dr. ir. K.L. (Koen) Vincken

dr. ir. K.L. (Koen) Vincken

Associate Professor
dr. ir. K.L. (Koen) Vincken
  • Image Sciences Institute

Research Programs



Koen Vincken graduated in Computer Science at the Delft University of Technology in 1989. In 1995 he received his PhD at the Utrecht University. The title of his thesis was "Probabilistic Multiscale Image Segmentation by the Hyperstack". He then continued working at the Image Sciences Institute (ISI), headed by Wilbert Bartels (Imaging Division) of the University Medical Center Utrecht, 

He is currently working as an Associate Professor at ISI. His main focus was software development for a.o. the dept. of radiology, neurology, orthopaedic, rheumatology and several external partners related to the ISI. In 2001 he was involved in the reconstruction of Trijntje, the oldest skull ever found in The Netherlands. He reconstructed the deformed skull on the computer, after which a hard copy of the skull (synthetic material) was obtained using stereolithography. The face of Trijntje could then be modeled by physical anthropologist Maja d'Hollosy and the result is still exhibited.

He was supervisor of several MSc and PhD students, as well as consultant for a few external projects. His main interests are medical image applications and quantitative image analysis.

He was project leader of the Brainbox project, that focused on the quantitative analysis of MR brain images for cerebrovascular disease and the translation from research to industry. Current research focuses on spectral CT for bone density measurements and calcium scoring.

In 2010 he started the development of a new digital tool (VQuest) for educational testing with volumetric (3D) images. VQuest is currently extended as a tool foor eTesting, eLearning and eTeaching. Co-developer is Christian Mol (Imaging Division of the UMC Utrecht). VQuest is currently the application used for the biannual Dutch progress test of all radiology residents in the Netherlands, as well as for radiological assessments in the UMC Utrecht for different levels of expertise. VQuest is used in many other institutes (national and international). Currently, an Erasmus+ grant is used to extend VQuest with a viewer for pathology (whole slide imaging) in a collaboration with the University of Muenster (Germany) and the University of Turku (Finland). 

Koen Vincken is married and has three children, two boys (Jelle, 1995 and Hidde, 2000) and a girl (Jente, 1998).

Research Output (173)

Towards an Integrated Online Learning System for Microscopic Pathology:Two Teaching Examples

Kainulainen Mikko, Helle Laura, Kronqvist Pauliina, Vincken Koen L., Pawelka Friedrich, Korpinen Katarina, de Leng Bas 2023, p. 16-27 12 p.

Microinfarcts in the Deep Gray Matter on 7T MRI:Risk Factors, MRI Correlates, and Relation to Cognitive Functioning-The SMART-MR Study

Ghaznawi R, Zwartbol M H T, de Bresser J, Kuijf H J, Vincken K L, Rissanen I, Geerlings M I, Hendrikse J, 26 May 2022, In: AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology. 43 , p. 829-836 8 p.

Performance of knee image digital analysis of radiographs of patients with end-stage knee osteoarthritis

Jansen M. P., Welsing P. M.J., Vincken K. L., Mastbergen S. C. 2021, In: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 29 , p. 1530-1539 10 p.

Heat Map Analysis in Radiological Image Interpretation:An Exploration of Its Usefulness for Feedback About Image Interpretation Skills in Learners

Rutgers D. R., van der Gijp A., Vincken K. L., Mol C. P., van der Schaaf M. F., Cate Th J.ten 2020, In: Academic Radiology. 28 , p. 414-423 10 p.

Expertise development in volumetric image interpretation of radiology residents:what do longitudinal scroll data reveal?

van Montfort Dorien, Kok Ellen, Vincken Koen, van der Schaaf Marieke, van der Gijp Anouk, Ravesloot Cécile, Rutgers Dirk 2020, In: Advances in Health Sciences Education. 26 , p. 437-466 30 p.

CT-based study of vertebral and intravertebral rotation in right thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Brink Rob C., Homans Jelle F., Schlösser Tom P.C., van Stralen Marijn, Vincken Koen L., Shi Lin, Chu Winnie C.W., Viergever Max A., Castelein René M., Cheng Jack C.Y. 1 Dec 2019, In: European Spine Journal. 28 , p. 3044-3052 9 p.

The X-games. Improving students' motivaiton and learning in radiology education by serious gaming. Short Communication. AMEE conference 26-28 Aug, Vienna

van der Schaaf Marieke, Huige Josephine, Heste, van S. , Vincken Koen, van der Gijp Anouk 26 Aug 2019,

Anterior-posterior length discrepancy of the spinal column in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis—a 3D CT study

Brink Rob C., Schlösser Tom P.C., van Stralen Marijn, Vincken Koen L., Kruyt Moyo C., Hui Steve C.N., Viergever Max A., Chu Winnie C.W., Cheng Jack C.Y., Castelein René M. 1 Dec 2018, In: Spine Journal. 18 , p. 2259-2265 7 p.

Volumetric image interpretation in radiology:scroll behavior and cognitive processes

Den Boer Larissa, van der Schaaf Marieke F., Vincken Koen L., Mol Chris P., Stuijfzand Bobby G., van der Gijp Anouk Oct 2018, In: Advances in Health Sciences Education. 23 , p. 783-802 20 p.

The Radiology Game Experience

van der Schaaf Marieke, van der Gijp Anouk, Van Heste S, , Vincken Koen, Huige Josephine, Ravesloot CJ 31 Aug 2018,

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