B.F. Coolen MEng PhD

Assistant Professor
Main activities
Education, Research
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Cardiovascular diseases
Focus of research

I am an assistent professor at the 'Preclinical and Translational MRI' group within the department of  'Biomedical Engineering and Physics' at the Amsterdam UMC (location AMC). 
I am working on the development of various kinds of Magnetic Resonanance Imaging (MRI) methodologies with focus on cardiovascular diseases as well as broad application of MRI in preclinical animal models.

Key publications
  • Zheng Kang H., Schoormans Jasper, Stiekema Lotte C. A., Calcagno Claudia, Cicha Iwona, Alexiou Christoph, Strijkers Gustav J., Nederveen Aart J., Stroes Erik S. G., Coolen Bram F. Plaque Permeability Assessed With DCE-MRI Associates With USPIO Uptake in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease JACC. Cardiovascular imaging 2019;12 (10):2081-2083 [PubMed]
  • Coolen Bram F., Poot Dirk H. J., Liem Madieke I., Smits Loek P., Gao Shan, Kotek Gyula, Klein Stefan, Nederveen Aart J. Three-dimensional quantitative T1 and T2 mapping of the carotid artery: Sequence design and in vivo feasibility Magnetic resonance in medicine 2016;75 (3):1008-1017 [PubMed]
  • Peper Eva S., Strijkers Gustav J., Gazzola Katja, Potters Wouter V., Motaal Abdallah G., Luirink Ilse K., Hutten Barbara A., Wiegman Albert, van Ooij Pim, van den Born Bert-Jan H., Nederveen Aart J., Coolen Bram F. Regional assessment of carotid artery pulse wave velocity using compressed sensing accelerated high temporal resolution 2D CINE phase contrast cardiovascular magnetic resonance Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance 2018;20 (1) [PubMed]
  • Smits Loek P., Tiessens Feiko, Zheng Kang He, Stroes Erik S., Nederveen Aart J., Coolen Bram F. Evaluation of ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron-oxide (USPIO) enhanced MRI with ferumoxytol to quantify arterial wall inflammation Atherosclerosis 2017;263:211-218 [PubMed]
  • Coolen Bram F., Abdurrachim Desiree, Motaal Abdallah G., Nicolay Klaas, Prompers Jeanine J., Strijkers Gustav J. High frame rate retrospectively triggered Cine MRI for assessment of murine diastolic function Magnetic resonance in medicine 2013;69 (3):648-656 [PubMed]
All Publications
Research programmes

Prof. G.J. Strijkers MSc PhD (Preclinical and Translational MRI)