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Research group/lab

Advanced Ultrasound Imaging

Research towards new and advanced ultrasound technology, methods, and applications

About our research group/lab

Our research

Background information

Since 1968, the Thoraxcenter Biomedical Engineering group (previously: Experimental Echocardiography, headed by Prof. N. Bom) has been pioneering novel ultrasound technology and applications. Since then, we are one of the leading groups in technological developments in ultrasound imaging

Overall aim

Research on novel ultrasound technology, including:

  • 3D imaging and transducers
  • Advanced beamforming and high-framerate imaging
  • Supersensitive flow and perfusion, functional ultrasound
  • Segmentation and tracking
  • Use of ultrasound contrast agents for advanced imaging

Research focus areas

We are working on the forefront of technological developments in ultrasound image acquisition, transducers, beamforming, and new imaging and applications such as 3D imaging, high-framerate ultrasound, functional brain imaging, shear wave elastography, blood flow and tissue perfusion.

Our projects

Key Publications


Collaborations within Erasmus MC

Collaborations outside Erasmus MC

  • TU Delf Applied Physics/Medical Imaging, dr Martin Verweij
  • TU Delft, Electrical instrumentation, dr. Michiel Pertijs
  • TU Twente, Physics of Fluids, Prof. M Versluis
  • Radboud UMC Nijmegen, MUSIC, Prof C de Korte
  • OLVG Amsterdam, Cardiology, Dr. Loek Heerebeek

Funding & Grants

NWO-OTP, Perspectief, VIDI, Hartstichting, Medical Delta

Career opportunities

Our team

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