Rolf A. Heckemann MD PhD
Department of Medical Radiation Sciences
Blå stråket 2B
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
413 45 Göteborg


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Rolf A. Heckemann MD PhD
Professor of Medical Imaging and Image Analysis


Professor of Medical Imaging and Image Analysis at University of Gothenburg, Sweden [since June 2013]
I am employed at the Department of Medical Radiation Sciences, Institute of Clinical Sciences, and based at MedTech West, a platform for research, education, development, and evaluation of new biomedical concepts and technologies.

Research Fellow (médecin chercheur) at the Neurodis Foundation, Lyon, France [2009-2013]
In the team of the Chair of Neuroimaging held by Professor Alexander Hammers, I carried out research, coordinated national and international collaborations, and supervised students, applying and expanding my expertise in MR image processing.

Research Associate, Imperial College London [2006-2009]
As a member of the PET Epilepsy Group within the Medical Research Council's Clinical Science Centre (MRC CSC) at Hammersmith Hospital, I continued my research on MR image segmentation under the supervision of Dr. Alexander Hammers.

Research Assistant, Imperial College London [2002-2006]
Carried out doctoral research on "Automatic information extraction from images of the human brain" under the supervision of Professor Joseph V. Hajnal. PhD awarded in 2007.

Principal Analyst, Medical Affairs [2002]
At IMM Ltd., a supplier of medical image management software solutions, I provided medical and educational expertise in the creation of an image-based teaching module.

Research Assistant, Imperial College London [2000-2002]
In the Department of Imaging, under the supervision of Professor David Cosgrove, I developed a markup vocabulary for describing teaching content in medical images and a computer-aided instruction software system to present image-based teaching content to learners.

Research Fellow, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London [1997-1999]
In the Ultrasound Research Group led by Professor David Cosgrove, I carried out clinical research on the use of microbubble contrast agents in diagnostic ultrasonography.

Pre-registration House Officer, The Ayr Hospital, Scotland [1997]
Hospital-based junior doctor training in general surgery

Pre-registration House Officer, Stirling Royal Infirmary, Scotland [1996-1997]
Hospital-based junior doctor training in general medicine

Research Assistant, Abteilung für Pneumologie, Augusta Krankenanstalt Bochum, Germany [1995-1996]
Under the supervision of Professor John A. Nakhosteen, I carried out research into interventional ultrasonography of the chest wall and pleura. Awarded the title Doctor of Medicine cum laude from the University of Essen, Germany, in 1997.

Medical studies [1988-1995]
At Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany. Graduated as medical practitioner (Approbation als Arzt)

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