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dr. F.J. Siepel (Françoise)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Françoise Siepel received her M.Sc. in Technical Medicine with specialization Robotics and Imaging in 2010. She obtained her PhD in 3 years and has spent more than 7 years on research, winning approx. 1 million euros of personal awards including one PhD and 2 Postdoc grants and has currently 40+ publications. She has international experience from the University of Bergen, Kings College and more than 5 years at the Stavanger University hospital where she worked out various technical medical related projects. In 2016 she joined the Robotics and Mechatronics group, and focuses on medical technology and especially image guided robotic interventions and is involved in research/education. She performs the daily coordination of the European DIH-HERO, MURAB and national SUNRAM project.

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Biopsy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Needles
Phantoms
Pneumatics
Robotics
Robots
Ultrasonics

Publications

Recent
Jovanovic, K., Schwier, A., Matheson, E. , Xiloyannis, M. , Rozeboom, E., Hochhausen, N., Vermeulen, B., Graf, B., Wolf, P., Nawrat, Z., Escuder, J., Mechelinck, M., Sorensen, B., Boscolo, P. R., Obach, M., Tognarelli, S., Jankovic, M., Leroux, C., Ferrigno, G. , ... Stramigioli, S. (2021). Digital Innovation Hubs in Health-Care Robotics Fighting COVID-19: Novel Support for Patients and Health-Care Workers Across Europe. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 28(1), 40-47. [9330556]. https://doi.org/10.1109/MRA.2020.3044965
Welleweerd, M. K., Pantelis, D. , de Groot, A. G. , Siepel, F. J. , & Stramigioli, S. (2021). Robot-assisted ultrasound-guided biopsy on MR-detected breast lesions. In 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 2965-2971). [9341695] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS45743.2020.9341695
Nikolaev, A., de Jong, L., Weijers, G. G. C. , Groenhuis, V. , Siepel, F. J. , Stramigioli, S., Hansen, H. H. G. , & de Korte, C. L. (2021). Automate Cone-Based Breast Ultrasound Scanner For Screening And Biopsy. In Proceedings of the 8th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference
Nikolaev, A. V., de Jong, L., Weijers, G. , Groenhuis, V., Mann, R. M. , Siepel, F. J., Maris, B. M. , Stramigioli, S., Hansen, H. H. G. , & de Korte, C. L. (2021). Quantitative Evaluation of an Automated Cone-based Breast Ultrasound Scanner for MRI - 3D US Image Fusion. IEEE transactions on medical imaging, 40(4), 1229-1239. [9319185]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMI.2021.3050525
Bluiminck, M. , Groenhuis, V. , Siepel, F. J. , & Stramigioli, S. (2021). Design of 3D Printed Needle Insertion Device and Control Using Mobile Phone Application. In Proceedings of the 8th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference 2021 BME.
Maris, B. M., Fiorini, P., Calanca, A., Tenga, C. , Siepel, F. J. , Groenhuis, V. , & Stramigioli, S. (2020). Increasing the precision of the biopsy with robots: two case studies. In Proceedings of the I-RIM Conference 2020 (pp. 1-4)
Nikolaev, A. V., De Jong, L. , Groenhuis, V. , Welleweerd, M. K. , Siepel, F. J. , Stramigioli, S., Hansen, H. H. G. , & De Korte, C. L. (2020). Quantitative evaluation of automated robot-assisted volumetric breast ultrasound. In IUS 2020 - International Ultrasonics Symposium, Proceedings [9251310] (IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS; Vol. 2020). IEEE Computer Society Press. https://doi.org/10.1109/IUS46767.2020.9251310
Welleweerd, M. K. , de Groot, A. G., de Looijer, S. O. H. , Siepel, F. J. , & Stramigioli, S. (2020). Automated robotic breast ultrasound acquisition using ultrasound feedback. In 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2020 (pp. 9946-9952). [9196736] (Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA); Vol. 2020). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA40945.2020.9196736
Groenhuis, V., Tagliabue, E. , Welleweerd, M. K. , Siepel, F. J., Munoz Osorio, J. D., Maris, B. M., Dall'Alba, D., Zimmermann, U., Fiorini, P. , & Stramigioli, S. (2020). Deformation Compensation in Robotically-Assisted Breast Biopsy. Abstract from 11th International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions, IPCAI 2020, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Abdelaziz, M. E. M. K., Kundrat, D., Pupillo, M., Kwok, T. M. Y., Chi, W. , Groenhuis, V. , Siepel, F. J., Riga, C. , Stramigioli, S., Yang, G-Z. , & Dagnino, G. (2020). Toward a Versatile Robotic Platform for Fluoroscopy and MRI-Guided Endovascular Interventions: A Pre-Clinical Study. In 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 5411-5418). [8968237] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS40897.2019.8968237
Groenhuis, V. , Siepel, F. J. , & Stramigioli, S. (2020). Miniaturization of MR Safe Pneumatic Rotational Stepper Motors. Paper presented at 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Macau, China. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS40897.2019.8968262
Nikolaev, A., Hansen, H. H. G., De Jong, L., Mann, R., Tagliabue, E., Maris, B. , Groenhuis, V. , Siepel, F., Caballo, M., Sechopoulos, I. , & De Korte, C. L. (2019). Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy of ultrasound occult lesions using multimodality image co-registration and tissue displacement tracking. In B. C. Byram, & N. V. Ruiter (Eds.), Medical Imaging 2019: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography [109550W] (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 10955). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2513630
de Jong, L. , Welleweerd, M. K., van Zelst, J. , Siepel, F. J. , Stramigioli, S. , Fütterer, J. J., Mann, R. M. , & de Korte, C. L. (2018). Breast lesion markers for 3D ultrasound examinations of the breast. Poster session presented at European Congress of Radiology, ECR 2018, Vienna, Austria. https://doi.org/10.1594/ecr2018/C-2956

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