26-1-2019 Website no longer maintained

We are working hard on setting up a new website at For this reason, the current website is no longer maintained and updated. Consequently, the publications have not been updated since 2018. Please find our latest publications on the new website.

25-1-2019 Henk Stassen award at BME2019 for Rik Vullings

Rik Vullings received the Henk Stassen award for Best Young Researcher from the 7th Dutch Conference on Bio-medical Engineering. This price is meant to encourage a young researcher who is successfully working in research after his/her promotion.

22-1-2019 Best Poster Award at Echocontrast 2019 for Simona Turco

Simona Turco received a Best Poster Award at the 24th European symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging in Rotterdam on January 17-18, 2019, in the category "New directions Technology II" with the poster: Simona Turco, Reshani Perera, Hessel Wijkstra, Agata A. Exner, M. Mischi "Pharmacokinetic analysis of targeted nanonubbles for quantitative assessment of PSMA expression in prostate cancer".

29-11-2018 Feature article for Gabriele Papini

The publishers of Physiological Measurement, IOP Publishing, have selected the paper by Gabriele Papini, Pedro Fonseca, Linda Eerikäinen, Sebastiaan Overeem, Jan Bergmans and Rik Vullings "Sinus or not: a new beat detection algorithm based on a pulse morphology quality index to extract normal sinus rhythm beats from wrist-worn photoplethysmography recordings" as a Featured Article in Physiological Measurement. Features articles... more

12-6-2018 Double Award at IEEE MeMeA 2018 in Rome

Two awards for BM/d at the IEEE Conference on Medical Measurements and Applications on June 11-13 in Rome. Best Paper Award: L. Xu, C. Rabotti, Y. Zhang, M. Meftah, S. Ouzounov, P. Harpe, M. Mischi, “Adaptive motion-artifact reduction in capacitive ECG measurements by using the power-line interference” Student Travel Award: P. Chen, R. van Sloun, S. Turco, H. Wijkstra, P. Houthuizen, M.... more

22-4-2018 Martin Black Award for Paul Hamelmann!

The publishers of Physiological Measurement, IOP Publishing, in association with the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), jointly award an annual prize for the best paper published in the journal during the previous year. The Martin Black Prize for the best paper in 2017 is awarded to: Hamelmann, P., Vullings, R., Schmitt, L., Kolen, A. F., Mischi, M.,... more

4-4-2018 Best Poster Award at EAU 2018

Massimo Mischi received a Best Poster Award at the 33rd Annual EAU (European Association of Urology) Congress in Copenhagen (Denmark) on March 16-20, 2018, with the poster: Schalk S., Huang J., Li J. , Wijkstra H. , Huang P. , M. Mischi, "Prostate cancer diagnosis by three-dimensional contrast-ultrasound".

1-3-2018 Massimo Mischi has been nominated full professor

Massimo Mischi has been nominated full professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the area of model-based quantitative analysis of biomedical signals.

19-1-2018 Best Poster Award at Echocontrat 2018 for Rogier Wildeboer!

Best Poster Award at the 23rd European Symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging in Rotterdam (Jan 18-19, 2018) for Rogier Wildeboer! Poster: Wildeboer, van Sloun, Schalk, Mannaerts, van der Linden, Huang, Wijkstra, Mischi, "Prostate cancer localization through convective-dispersion estimation in 3-dimensional contrast ultrasound".

17-1-2018 PhD cum laude for Ruud van Sloun on ultrasound markers for cancer

Ruud van Sloun has obtained his PhD cum laude. His work introduces a number of ultrasound methods for the quantification of specific cancer markers, with special emphasis on prostate and breast cancer.

25-9-2017 Young Investigator Award from EFSUMB to Ruud van Sloun

Ruud van Sloun was awarded the prestigious Young Investigator Award from the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology at EUROSON 2017, September 22-25, in Ljubljana (Slovenia).

27-1-2017 Double Award from the IEEE EMBS for Ruud van Sloun and Simona Turco!

Best papers published in an IEEE EMBS journal in 2015-16! The awards were given at the 6th Dutch BME Conference in Egmond aan Zee by the Benelux Chapter of the IEEE EMBS. Two BM/d papers on the podium: 1st place Title: Entropy of ultrasound-contrast-agent velocity fields for angiogenesis imaging in prostate cancer Authors: Ruud JG van Sloun, L Demi, AW Postema, JJMCH de... more

20-1-2017 Best Poster Award at Echocontrast 2017!

Rogier Wildeboer was awarded with a best poster award at the 22nd European Symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging in Rotterdam on January 19-20, 2017. The title of his poster was "Multiparametric approach for dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of prostate cancer".

5-10-2016 Nature publication for BM/d!

Libertario Demi, Ruud J. G. Van Sloun, Hessel Wijkstra, Massimo Mischi, "Towards dynamoc contrast specific ultrasound tomography," Nature: Scientific Reports, 6:34458, DOI: 10.1038/srep34458.

14-6-2016 EE Best Poster Award 2016 to Ruud van Sloun!

Ruud van Sloun has won the EE Best Poster Award 2016 for the Care and Cure Section with his pitch and poster entitled "Prostate cancer localization by contrast-ultrasound system identification". This was the early poster contest of the Electrical Engineering Department of the TU/e, which collected this year 45 posters.

14-4-2016 Hipermotion on TV!

Hipermotion, spin-off company of BM/d, was on TV with MaxDFM, its innovative rehabilitation device! if you missed it, you can check it out here and here!

18-12-2015 Best Oral Presentation for Nienke Kuijsters at the World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Nienke Kuijsters was awarded for the Best Short Oral Presentation at the 2015 World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Montreal with the abstract: N.P. Kuijsters, C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, B.C. Schoot, "Strain imaging on transvaginal ultrasound to measure contractionsin non-pregnant uteri".

21-5-2015 2nd and 3rd place at the EE Poster Contest!

Aline Serteyn and Ruud van Sloun have been awarded with the second and third prize at the EE Poster Contest on May 21, 2015, during the IEEE WESYP Congress in Eindhoven. Their work concerned monitoring of newborns by capacitive sensors and nonlinear propagation of ultrasound through bubbly media.

28-1-2015 Aline Serteyn and Raplph Wijshoff won best presentation and best paper award

5th Dutch BME Conference, Egmond aan Zee, Jan 22-23. 2nd best oral presentation for: • Aline Serteyn, Rik Vullings, Mohammed Meftah, Jan Bergmans, USING AN INJECTION SIGNAL TO REDUCE THE EFFECT OF CAPACITANCE CHANGES IN CAPACITIVE ECG RECORDINGS. 3rd Best Paper Award for Transactions published by IEEE-EMBS in 2014: • Wijshoff, R.; Van Asten, A. ; Peeters, W. ; Bezemer, R.; Noordergraaf, G.... more

28-1-2015 Stefan Schalk and Libertario Demi won Best Poster Award

Two Best Poster Awards (in the category new direction I and II) at the 20th European Symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging, Rotterdam, with the contribution from Libertario Demi, Ruud J.G. Van Sloun, Xinran Zhao, Hessel Wijkstra, and Massimo Mischi, "Cumulative Phase Delay Imaging - a new contrast enhanced imaging modality", and Stefan G. Schalk, Libertario Demi, Smeenge Martijn, de la... more

17-12-2014 HTSM grant to M.Mischi, C.Rabotti and D.Schoot

Massimo Mischi, Chiara Rabotti, and Dick Schoot have submitted a succesful proposal for the 2014 round of the STW/HTSM (High Tech Systems and Materials) call and obtained a 0.5 M€ grant to carry out research on ultrasound analysis of the uterus.

30-6-2014 Simona Turco awarded at the IEEE-EMBS Summer School on Biomedical Imaging

Simona Turco won a second-place award at the 11th IEEE-EMBS International Summer School on Biomedical Imaging, June 19-27 in Saint-Jacut de la Mer, Brittany (France), presenting on magnetic resonance dispersion imaging.

27-5-2014 EFSUMB Young Investigator Award for Maarten Kuenen!

European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) EUROSON, May 26-28, 2014, Tel Aviv (Israel) Young Investigator's Award M.P.J. Kuenen, H.P. Beerlage, J.J.M.C.H. de la Rosette, H. Wijkstra, and M. Mischi, "Contrast-ultrasound dispersion imaging for prostate cancer localization: comparison between imaging and histopathology".

14-4-2014 Best Poster at EAU 2014!

Best poster selection at the 29th Congress of the European Association of Urology (EAU), April 11-15 2014 in Stockholm, with the abstract "Prostate cancer localization by contrast ultrasound dispersion imaging: results from a pilot study" by M. Mischi, M.P.J. Kuenen, H.P Beerlage, J.J.M.C.H. de la Rosette, and H. Wijkstra.

8-3-2014 BM/d on the National News!

The research on prostate cancer localization carried out at BM/d has been reported on the RTL4 TV news, take a look! Contrast Ultrasound Dispersion Imaging (CUDI) is a new promising method to localize prostate cancer, opening up new options for targeted biopsies and guided minially-invasive focal therapy.

18-2-2014 Care and Cure Best Poster Award

Full podium at the faculty Care and Cure Poster Award! Not easy given the level and number (23) of the received abstracts. Congratulations to 1. H.B. Kause, O.G. Filatova, R. Duits, L.C.M. Bruurmijn, A. Fuster, J.J.M. Westenberg, L.M.J. Florack, H.C. van Assen, Gabor transform based myocardial strain assessment from tagging MRI 2. Schalk S.G., M. Smeenge, J.J.C.M.H. de la Rosette, H. Wijkstra,... more

24-1-2014 Best Poster Award

Best Poster Award at the 19th European Symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging, January 23-24, Rotterdam, with the abstract "Contrast-enhanced angiogenesis imaging by mutual information analysis" by Nabil Bouhouch, Libertartario Demi, Maarten Kuenen, Hessel Wijkstra, Tjalling Tjalkens, and Massimo Mischi.

6-12-2013 1st prize in poster presentation competition

The poster by Aline Serteyn entitled "An injection signal as a basis for motion artifact reduction in capacitive ECG", hase been awarded the 1st prize in the poster presentation competition at the Joint 12th Belgian Day on Biomedical Engineering and Annual Meeting of the IEEE EMBS Benelux Chapter, held in Brussels on December 5-6, 2013.

5-12-2013 Best Paper Award 2013

The paper by Maarten Kuenen et al entitled "Maximum-likelihood estimation for indicator dilution analysis", in press on IEEE TBME, has been awarded as the Best Benelux IEEE Transaction sponsored by the EMBS in 2013 at the Joint 12th Belgian Day on Biomedical Engineering and Annual Meeting of the IEEE EMBS Benelux Chapter, held in Brussels on December 5-6, 2013.

3-10-2013 Press release on Prostate Cancer detection by CUDI

Press release after the invited presentations of Prof. Wijkstra and dr. Mischi at the ICUS meeting on October 3-4 in Chicago. Please follow the link.

29-7-2013 KWF Grant for Hessel Wijkstra and BM/d!

Hessel Wijkstra, Massimo Mischi, and Jean de la Rosette have obtained a KWF grant (560 kEUR) to support their research on contrast ultrasound dispersion imaging (CUDI).

24-6-2013 Great performance at TU/e Meerkamp 2013

The Elecrical Engineering HiPerMotion Team has won the "best entry" prize and the global second-place prize at the TU/e Meerkamp on 20 June, 2013.

31-5-2013 Invited video presentations

Invited video presentation of Massimo Mischi and Hessel Wijkstra at the 6th International Symposium on Focal Therapy and Imaging in Prostate and Kidney Cancer. The videos present the clinical procedure to perform contrast ultrasound dispersion imaging (CUDI) for prostate cancer localization and the 3D registration of the ultrasound data onto the histology data for validation. Please watch the videos hereafter! ... more

18-4-2013 57th Dies Natalis

Massimo Mischi was given the honor to present at the 57th Dies Natalis of the TU/e on April 25, 2013. Watch the event in HD at this link!

25-1-2013 Best paper award for Lin Xu

During the 4th Dutch Biomedical engineering conference in Egmond aan Zee, Lin Xu has won the best paper award in the transactions published by IEEE EMBS in 2012 with the publication ‘Novel vibration exercise instrument with dedicated adaptive filtering for electromyographic investigation of neuromuscular activation’, by Lin Xu, Chiara Rabotti and Massimo Mischi. The paper will be published by IEEE... more

11-11-2012 TEDxAmsterdam final for Massimo Mischi

BM/d has reached with Massimo Mischi the TEDxAmsterdam final proposing a new diiagnostic solution to fight against prosate cancer. Watch the highlights from the TEDx workshop on October 13 as well as our song on prostate cancer research!

5-9-2012 VENI Grant for Chiara Rabotti!

Chiara Rabotti has received a Veni grant for her research proposal aimed at improving the success rate of in-vitro fertilization. The grant has been awarded by NWO and STW in the 2012 round.

21-8-2012 VENI Grant for Rik Vullings!

Rik Vullings has received a Veni grant for his research proposal “towards a technology to reduce fetal mortality”. With this grant he can continue his research on fetal ECG monitoring for three years with the goal of providing a fetal ECG signal with diagnostic quality at the end of the project. The grant has been supplied by NWO and STW.

1-6-2012 ERC Starting Grant CU-Angio: time to start

On June 1, 2012, the ERC Starting Grant project on contrast ultrasound angiogenesis imaging, obtained by Dr. Mischi in the 2011 round, is finally starting. In this 5-year project there is still room for an additional PhD candidate.

16-3-2012 Inaugural lecture prof. dr. ir. Hessel Wijkstra

Patient-friendly, accurate and reliable diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. This is what Hessel Wijkstra strives for, as he presents his inaugural lecture at Eindhoven University of Technology on March 16. Part-time professor Wijkstra already has a clear idea about the key to finding the number one cancer in men: microbubbles. Read more (Dutch only)

2-12-2011 Best poster award for Chiara Rabotti

Chiara Rabotti wins the best poster presentation award at the 10th Belgian day on Biomedical Engineering joint meeting with the 6th Annual Meeting of the IEEE EMBS Benelux Chapter, Leuven-Brussels, Dec. 1-2, 2011. The presented abstract is: C. Rabotti, S.G. Oei, M. Mischi, "Analysis of the electrohysterographic conduction velocity vector for the prediction of preterm delivery: a preliminary study".

16-11-2011 Massimo Mischi wins the BIG Award

Massimo Mischi has won the final of the Best Innovator Group (BIG) Award, a contest between faculties organized by the TU/e. Dr. Mischi's presentation, representing the Electrical Engineering Faculty, focussed on his research aiming at prostate cancer detection by contrast enhanced ultrasonography. The format of the contest comprised an additional pitch presentation showing the relevance of the research carried out... more

1-9-2011 M. Rooijakkers is Region-8 Award Finalist at the IEEE EMBC 2011 in Boston

Michiel Rooijakkers is the selected finalist from IEEE Region 8 for the IEEE Student Award at the 33rd International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in Boston. This recognition was obtained with the conference paper: M. Rooijakkers, C. Rabotti, M. Bennebroek, J. van Meerbergen, and M. Mischi,”Low-complexity R-peak detection in ECG signals: A preliminary step towards... more