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“Engineers need to truly become part of the medical world and understand the requirements and needs of clinicians to be able to deliver the improvements they are capable of.”

Research profile

Hessel Wijkstra is part-time Full Professor in the Signal Processing Systems group. He is also principal investigator in the department of Urology of the AMC in Amsterdam. His research focuses on medical imaging, especially contrast-enhanced ultrasound. His main interest is the clinical validation and implementation of advanced imaging technology as developed in the Signal Processing Systems group.

The focus of research is initially on prostate cancer - hard to visualize, usually only detected at a late stage and the second-highest cause of cancer deaths in men. Perfecting visualization techniques for prostate cancer would enable more effective screening, targeted biopsies and more timely and less radical treatments. The technology can be applied to other cancer types as well. Angiogenesis, the aberrant growth of new blood vessels that supplies growing tumors with the oxygen and nutrients to become malignant, is a factor in most cancers.

Wijkstra, an engineer among urologists and a urologist among engineers, believes engineers can help generate tremendous progress in medical care, improve diagnostics and treatment and help to realize more cost-effective care.

Academic background

Hessel Wijkstra holds an MSc and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Twente University. His interest in medical and clinical research led him to accept an appointment at the Urology department of the Radboud Medical Center in 1989. In 2004 he moved to the Urology department at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam in 2004. His intensive collaboration with Massimo Mischi at the Eindhoven University of Technology led to an appointment as part-time professor in the Signal Processing Systems group in 2010.

External positions

Principal Investigator, Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam

1 Oct 2003 → …

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Research Output 1989 2019

555 - Contrast enhanced ultrasound for the localization of prostate cancer – correlation with radical prostatectomy specimens

Gayet, M., Postema, A. W., van Sloun, R., Wildeboer, R., Schalk, S., Mannaerts, C., Beerlage, H., Mischi, M. & Wijkstra, H., Mar 2019, In : European Urology Supplements. 18, 1, p. e739-e740 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Prostatectomy
Contrast Media
Ultrasonography
Prostatic Neoplasms
Prostate

Clinical evaluation of dispersion MRI for prostate cancer localization: a multicenter study

Turco, S., Lavini, C., Heijmink, S., Barentsz, J., Wijkstra, H. & Mischi, M., 2019 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic

Open Access
File
Multicenter Studies
Prostatic Neoplasms
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pharmacokinetics
Prostate
Prostate
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Learning
Biopsy
France

Multiparametric and multidimensional : a three dimensional and multiparametric approach to ultrasound imaging of prostate cancer

Wildeboer, R., 19 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Multiparametric mri- and contrast enhanced ultrasound-targeted biopsy for the detection of significant prostate cancer: can we replace systematic biopsy?

Mannaerts, C., Engelbrecht, M., Postema, A., Lodeizen, O., van Kollenburg, R., van Sloun, R., Wildeboer, R., Mischi, M., De Reijke, T. & Wijkstra, H., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Urology. 201, 4S, p. e430-e430 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Prostatic Neoplasms
Biopsy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Activities 2012 2013

  • 10 Contributed talk

28th Annual EAU congress, Milan

Hessel Wijkstra (Speaker)
18 Mar 2013

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Workshop on ultrasound imaging for IGRT, Maastricht

Hessel Wijkstra (Speaker)
8 Feb 2013

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

5th International Symposium on Focal Therapy and Imaging in Prostate and Kidney Cancer, 8 June 2012, Durham

Hessel Wijkstra (Speaker)
8 Jun 2012

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

27th Annual Meeting of the Engineering and Urology Society (EUS), May 19, 2012, Atlanta, GA, USA

Hessel Wijkstra (Speaker)
19 May 2012

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

27th Annual Advances in Contrast Ultrasound - ICUS Bubble Conference, 20 September 2012, Chicago, Illinois

Hessel Wijkstra (Speaker)
20 Sep 2012

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Student theses

An elastic registration method for validation of prostate cancer ultrasound imaging

Author: Schalk, S., 31 Aug 2011

Supervisor: Mischi, M. (Supervisor 1) & Wijkstra, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Classification and validation of contrast ultrasound dispersion maps compared with histology results

Author: Wu, K., 31 Oct 2014

Supervisor: Mischi, M. (Supervisor 1) & Wijkstra, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Estimation of acoustical coefficient of nonlinearity

Author: Zeng, Y., 24 May 2018

Supervisor: Mischi, M. (Supervisor 1) & Wijkstra, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master