The Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam (BIGR) is part of the Department of Radiology of the Erasmus MC - University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The mission of BIGR is to develop, validate and implement image analysis methods to optimally make use of information contained in imaging data for improving diagnostics, prognostics and therapy. Specifically, much of the work focuses on the development, validation and implementation of image analysis methods to extract quantitative imaging biomarkers from various image sources (CT, MRI etc.) to support more objective diagnosis in clinical practice and to support clinical and biomedical research. Or to directly link imaging data to relevant clinical outcomes using AI techniques.
In recent years the group has also become active in linking imaging and genetics data, and in radio(geno)mics to better understand disease development, and to improve prognostics. We develop and test our methods on large multicenter data, using state of the art computer vision and machine learning techniques.
Also, in the group we are active in supporting image-guided interventions. Clinical focus areas of the group include improved diagnosis and prognosis of neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, musculskeletal, and lung disease, and treatment guidance in oncology.
The BIGR group is actively contributing to Health-RI, an initiative to set-up a national infrastructure to enable re-use of health data for research and innovation.