May 24-27, 2020
Leuven, Belgium

Mark your calendar with the following important deadlines:

  • November 15, 2019: abstract submission deadline (2-4 page text)
  • January 5, 2020: author notification day
  • February 10, 2020: text submission deadline (6-8 page text)
  • April 1st, 2020: Early bird registration deadline

Prof. Bosmans and Prof. Van Ongeval (both KU Leuven and University Hospitals Leuven) are honored to announce the 15th International Workshop on Breast Imaging. The board of this organization consists of high renowned physicists: Sue Astley (University of Manchester), Ulrich Bick (Universitätsmedizin Berlin), Hiroshi Fujita (Gifu University, Japan), Maryellen Giger (University of Chicago), Nico Karssemeijer (Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands), Elizabeth Krupinski (Emory University School of Medicine, USA), Andrew Maidment (University of Pennsylvania), Robert Marti (Universitat de Girona, Spain), Etta Pisano (Harvard Medical School, USA), Ioannis Sechopoulos (Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands), Anders Tingberg (Lunds Universitet, Sweden), Martin Tornai (Duke University, USA), Martin Yaffe (University of Toronto, Canada), Reyer Zwiggelaar (Aberystwyth University, UK)

The IWBI, formerly the International Workshop on Digital Mammography (IWDM), is held in Leuven (Belgium) from May 24 until May 27, 2020.

IWBI is designed as a platform to present the latest physical-technical developments, quality control and clinical experiences with novel breast imaging technologies, including not only digital mammography and tomosynthesis, but also breast CT, MR, ultrasound, optical and molecular imaging. Additional topics include multimodality imaging, image processing and visualization, and computer aided imaging.

IWBI brings together researchers, clinicians and representatives from industry, who are jointly committed to developing technology and other image-based tools for the early detection and subsequent management of breast cancer. The workshops are designed to help advance the fields of breast cancer and medical imaging through sharing of scientific discoveries, best clinical practices, and industrial innovations.

The radiology department of UZ Leuven has a leading role in the regional breast cancer screening program and nearly 700 new breast cancer patients are treated every year. Local breast imaging research focuses on virtual clinical trials, breast tomosynthesis and new screening paradigms.

The city of Leuven is centrally located in Belgium and in the heart of Europe. Leuven is a very nice example of a successful combination of past and present. The town is dominated by its university (founded in 1425) and the Stella Artois (InBev) brewery.

If you need any additional information regarding the workshop itself, you can contact the KU Leuven conference organizer Hanne Van den Keybus (

Other information regarding the Workshop can be found on the conference website: