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biomedical physics

Head of the Department: Yves GOSSUIN

Welcome to the website of the Service of Biological Physics of the University of Mons.

This website presents :

  • our research activities and publications;
  • our teaching activities;
  • a portrait of the people in our team and a description of each one's activities ;
  • our favourite links (sciences, pedagogy, etc)

 

Address:

University of Mons
Building 6 - 2nd floor
Avenue du Champ de Mars 24
B - 7000 MONS (BELGIUM)
Tel. & Fax: 0032-65/373537

Research Projects:

Our department main research field is Nuclear magnetic resonance, a phenomenon whose principal application is Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Over the last thirty years, this method has established itself as one of the highest performance medical imaging methods. More precisely, we are studying the behaviour of nuclear magnetic relaxation of water protons in the presence of magnetic nanoparticles.

Indeed, the contrast of MRI images is strongly influenced by the presence of magnetic particles. Some particles are endogenous, i.e. naturally present in the human body, whereas others are exogenic, i.e. injected into patients to obtain a better contrast. Let us mention ferritin and hemosiderin, which are iron storage proteins, as examples of endogenous magnetic particles, whereas magnetite nanoparticles are used as exogenic contrast agents.

For more information, consult the research page.