Thira Lab

Thira Lab is a collaboration between Thirona, Delft Imaging Systems and Radboud UMC. The mission of the lab is to perform world-class research to strengthen healthcare with innovative imaging solutions.

9 researchers – 6 PhD students and 3 postdocs – work as a lab unit in the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group. The Thira Lab director is one of the promotors. The director and scientific managers of Thira are involved in the daily supervision of the researchers. The researchers spend 1 to 2 days per week at Thirona and will closely collaborate with Thirona’s deep learning researchers.

Medical imaging is a cornerstone of medicine for diagnosis of disease, treatment selection and quantification of treatment effects. The lab strives to automatically interpret medical images with the aid of deep learning. Research projects in the lab focus on recognition, detection, and quantification of objects and structures in images, with an initial focus on applications in the area of chest CT, radiography, and retinal imaging. The research will be published in the best academic venues and secured in patents.

Scientific Directors

Bram van Ginneken is professor of functional image analysis at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre.
Clarisa Sánchez is associate professor at the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group at Radboudumc.

Scientific Manager

Colin Jacobs is assistant professor and research software engineer at Radboudumc.

Governing Board

Mathias Prokop is professor and head of the department of radiology and nuclear medicine at Radboudumc.
Eva van Rikxoort is managing director at Thirona.
Guido Geerts is CEO at Delft Imaging Systems and Thirona.

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