Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center

#24 Dutch Israeli Mini Symposium on AI & Radiology (20 Jan)


To share knowledge on the state-of-the-art radiology and AI technologies developed in the Netherlands and in Israel.


Radiology is a specialty of medicine in which images of the body’s organs are interpreted to diagnose disease. It is vital for nearly every sector of health care, including surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, cancer-care, trauma-response, emergency medicine, infectious disease and much more. With the advent of new technologies, doctors can now analyze these images to detect epidemics more quickly and accurately. Radiology is a vital component of most medical decisions affecting patient care and radiologists work with all clinical specialties.

However, with the huge amounts of radiology imaging data, artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to increase quality of image readings and improve efficiency, both for better patient outcomes. Additionally, AI is an important enabler of precision medicine. As more patient data becomes available, we can determine in a more detailed way what information implies certain treatments leading to better patient outcomes. In terms of efficiency, AI can speed up the diagnosis process by automating tasks that are time consuming when performed manually or help the radiologist prioritize urgent cases. Which imaging exams should the radiologist assess first? AI can do a first assessment and move cases up the list if necessary.


11:00-11:05       Welcome note 

Dr. Racheli Kreisberg, Innovation Attaché, Netherlands Embassy in Israel and Israeli Dutch Innovation Center (IDIC)

Moderator: Dr. Chen Sagiv, Co-Founder and CEO DeePathology. AI, and Israeli Dutch Innovation Center Advisory Board Member

11:05-11:20       Diagnostics & AI, Dr. Efrat Shefer, President Philips Israel and Israeli Dutch Innovation Center Advisory Board Member, Israel

11:20-11:35        Accelerated care coordination powered by AI, Ms. Naama Mayer, AI Team Manager,, Israel

11:40-11:55        Challenges for radiology in 2030: can artificial intelligence help? Dr. Thomas Kwee, Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands

11:55-12:10        Transforming Healthcare with AI , Dr. Ayelet Akselrod-Ballin, Vice President of R&D at Nanox-AI (Previously Zebra Medical Vision), Israel

12:15-12:30        Will AI make radiology more or less expensive?, Prof. Bram van Ginneken, Radboud University Medical Center, the Netherlands

12:30-12:45        Together we can do it, Dr. Michal Guindy, Head of venture and innovation, Director of imaging services, Assuta medical centers, Israel

12:45-13:00        New EU funding opportunities for R&D international consortia projects in the fields of cancer screening and image-guided diagnosis & therapy, Mr. Nir Shaked, Head of Sector and National Contact Point Health, Agriculture & Food and Biodiversity, Israel-Europe R&I Directorate (ISERD), Israel Innovation Authority

Get in touch

  • Embassy of the Netherlands in Israel, Economic Department

  • 14 Abba Hillel Street, Ramat Gan 5250607

  • [email protected]