PhD in MRI analysis, 2010
University of Antwerp
MSc in Applied Physics, 2005
Delft University of Technology
Dr. ir. Dirk Poot is an Assistant Professor in quantitative MRI reconstruction. He holds a PI position at the department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine of the Erasmus MC - University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His mission is to improve and use advanced quantitative MR imaging techniques to reduce MRI scan time as well as to improve diagnostic information in the scans to the benefit of patients and doctors.
In 2005, Dirk received his MSc degree from the Delft University of Technology. From 2005 to 2010, he worked as PhD student at the University of Antwerp, on statistical methods for MR image processing. The title of the resulting thesis is “Advances in the reconstruction and statistical processing of Magnetic Resonance images”. It describes new and improved methods for B0 field estimation, super resolution reconstruction, noise level estimation, brain activation detection with functional MRI, and experimental design of Diffusion Kurtosis Imaging.
Dirk Poot started in March 2010 as a PostDoc in the BIGR group of the Erasmus MC and currently has an Assistant professor position within the department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine.
The projects in which Dirk is currently involved are centered around improving quantitative MR imaging, both the acquisition as well as analysis parts. Specifically, in the reconstruction process we are taking into account the image acquisition process, especially addresssing confounding effects of acquisition noise and subject motion.