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prof. dr. ir. M.A. (Max A.) Viergever

Professor Emeritus
prof. dr. ir. M.A. (Max A.) Viergever
  • Image Sciences Institute

Biography

Biography

Max A. Viergever received the MSc degree in applied mathematics in 1972 and the DSc degree in technical sciences with a thesis on cochlear mechanics in 1980, both from Delft University of Technology. From 1972 to 1988 he was Assistant/Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at this university.

From 1988 to 2018 he was Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Imaging at Utrecht University, where he also held professorships in Physics and Computer Science. He is founder of the Image Sciences Institute of the University Medical Center Utrecht, of the PhD programme Medical Imaging (ImagO) and of the MSc programmes Biomedical Image Sciences and Medical Imaging.
Since May 2018, he is Professor Emeritus of Medical Imaging at Utrecht University.

He is (co)author of more than 800 refereed scientific articles on biophysics and medical imaging, guest editor of nine journal issues, (co)author/editor of 18 books, and has served as supervisor of 165 PhD theses and 175 MSc theses. His research interests comprise all aspects of medical imaging.

Max Viergever is Honorary Senator of the University of Ljubljana, Honorary Member of the Dutch Society for Pattern Recognition and Image Processing, and recipient of the Catharijne Award, of the IEEE EMBS Distinguished Service Award, of the IEEE EMBS Academic Career Achievement Award, and of the MICCAI Enduring Impact Award. He is Elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP), of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR), of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society, and of the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science (EAMBES).

He is (co)author of four awarded journal articles (Comput. & Graphics 1996, J. Comput. Assist. Tomogr. 1997, Diabetes 2007, J. Nucl. Med. 2015) and of >20 best conference presentations, and has received three citation awards (IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging 1988, 1995; Med. Image Anal. 1998). He has been board member of IAPR, IPMI and MICCAI, editor of the Springer book series Computational Imaging and Vision, editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, editor of the Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision, and has acted as associate editor, guest editor or editorial board member of fifteen more international journals.

 

Side Activities

  • Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation IMDI.NL (Innovative Medical Devices Initiative, The Netherlands)
    Director of the IMDI Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging (IDII)
    Vice-Chairman of the Board of the CHECK (Cohort Hip & Cohort Knee Research) Foundation, related to the Dutch Arthritis Foundation
    Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering – Technology and Science (INESC-TEC), Porto
    Honorary Elections Officer and Board Member of the MICCAI (Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention) Society
    Member of several IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) committees
    Series editor Computational Imaging and Vision, Springer

Fellowship and Awards

  • Max Viergever is Honorary Senator of the University of Ljubljana, Honorary Member of the Dutch Society for Pattern Recognition and Image Processing, and recipient of the Catharijne Award, of the IEEE EMBS Distinguished Service Award, of the IEEE EMBS Academic Career Achievement Award, and of the MICCAI Enduring Impact Award. He is Elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP), of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR), of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society.

Research Output (629)

Early detection of small volume stroke and thromboembolic sources with computed tomography: Rationale and design of the ENCLOSE study

Kauw Frans, van Ommen Fasco, Bennink E, Cramer Maarten J, Kappelle Jaap, Takx Richard, Velthuis BK, Viergever Max A., van Es H. Wouter, Schonewille W.J., Coutinho Jonathan M, Majoie Charles B.L.M., Marquering H.A., de Jong Hugo W.A.M., Dankbaar Jan Willem, 23 okt 2020, In: European Stroke Journal. 5 , p. 432-440 9 p.

Deep learning from dual-energy information for whole-heart segmentation in dual-energy and single-energy non-contrast-enhanced cardiac CT

Bruns Steffen, Wolterink Jelmer M, Takx Richard A P, van Hamersvelt Robbert W, Suchá Dominika, Viergever Max A, Leiner Tim, Išgum Ivana 12 aug 2020, In: Medical Physics. 47 , p. 5048-5060 13 p.

Deep Learning-Based Regression and Classification for Automatic Landmark Localization in Medical Images

Noothout Julia M H, De Vos Bob D, Wolterink Jelmer M, Postma Elbrich M, Smeets Paul A M, Takx Richard A P, Leiner Tim, Viergever Max A, Isgum Ivana 13 jul 2020, In: IEEE transactions on medical imaging. 39 , p. 4011-4022 12 p.

Automated characterization of noise distributions in diffusion MRI data

St-Jean SJGRY, de Luca A, Tax Chantal, Viergever Max A., Leemans Alexander 17 jun 2020, In: Medical Image Analysis. 65 18 p.

Radiogenomic Analysis of Breast Cancer by Linking MRI Phenotypes with Tumor Gene Expression

Bismeijer Tycho, van der Velden Bas H M, Canisius Sander, Lips Esther H, Loo Claudette E, Viergever Max A, Wesseling Jelle, Gilhuijs Kenneth G A, Wessels Lodewyk F A 26 mei 2020, In: Radiology. 296 , p. 277-287 11 p.

Generalized Richardson-Lucy (GRL) for analyzing multi-shell diffusion MRI data

Guo Fenghua, Leemans Alexander, Viergever Max A, Dell'Acqua Flavio, De Luca Alberto 16 mei 2020, In: NeuroImage. 218 16 p.

Deep learning for automatic calcium scoring in CT:Validation using multiple cardiac CT and chest CT protocols

van Velzen Sanne G.M., Lessmann Nikolas, Velthuis Birgitta K., Bank Ingrid E.M., van den Bongard Desiree H.J.G., Leiner Tim, de Jong Pim A., Veldhuis Wouter B., Correa Adolfo, Terry James G., Carr John Jeffrey, Viergever Max A., Verkooijen Helena M., Išgum Ivana apr 2020, In: Radiology. 295 , p. 66-79 14 p.

Deep learning-based MR-to-CT synthesis:The influence of varying gradient echo-based MR images as input channels

Florkow Mateusz C, Zijlstra Frank, Willemsen Koen, Maspero Matteo, van den Berg Cornelis A T, Kerkmeijer Linda G W, Castelein René M, Weinans Harrie, Viergever Max A, van Stralen Marijn, Seevinck Peter R apr 2020, In: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 83 , p. 1429-1441 13 p.

Computer-Aided Diagnosis in Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging Screening of Women With Extremely Dense Breasts to Reduce False-Positive Diagnoses

Verburg Erik, van Gils Carla H, Bakker Marije F, Viergever Max A, Pijnappel Ruud M, Veldhuis Wouter B, Gilhuijs Kenneth G A 6 mrt 2020, In: Investigative Radiology. 55 , p. 438-444 7 p.

Comparison of the Biograph Vision and Biograph mCT for quantitative Y-90 PET/CT imaging for radioembolisation

Kunnen Britt, Beijst Casper, Lam Marnix G E H, Viergever Max A, de Jong Hugo W A M 4 mrt 2020, In: EJNMMI physics. 7

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