François-Xavier Hanin

Artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning in nuclear medicine imaging

Dr François-Xavier HaninDr. François-Xavier Hanin MD, PhD

CHU UCL Namur, Site Sainte-Elisabeth, Department of Nuclear Medicine

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Expertise and research interests

FDG PET-CT in clinical oncology, inflammation, infection, or neurology

Conventionnal nuclear medicine scintigraphy

Therapy using internal emitters like Iodine-131 Radium-223 Lutetium-177

Dosimetry of internal emitters

General thyroidology; thyroid cancer

Particular interest in AI and its applications as computer vision for medical imaging

Research projects

  • ONGOING Deep learning systems for computer vision in thyroid scintigraphy
  • ONGOING Deep learning segmentation for dosimetric CT scans in radiation oncology
  • ONGOING Deep learning evaluation of relative uptake in DAT scans and thyroid scintigraphy
  • ONGOING Deep learning evaluation of lung perfusion scintigraphy for diagnosis aid in pulmonary embolism

Selected publications

Ibrahim A, Vaidyanathan A, Primakov S, Belmans F, Bottari F, Refaee T, Lovinfosse P, Jadoul A, Derwael C, Hertel F, Woodruff HC, Zacho HD, Walsh S, Vos W, Occhipinti M, Hanin FX, Lambin P, Mottaghy FM, Hustinx R. Deep learning based identification of bone scintigraphies containing metastatic bone disease foci. Cancer Imaging. 2023 Jan 25;23(1):12.

Destine M, Hanin FX, Mathieu I, Willemart B, Seret A. Deconvolution of Tc-99m-Mercaptoacetyltriglycine Renograms with the Concomitant Use of a Sparse Legendre Polynomial Representation and the Moore-Penrose Pseudo-inverse. Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther. 2022 Feb 2;31(1):7-15.

Longton E, Lawson G, Bihin B, Mathieu I, Hanin FX, Deheneffe S, Vander Borght T, Laloux M, Daisne JF. Individualized Prophylactic Neck Irradiation in Patients with cN0 Head and Neck Cancer Based on Sentinel Lymph Node(s) Identification: Definitive Results of a Prospective Phase 1-2 Study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2020 Jul 15;107(4):652-661.

Hanin FX, Pauwels S, Bol A, Melis M, Breeman W, de Jong M, Jamar F. Effect of interferon-alpha treatment on [68Ga-DOTA,Tyr3,Thre8]octreotide uptake in CA20948 tumors: a small-animal PET study. J Nucl Med. 2011 Apr;52(4):580-5.

Hanin FX, Pauwels S, Bol A, Breeman W, de Jong M, Jamar F. Tumor uptake of 68Ga-DOTA-Tyr3-octreotate: animal PET studies of tumor flow and acute somatostatin receptor modulation in the CA20948 rat model. Nucl Med Biol. 2010 Feb;37(2):157-65.