MRI Research Amsterdam UMC

Josien Douw – van den Noort

Biomedical engineer & research coordinator (RICC) at Amsterdam UMC, dept. Radiology and Nuclear Medicine.

My main interests are in musculoskeletal imaging, clinical movement analysis and clinical implementation of research methods and technologies.

Coordinator of RICC – Research Imaging Core Center – since January 2023.
RICC is the expertise center for multimodality in vivo imaging in clinical and pre-clinical cross-sectional and tracer research. RICC facilitates and supports (pre-)clinical in vivo imaging research, with the aim to assure the quality and to further professionalize scientific research.
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Co-founder of MIQC – Medical Imaging Quantification Center- since July 2016.
MIQC aims to implement advanced musculoskeletal imaging in clinical practice.

Past work experience:
MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Twente in Enschede (2007).
PhD degree at the VU medical center in Amsterdam (2011), department of rehabilitation medicine. During my PhD, I investigated the applications of ambulatory movement analysis systems (inertial sensors and instrumented force shoes) in clinical motor function assessment in children with cerebral palsy and adults with knee osteoarthritis. During my PhD, I also worked at the University of Melbourne in Australia (2010) on a project about musculoskeletal modeling in patellofemoral arthritis.
Postdoc (2013-2014) at the University of Twente on a project about applications of an inertial and magnetic system to measure hand dynamics.
Postdoc researcher (2012-2016) at the Amsterdam UMC, location VU medical center, dept. rehabilitation medicine, in the field of biomechanics and rehabilitation.


Muscle MRI