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

Professor Emeritus

  • Image Sciences Institute

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

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 (615)

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.

Validating faster DENSE measurements of cardiac-induced brain tissue expansion as a potential tool for investigating cerebral microvascular pulsations

Adams Ayodeji L., Viergever Max A., Luijten Peter R., Zwanenburg Jaco J.M. 1 mrt 2020, In: NeuroImage. 208 10 p.

Feasibility of imaging Y-90 microspheres at diagnostic activity levels for hepatic radioembolization treatment planning

Kunnen Britt, Dietze Martijn M A, Braat Arthur J A T, Lam Marnix G E H, Viergever Max A, de Jong Hugo W A M 19 dec 2019, In: Medical Physics. 47 , p. 1105-1114 10 p.

Synchronous Breast Cancer:Phenotypic Similarities on MRI

Wang Hui, van der Velden Bas H M, Chan Hui Shan M, Loo Claudette E, Viergever Max A, Gilhuijs Kenneth G A 19 dec 2019, In: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 51 , p. 1858-1867 10 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.

Volumetric assessment of extracranial carotid artery aneurysms

de Vries E E, van Laarhoven C J H C M, Kuijf H J, Hazenberg C E V B, van Herwaarden J A, Viergever M A, de Borst G J 1 dec 2019, In: Scientific Reports. 9

Accelerated SPECT image reconstruction with FBP and an image enhancement convolutional neural network

Dietze Martijn M A, Branderhorst Woutjan, Kunnen Britt, Viergever Max A, de Jong Hugo W A M 1 dec 2019, In: EJNMMI physics. 6

Automatic brain tissue segmentation in fetal MRI using convolutional neural networks

Khalili N., Lessmann N., Turk E., Claessens N., de Heus R., Kolk T., Viergever M. A., Benders M. J. N. L., Isgum I. dec 2019, In: Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 64 , p. 77-89 13 p.

Fast and accurate quantitative determination of the lung shunt fraction in hepatic radioembolization

Bastiaannet Remco, van der Velden Sandra, Lam Marnix G.E.H., Viergever Max A., de Jong Hugo W.A.M. 26 nov 2019, In: Physics in medicine and biology. 64 , p. 235002 11 p.

All Research Output (615)