortic Aneurysm”

Data Analysis & Methodology 

Prateek Katiyar “Comparison of autoencoders for tissue classification in histopathology images”

Develop: New Tools for Cancer Imaging 

Eva Koziolek “A BON-SSTR2 chicken chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model and imaging portfolio for the analysis of Lu-177-DOTATOC therapeutic effects and sensitizing agents”

Caterina Facchin “Analysis of early PET-UUI biomarkers of anti-angiogenic treatment in a mouse model of paraganglioma”

Discover: Understand Tumour Biology 

Mireia Mayoral Safont “FLT PET-CT imaging to determine treatment effectiveness on an Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) patient-derived xenograft (PDX)”

Imaging Immune Disorders 

Mohamed Ali Jarboui “Omics profiling of inflammatory immune response in GPI-induced arthritis”

Imaging Infection 

Yasemin Töre “Clumping factor A plays important role in initiation of S. aureus-induced infective endocarditis”

Imaging Metabolism 

Seth Gammon “Imaging Target Engagement in Collateral Lethality, [18F]FAZA PET Imaging Reveals Pharmacodynamics of IACS-010759, a Novel Complex 1 Inhibitor”

Intra Operative Imaging 

Katrin Kleinmanns “Improved cytoreduction of ovarian cancer using CD24-targeted fluorescence image guided surgery in a preclinical murine model”

Microscopy & Optical Imaging Technology 

Fernanda Ramos-Gomes “Multimodal Bismuth Ferrite second harmonic nanoparticles for pulmonary macrophage tracking”

MRI and Hyperpolarization Technology 

Xinyi Zhou “In Vivo Sensitive and Radiation-Free Ventilation/Perfusion 3D Lung Imaging with Magnetic Particle Imaging”

Neuroimaging | New Methods 

Philipp Boehm-Sturm “Toolboxes for Allen brain atlas registration of MR and histology images to study functional recovery after stroke in the mouse”

Neuroimaging | Disease Models 

Abraham Martin “In vivo imaging of α7 nicotinic receptors as a novel method to monitor neuroinflammation after cerebral ischemia”

Lydia Wachsmuth “Structural remodeling in a rat model of brain stem ischemia revealed by diffusion tensor imaging”

Brain: Structure, Function, and Networks 

Andrea Mendez-Torrijos “Food as a Modulator of Resting State Networks in Rodents and Humans”

New Probes | MRI and Multimodal 

Andrea Gálisová “A novel mannan-based probe for multimodal imaging of cancer and inflammation”

Giuseppe Digilio “Biocompatible Materials labelled with Microenvironment Responsive MRI Probes for the follow-up of Cell Transplants”

New Probes | Optical Imaging and Photoacoustic 

Giorgia Zambito “Evaluating different luciferase reporter genes combined with novel D-luciferin analogues for bioluminescence imaging”

New Probes | PET/SPECT and Radionuclide 

Stef De Lombaerde “Evaluating hepatobiliary transport with 18F labeled bile acids: the effect of radiolabel position and bile acid backbone on radiosynthesis, in vitro and in vivo performance”

Peter Gawne “Oxine (8-hydroxyquinoline) as an ionophore for 52Mn: Exploring applications in cell radiolabelling and liposomal nanomedicine imaging using PET”

New Probes | Synthesis and Enabling Technologies 

Wael Al Rawashdeh “Tuning the photophysical properties of small organic fluorophores for cellular microscopy”

Frederik Cleeren “Kit-based labelling of heat-sensitive biomolecules using the inverse electron demand Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction”

Nuclear Imaging Technology 

David Perez-Benito “Design and performance study of quasi-spherical PET scanner”

Oncology | Solutions to unmet clinical need 

Pascal Jonker “MET as Potential Target for Molecular Fluorescence Guided Surgery in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma”

Ultrasound and Opto-Acoustics Technology 

Antonio Miguel Caravaca Aguirre “Photoacoustic endoscopy with speckle illumination”

X-Ray Imaging Technology 

Mónica Abella Garcia “X-Ray scatter correction in 2D radiography using a beam-stopper: a simulation study”