Astrid van Lier is a certified medical physicist who is specialized in MRI for radiotherapy. She has a background in Biomedical Engineering (MSc, Twente University) and MRI physics (PhD, University Medical Center).
Her current research and clinical innovation activities focus on pelvic and thoracic MRI to support improved radiotherapy in those anatomical regions. To enable a safe transition from MRI research to clinical innovation, she initiated an inter-disciplinary working group which will work on this topic.
** Recent publications **
Does an immobilization mask have added value during planning magnetic resonance imaging for stereotactic radiotherapy of brain tumours? Nagtegaal SHJ, ** van Lier ALHMW **, den Boer AA, Kramer MCA, Fanetti G, Eppinga WSC, Philippens MEP, Verhoeff JJC, Seravalli EPhys Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2020 Mar 6;13:7-13. [(paper)] (doi: 10.1016/j.phro.2020.02.003)
Advanced patient-specific hyperthermia treatment planning. Gavazzi S, ** van Lier ALHMW **, Zachiu C, Jansen E, Lagendijk JJW, Stalpers LJA, Crezee H, Kok HP. Int J Hyperthermia. 2020;37(1):992-1007. [(paper)] (doi: 10.1080/02656736.2020.1806361)
Untangling the diffusion signal using the phasor transform.van Rijssel MJ, Froeling M, ** van Lier ALHMW ** , Verhoeff JJC, Pluim JPW. NMR Biomed. 2020 Dec;33(12):e4372. [(paper)] (doi: 10.1002/nbm.4372. Epub 2020 Jul 23.)
Keywords: MRI-guided radiotherapy | MRI quality assurance