Ton van der Steen

Research Interest: Biomedical Imaging, Ultrasound, biomechanics

Academic Background:
Van der Steen has a Master in Applied Physics (1989) and PhD in Medical Sciences (1994) from the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen. His master thesis was on ultrasonic myocardial tissue characterization. The practical work was performed at the medical faculty of the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Thorax centre. For his PhD thesis he build an acoustic microscope to characterize eye tumours. In 1994 he returned to Rotterdam to join Biomedical engineering at the Thorax centre Erasmus MC. In 1997 he became head of the experimental echocardiography group and in 2002 head of Biomedical Engineering. His research interests include Catheter based imaging, High frame rate ultrasound, Cardiovascular Biomechanics and Ultrasound contrast agents.

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