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E.H.G. (Edwin) Oei, Prof. dr. 

Principal Investigator

Professor and Principal Investigator of Musculoskeletal Imaging (ADMIRE)

  • Department
  • Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
  • Focus area
  • Clinical Imaging
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Edwin H.G. Oei, M.D, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Musculoskeletal Imaging and Section Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology in the Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine of Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He completed his PhD on MRI for traumatic knee injury in 2009. He also holds an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology from the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences. As the principal investigator of Advanced Musculoskeletal Imaging Research Erasmus MC (ADMIRE), Dr. Oei leads an active research line on advanced imaging for common musculoskeletal disorders, particularly osteoarthritis and sports injuries. His research focuses on multi-parametric MRI, CT and ultrasound imaging of diseased joints with advanced quantitative methods to assess tissues such as cartilage, bone, meniscus, and tendons, as well as pathological joint processes such as inflammation and perfusion changes as potential pathways of disease. His work is directed at technical development, validation and implementation of novel MR techniques in large clinical and population-based studies. Dr. Oei also is the principal coordinator of the Academic Center (ACE) for Molecular and Cellular Imaging at Erasmus MC.

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Field(s) of expertise

  • Musculoskeletal radiology;
  • Quantitative musculoskeletal imaging;
  • Musculoskeletal imaging in population studies (the Rotterdam Study, Generation R);
  • Imaging of degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis), osteoporosis, and sports injuries;
  • Musculoskeletal imaging with radiography, MRI, CT, ultrasound and nuclear medicine techniques including PET/MRI;
  • Artificial intelligence applied to musculoskeletal imaging.

Education and career


2009:  PhD (thesis title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Traumatic Knee Injury)

  • Department of Radiology, Erasmus MC/Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
  • PhD supervisors: Prof. dr. M.G.M. Hunink, Dr. A.Z Ginai-Karamat

2004:  MSc in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2002:  MSc Clinical Epidemiology, Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Rotterdam, Netherlands


2017 – present:  Associate Professor of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Erasmus MC Rotterdam

2013 – 2014:          Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Stanford University, USA

2012 – 2017:          Assistant Professor of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Erasmus MC Rotterdam

2010 – present:  Principal Investigator of Advanced Musculoskeletal Imaging Research Erasmus MC (ADMIRE)

2009 – present:  Faculty Musculoskeletal Radiologist (2019: Certification in Musculoskeletal Nuclear Medicine), Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Dr. Oei has published over 145 peer-reviewed scientific publications. A complete list can be found here.

Teaching activities

Dr. Edwin Oei is a regular teacher in the BSc and MSc programmes for the medical and technical medicine curriculum at Erasmus MC, for which he developed the musculoskeletal imaging content. He as also is a teacher to residents in radiology at Erasmus MC and regionally. He is a regular invited lecturer for radiologists and other specialists in various postgraduate training programs and during scientific meetings of various societies.

He is currently supervising 11 PhD students.

Other positions

Dr. Oei currently is an Executive Board member  (Education Officer) of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB). He also is a board member of the Musculoskeletal Radiology section of the Radiological Society of the Netherlands (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Radiologie, NVvR). In addition, he is Associate Editor of the journal Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery, and he is a member of many committees of various scientific societies, including the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Subcommmittee Arthritis Subcommittee of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR), and Congress Organization Committees of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Radiological Society of North  America (RSNA), and International Workshop on Osteoarthritis Imaging (IWOAI).

Scholarships, grants, and awards

Dr. Oei is the recipient of multiple grants from various funding sources, including the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Dutch Arthritis Foundation, Radiological Society of North America, National Basketball Association, Stichting Coolsingel, and the European Union.