Arna van Engelen
Research Associate
4th floor Lambeth Wing
St Thomas' Hospital
SE1 7EH London
United Kingdom
I am a research associate within the Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, King's College London. I work in Rene Botnar's research group (website), and collaborate intensively with the HaeMod group. My main research interest is on image analysis techniques for cardiovascular disease. Within the NIAGARA project we aim to develop imaging-based models of atherosclerosis, using novel MRI techniques. This involves vessel wall acquisition and segmentation, and the study of plaque composition. My PhD project was mainly focused on the automatic analysis and segmentation of atherosclerotic plaque tissue components using machine learning techniques (voxel classification), and I am continuing this work at KCL.
My research within the HaeMod group currently mainly concerns analysis techniques for MRI-based Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV) measurements. Secondly, I work on deriving the vascular anatomy and flow properties from MRI data that are subsequently used for 1D modelling of heamodynamical parameters.
Experience and Education
09/2014 - now
Research Associate at King's College London, London, UK
Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
02/2010 - 07/2014
PhD student at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam
Thesis: Multimodal Image Analysis for Carotid Artery Plaque Characterization (link)
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Wiro Niessen and dr. Marleen de Bruijne
2004 - 2010
BSc and MSc student at VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Medical Natural Sciences, master track Medical Physics
Collaborations and Links
Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam
Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands