In my research I focus on improving imaging geometries of SPECT, PET and CT by theoretical analysis, e.g. by developing analytical models or by full scanner simulations with Monte Carlo or ray tracing methods. I am also highly interested in developing and improving image reconstruction; to achieve this I develop accurate photon transport models which can then be incorporated into statistical iterative image reconstruction and I have proposed several accelerated image reconstruction algorithms. Additionally, I have worked on optimization of gamma ray detectors by using novel detection algorithms, various scintillating materials and new combinations of sensors.
- Feb 2002, MSc in Applied Physics, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. Thesis: Theory of a solid state quantum bit
- Oct 2005, PhD in theoretical solid state physics, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Thesis: Superconductivity in Nanostrucures: Andreev billiards and Josephson junction qubits.
- Oct 2005-Oct 2007, Post-doctoral researcher, University of Geneva, Switzerland
- Oct 2007-Jun 2011, Post-doctoral researcher, University Medical Center Utrecht/ Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
- M. C. Goorden and F. J. Beekman, High-resolution tomography of positron emitters with clustered pinhole SPECT, Physics in Medicine and Biology 55, 1265-1277 (2010).
- M.C. Goorden, F. van der Have, R. Kreuger, R.M. Ramakers, B. Vastenhouw, P.J.H. Burbach, J. Booij, Carla F.M. Molthoff and F.J. Beekman, VECTor: A Preclinical Imaging System for Simultaneous Submillimeter SPECT and PET, Journal of Nuclear Medicine 54, 306-312 (2013).
- P.E.B. Vaissier. F.J. Beekman, and M.C. Goorden, Similarity-regulation of OS-EM for accelerated SPECT reconstruction, Physics in Medicine and Biology 61, 4300-4315 (2016).
- M.C. Goorden, C. Kamphuis, R.M. Ramakers, F.J. Beekman, Accelerated image reconstruction by a combined dual-matrix dual-voxel approach, Physics in Medicine and Biology (2020).
- F.J. Beekman, C. Kamphuis, S. Koustoulidou, R.M. Ramakers, M.C. Goorden, Positron Range-Free and Multi-Isotope Tomography of Positron Emitters, Physics in Medicine and Biology 66 065011 (2021).