PhD defence S.M. (Susanne) Eijgenraam


Prof.dr. S.M.A. Bierma-Zeinstra


Dr. M. Reijman


Dr. E.H.G. Oei


Dr. D.E. Meuffels

Wednesday 22 Jan 2020, 13:30 - 15:00
PhD defence
Professor Andries Querido room
Education Center
Erasmus MC
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On Wednesday 22 January 2020, S.M. Eijgenraam will defend her PhD dissertation, entitled: ‘The Meniscus Matters - Novel insights into imaging and treatment of meniscal pathology’.

The major biomechanical role of the meniscus within the knee joint and the relevance of meniscal integrity for the long-term health of the knee is becoming increasingly evident. In this thesis, several aspects of the meniscus are studied, comprising both basic science and clinical studies.
The thesis is subdived into two main themes:

  1. Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging of the meniscus (and cartilage), with the focus on quantitative MRI (qMRI) techniques. The validity and reproducibility of T2 mapping, the most widely used qMRI technique in musculoskeletal research, are evaluated. Also, methods to increase efficiency in MRI acquisition of the knee, in particular regarding scan time, are investigated.
  2. Etiology and treatment of meniscal pathology, with the aims to unravel etiologic processes and improve clinical decision making in meniscal pathology.

The public defence will take place at the Prof. Andries Queridoroom, 3rd floor Education Center, Erasmus MC. The ceremony will begin exactly at 13.30 hrs. In light of the solemn nature of the ceremony, we recommend that you do not take children under the age of 6 to the first part of the ceremony.

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