• January 18, 2019: Roel Verhoeven won the 'Best clinical poster award' at the Imaging the Biomechanics of Life (TOPIM) conference in Les Houches, France as hosted by the European Society for Molecular Imaging. Apart from a great sweater as a rememberance to this award, he more importantly got the opportunity to again present his work as an oral presentation for the main audience!
  • December 20, 2018: Kaj Gijsbertse has obtained his PhD.
  • December 1, 2017: During the annual meeting of the Dutch Physiology Association, Dr. Martijn Maessen received the prestigious Hamburger Award for best Thesis 2017. To read his thesis entitled “Cardiovascular benefits of lifelong exercise” click this link. Martijn was the first PhD student co-promoted by Dr. Rik Hansen from MUSIC (Dr. H.H.G. Hansen). The other members of the promotion team were prof. M.T.E. Hopman (promotor), prof. D.H.J. Thijssen (promotor) and Dr. T.M.H. Eijsvogels (co-promotor).
  • November 27, 2017: On November 10 and 11, Leon de Jong and Anton Nikolaev performed research on the InScience festival on behalf of the MURAB project. Visitors of the festival were able to actively participate in research in the Mariënburg chapel, which was part of the festivals DIY labs. The aim is to develop and validate new methods for 3D ultrasound acquisitions. Later on, this will enable accurate image fusion of MRI and US datasets, which is required in the MURAB project. The MURAB project focusses on improving accuracy and efficiency in the diagnostic workup of breast cancer and muscle disease patients. The cooperating students; Vera Poort, Harm Weekenstroo, Pim van Lochem and Anne ten Dam are hereby thanked for their help at the festival. The setup was well visited and a total number of 22 volunteers were scanned. For researchers as well as festival visitors, this event was very informative and fun and is definitely worth repeating.
  • November 24, 2017: Thomas van den Heuvel wins the prize for the ‘Best Oral Presentation’ of the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences PhD retreat 2017 for his presentation entitled: ‘Automated detection of maternal risk factors in developing countries’.
  • November 9, 2017: ing. Gert Weijers has received an NWO Open Mind grant for his research proposal together with Freke Wilmink (a Gynaecologist at Radboudumc) entitled: What do the lungs of unborn children sound like? at NWO’s innovation festival TEKNOWLOGY, 9 November 2017.
  • September 24, 2017: Dr. Rik Hansen was awarded the ‘best published paper’-award by the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology for the Stroke publication entitled ‘Validation of noninvasive in vivo compound ultrasound strain imaging using histologic plaque vulnerability features’. September 24, 2017: At the 29th Euroson congress, 2017 Ljubljana (Slovenia).
  • June 21, 2017: Dr. Rik Hansen wins the prize for the best paper published in 2016 at the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, for his paper in Stroke
  • March 13, 2017: Prof. Chris de Korte is awarded an NWO-TTW grant on “Functional Imaging of the pelvic floor using ultrasound”. The project is a collaboration with prof. Huub van der Vaart (UMC Utrecht), Prof. Cees Slump (University of Twente), Philips Ultrasound, and TomTec
  • January 27, 2017: Anne Saris wins the 3rd best oral presentation award at the biomedical Engineering Conference 2017 in Egmond aan Zee
  • January 19, 2017: MUSIC hosts for the first time the “International Course on Ultrasound Imaging and Quality Assurance” in Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • November 1, 2016: Dr. Rik Hansen publishes the inpatient results of compound strain imaging in the carotid artery in Stroke and in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging. Furthermore, the main result decorate the cover of the latter journal.
  • September 26, 2016: On the 23rd and 24th of September, the annual scientific meeting of the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) took place in Paris. Gijs Hendriks received the Certificate of Merit . 40 Scientific abstracts were accepted for poster presentation. The authors of the 6 highest rated abstracts competed for the award, and presented their poster to the jury. Among the six selected abstracts two where from our department. Gijs Hendriks presented “Implementing 3-D ultrasound elastography in an automated breast volume scanner to improve specificity for breast cancer detection”, and received a certificate of merit for his excellent presentation.
  • July 4, 2016: On June 24, the symposium “Echography: New Recipe, now even better!” was organized by MUSIC to celebrate the inaugural lecture of Prof. Chris de Korte. At the Symposium the latest developments in Ultrasound imaging were presented by an international faculty. At the exhibition, the delegates had the opportunity to see these technologies implemented in commercial echosystems.
  • July 4, 2016: Chris L. de Korte gave his inaugural lecture on June 25, 2016 for an audience of 350 people. The title of the lecture was “Echo, the sound of the future” and in this lecture he discussed how we can do more with echo, how we can make it faster, how we can use higher frequencies and that we can do this all while also making it cheaper.
  • June 1, 2016: June 1, 2016: Chris L. de Korte has been appointed full professor “Medical Ultrasound Imaging” at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. During one day a week he will work on the translation of basic ultrasound techniques to clinical application. This chair is based at the Physics of Fluids Group and will work in close collaboration with Prof. dr. Michel Versluis.
  • April 1, 2016: Chuan Cheng started as PhD-student on the project "Ultra-fast 3D elastograpy"
  • April 1, 2016: The Ultrasound Biomicroscanning Meeting 2016 (UBM2016) will be organized by Chris L. de Korte at Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean.
  • October 1, 2015: Dr. Khalid Daoudi started as postdoctoral fellow on photo acoustic imaging. He will focus on clinical applications of photo-acoustic and high frequency ultrasound imaging.
  • September 1, 2015: Chris L. de Korte has been  appointed full professor “Medical Ultrasound Techniques” at the Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • July 21, 2015: A Horizon2020 grant was awarded for the project “MRI and Ultrasound Robotic Assisted Biopsies (MURAB)”. The goal of this project is to guide robotic biopsies by fusion of MRI and ultrasound data in combination with real-time tissue displacement imaging. At Radboudumc, we will develop 3D ultrasound based elasticity quantification and real-time ultrasound guidance of the needles. The project is a collaboration with Siemens NL, KUKA Roboter GmbH, Twente University, Ziekenhuisgroep Twente, Medical University of Vienna, and University of Verona. For more information see:
  • April 1, 2015: Prof. Johan M Thijssen was honored with a royal decoration. He received the Officer's Cross in the Order of Orange-Nassau for his work on Medical Ultrasound Imaging and for his extensive social activities.
  • March 16, 2015: Thomas van den Heuvel started as a PhD student on the BabyViewer project. This project is a joint venture of MUSIC and DIAG.
  • February 1, 2015: Branislav Holländer started as PhD student at MUSIC
  • December 5, 2014: New Quality Assurance for UltraSound (QA4US II) software update available online for download. New: Trend reporting functionality download QA4US_II (v2.20b).
  • October 27, 2014: For the October 2014 'Battle of the Universities', Rik Hansen from Radiology and Jitske Jansen from Pharmacology and Toxicology worked on a kidney case. Their presentation on improvement of vascular access for dialysis was considered the best solution and they won the battle!
  • June 1, 2014: Aisha van den Abeelen started in June 2014 as a researcher on a study into the use of 3D ultrasound for breast cancer diagnosis.
  • April 1, 2014: Gijs Hendriks started as PhD student on the project entitled: “3D ultrasound elastography for detection of tumours in breast”.
January, 2014: A grant of the Dutch Technology Foundation (STW) was awarded for the project “3D Ultrafast Functional Ultrasound Imaging for Detection of Tumors in Breast”. Goal of this project is to enhance the performance Automated Breast Volume Scanning (ABVS) by ultrafast imaging, to improve detection of tumors by acquiring functional information, and to facilitate treatment by ultrasound guiding of the intervention. The project is a collaboration with Siemens Ultrasound and Twente University. The developed techniques will be implemented on a commercial ABVS scanner and evaluated in the clinic.
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November, 2013: Stein Fekkes started as a PhD-student on the VICI project entitled: “Ultrafast 3D Ultrasound Imaging: the next level for cardiovascular diagnosis”.
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October, 2013: Kaj Gijsbertse started as a PhD-student in the ERC-BioMechTools project of Nico Verdonschot within the Orthopaedics Research Laboratory. This project is in collaboration with the Medical Ultrasound Imaging Center of Chris de Korte, to develop ultrasound diagnostic tools for the deformation of soft tissues within the lower extremities.
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December 01, 2012: Rik Hansen his position changed to Post-Doc on the VICI project entitled: plane wave imaging for fast ultrasound strain imaging
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November 16, 2012: Rik Hansen obtained his PhD for his thesis: Noninvasive Vascular Ultrasound Elastography
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June 01, 2012: Anne Saris started as a new PhD student on the VICI project entitled: plane wave imaging for fast ultrasound strain imaging
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April 01, 2012: Rik Hansen started working on the VICI project entitled: plane wave imaging for fast ultrasound strain imaging
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January 01, 2012: Medical UltraSound Imaging Centre (MUSIC), department of Radiology was founded. Chair Chris de Korte
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December 15, 2011: Chris de Korte has been awarded the prestigeous VICI grant from the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO). The VICI is a personal grant of 1.5 million euros and is awarded at internationally recognized scientists. He is one of the few researchers that has been awarded the VENI, VIDI and VICI, the three different grants that form the “Vernieuwingsimpuls”. In the upcoming five years he will develop new techniques for ultrafast echography allowing to improve not only the image quality but also assess functional information of the heart and arteries.
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2010: Tim_Idzenga vhas been nominated for the Simon Stevin Gezel Award 2009, an award for scientists who received their PhD in 2008 on a project funded by the Dutch Technology Foundation. In his thesis, titled ‘Acoustic Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Urinary Bladder Obstruction’, he develops a non-invasive method to diagnose an enlarged prostate obstructing the urinary bladder in men with voiding symptoms. This method is based on listening to the urinary stream during voiding. Interviews with the nominees are published by the Dutch Technology Foundation in a book ‘Technologisch Toptalent 2009'. Tim did his PhD-research at the Dept. of Urology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. Currently he works as a postdoc on shear strain imaging to monitor plaque progression.
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January 2009: Richard Lopata has won the "Best Oral Presentation Award" at the 2 nd Dutch Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering. During the conference, Richard gave the best presentation in the CardioVascular sessions resulting in a qualification for the final. In the final, he gave the best 2 minutes presentation and won the award and a cheque. Richard is working on 3D cardiac deformation imaging and developed an ultrasound based technique to determine the strain in the cardiac wall in three directions (radial, circumferential and longitudinal).
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September 2008: Maartje Nillesen has won the prize for the best poster presentation by a junior reasearcher at the anual meeting of the Dutch Society for Medical Physics. This year, a special competition for junior researchers in the field of Biomedical Engineering was organised to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the society. Maartje presented here work on an automated technique to determine cardiac output in non-standard ultrasound images. This research is a collaboration with Willem de Boode of the Department of Neonatology and Livia Kapusta from the Department of Pediatric Cardiology. The award comes with a cheque.
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June 2008: Richard Lopata has won the Young Investigator Award of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. During the YIA session at the Euroson 2008 conference held in Timisoara, Rumania, he presented his work on 3D cardiac strain imaging as the representative of the Dutch Societyu for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. He had to compete with nominees from Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and Rumania.Richard developed an algorithm to estimate the strain of the cardiac muscle in 3 dimensions with great accuracy. The award comes with a certificate and a cheque.
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January 2007: Maartje Nillesen has won the poster award at the First Dutch Biomedical Engineering Conference in Egmond aan Zee. During the poster session she was selected with two other researchers from 100 other submissions. In the final she gave a splendid presentation and consequently she was chosen by the audience as winner of the award. The award comes with a cheque and a certificate. Maartje presented here work on automated segmentation of the left ventricle in echocardiographic images of children. She develops a technique that is capable of segmenting cardiac ultrasound images of children born with a congenital heart disease.
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October 2006: Richard Lopata has won the Young Investigator Award during the 2006 IEEE Ultrasonics International Symposium in Vancouver (Canada). Out of around 150 submissions, Richard’s work entitled “In Vivo 3D Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Strain Estimation” was selected for the final, in which he had to compete with five other young researchers. Therefore, besides the oral presentation on this topic, he also had to prepare a poster presentation for this final round. He did an excellent job during the defense of his work as demonstrated by winning the award.

July 2006: Chris de Korte has obtained a VIDI grant of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grant of 600.000 euro is rewarded for the project proposal "Vulnerable Plaque Detection in Carotid Arteries using Non-Invasive Ultrasound Elastography". The project will be carried out the upcoming five years in close collaboration with the departments of Vascular Surgery and Radiology of the Radboud UMC Nijmegen, the department of Experimental Cardiology of the UMC Utrecht, and Philips Medical Systems.
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2004: Applicant "Detection of chronic heart failure in children with congenital heart disease with innovative ultrasound techniques". Grant of the Dutch Technology Foundation (STW), 2004-2008.
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