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Theo van Walsum graduated in Informatics (Computer Science) at the Delft
University of Technology in 1990. In 1995 he received
his PhD at Scientific Visualization Group
of Delft University of Technology. Subject of his thesis was flow
visualization on curvilinear grids. From June 1995 to May 1996, he was a
research fellow at the Laboratory of Clinical and Experimental Image
Processing (LKEB), at the University Hospital Leiden, where he worked on
visualization of MRI and MRA data. From June 1996 to January 2005, he worked
as a Postdoc at the Image Sciences Institute at the UMC Utrecht, on simulation
and visualization for endovascular treatment of AAA, the image processing
software environment, catheter tracking for image guidance and image guidance
using 3D Rotational X-Ray imaging.
Since 2005, he is heading the “Image Guidance in Interventions” theme group at the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam. This group focusses on improving image guidance by integrating pre-operative image information in the interventional situation for cardiovascular and soft tissue applications. Challenges addressed are the modeling and tracking of motion and deformation of the anatomy, and the instruments. Additionally, he is involved in the cardiovascular image processing theme group, focussing on cardiac and carotid segmentation and quantification from CTA and MR images. He also co-organized three cardiovascular “Grand Challenges” that were organized by the BIGR, the coronary artery tracking challenge
(coronary.bigr.nl), the carotid lumen segmentation and stenosis grading challenge (cls2009.bigr.nl), and the coronary stenoses detection and quantification challenge (coronary.bigr.nl/stenosis).
His interests are medical imaging, image guidance, visualization and software engineering.