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Understanding the brain with ultrasound

CUBE, Center for Ultrasound Brain Imaging @ Erasmus MC

The Panta Rei Symposum is hosted by CUBE and the Erasmus MC.

CUBE is the first dedicated ultrasound center in the world and is a multidisciplinary ensemble of different departments in- and outside the Erasmus MC. CUBE unites engineers, neuroscientists, neurosurgeons, physicists and others towards the same common goal: understanding the brain with ultrasound. CUBE is especially unique in its clinical application of functional Ultrasound (fUS), an experimental technique which is currently integrated into the neurosurgical operating rooms of the Erasmus MC. Read the 2020 Frontiers in Neuroscience-paper for more information.

The academic Hospital

Erasmus MC

The Erasmus MC is one of the biggest academic hospitals, research centers and medical universities in the Netherlands. It is located in the middle of the city of Rotterdam and greatly reflects the international nature of the city. Worldwide, the Erasmus MC is known for its cutting-edge international medical research that helps to understand, predict, treat, and prevent diseases and health conditions.

Sadaf Soloukey combined her clinical rotations with a PhD at the department of Neuroscience and Neurosurgery in the Erasmus MC. In september 2023 she will defend her thesis titled Panta Rei (Everything Flows): Functional Ultrasound Imaging and Neuromodulation of the Brain and Spinal Cord. Sadaf received the Best Student Paper Award in the category ‘Medical Ultrasonics’ at the 2022 IEEE IUS in Venice, Italy. Sadaf aims to continue conducting research which is neuroscientifically sound, technologically fueled and clinically relevant.

Pieter Kruizinga is assistant professor at the department of Neurosciene, Erasmus MC. He obtained his PhD in 2015 from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In 2018 he joined the Neuroscience department in the Erasmus MC where he leads  the imaging research within CUBE. His current research focusses on computational ultrasound imaging and functional ultrasound imaging of the brain.

The Symposium’s

Organizing Team