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Erik Korsten is Part-time Professor in the Signal Processing Systems group, anesthesiologist-intensivist in Eindhoven's Catharina Hospital and part-time professor at Zhejiang University (China). At TU/e, Korsten specializes in signal and data processing and decision support systems, such as his Gaston software that helps make sense of the data in the Dutch Electronic Patient Files (EPD) and helps hospitals ensure that protocols and guidelines are followed. This contributes, for instance, to a reduced number of medication errors. He also focuses on signal processing in ultrasound and MRI images.

Academic background

Erik Korsten holds a degree in Medicine from Groningen University (1979). He obtained his specialization in anesthesiology from the St. Antonius Hospital in Utrecht in 1982 and his PhD from Leiden University in 1984. He took a position as anesthesiologist at the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven in 1983 and has worked there ever since. In 2001, Korsten was appointed Part-time Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2015, he also took on the position of Part-time Professor at Zhejiang University (China).

External positions

Catharina Hospital

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Needles Engineering & Materials Science
Ultrasonics Engineering & Materials Science
Clinical Decision Support Systems Medicine & Life Sciences
Blood Volume Medicine & Life Sciences
Thermodilution Medicine & Life Sciences
Physicians Medicine & Life Sciences
Lung Medicine & Life Sciences
Heart Failure Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1994 2019

Differences in identification of patients' deterioration may hamper the success of clinical escalation protocols

Crisis Checklist Collaborative , de Bie, A. J. R. & Bezemer, R., 1 Jul 2019, In : QJM : Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians. 112, 7, p. 497-504 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Clinical Protocols
Professional Role
Patients' Rooms
66 Downloads (Pure)

Implementation of an automated early warning scoring system in a surgical ward: practical use and effects on patient outcomes

Mestrom, E., de Bie, A., van de Steeg, M., Driessen, M., Atallah, L., Bezemer, R., Arthur Bouwman, R. & Korsten, E., 1 May 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 5, 13 p., e0213402.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
early warning systems
Alarm systems
Length of Stay
Intensive care units
Electronic medical equipment
2 Downloads (Pure)

Localization of partially visible needles in 3D ultrasound using dilated CNNs

Pourtaherian, A., Mihajlovic, N., Ghazvinian Zanjani, F., Zinger, S., Ng, G. C., Korsten, E. & de With, P., 25 Feb 2019, 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 4 p. 8579986

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review


Paediatric procedural sedation and analgesia by emergency physicians in a country with a recent establishment of emergency medicine

Kuypers, M., Smits, G. J. P., Baerends, E. P., Oskam, E., Reijners, E., Mignot-Evers, L., Thijssen, W., Plötz, F. & Korsten, H., 1 Jun 2019, In : European Journal of Emergency Medicine. 26, 3, p. 168-173 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Emergency Medicine
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RegressionExplorer: Interactive exploration of logistic regression models with subgroup analysis

Dingen, D., van 't Veer, M., Houthuizen, P., Mestrom, E. H. J., Korsten, E. H. H. M., Bouwman, A. R. A. & van Wijk, J., 1 Jan 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 25, 1, p. 246-255 10 p., 8464305.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Press / Media

Student theses

Assistive technology for older diabetes patients

Author: Verblackt, T., 30 Jun 2007

Supervisor: van Bronswijk, J. (Supervisor 1), Korsten, H. (Supervisor 2) & de Klerk, B. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Automated delay detection: automated delay detection in Datex-Ohmeda System 5 anesthesia delivery unit for SPV calculations

Author: Conteh, L., 2005

Supervisor: Blom, J. (Supervisor 1) & Korsten, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Blood volume measurement by magnetic resonance indicator dilution curve modeling

Author: Ciarpaglini, L., 2007

Supervisor: Mischi, M. (Supervisor 1), Korsten, H. (Supervisor 2), Boer, den, J. (External person) (External coach) & van den Bosch, H. C. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Contrast magnetic resonance imaging for cardiovascular measurements: an vitro study

Author: Amilburu, R., 2005

Supervisor: Mischi, M. (Supervisor 1) & Korsten, H. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master


Ejection fraction and intra-thoracic blood volume assessment by contrast echocardiography

Author: de Waard, R., 30 Apr 2006

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

Student thesis: Master