dr.ir. F.F.J. Simonis (Frank)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Frank Simonis studied Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He graduated from the TU/e in 2011 on research in the group of professor Nicolay focused on a novel method to obtain T2 maps of the mouse heart. He started his PhD at the University Medical Centre of Utrecht under professor Jan Lagendijk with supervision of dr. Nico van den Berg. In his PhD project the body's physiological response to local RF heating caused by MR measurements was investigated. The capacity of the body to regulate temperature at a local scale (e.g. by elevation of local blood flow) is largely unknown and was a main topic of his research. Next to that, he did research on improving the estimation of the arterial input function in dynamic contrast enhanced MRI.

He currently is assistant professor in the Magnetic Detection and Imaging group where he mainly teaches courses covering MRI in the Technical Medicine and Biomedical Engineering programs. His research within the group focusses on new applications of low-field MRI (1.5T).


Medicine & Life Sciences
Individual Biological Variation
Magnetic Fields
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Prostatic Neoplasms
Engineering & Materials Science
Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Zee, J. M. V. D., Fitski, M. , Simonis, F. F. J., Ven, C. P. V. D., Klijn, A. J., Wijnen, M. H. W. A., & Steeg, A. F. W. V. D. (2022). Virtual Resection: A New Tool for Preparing for Nephron-Sparing Surgery in Wilms Tumor Patients. Current Oncology, 29(2), 777-784. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol29020066
Schröder, F. F., Post, C. E. , Simonis, F. F. J., Wagenaar, F-C., Huis in 't Veld, R. , & Verdonschot, N. J. J. (2020). Weight-bearing low field MRI after total knee arthroplasty in patient with and without complaints. In International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) meeting, 32nd Annual Congress, Toronto, Canada, October 2019. Part 2 of 2. (Orthopaedic proceedings; Vol. 102-B, No. Suppl. 2). https://online.boneandjoint.org.uk/doi/abs/10.1302/1358-992X.2020.2.099
Morsinkhof, L. M., Alhafidh, A. , Simonis, F. F. J., Perik, M. , & Bellos-Grob, A. T. M. (2020). Robotic versus laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy: Comparison of surgery data, complications, recurrences and redo surgeries. Poster session presented at International Urogynecological Association - 45th Annual Meeting.
Mehan Jr., W. A., Buch, K., Brasz, M. F. , Simonis, F. F. J., MacDonald, S., Rincon, S., Kirsch, J. E., & Caruso, P. (2020). Balanced Steady-State Free Precession Techniques Improve Detection of Residual Germ Cell Tumor for Treatment Planning. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology, 41(5), 898-903. https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6540

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