Gijs Hendriks received his B.Sc (2011) and M.Sc degree (2014) at the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands in the subject of Biomedical Engineering, and his Ph.D degree (2019) at Radboud university medical center Nijmegen, the Netherlands in the subject of medical ultrasound imaging.
During B.Sc and M.Sc graduate projects, Gijs developed magnetic resonance spectroscopy protocols and computational models to assess and analyze energy metabolism in human skeletal muscle. As part of his Ph.D program, he focused on the implementation of 3D elastography and ultrafast ultrasound imaging techniques on an automated breast volume scanner to improve the specificity of diagnosing malignant breast lesions under supervision of prof.dr.ir. Chris de Korte. His work included the design, evaluation and in-clinical validation of these techniques, and he did multiple internships at Siemens Healthineers, Issaquah, WA to implement those techniques in their ultrasound devices.
Since Gijs enjoyed his unique role between academia, hospital and industry, he decided to continue his work on the follow-up project related to his Ph.D project as a post-doctoral researcher. In this new project, a collaboration between MUSIC and Siemens Healthineers, he works on integrating 3D ultrasound and tomosynthesis in a new device for improving the detection of breast cancer.