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Kenneth Gilhuijs

Associate Professor

Strategic program(s):


Dr. Kenneth Gilhuijs is associate professor at the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC). He obtained his Ph.D. cum laude in Medical Physics from the University of Amsterdam.

He heads a research group on translational imaging in oncology with emphasis on MRI and artificial intelligence (AI). His team includes Ph.D. students and post-docs on the interface between diagnostic imaging, pathology, medical oncology, and surgery. In 2010 he transferred from the Netherlands Cancer Institute to the University Medical Center Utrecht.

His research interests include machine learning, radiomics, deep learning, and computerized decision support systems for patient-tailored cancer treatment on the basis of automated prognostication and response monitoring.

Kenneth Gilhuijs is coordinator of the master’s course medical image processing at UMC, is academic editor for Diagnostics, and serves on several scientific advisory boards.

Strategic program(s):


Research groups

Decision support systems for precision care in translational cancer-imaging

Research aim

To develop, validate and implement decision support systems based on imaging for the diagnosis, prognosis and triaging of oncology patients
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Image sciences institute

Research aim

Our aim is to develop and evaluate medical image analysis and acquisition methods that help to answer research questions relevant to the strategic research programs, and that will benefit clinical imaging and image-guided interventions.
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Recent publications

Automated rating of background parenchymal enhancement in MRI of extremely dense breasts without compromising the association with breast cancer in the DENSE trial Hui Wang, Bas H.M.van der Velden, Erik Verburg, Marije F. Bakker, Ruud M. Pijnappel, Wouter B. Veldhuis, Carla H. van Gils, Kenneth G.A. Gilhuijs
European Journal of Radiology, 2024, vol. 175
Predicting response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy with liquid biopsies and multiparametric MRI in patients with breast cancer L. M. Janssen, M. H.A. Janse, B. B.L. Penning de Vries, B. H.M. van der Velden, E. J.M. Wolters-van der Ben, S. M. van den Bosch, A. Sartori, C. Jovelet, M. J. Agterof, D. Ten Bokkel Huinink, E. W. Bouman-Wammes, P. J. van Diest, E. van der Wall, S. G. Elias, K. G.A. Gilhuijs
npj Breast Cancer, 2024, vol. 10
Assessing Quantitative Parenchymal Features at Baseline Dynamic Contrast-enhanced MRI and Cancer Occurrence in Women with Extremely Dense Breasts Hui Wang, Bas H.M. van der Velden, Erik Verburg, Marije F. Bakker, Ruud M. Pijnappel, Wouter B. Veldhuis, Carla H. van Gils, Kenneth G.A. Gilhuijs
Radiology, 2023, vol. 308
Long-term Survival in Breast Cancer Patients Is Associated with Contralateral Parenchymal Enhancement at MRI Max A.A. Ragusi, Bas H.M. van der Velden, Carla Meeuwis, Eric Tetteroo, Emile G. Coerkamp, Thiemo J.A. van Nijnatten, Frits H. Jansen, Elian J.M. Wolters-Van Der Ben, Lisa Jongen, Fleur van Raamt, Monique D. Dorrius, Janneke Verloop, Max A. Viergever, Ruud M. Pijnappel, Sjoerd G. Elias, Kenneth G.A. Gilhuijs
Radiology, 2023, vol. 307, p.1-8
Deep Learning-Based Segmentation of Locally Advanced Breast Cancer on MRI in Relation to Residual Cancer Burden Markus H.A. Janse, Liselore M. Janssen, Bas H.M. van der Velden, Maaike R. Moman, Elian J.M. Wolters-van der Ben, Marc C.J.M. Kock, Max A. Viergever, Paul J. van Diest, Kenneth G.A. Gilhuijs
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2023, vol. 58, p.1739-1749
High-dose alkylating chemotherapy in BRCA-altered triple-negative breast cancer Sonja Vliek, Florentine S Hilbers, Erik van Werkhoven, Ingrid Mandjes, Rob Kessels, Sieta Kleiterp, Esther H Lips, Lennart Mulder, Mutamba T Kayembe, Claudette E Loo, Nicola S Russell, Marie-Jeanne T F D Vrancken Peeters, Marjo J Holtkamp, Margaret Schot, Joke W Baars, Aafke H Honkoop, Annelie J E Vulink, Alex L T Imholz, Suzan Vrijaldenhoven, Franchette W P J van den Berkmortel, Jetske M Meerum Terwogt, Jolanda G Schrama, Philomeen Kuijer, Judith R Kroep, Annemieke van der Padt-Pruijsten, Jelle Wesseling, Gabe S Sonke, Kenneth G A Gilhuijs, Agnes Jager, Petra Nederlof, Sabine C Linn
npj Breast Cancer, 2023, vol. 9