In the media

These are some  publications / references in the media: Vindingrijk: magazine van de NOVU, page 14 (Dutch) NewScientist – Model patients control X-ray machines NRC – Sven Ploem uitvinder  Publications Authored By Sven Ploem

Valedictory Speech (Dutch)

Rede uitgesproken door Sven Ploem, Radioloog, ter gelegenheid van de afscheids-receptie, hem aangeboden door de Afdeling Radiologie, Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen Dames en Heren, Het leven van iedere professional speelt zich af tussen twee afscheiden. Het eerste afscheid aan het slot van de opleiding tot professional. Het tweede aan het slot van de werkzame periode als professional. Vandaag gaat het om het tweede afscheid. En ik verbaas mij. Ik had geen receptie verwacht. Een receptie Read more…

The Ring Control

Joysticks used to control the motion of CardioAngioApparatus (CAA) is deep 20th century. CAA is used for diagnostic as well as therapeutic procedures (for instance Dotter procedures). The desired multi-degrees-of-freedom still is attempted at by joysticks. But this no longer represents the level of cybernetics possible today. The natural motion of the multiple-degrees-of-freedom structure of the CAA can only be brought about by a cybernetic input device showing exactly the same multiple-degrees-of-freedom structure. Joysticks, unable Read more…

The Deutsches Röntgen Museum

If you innovate you have to make prototypes. To prove that, your idea can be realized and to invoke Serendipity. Prototypes must be shown to have effect. And that poses a problem:  space at congresses that matter is expensive. It was then that I remembered the prominent position granted to the Deutsches Röntgen Museum at the European Congress of Radiology (yearly, Vienna) and the Deutsches Röntgen Kongress (yearly, Berlin). So I phoned the Museum and Read more…

Tomography

Tomography had a troubled start, now it is the Fundament of all Imaging. It is 1930, and Ziedses des Plantes presents Mechanical Tomography (MT). He presents it in the correct way:  in lectures and in writing. But no one listens. Not his colleagues, not his hospital. Not any society, be it consisting of colleagues, hospitals, Department of Healthcare,insurance companies or industry. After six years (a university study in Law takes four years) Mr. Massiot, director Read more…

Liver Transplants: 24/7 Guardian Angel

Liver transplantation started in the United States of America. It then was taken up by their friends in England. And then, the Netherlands could not look away: the University Medical Center in Groningen, a city in the north of the country, started to transplant (parts of) livers. So worldwide, in starting liver transplantation, we hold the bronze medal. With the 24/7 Guardian Angel to control the liver transplant, we go for Gold. When I arrived Read more…