Ángel Martínez underwent a liver transplant performed by Dr Juli Busquets at Bellvitge University Hospital on 23 March 2021. That day was a "leap of life" for him, an emotion he has captured in a painting now on display in the outpatients foyer. It is exhibited together with other pieces of the painting group 'Por amor al arte', linked to the Olesa de Montserrat’s Public School of Arts and Crafts Foundation.
Once completed the full refurbishment of the kitchen, which started a year ago, the new facility has started to operate. Since 27 February, it has been supplying 100% of the food for the canteens, and since 1 March it has also been supplying 100% of the food for patients.
The President of the Government of Catalonia, Pere Aragonès, today awarded the Josep Trueta medals and plaques to outstanding professionals and organisations in the field of healthcare. The ceremony has been held at the Palau de la Generalitat. Among the awarded names, there is also Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB), which received a plaque in recognition of its task as a highest complexity reference centre for 2 million people. At the same event, Dr Mònica Povedano, head of section of the Neurology Service of the HUB, received one of the personal medals Josep Trueta.
Obtaining imaging biomarkers will help solve unanswered clinical questions about cancer and non-tumour pathology generated by the team at Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB).
This will be possible thanks to a project financed with European funds and promoted by the HUB's Diagnostic Imaging Service, which will allow progress to be made in 44 subprojects led by 20 researchers.
Radiomics is a new paradigm in the field of diagnostic imaging, which moves from a subjective interpretation of images for diagnosis to a quantifiable one based on the analysis of data that cannot be seen by the human eye. By applying algorithms and using artificial intelligence, these imaging biomarkers will be able to reveal the future evolution of the disease.