Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc is a 974 beds Academic hospital, 5700 workers, located in the south East part of Brussels. It is the second biggest hospital in Belgium. It provides the state-of-the art local care of reliable high quality and delivers also research, innovation and teaching with its affiliation with UCL (University Catholic of Louvain). The institution is recognized for its expertise in many fields of clinics and research with some recent innovations like participation to the first face graft, transplantation of cryopreserved ovarian tissue between sisters, identification of causes of vein malformations. In 2012, 273 research projects were conducted in the hospital and 547 opinions were issued from the Ethical Committee.

The department of Medical Imaging is composed by 24 staff radiologists, 25 residents, 40 technologists and 20 nurses. The technical platform is composed by the cutting edge technology in the field of Computed tomography with 4 multi-detectors rows CT scanners (1x 40, 64 and 256-slice/per rotation and 1 dual energy CT IQON), 4 MR (3 x 3Tesla and 1.5 Tesla units), 2 PET-CT and 16 ultrasound machines, 2 angiography suites and many digital radiological units. The department has a long history of partnership with Philips Company and several beta-sites in the domain of CT technology and software developments.


Professor Emmanuel Coche (M) is the Head of Radiology Department. His PhD thesis was performed in 2004 with the evaluation of multislice CT in the suspicion of pulmonary embolism. His main research activities are in the field of thoracic vessels, cardiac disorders and CT development.  Board member of different scientific associations (ESTI, SIT, SRBR/KBVR, ESR, SFR) and reviewer for several scientific journals such as European Radiology, European Journal of Radiology, Insights into Imaging, Journal of Radiology, Revue de pneumologie. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and written several chapter books.