Medical Imaging

Research area

The PhD programme Medical Imaging is hosted by the Imaging Division, which is part of the Imaging & Oncology Division of UMC Utrecht. With over 200 researchers, the Imaging & Oncology Division is one of the largest concentrations of academic medical imaging research worldwide. The division comprises the Departments of Radiology (including Nuclear Medicine), Radiotherapy, and Medical Imaging (better known as the Image Sciences Institute). The division is internationally renowned for its research on MR image acquisition, image analysis (registration, quantification, computer-aided diagnosis), diagnostic imaging of brain disorders, cardiovascular diseases and oncology, and image-guided oncological interventions. There is a longstanding close collaboration with industry, which has facilitated rapid translation of research concepts to image technology enabled healthcare solutions, for patient-tailored diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Medical Imaging combines expertise from different disciplines so as to offer a balanced educational programme and to perform high-level fundamental and applied research in the area of medical imaging. Both natural and clinical sciences are represented.

Associated research groups

All information regarding our researchers and research groups can be found at the Image Sciences Institute website and the Center for Image Science website.

Profile of prospective PhD candidates

Prospective PhD candidates should have a Dutch or equivalent foreign MSc degree in exact sciences (physics, mathematics, computer science, biomedical or electrical engineering) or life sciences (medicine, biomedical sciences). We expect PhD candidates to be highly motivated, talented and capable of working independently as well as in groups.

Mission of the graduate programme

The main objectives of the programme are:

  • To establish and execute a coherent and internationally recognized research programme in medical imaging;

  • To offer an advanced and balanced educational programme of lectures, courses, seminars and workshops to PhD candidates in this area;

  • To train and supervise PhD candidates to attain the level of qualified and independent researchers by the highest international standard

Training programme

You can find the training programme here.

Programme organization

Programme director​
Wilbert Bartels, PhD
Programme coordinators
Koen Vincken, PhD
Renee Allebrandi, MA

More information about this programme

Visit the Medical Imaging website.