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EU code
12.9 - Others - Medical Sciences
3 - PhD
University of Leuven, Belgium
Imaging and Pathology
PhD position at the Department of Imaging and Pathology at KU Leuven
Language requirements
Good knowledge of English.
Academic requirements
Applicants must hold a MSc in a relevant field of study.
Max available positions
The OMFS-IMPATH research group relates to development and validation of surgical tools and image-based solutions to advance in oromaxillofacial surgery, with an ultimate aim to obtain an optimised treatment outcome while minimizing the peri- and postsurgical risks, such as neurovascular trauma. In order to achieve this, a global integration of digital datasets will enable the creation of a virtual replica of the patient. This may allow full simulation of the surgery as well as of its expected outcome. While the latter may help to further modify and finetune the planned surgery, the former integrated virtual data may allow presurgical simulations, development of image-based surgical tools and navigation. Research is focused on image-based development of surgical aids with a validation of their clinical applicability. Research lines includes image-based development of individualised surgical tools, while striving for advanced applications of e.g. 3D printing; maximised visualisation of the trigeminal nerve p
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36 months between Jul 15 2014 and Jul 14 2017
Contact person
Prof. Reinhilde Jacobs (
Additional information
Selection will be based on a combination of criteria related to curriculum, built-up know how and research skills in the field, motivation, communication and an interview.