dr. F. van den Noort PhD (Frieda)


About Me

My research focus is on improving the understanding of the female pelvic floor (problems). By automatic image analysis we can extract useful information from pelvic floor ultrasound and MRI images and study large patient populations. This image information we can use as input for more personalized biomechanical pelvic floor analysis (for example for a personalized finite element model). This will broaden our understanding of the pelvic floor and improve patient treatement.


Medicine & Life Sciences
Deep Learning
Huntington Disease
Pelvic Floor
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Quadriceps Muscle


Manzini, C. , van den Noort, F. , Grob, A. T. M., Withagen, M. I. J., & van der Vaart, C. H. (2021). The effect of pessary treatment on puborectalis muscle function. International Urogynecology Journal, 32(6), 1409-1417. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-021-04766-2
Das, S., Hansen, H. H. G., Hendriks, G. A. G. M. , van den Noort, F., Manzini, C., van der Vaart, C. H. , & de Korte, C. L. (2021). 3D Ultrasound Strain Imaging of Puborectalis Muscle. Ultrasound in medicine and biology, 47(3), 569-581. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2020.11.016
Van de Waarsenburg, M. K., Withagen, M. I. J. , van den Noort, F., Schagen van Leeuwen, J. H., & van der Vaart, C. H. (2019). Echogenicity of puborectalis muscle, cervix and vastus lateralis muscle in pregnancy in relation to mode of delivery. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 54(1), 119-123. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.20178

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