Research Topic

Cardiovascular Medicine

Ultrasound imaging

Ultrasound is a powerful, cost-effective imaging option for cardiovascular diagnosis, as well as for treatment planning and guidance. Ultrasound overcomes the limitations of alternative imaging technologies providing a solution that does not use ionizing radiations (unlike CT, nuclear scintigraphy, and X-ray) and does not pose structural and logistic limitations due to strict electromagnetic-compatibility requirements (unlike MRI). Therefore, ultrasound is perfectly suitable for perioperative imaging and for long-term monitoring.

MAIN RESEARCH AREAS

  • Mechanical and photoacoustic characterization of tissue properties aimed at the characterization of the vascular wall and atherosclerotic plaques.
  • Multi-parametric characterization of mechanical and perfusion properties of the cardiac walls aimed at optimizing the ablation procedures for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Continuous hemodynamic monitoring by adaptive ultrasound beam forming.
  • Analysis of ventricular flow and pressure patterns by contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging.
  • Multi-perspective analysis of cardiac and vascular (e.g. aorta) structures for improved diagnostic evaluation.

Many projects are ongoing in this research area with the aim of introducing new technical advances for improved diagnosis and treatment. All our research builds on deep understanding and modeling of the full measurement chain, from the underlying (patho)physiology, to the electromechanical conversion and ultrasound physics, up to the image formation strategy. Special emphasis is given on those innovations that can ultimately be translated into new solutions enabling long-term monitoring.

E/MTIC PROJECT POSTERS

Ultrasound imaging: ultrasound is a powerful, cost-effective imaging option for cardiovascular diagnosis, as well as for treatment planning and guidance. Ultrasound overcomes the limitations of alternative imaging technologies providing a solution that does not use ionizing radiations (unlike CT, nuclear scintigraphy, and X-ray) and does not pose structural and logistic limitations due to strict electromagnetic-compatibility requirements (unlike MRI). Therefore, ultrasound is perfectly suitable for perioperative imaging and for long-term monitoring. Several projects are ongoing in this research area with the aim of introducing new technical advances for improved diagnosis and treatment. All our research builds on deep understanding and modeling of the full measurement chain, from the underlying (patho)physiology, to the electromechanical conversion and ultrasound physics, up to the image formation strategy. Special emphasis is given on those innovations that can ultimately be translated into new solutions enabling long-term monitoring. Main research areas of are:
- Mechanical and photoacoustic characterization of tissue properties aimed at the characterization of the vascular wall and atherosclerotic plaques.
- Multi-parametric characterization of mechanical and perfusion properties of the cardiac walls aimed at optimizing the ablation procedures for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.
- Continuous hemodynamic monitoring by adaptive ultrasound beam forming.
- Analysis of ventricular flow and pressure patterns by contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging.
- Multi-perspective analysis of cardiac and vascular (e.g. aorta) structures for improved diagnostic evaluation.

Our PhDs, EngDs and PD

PositionNameResearch topic
PhDDaniek van AarleSynthetic IVUS: data simulation and network training
PhDReyan AbdalrahimTransmural value-based healthcare (VBHC) for cardiovascular patients
PhDSophie AdelaarsClinical evaluation of a sweat sensing patch
PhDBartosz AnimuckiNieuwe techn. en beslissingsondersteuning voor verbetering van pati├źntwaarde bij 3 veelvoorkomende hartaandoeningen
EngDAkash AroraOutpatient monitoring kit for clinical studies
PhDTom BakkesEarly prediction of postoperative deterioration
PhDAgata BarbaginiImproving hemodynamic measurements in critical and perioperative care
PhDGiulio BassoNew wearable metrics for cardiology
PhDEsme├ę de BoerBody-woRn Ultrasound sensing platform for advanced non-invasive patient Monitoring in peri-operative and critical care
PhDMaarten van den BroekMedtech solutions for Earlier DetectIon of CArdIovascular Disease - AF/OSA
PhDCarlijn BuckElectromechanical modelling of ablation
PhDIsrael Campero JuradoDesign and field use of unobtrusive 24/7 wearable data acquisition systems
PhDPeiPei ChenRisk assessment to improve outcomes of cardiovascular diseases
PhDXufei ChenSelf-Driving Ultrasound for Multi-parametric Cardiac Tissue Characterization
PhDNishith ChennakeshavaSelf-Driving Ultrasound for Multi-parametric Cardiac Tissue Characterization
PhDIris Cramervideo monitoring FOR early Signaling of adverse EvEnts
PhDRuben DeneerExtensive Personal Monitoring & Watch Platform
PDCatarina Dinis FernandesBody-woRn Ultrasound sensing platform for advanced non-invasive patient Monitoring in peri-operative and critical care
PhDRik van EschVideo monitoring FOR early Signaling of adverse EvEnts
PhDFloor FasenMedtech solutions for Earlier DetectIon of CArdIovascular Disease - Early detection AAAs
EngDBeatrice FedericiSelf-Driving Ultrasound for Multi-parametric Cardiac Tissue Characterization
PhDKoen FranseUS-based fluid-structure interaction modeling of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques
PhDMilan GillissenPatient-specific outcome modeling for Peripheral Arterial Obstructive Disease
PDMerel van GilstMedtech solutions for Earlier DetectIon of CArdIovascular Disease
PhDMayra GoevaertsCardiOvascular Research Opting for New Applications: continuous cardiac risk and lifestyle profiling
PhDHans van GorpSleep microstructure via cardiorespiratory surrogates
PhDJelte HaakmaModelling and data analysis for a sweat sensing patch
PDFrederique HafkampTransmural value-based healthcare (VBHC) for cardiovascular patients
PhDSamaneh HeydariMedtech solutions for Earlier DetectIon of CArdIovascular Disease - AF/OSA
PhDHein de HoopMulti-perspective Ultrafast Ultrasound Imaging of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
PhDJoris van HouteClinical evaluation ultrasound based hemodynamic monitoring
PhDYizhou HuangSelf-Driving Ultrasound for Multi-parametric Cardiac Tissue Characterization
PhDGerben HupBeating cardiac arrest
PhDLarissa JansenUltrafast Ultrasound Imaging for Extended Diagnosis and Treatment of Vascular Disease
PhDEvianne KruithofVT Modelling
PhDJasmin KuhnPAP therapy monitoring for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
PDLianne van de LaarMedtech solutions for Earlier DetectIon of CArdIovascular Disease - Early recognition of AF and HF
PhDMayke van LeunenTelerehabilitation of heart failure patients following acute decompensation
PhDPeilu LiuMulti-perspective Ultrafast Ultrasound Imaging of the Heart
PhDBen LuijtenSelf-Driving Ultrasound for Multi-parametric Cardiac Tissue Characterization
PhDKirsten MaasArtificial Intelligence in Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
PhDEsther MaasMulti-perspective Ultrasound Imaging & Modeling of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
PhDRobin MartensA pilot line for the next generation of smart catheters and implants
PhDEvelien MestromMedtech solutions for Earlier DetectIon of CArdIovascular Disease - Early recognition of AF and HF (Automated early warning scoring system in a surgical ward)
PhDRoel MontreeTransmural value-based healthcare (VBHC) for cardiovascular patients
PhDEmma MoonenDesign, fabrication and testing of a sweat sensing patch
PhDJan-Willem MullerAneurisms/Carotids
EngDMelissa NiemantsverdrietVT Modelling
PhDArjet NievergeldMedtech solutions for Earlier DetectIon of CArdIovascular Disease - Early detection AAAs
PhDRenee NoortmanMedtech solutions for Earlier DetectIon of CArdIovascular Disease - Early recognition of AF and HF
PhDKevin PelzersA pilot line for the next generation of smart catheters and implants
PDJeroen van de PolTransmural value-based healthcare (VBHC) for cardiovascular patients
PDJoost van der PuttenFast Catheter Detection in US imaging for interventions
PDSujithra RaviselvamMedtech solutions for Earlier DetectIon of CArdIovascular Disease - Early recognition of AF and HF
PhDJoerik de RuijterUltrasound and photoacoustic characterization of plaque vulnerability
PDFederica SammaliMedtech solutions for Earlier DetectIon of CArdIovascular Disease - Early recognition of AF and HF
PhDJai ScheerhoornPeri-operative cardiorespiratory monitoring
PhDLaura SchiphorstPAP therapy monitoring for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
PhDIrina Bianca SerbanDesign and field use of unobtrusive 24/7 wearable data acquisition systems
PhDMarloes SjoerdsmaMulti-perspective Ultrafast Ultrasound Imaging of the Heart
PhDJonna van der StamData analysis
PhDTristan StevensArtificial Intelligence for Ultrasound Image Formation
PhDIrene SurianiBody-woRn Ultrasound sensing platform for advanced non-invasive patient Monitoring in peri-operative and critical care
PDGabriele VariscoFetal movement for fetal well-being detection
PhDAmy VermeerArtificial Intelligence in Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
EngDTineke de VriesData Warehouse Connect data management and analytics
PhDPascalle WijntjesRisk stratification in early pregnancy
PhDRobin WillemsVT Modelling
EngDMarloes de WinterVT Modelling
PhDSicui ZhangTracebook V2

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