Esther Bron is post-doc researcher at the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands). Her main research interest is advanced analysis of brain MRI for improving diagnostics. Currently she is mainly working on neuroimage analysis pipelines for multi-center studies. In addition, Esther is working on disease progression modeling in collaboration with the Progression Of Neurodegenerative Disease (POND) group at University College London.
Esther obtained her PhD degree on 9 March 2016. In her PhD research under supervision of Prof. W.J. Niessen, dr. S. Klein and dr. M. Smits, Esther developed and improved multiple methods for computer-aided diagnosis of dementia. As part of this, she organized the CADDementia challenge which compared image-based diagnosis algorithms. In the CADDementia workshop at the MICCAI 2014 conference, she presented the results of this challenge. With this project, Esther was nominated for the Dutch Data Prize 2014 and won a Best Scientific Paper Presentation Award at the European Congress of Radiology in 2015.
E.E. Bron, M. Smits, W.M. van der Flier, H. Vrenken, F. Barkhof, Ph. Scheltens, J.M. Papma, R.M.E Steketee, C. Méndez Orellana, R. Meijboom, M. Pinto, J.R. Meireles, C. Garrett, A.J. Bastos-Leite, A. Abdulkadir, O. Ronneberger, N. Amoroso, R. Bellotti, D. Cárdenas-Peña, A.M. Álvarez-Meza, C.V. Dolph, K.M. Iftekharuddin, S.F. Eskildsen, P. Coupé, V.S. Fonov, K. Franke, C. Gaser, C. Ledig, R. Guerrero, T. Tong, Katherine Gray, E. Moradi, J. Tohka, A. Routier, S. Durrleman, A. Sarica, G. Di Fatta, F. Sensi, A. Chincarini, G.M. Smith, Z.V. Stoyanov, L. Sørensen, M. Nielsen, S. Tangaro, P. Inglese, C. Wachinger, M. Reuter, J.C. van Swieten, W.J. Niessen and S. Klein, Standardized evaluation of algorithms for computer-aided diagnosis of dementia based on structural MRI: the CADDementia challenge, NeuroImage, 2015