Research on MRI in determining disease activity Crohn’s disease concerns both improvements in accuracy and acceptance as well as image processing (in collaboration with Technical University Delft). Research is performed on improving MRI of the bowel, including studying peristalsis. Several project in the field of advanced MR of diffuse liver diseases are performed with emphasis on MR spectroscopy and MR elastography. This research is extended to whole body MR in Gaucher disease.

In 2014 three theses were finalized:
- Anneloes Bohte. Quantitative imaging of liver fat and fibrosis. (January 31, 2014)
- Marjolein Leeuwenburgh. MRI in suspected appendicitis. (February 7, 2014)
- Jeroen Tielbeek. MRI for grading Crohn’s disease. (October 3, 2014)

In 2015 four theses were finalized:
- Shira Moos. Contrast induced nephropathy following intravenous contrast enhanced computed tomography. (January 9, 2015)
- Jurgen Runge. Advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy of diffuse liver diseases. (February 13, 2015)
- Zhang Li. Image registration for assessment of Crohn's disease severity (April 23, 2015; Technical University of Delft))
- Marije van der Paardt. Advances in MRI for colorectal cancer and bowel motility (June 16, 2015)
Effective start/end date1/01/07 → …

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