The University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) was founded in 2000 through the merger of the University Hospital Utrecht, Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, and the Medical Faculty of Utrecht University. With >1,000 beds, >11,000 employees, and >3500 BSc and MSc students, UMC Utrecht is one of the largest medical centers in the Netherlands. Patient care, education and research are strongly integrated, and organizationally clustered in 12 divisions, one of which, the Imaging Division, participates in the IMPACT project.
With over 200 researchers, the Imaging Division of the UMC Utrecht is one of the largest concentrations of academic medical imaging research worldwide. The division comprises the Departments of Radiology (including Nuclear Medicine), Radiotherapy, and Medical Imaging; the latter department is better known as the Image Sciences Institute. The division is internationally renowned for its research on MR image acquisition, image analysis (registration, quantification, computer-aided diagnosis), diagnostic imaging of brain disorders, cardiovascular diseases and oncology, and image-guided oncological interventions.
There is a longstanding close collaboration with industry, which has facilitated rapid translation of research concepts to image technology enabled healthcare solutions, for patient-tailored diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.