ir. C.D. van Dirks

ir. C.D. van Dirks

Assistant Professor
ir. C.D. van Dirks
  • Image Sciences Institute



From the start of my PhD I have been investigating non-invasive imaging technologies for diagnosis, monitoring and treatment guidance. My PhD, at LUMC and ErasmusMC, focused on automated analysis of 3D echocardiography, aiming at positioning 3D ultrasound as a non-invasive modality for 3D assessment of left ventricular function. During my postdocs at UMCU, I broadened my research interests and skills into US & MR brain image analysis (brainshift registration & segmentation, for intraoperative guidance), abdominal MR (DCE-MRI & ASL-MRI), CT spine (scoliosis analysis). The abdominal MR work has led to the development of Drag and drop ASL, offering perfusion imaging in the abdomen without the need for intravenous contrast injection.
The past years, together with Peter Seevinck, I have been developing BoneMRI, software-enabled visualization of bone using MRI, within a close collaboration between UMCU and newly founded company MRIguidance. This has developed into a research line aiming at 1. further improving the image quality for investigating the diagnostic use of synthetic CTs, obviating the need for an additional CT and reducing dose, and 2. developing synthetic CT for monitoring and treatment guidance, obviating the need for the often dedicated, additional CT.

Research Output (69)

Efficient cascaded V-net optimization for lower extremity CT segmentation validated using bone morphology assessment

Kuiper Ruurd J.A., Sakkers Ralph J.B., van Stralen Marijn, Arbabi Vahid, Viergever Max A., Weinans Harrie, Seevinck Peter R. 2022, In: Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 40 , p. 2894-2907 14 p.

Feasibility of Velocity-Selective Arterial Spin Labeling in Breast Cancer Patients for Noncontrast-Enhanced Perfusion Imaging

Franklin Suzanne L, Voormolen Nora, Bones Isabell K, Korteweg Tijmen, Wasser Martin N J M, Dankers Henrike G, Cohen Daniele, van Stralen Marijn, Bos Clemens, van Osch Matthias J P Oct 2021, In: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 54 , p. 1282-1291 10 p.

CT to MR registration of complex deformations in the knee joint through dual quaternion interpolation of rigid transforms

Kuiper Ruurd J.A., Van Stralen Marijn, Sakkers Ralph J.B., Bergmans Rick H.J., Zijlstra Frank, Viergever Max A., Weinans Harrie, Seevinck Peter R. 7 Sep 2021, In: Physics in medicine and biology. 66 18 p.

Prospective evaluation of local sustained release of celecoxib in dogs with low back pain

Wiersema Tijn, Tellegen Anna R., Beukers Martijn, van Stralen Marijn, Wouters Erik, van de Vooren Mandy, Woike Nina, Mihov George, Thies Jens C., Creemers Laura B., Tryfonidou Marianna A., Meij Björn P. Aug 2021, In: Pharmaceutics. 13 , p. 1-17

What a stranded whale with scoliosis can teach us about human idiopathic scoliosis

de Reuver Steven, IJsseldijk Lonneke L., Homans Jelle F., Willems Dorien S., Veraa Stefanie, van Stralen Marijn, Kik Marja J.L., Kruyt Moyo C., Gröne Andrea, Castelein René M. 30 Mar 2021, In: Scientific Reports. 11 , p. 1-10

Magnetic resonance imaging-based synthetic computed tomography of the lumbar spine for surgical planning:a clinical proof-of-concept

Staartjes Victor E, Seevinck Peter R, Vandertop W Peter, van Stralen Marijn, Schröder Marc L Jan 2021, In: Neurosurgical Focus [E]. 50 , p. 1-7 7 p.

Exploring label dynamics of velocity-selective arterial spin labeling in the kidney

Bones Isabell K, Franklin Suzanne L, Harteveld Anita A, van Osch Matthias J P, Schmid Sophie, Hendrikse Jeroen, Moonen Chrit, van Stralen Marijn, Bos Clemens 2021, In: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 86 , p. 131-142 12 p.

MRI-based synthetic CT shows equivalence to conventional CT for the morphological assessment of the hip joint

Florkow Mateusz C., Willemsen Koen, Zijlstra Frank, Foppen Wouter, van der Wal Bart C.H., van der Voort van Zyp Jochem R.N., Viergever Max A., Castelein René M., Weinans Harrie, van Stralen Marijn, Sakkers Ralph J.B., Seevinck Peter R. 2021, In: Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 40 , p. 954-964 11 p.

Perfusion imaging of neuroblastoma and nephroblastoma in a paediatric population using pseudo-continuous arterial spin-labelling magnetic resonance imaging

Harteveld Anita, Littooij Annemieke, van Noesel Max, van Stralen Marijn, Bos Clemens 2021, In: Magma - Magnetic Resonance Materials In Physics Biology And Medicine. 35 , p. 235-246 12 p.

Workflow for automatic renal perfusion quantification using ASL-MRI and machine learning

Bones Isabell K, Bos Clemens, Moonen Chrit, Hendrikse Jeroen, van Stralen Marijn 2021, In: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 87 , p. 800-809 10 p.

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