A Pioneer’s Way to Improved Patient Care and More Efficiency

4 min
Erika Claessens
Published on February 20, 2018

Luc Defreyne, MD, PhDProfessor of Interventional Radiology andHead of the Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology,Ghent University Hospital



The Ghent University Hospital provides cost-effective and high-quality care.

Outside view of the Ghent University Hospital

By improving patient care the hospital processes also can be made more efficient.

For Luc Defreyne, MD, PhD, running IR as independent department means having a chance to make hospital processes more efficient and improve clinical outcomes.


By Erika Claessens
Erika Claessens has contributed as a journalist and editor to numerous print and online publications in both Belgium and the Netherlands. Her main topics are entrepreneurial innovation and technology as well as healthcare. She is based in Antwerp, Belgium.