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prof. dr. ir. C.A.T. van den Berg

prof. dr. ir. C.A.T. van den Berg

Full Professor
prof. dr. ir. C.A.T. van den Berg
  • Computational Imaging

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Strategic Program Cancer

Biography

Biography

Professor Nico van den Berg is the head of the Computational Imaging group for MRI diagnostics and therapy of the Centre of Image Sciences at the UMC Utrecht. The Computational Imaging group covers all aspects of the MRI workflow for diagnostics and therapy, from first principles modelling and hardware engineering to translating new MRI methods into clinic. For this purpose we draw on expertise and advances from the fields of (MR) physics, mathematics, computing and artificial intelligence.

One important research line is the exploration of next generation techniques to make MRI exams much shorter, reduce patient discomfort and therefore also increase robustness and diagnostic quality. An example of this is the MR-STAT technique developed within the group that can deliver quantitative MRI information based on raw time-domain signals in a fraction of scan time.
Moreover, within my group we have a large research activity on the use of MRI for radiation therapy. This includes 3D motion tracking of moving targets in  MR guided radiation delivery, MRI-only radiation planning and deep learning image processing applications for radiation therapy.

We pay considerable attention to translate our work to actual (clinical) usage in radiotherapy and radiology/ Currently, the group consists of three senior staff members, one computer scientist, four post-docs and eight PhD students.

Research Output (211)

Potential Reduction of Peripheral Local SAR for a Birdcage Body Coil at 3 Tesla Using a Magnetic Shield

van Leeuwen C. C., Steensma B. R., Glybovski S. B., Lunenburg M. F.J., Simovski C., Klomp D. W.J., van den Berg C. A.T., Raaijmakers A. J.E. 8 okt 2021, In: FRONTIERS IN PHYSICS. 9

Minimizing the need for coil attenuation correction in integrated PET/MRI at 1.5 T using low-density MR-linac receive arrays

Zijlema Stefan Emiel, Branderhorst Woutjan, Bastiaannet Remco, Tijssen Rob H N, Lagendijk Jan J W, Van den Berg Cornelis A T 27 sep 2021, In: Physics in medicine and biology. 66 , p. 1-12 12 p.

Prognostic importance of lymph node count and ratio in rectal cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy:Results from a cross-sectional study

Detering Robin, Meyer Vincent M., Borstlap Wernard A.A., Beets-Tan Regina G.H., Marijnen Corrie A.M., Hompes Roel, Tanis Pieter J., van Westreenen Henderik L., Aalbers A. G.J., Acherman Y., Algie G. D., Alting von Geusau B., Amelung F., Aukema T. S., Bakker I. S., Bartels S. A., Basha S., Bastiaansen A. J.N.M., Belgers E., Bleeker W., Blok J., Bosker R. J.I., Bosmans J. W., Boute M. C., Bouvy N. D., Bouwman H., Brandt-Kerkhof A., Brinkman D. J., Bruin S., Bruns E. R.J., Burbach J. P.M., Burger J. W.A., Buskens C. J., Clermonts S., de Graaf E. J.R., Dekker J. W.T., Van Grevenstein W. M.U., Heemskerk J., Janssen P., Kool M. E., Kuiper J. T., Lange J. F., Schouten N., Smakman N., Steller E., Stortelder E., van de Ven A. W.H., van den Berg C., van Kessel C., Wouters M. W., 1 sep 2021, In: Journal of Surgical Oncology. 124 , p. 367-377 11 p.

The (un)expected benefits of coaxial antennas for MRI

Steensma Bart , Zijlema Stefan, Raaijmakers Alexander , Van Leeuwen Carel, Van Den Berg Nico 9 aug 2021, p. 344-348 5 p.

Visualization of Metasurface Eigenmodes with Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Slobozhanyuk Alexey P., Shchelokova Alena V., Kozachenko Alexander V., Melchakova Irina V., Raaijmakers Alexander J.E., Van Den Berg Cornelis A.T., Belov Pavel A., Webb Andrew G. 5 aug 2021, In: Physical Review Applied. 16 6 p.

Fast and accurate modeling of transient-state, gradient-spoiled sequences by recurrent neural networks

Liu Hongyan, van der Heide Oscar, van den Berg Cornelis A T, Sbrizzi Alessandro jul 2021, In: NMR in Biomedicine. 34 , p. 1-18

SAR and temperature distributions in a database of realistic human models for 7 T cardiac imaging

Steensma Bart R., Meliado Ettore F., Luijten Peter, Klomp Dennis W. J., van den Berg Cornelis A. T., Raaijmakers Alexander J. E. jul 2021, In: NMR in Biomedicine. 34 , p. 1-14

Improving phase-based conductivity reconstruction by means of deep learning-based denoising of B 1 + phase data for 3T MRI

Jung Kyu-Jin, Mandija Stefano, Kim Jun-Hyeong, Ryu Kanghyun, Jung Soozy, Cui Chuanjiang, Kim Soo-Yeon, Park Mina, van den Berg Cornelis A T, Kim Dong-Hyun 5 mei 2021, In: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 86 , p. 2084-2094 11 p.

Does oncological outcome differ between restorative and nonrestorative low anterior resection in patients with primary rectal cancer?

Roodbeen Sapho X., Blok Robin D., Borstlap Wernard A., Bemelman Willem A., Hompes Roel, Tanis Pieter J., Aalbers A. G.J., Acherman Y., Algie G. D., Alting von Geusau B., Amelung F., Aukema T. S., Bakker I. S., Bartels S. A., Basha S., Bastiaansen A. J.N.M., Belgers E., Bleeker W., Blok J., Bosker R. J.I., Bosmans J. W., Boute M. C., Bouvy N. D., Bouwman H., Brandt-Kerkhof A., Brinkman D. J., Bruin S., Bruns E. R.J., Burbach J. P.M., Burger J. W.A., Buskens C. J., Clermonts S., Coene P. P.L.O., de Graaf E. J.R., Dekker J. W.T., Van Grevenstein W. M.U., Heemskerk J., Janssen P., Kool M. E., Kuiper J. T., Lange J. F., Schouten N., Smakman N., Steller E., Stortelder E., van de Ven A. W.H., van de Weijer M. A.J., van den Berg C., van Kessel C., Wouters M. W., apr 2021, In: Colorectal Disease. 23 , p. 843-852 10 p.

Electrical Properties Tomography:A Methodological Review

Leijsen Reijer, Brink Wyger, van den Berg Cornelis, Webb Andrew, Remis Rob 26 jan 2021, In: Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland). 11

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