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Lier, Astrid van

Dr. Ir. Astrid van Lier


lier_avDepartment of Radiotherapy
University Medical Center Utrecht
PO Box 85500
3508 GA Utrecht
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 88 75 50284
Fax. +31 88 75 55850
Mail: a.l.h.m.w.vanlier[at]

Astrid van Lier graduated in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Twente in 2007. Her master thesis work on photoacoustic imaging and spectroscopy was performed in the Biophysical Engineering group. After graduation, she started working in the UMC Utrecht. First, she worked on her PhD thesis entitled 'Electromagnetic and Thermal Aspects of Radiofrequency Field Propagation in Ultra-High Field MRI' (2012). In this research project she worked on Electrical Properties Tomography (EPT) and thermal simulations for RF safety assessment of 7T MRI. Later she held a position as a postdoctoral researcher which enabled her to focus on MRI of esophageal cancer. Currently she is working at the department of Radiotherapy as a Medical Physics Resident. Her research interests are EPT and MRI of esophageal cancer.