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Ir. Hakim Achterberg
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Involved in projects
- Extraction of Neuro Imaging Biomarkers from Clinical MR Data and its Applications
- Quantitative analysis of the neonatal brain on MRI
- Quantitative Shape Analysis
Hakim Achterberg was born on 1984 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. He lived there until he finished his VWO (high school) in 2003.
Following high school, Hakim started with a studies in Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology. During the studies Hakim came in contact with Image Analysis and stated specializing in Biomedical Image Analysis after obtaining his B.Sc.
After his receiving his B.Sc. degree, he went a year on exchange to the Umeå University in Sweden. There he strengthened his knowledge of computing science, image analysis and visualization further. Once back in the Netherlands Hakim performed his internship at the x-ray predevelopment group of Philips Healthcare in Best. In 2009 he finished his thesis “Optimal Acquisition Schemes in High Angular Diffusion Imaging” and received his M.Sc. degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology
As of December 2009 Hakim is working as a PhD student in the BIGR group on the Neuro Image Analysis research line. His work is focused on shape analysis of brain structures in relation to neuro-degenerative diseases. Currently, there are two main pillars of his work: first there is analysis of the imaging data from the Rotterdam Scan Study, a large cohort study on aging, and second there is the evaluation and improvement of general methods for shape analysis.
H.C. Achterberg, M. Koek and W.J. Niessen, Fastr: a workflow engine for advanced data flows in medical image analysis, Frontiers in ICT, 2016
E.E. Bron, R.M.E Steketee, G. Houston, R.A. Oliver, H.C. Achterberg, M. Loog, J.C. van Swieten, A. Hammers, W.J. Niessen, M. Smits and S. Klein, Diagnostic classification of arterial spin labeling and structural MRI in presenile early-stage dementia, Human Brain Mapping, 2014
H.C. Achterberg, F. van der Lijn, den Heijer, M.W. Vernooij, M.A. Ikram, W.J. Niessen and M. de Bruijne, Hippocampal shape is predictive for the development of dementia in a normal, elderly population, Human Brain Mapping, 2014
V. Prčkovska, H.C. Achterberg, M. Bastiani, P. Pullens, E. Balmashnova, B. M. ter Haar Romeny, A. Vilanova and A. Roebroeck, Optimal Short-Time Acquisition Schemes in High Angular Resolution Diffusion-Weighted Imaging, International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, 2013
A. van Opbroek, H.C. Achterberg and M. de Bruijne, Feature-Space Transformation Improves Supervised Segmentation Across Scanners, Machine Learning Meets Medical Imaging , 2015
H.C. Achterberg, D.H.J. Poot, F. van der Lijn, M.W. Vernooij, M.A. Ikram, W.J. Niessen and M. de Bruijne, Local appearance features for robust MRI brain structure segmentation across scanning protocols, SPIE Medical Imaging: Image Processing , 2013
V. Terzopoulos, H.C. Achterberg, A. Plaisier, A.M. Heemskerk, M. de Groot, D.H.J. Poot, W.J. Niessen, J. Dudink and S. Klein, A 3D atlas of MR diffusion parameters in the neonatal brain, MICCAI Workshop on Perinatal and Paediatric Imaging: PaPI 2012 , 2012
H.C. Achterberg, F. van der Lijn, den Heijer, A van der Lugt, M.M.B. Breteler, W.J. Niessen and M. de Bruijne, Prediction of Dementia by Hippocampal Shape Analysis, Machine Learning in Medical Imaging , 2010
M. Hansson, H.C. Achterberg, E.H.G. Oei and S. Klein, Evaluation of two multi-atlas cartilage segmentation models for knee MRI: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative, 9th International Workshop on Osteoarthritis Imaging , in press
H.C. Achterberg, M. de Bruijne, F. van der Lijn, den Heijer, M.W. Vernooij, M.A. Ikram and W.J. Niessen, Hippocampal Shape Predicts Development of Dementia in the General Population, RSNA 2011: 97nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America , 2011
H.A. Vrooman, M.M.S. Jasperse, M. Koek, F. van der Lijn, H.C. Achterberg, M. de Bruijne, A. van der Lugt and W.J. Niessen, A computer-aided diagnosis system for the early and differential diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease, ECR Conference Proceedings 2011 , 2011
H.C. Achterberg, F. van der Lijn, den Heijer, A van der Lugt, M.M.B. Breteler, W.J. Niessen and M. de Bruijne, Prediction of Dementia by Hippocampal Shape Analysis, Dutch BME conference 2011 , 2011