Dr. ir. M.W.A. Caan

Scientific staff member (UD)
Main activities
Research, Teaching
Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging
Focus of research

My research is on rapid and comprehensive MRI in the human brain. I am currently working on quantitative MRI at high field, diffusion MRI and deep learning for image reconstruction. I am applying these methods in brain disease studies using machine learning.

Key publications
  • van der Graaff MM, Sage CA, Caan MWA, Akkerman EM, Lavini C, Majoie CB, Nederveen AJ, Zwinderman AH, Vos F, Brugman F, van den Berg LH, de Rijk MC, van Doorn PA, van Hecke W, Peeters RR, Robberecht W, Sunaert S, de Visser M, Upper and extra-motoneuron involvement in early motoneuron disease: a diffusion tensor imaging study. BRAIN 2011;134 (Part 4):1211-1228 [PubMed]
  • Koopman KE, Caan MWA, Nederveen AJ, Pels A, Ackermans MT, Fliers E, la Fleur SE, Serlie MJ, Hypercaloric diets with increased meal frequency, but not meal size, increase intrahepatic triglycerides: a randomized controlled trial. HEPATOLOGY 2014;60 (2):545-553 [PubMed]
  • de Rooij SR, Caan MWA, Swaab DF, Nederveen AJ, Majoie CB, Schwab M, Painter RC, Roseboom TJ, Prenatal famine exposure has sex-specific effects on brain size. BRAIN 2016;139 (Part 8):2136-2142 [PubMed]
  • van Wingen GA, Geuze E, Caan MWA, Kozicz T, Olabarriaga SD, Denys D, Vermetten E, Fernández G, Persistent and reversible consequences of combat stress on the mesofrontal circuit and cognition. P NATL ACAD SCI USA 2012;109 (38):15508-15513 [PubMed]
  • de Kwaasteniet B, Ruhe E , Caan M, Rive M , Olabarriaga S, Groefsema M, Heesink L, van Wingen G, Denys D, Relation between structural and functional connectivity in major depressive disorder. BIOL PSYCHIAT 2013;74 (1):40-47 [PubMed]
All Publications
Research programmes

Prof. dr. C.B.L.M. Majoie (Neuroradiology, Neurovascular diseases: imaging and endovascular treatment of acute stroke)

Dr. ir. A.J. Nederveen (Applied MR Physics)

Other research related activities
  • coordinator Brain Imaging Center BIC-AMC,