Biomedical Diagnostics Lab

Clinical relevance is our commitment, achieved through close collaboration with selected clinical/industrial partners and advisors.

Research Profile

The Biomedical Diagnostics (BM/d) Research Laboratory develops algorithms for the interpretation of biomedical signals and data acquired with a variety of sensors, ranging from ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, up to electrophysiological and photoplethysmographic recording. The lab positions itself on the edge between data-driven and physics-driven analysis through a continuous effort towards understanding the application domain and modeling the full measurement chain: (patho)physiological sources, sensing physics, and signal acquisition. To this end, research is carried out in tight collaboration with our clinical and industrial partners. The main application areas are oncology, cardiovascular, gynecology-perinatology, sleep, perioperative care, neurology, and neuromuscular research. The lab is chaired by Prof. Mischi, supported by a multidisciplinary team integrating expertise in modeling (Dr. Turco), Bayesian inference (Dr. Vullings), and machine learning (Dr. van Sloun), image analysis (Dr. Zinger), signal processing (Dr. Peri).

Research Domains

Meet some of our Researchers


Education is tightly linked to research. Therefore, the main activity consists of supervision of student projects ranging from Bachelor, Traineeship, and Graduation projects. Given the international nature of the BM/d Research Team, several students interested in biomedical applications of signal analysis come from different European countries to carry out their master projects within the Erasmus Exchange Program. A number of established international connections also enable us to arrange external projects abroad, in countries such as Italy, Denmark, Rumania, and USA. Obviously, next to supervision, also a number of specialized courses are given, especially in the area of sensing and clinical monitoring.


Using microbubbles to detect cancer

It was stressed repeatedly on World Cancer Day: the diagnosis and treatment of cancer have changed radically in recent years. The same can be said of the detection of prostate cancer. Now, starting in February, men with a questionable blood value will receive an MRI scan to localize any tumors in advance of the usual biopsy procedure. TU/e professor Massimo Mischi hopes to further improve this process with CUDI, the ultrasound technique he has developed, and he is also keen to work on breast cancer screening. Read more


Project Related Publications

Our most recent peer reviewed publications