Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António

With more than 5000 employees, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António, situated in the heart of Porto, North of Portugal, provides acute and specialist healthcare services. Born in 2007, this hospital Center was formed by the merging of four pre-existing Healthcare Institutions, Hospital Santo António, Hospital Magalhães Lemos, Centro Materno Infantil do Norte Albino Aroso, and the Centro de Genética Médica Jacinto de Magalhães.

The Center has a long track record in research and education, influencing care and treatment nationally and worldwide. Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António are at the moment developing a growing range of integrated and digital care services.

The Radiology Department of CHUdSA, led by Prof. Manuela França, provides a comprehensive adult and paediatric inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging service, including imaging modalities such as General Radiology, Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Mammography and Tomosynthesis, and a diagnostic and therapeutic Interventional Radiology Unit. Furthermore, the Department supports services to the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.

Role of institution in the project

Santo Antonio (previously CHUPorto) collaborates in many clinical trials and its Radiology Department has a wide experience in the interpretation of cancer imaging studies from MRI, CT and other radiological modalities. Furthermore, Santo Antonio is a partner at the CHAIMELEON project. The collaboration in CHAIMELEON brought knowledge and experience in data collection and validation of AI algorithms. Concerning the EUCAIM project, the institution will act as a data provider, collaborating as well in operating procedures for image annotation including lesion annotation, anatomy and pathological lesion segmentation. Therefore, the institution will contribute to the design, set-up and validation of the EUCAIM repository.

Manuela França

Manuela França is a Consultant Radiologist and Head of the Radiology Department at the Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António, Porto, Portugal. She is also Invited Full Professor at the University of Porto (ICBAS). She obtained her PhD degree at the University of Porto in 2017, with Distinction. Prof França is a member of the Board of the Portuguese Radiological Society (SPRMN) and a member of the Board of the College of Radiologists at the Portuguese Medical Association. Prof França is also a member of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), serving as a member of the Education committee and of the ECR2024 Program Planning committee, and she has served the ESR EIBALL subcommittee (2019-2022). Prof França is an active fellow of the ESGAR and a member of the ESGAR Education Committee. She is a member of the European Network of rare hematological diseases (EuroBloodNet) and an honorary member of the Sociedad Española de Diagnóstico por Imagen del Abdomen (SEDIA). Prof França authored 25 publications and 7 book chapters, and she has given more than 70 invited lectures, mainly on abdominal imaging. Her current research interests focus on imaging of liver and pancreatic diseases.

João Carvalho

João Carvalho, MD, studied medicine at the University of Coimbra and completed his Radiology residency at Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António, where he is currently working. His main interests in Radiology are cardiothoracic imaging and the application of new technologies, such as AI, in the field of imaging.

Elisa Melo Abreu

Elisa Melo Abreu is Radiologist at Radiology Department of Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António (CHUdSA) in Porto, Portugal. She received her MD degree from the University of Porto and completed her residency at the Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil (IPOLFG) in Lisbon, where she developed a special interest in breast imaging and intervention. In 2015, she performed a breast imaging scholarship at the Medical University of Vienna’s Department of Radiology. Since 2017, at Radiology Department of CHUdSA, her clinical activities are mainly focused on breast imaging and intervention. She also participates at the weekly tumor board in breast cancer. Her main clinical and research interests include MRI, contrast enhanced mammography, tomosynthesis, vacuum assisted biopsies and new methods of presurgical localization. She is an active speaker in national meetings, and the current head of breast section of Sociedade Portuguesa de Radiologia e Medicina Nuclear (SPRMN). She is also an active member of European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) Young Club and of European Society of Radiology.

João Amorim

João Amorim, MD, obtained his integrated master's degree in Medicine in 2013 at the School of Medicine of University of Minho. He finished his residency in Radiology at Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António in 2020, where he currently works as a hospital assistant, with a special interest in abdominal, uro-genital and breast imaging. He also works as a guest assistant at the School of Medicine of University of Minho and is currently a PhD student, focusing his research activity on prostate MRI.

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