Looking back at the EMIM 2019 | 19-22 March 2019

What else to say rather than...

THANKS for your participation, for sharing your excellent science, the open-minded discussions at and around the EMIM 2019! It was simply a pleasure meeting you in Glasgow.

The EMIM 2019 was the 14th annual meeting of the ESMI.

Plenary Lectures

From Cell to Human Body...

  • Wolfgang Baumeister, Martinsried - Germany
    Cryo-Electron Tomography -The Promise and Challenges of Doing Structural Biology in situ

  • Owen Sansom, Glasgow - UK
    Using image based masspec to interrogate cancer metabolism
  • Anna Wu, Duarte/LA - USA
    Imaging Immune Responses – A Fresh Look using ImmunoPET
  • Lihong Wang, Pasadena, USA
    World’s Deepest-Penetration and Fastest Optical Cameras: Photoacoustic Tomography and Compressed Ultrafast Photography
  • Rebecca Fitzgerald, Cambridge - UK
    A clinical perspective for successful application of new technologies
  • Jason S. Lewis, New York - USA
    Molecular imaging in humans; where are we and where are we going?

RECORDINGS of PLENARY LECTURES are available via the member portal

24 Parallel Session:

PS 01     Nuclear Imaging in Diagnosis & Treatment of Cancer

PS 02     MRI Probes - 19F, Iron Oxide & CEST

PS 03     Optical & Microscopy Technologies

PS 04     Late-Breaking Pitches in Onco(-Immunology) & Neuroimaging

PS 05     PET, CT & Multimodal Technologies

PS 06     New Methods in Neuroimaging

PS 07     Imaging in Infections

PS 08     Imaging the Vasculature and the Heart

PS 09     Intra-Operative Imaging

PS 10     SPECT Probes - New Approaches & Applications

PS 11     Imaging Metabolism

PS 12     Data Processing & Quantification

PS 13     MRI & MRS Technologies

PS 14     Novel Optical, Acoustic & Optoacoustic Probes - from Imaging to Therapy

PS 15     Imaging Immune Responses

PS 16     New Tools for Cancer Imaging

PS 17     PET Probes - Novel Radiotracers & Applications

PS 18     MRI & Optical Imaging in Diagnosis & Treatment of Cancer

PS 19     Neuroimaging: Disease Models & Translational Approaches

PS 04     Late-Breaking Pitches in Imaging Technologies

PS 21     Understanding Tumour Biology

PS 22     MRI Probes for Biomarker Imaging

PS 23     Brain: Structure, Function, Networks

PS 24     Ultrasound & Opto-Acoustic Technologies

Educational Programme

Two educational Spotlight Symposia were scheduled for 19 March from 11.00h to 17.00h:

  • Symposium 1 "Mass Spectrometry"
  • Symposium 2 "Optoacoustic Imaging"

Plus four Educational Sessions scheduled at 19 March 2019 from 13.30h to 17.00h:

  • Onco-Immunology
  • X-ray Imaging
  • Intravital Microscopy
  • Intra-Operative Imaging

EMIM 2019 Poster Awards

30 thematic poster walks were scheduled with no competing sessions in parallel. Each of the poster walks was chaired by two chair persons and resulted into an EMIM 2019 poster award.


PW01    Imaging Host Responses

19F MRI of neutrophil granulocytes by targeting the cell surface receptor CD177 by Sebastian Temme – Düsseldorf, Germany

PW02    Synthesis and Enabling Technologies | New Probes

s-tetrazine: a “clickable” platform for the site-specific dual-labeling of proteins by Victor Goncalves – Dijon, France

PW03    PET/SPECT, Radionuclide, X-ray, CT | New Probes

The synthesis and validation of a multimodal PET/fluorescence zinc sensing probes as potential imaging agents for prostate cancer by George Firth – Hull, UK

PW04    MRI | Technology

An Extracorporeal Circulation Mouse Model for Simultaneous Measurements of DCE-MRI Arterial Input Functions and Radiotracer Blood Concentrations by Philipp Backhaus – Münster, Germany

PW05    Ultrasound and Opto-Acoustic | Technology

Photoacoustic blood oxygenation measurements combined with online pO2 detection and flow spectrometry by Joanna Brunker – Cambridge, UK

PW06    Imaging Cancer Therapy

Theranostic innovative nano-compounds for fluorescent imaging and boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) by Lucie Sancey - La Tronche, France

PW07    Onco-Immunology Imaging

Fixed and live imaging of neutrophils in the lung pre-metastatic niche by Amanda McFarlane – Glasgow, UK

PW08    Disease Models, Translational Approaches | Neuroimaging

Erythropoietin receptors can be targeted in human and rat stroke tissue using [89Zr] Deferoxamine-EPO by Kristin Patzwaldt - Tübingen, Germany

Above mentioned posters were presenter within Poster Session 1

PW09    Imaging the Heart and the Vascular System

Manganese enhanced MRI can quantify myocardial infarct size earlier than gadolinium enhanced MRI by Daniel Stuckey – London, UK

PW10    Data Processing & Quantification

Dispersion Correction for Sampled Blood Input function in Rats by Herve Boutin - Manchester , UK

PW11    Imaging Metabolism

Towards Fast Deuterium Metabolic Imaging by Felix Kreis – Cambridge, UK

PW12    MRI and Multimodal | New Probes

Monitoring cell proliferation by exploiting CEST-MRI methods by Giuseppe Ferrauto – Torino, Italy

PW13    PET/SPECT, Radionuclide, X-ray, CT | New Probes

Development of 68Ga and 18F radiolabelled peptide probes for PET imaging of αvβ6 integrin expression in cancers and fibrotic diseases by George Herbert – Hull, UK

PW14    Nuclear Imaging | Technology

Monte Carlo simulation of a Total Body PET scanner based on the PENN PET by Nikos Efthimiou – Hull, UK

PW15    X-Ray based Imaging | Technology

Automatic quality control and recalibration for micro-CT without user intervention by Bert Vandeghinste – Ghent, Belgium

PW16    Mass Spectrometry | Technology

Multimodal mass spectrometry imaging for assessment of response and resistance to Oncology combination therapies by Stephanie Ling - Cambridge, UK

PW17    Understanding Tumour Biology

The accumulation of tumor-derived exosomes changes the immune cell composition in target tissue of metastasis by Moritz Wildgruber – Münster, Germany

PW18    Imaging to Diagnose Cancer

Micro-Computed Tomography of a murine non-alcoholic fatty liver disease model with liver-specific knockout of the mTOR pathway by Diana Möckel – Aachen, Germany

PW19    Brain: Structure, Function, Networks

Longitudinal in vivo MRI assessment of functional connectivity reveals early pathological hypersynchronisation of brain networks in the inducible Tet-off APP mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease by Inès  Ben-Nejma – Wilrijk, Belgium

Above mentioned posters were presenter within Poster Session 2

PW20    Imaging the Heart and the Vascular System

Dual-SPECT Imaging Targets: Catching the Inflamed Risky Culprit in Atherosclerosis by Hilary Barrett -  Rotterdam, Netherlands

PW21    Translation and Clinical Applications | IOI

Fluorescence Image Guided Surgery in Head and Neck Cancer: A phase 1, dose-escalation study for in vivo tumor detection using Cetuximab-IRDye800CW conjugate by Steven J. de Jongh – Groningen, Netherlands

PW22    Imaging in Infection

Illuminating Bacterial Quorum Sensing Using Optical Molecular Tools by Wiktor Szymanski – Groningen, Netherlands

PW23    MRI and Multimodal | New Probes

Porous Nanostructures as Facile Platforms for MR/PET Multimodal Imaging by Kristina  Djanashvili – Delft, Netherlands

PW24    PET/SPECT, Radionuclide, X-ray, CT | New Probes

Synthesis and biological validation of macrocyclic CXCR4 and ACKR3 binding agents for PET imaging and therapeutic applications in cancer by Isaline Renard – Hull, UK

PW25    Optical Imaging, Ultrasound, Photoacoustic | New Probes

Development of N-oxide-based Probes for Photoacoustic Imaging of Hypoxia by Hailey Knox -  Urbana, US

PW26    Optical Imaging and Microscopy | Technology

In situ multi-elemental imaging of peri-prosthetic tissues with laser spectrometry by Benoit Busser – Grenoble, France

PW27    New Tools for Cancer Imaging

Volumetric optoacoustic imaging of acute and cyclic hypoxia in a murine breast cancer model by Avihai Ron – Nürnberg, Germany

PW28    Imaging Cancer Therapy

PEGylated Pyropheophorbide-a Nanodots for Fluorescence/Photoacoustic Dual-modal Imaging-guided Photodynamic Therapy by Kittipan Siwawannapong – Mueang, Thailand

PW29    Disease Models, Translational Approaches | Neuroimaging

Longitudinal MRI evaluation of ischemic injury evolution in Toll-like receptor 2 (Tlr2) deficient mice by Marina Dobrivojevic Radmilovic – Zagreb, Croatia

PW30    New Methods and Methodology | Neuroimaging

Signal changes in functional diffusion measurements in rat show earlier onsets compared to BOLD fMRI measurements and have a vascular contribution by Lydia  Wachsmuth – Münster, Germany

Above mentioned posters were presenter within Poster Session 3