The University and the department of Radiology in particular have a strong track record in breast cancer research. It initiated a breast cancer screenings program already in 1975, which is now one of the longest running programs worldwide, and initiated the National Expert and Training Centre for Breast Cancer Screening (LRCB). Researchers of the department were among the first to develop breast screening, breast MRI, and Computer-Aided Detection (CAD), and they constitute one of the most active research groups in Europe in the field of breast imaging. Currently, the department of has one of the largest research divisions in medical imaging in the Netherlands, with over 70 full time researchers.