MEng PhD M.W.A. Caan

Assistant Professor
Main activities
Education, Research
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 Maaike M., Sage Caroline A., Caan Matthan W. A., Akkerman Erik M., Lavini Cristina, Majoie Charles B., Nederveen Aart J., Zwinderman Aeilko H., Vos Frans, Brugman Frans, van den Berg Leonard H., de Rijk Maarten C., van Doorn Pieter A., van Hecke Wim, Peeters Ronald R., Robberecht Wim, Sunaert Stefan, de Visser Marianne Upper and extra-motoneuron involvement in early motoneuron disease: a diffusion tensor imaging study Brain 2011;134 (Part 4):1211-1228 [PubMed]
  • Koopman Karin E., Caan Matthan W. A., Nederveen Aart J., Pels Anouk, Ackermans Mariette T., Fliers Eric, la Fleur Susanne E., Serlie Mireille J. Hypercaloric diets with increased meal frequency, but not meal size, increase intrahepatic triglycerides: a randomized controlled trial Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.) 2014;60 (2):545-553 [PubMed]
  • de Rooij Susanne R., Caan Matthan W. A., Swaab Dick F., Nederveen Aart J., Majoie Charles B., Schwab Matthias, Painter Rebecca C., Roseboom Tessa J. Prenatal famine exposure has sex-specific effects on brain size Brain 2016;139 (Part 8):2136-2142 [PubMed]
  • van Wingen Guido A., Geuze Elbert, Caan Matthan W. A., Kozicz Tamás, Olabarriaga Silvia D., Denys Damiaan, Vermetten Eric, Fernández Guillén Persistent and reversible consequences of combat stress on the mesofrontal circuit and cognition Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2012;109 (38):15508-15513 [PubMed]
  • de Kwaasteniet Bart, Ruhe Eric, Caan Matthan, Rive Maaike, Olabarriaga Silvia, Groefsema Martine, Heesink Lieke, van Wingen Guido, Denys Damiaan Relation between structural and functional connectivity in major depressive disorder Biological psychiatry 2013;74 (1):40-47 [PubMed]
All Publications
Research programmes

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

PhD F.M. Vos (Promoties)

MEng PhD A.J. Nederveen (Applied MR Physics)

Current research funding
  • Crediteurenadm. VUmc, p/a Profource Service Center
  • Life Sciences Health TKI