Electromagnetics for Care & Cure Lab

  • Groene Loper , FLux

    6512 AP Eindhoven


  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Electrical Engineering

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

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Impact for patients and society is our ambition, for which we develop novel electromagnetic technologies in close collaboration with medical and industrial partners

Organisational profile

The Research Laboratory on Electromagnetics for Care & Cure is part of the Electromagnetics Group at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The Lab investigates novel approaches for application of electromagnetic waves in medical applications. The Lab is chaired by Dr.Ir. Maarten Paulides, and the main themes of research are:

  • Neurostimulation – led by Dr.Ir. Rob Mestrom, supported by Prof. Paul Boon
  • MR imaging and MR guided therapies – Led by Dr.Ir. Maarten Paulides
  • In-body sensing and power transfer – Led by Ir. Ad Reniers and Prof.Dr.Ir. Huib Visser

The research spans from fundamental work on the modelling of electromagnetic wave interaction with tissues for neurostimulation to the evaluation and validation of novel techniques, tools and devices, e.g. novel MR imaging guided heating devices for enhanced cancer therapy. Especially the latter requires multidisciplinary health-related projects that are being executed in synergy with medical partners and a wide range of industries (small, medium and large enterprises). Whenever required, we seek to supplement our electromagnetic expertise with the strengths of other groups of the TU/e, including sensing, modeling, imaging, monitoring, minimally-invasive interventions, ICT embedded systems and ubiquitous computing.

For our research, we have access to an extensive line of research facilities:
- Simulation infrastructure and modelling software like CST, Sim4Life, etc (on campus)
- Center for Wireless Technologies Eindhoven lab (on campus)
- MRI (1.5T) scanner (at Darcy lab on campus]
- MRI (1.5T) guided hyperthermia (at Erasmus MC Cancer Institute)
- MRI’s (1.5-9.4T) at medical partners, e.g. Kempenhaeghe, Catharina Hospital, Maxima Medical Center, Maastricht UMC

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hyperthermia Physics & Astronomy
Integral equations Engineering & Materials Science
Telecommunication links Engineering & Materials Science
planning Physics & Astronomy
Protons Medicine & Life Sciences
Calcium Engineering & Materials Science
Fever Medicine & Life Sciences
Systems analysis Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2019 2020

Systematic review of pre-clinical and clinical devices for magnetic resonance-guided radiofrequency hyperthermia

Adibzadeh, F., Sumser, K., Curto, S., Yeo, D. T. B., Shishegar, A. A. & Paulides, M. M., 1 Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Hyperthermia. 37, 1, p. 15-27 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Equipment and Supplies
Adjuvant Radiotherapy
1 Downloads (Pure)

A phase-cycled temperature-sensitive fast spin echo sequence with conductivity bias correction for monitoring of mild RF hyperthermia with PRFS

Wu, M., Mulder, H. T., Zur, Y., Lechner-Greite, S., Menzel, M. I., Paulides, M. M., van Rhoon, G. C. & Haase, A., 1 Jun 2019, In : Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine (MAGMA). 32, 3, p. 369-380 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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CALIMA: the semi-automated open-source calcium imaging analyzer

Radstake, F. D. W., Raaijmakers, E. A. L., Luttge, R., Zinger, S. & Frimat, J-P., 1 Oct 2019, In : Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 179, 10 p., 104991.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Imaging techniques
Cellular radio systems


Co-recipient (last author) of the 2015 editor’s award for the best paper (physics) in the International Journal of Hyperthermia.

Maarten Paulides (Recipient), 1 Jan 2016

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Co-recipient of the Gezel Award of Technology Foundation STW.

Maarten Paulides (Recipient), 1 Oct 2017

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Editor’s award for the best paper (physics) in the International Journal of Hyperthermia in 2007

Maarten Paulides (Recipient), 31 May 2008

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Activities 2015 2019

  • 2 Membership of council
  • 2 Membership of network
  • 1 Consultancy
  • 1 Startup or spinoff

IEEE (External organisation)

Margarethus (Maarten) Paulides (Chair)
28 Nov 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of networkScientific

COST action CA17115 MyWave (External organisation)

Maarten Paulides (Chair)
1 Oct 20181 Oct 2022

Activity: Membership typesMembership of networkScientific

International Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP, www.icnirp.com) (External organisation)

Maarten Paulides (Member)
1 Mar 2017

Activity: Membership typesMembership of councilProfessional