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2020 – Present: Postdoctoral researcher at the Nuclear medicine department at Isala, Zwolle, the Netherlands

2015 – 2019: Holding a PhD in Medical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Experimental set-ups

Experimental set-ups

3D Printing and Modelling

3D Printing and Modelling

Medical Image Analysis

Medical Image Analysis

Coding

Coding

I love graphic design

Science needs to be explained in a succinct and beautiful way

Scientific Icons

Scientific Icons

Presentation examples

Presentation examples

Drawings

Drawings

Data visualizations

Data visualizations

I love academic writing

I have published as a first-author in several peer-reviewed academic journals

Scientific Paper Example

Scientific Paper Example

Scientific Paper Example

Scientific Paper Example

Scientific Paper Example

Scientific Paper Example

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Publications and contributions

You can find an overview below

Publications

Isala Hospital (Postdoc):

  • T.L. de Jong, D. Koopman, J.A. van Dalen, A. Tegelaar, J.D. van Dijk , H. Stevens, P.L. Jager, “Performance of digital PET/CT compared with conventional PET/CT in oncologic patients: a prospective comparison study”, Annals of Nuclear Medicine 2022. Accepted for publication

Ariez Publishing BV (medical writer in Dutch):

  • T.L. de Jong, “Het voorspellen van het klinisch voordeel van adjuvante chemotherapie bij patienten met HR-positieve/HER2-negatieve borstkanker in een vroeg stadium met positieve lymfeklieren”, Targeted Therapies Special, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Oncologie 2021 (NTVO)
  • W. Nanhoe, T.L. de Jong, “BRCA tumortest op weefsel: nu belangrijker dan ooit”, Targeted Therapies Special, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Oncologie 2021 (NTVO)

Delft University of Technology (PhD):

  • T.L. de Jong, “Needles and liver phantoms in interventional radiology”, PhD Dissertation Delft University of Technology. 2019 (PhD Dissertation)
  • T.L. de Jong, N.J. van de Berg, L. Tas, J. Dankelman, J.J. van den Dobbelsteen, “Needle placement errors: do we need steerable needles in interventional radiology?” Medical Devices: Evidence and Research. 2018:11 p. 259-265, doi: 10.2147/MDER.S160444. (Dovepress)
  • T.L. de Jong, S.J.C. Klink, A. Moelker, J. Dankelman, J.J. van den Dobbelsteen, “Needle deflection in thermal ablation procedures of liver tumors: a CT image analysis”, Proc. SPIE Medical Imaging 10576L 2018. doi: 10.1117/12.2292884 (SPIE)
  • T.L. de Jong, J. Dankelman, J.J. van den Dobbelsteen, “Dataset on force measurements of needle insertions into two ex-vivo human livers”, Data in Brief 2017. 11: p. 308-310, doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2017.01.018 (Elsevier)
  • T.L. de Jong, L.H. Pluymen, D.J. van Gerwen, G. Kleinrensink, J. Dankelman, J.J. van den Dobbelsteen, “PVA matches human liver in needle-tissue interaction”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 2017. 69: p. 223-228, doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.01.014 (Elsevier)
  • N.J. van de Berg, T.L. de Jong, D.J. van Gerwen, J. Dankelman, J.J. van den Dobbelsteen. “The influence of tip shape on bending force during needle insertion”, in Sci Rep, 2017, 7:40477: p. 1-8 (Nature)
  • I. Oropesa, T.L. de Jong, P. Sánchez-González, J. Dankelman, E.J. Gómez, “Feasibility of tracking laparoscopic instruments in a box trainer using a Leap Motion Controller”, Measurement 2016. 80: p. 115-124 (Elsevier)

(inter)national conferences

 

Isala, Zwolle

  • T.L. de Jong, D. Koopman, C.A.J. van der Worp, H. Stevens, F.A. Vuijk, A.L. Vahrmeijer, J.S.D. Mieog, J.W.B. de Groot, M.A.C. Meijssen, L.F. de Geus-Oei, P.L. Jager, G.A. Patijn, “The added value of digital FDG-PET/CT in disease staging and restaging in patients with resectable pancreatic cancer: an interim analysis”, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2021 Annual Meeting 2021.
  • T.L. de Jong, D. Koopman, C.A.J. van der Worp, H. Stevens, F.A. Vuijk, A.L. Vahrmeijer, J.S.D. Mieog, J.W.B. de Groot, M.A.C. Meijssen, L.F. de Geus-Oei, P.L. Jager, G.A. Patijn, “The added value of digital FDG-PET/CT in disease staging and restaging in patients with resectable pancreatic cancer: an interim analysis”, NVNG, the Netherlands, 2021.

Delft University of Technology:

  • T.L. de Jong, S. van der Velden, J. Dankelman, J.J. van den Dobbelsteen, “Needle-hepatic vessel interaction forces: adding blood vessels to a liver phantom”,  Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, The Netherlands, 2019.
  • T.L. de Jong, D.R. Adrichem, J. Dankelman, J.J. van den Dobbelsteen, “Design of a PVA liver phantom with respiratory motion for simulation of needle interventions”, CARS, Berlin, Germany, 2018 (extended abstract in: Int J CARS Proceedings, S66 -67)
  • T.L. de Jong, S.J.C. Klink, A. Moelker, J. Dankelman, J.J. van den Dobbelsteen, “Needle deflection in thermal ablation procedures of liver tumors: a CT image analysis”, SPIE Medical Imaging, Houston, USA, 2018
  • T.L. de Jong, J.J. van den Dobbelsteen, “A steerable needle prototype for the TIPS procedure”, Design of Medical Devices Europe, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2017
  • T.L. de Jong, J.J. van den Dobbelsteen, “A lockable steerable needle for the TIPS procedure”, Society for Medical Innovation and Technology, Turin, Italy, 2017
  • T.L. de Jong, D.J. van Gerwen, A. Moelker, J.N.M. IJzermans, J. Dankelman, J.J. van den Dobbelsteen, “Needle insertions in ex-vivo cirrhotic human liver”, Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, The Netherlands, 2017
  • T.L. de Jong, D.J. van Gerwen, A. Moelker, J.N.M. IJzermans, J.J. van den Dobbelsteen, “Needle insertion in human livers: deflection and force analysis”, Joint conference:  Society for Medical Innovation and Technology & Design of Medical Devices Europe, Delft, The Netherlands, 2016.
  • T.L. de Jong, A. Moelker, J.J. van den Dobbelsteen, “Hard-to-reach places in the liver: a survey among interventional radiologists”, International Congress of Radiology, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016
  • T.L. de Jong, J.J. van den Dobbelsteen, “Clinical need for steerable needles”, Workshop on Workflow Studies, Innsbruck, Austria, 2016
  • T.L. de Jong, S.J.C Klink, G.J. Kleinrensink, J. Dankelman, J.J. van den Dobbelsteen, “Needle deflection in human liver”, Society for Medical Innovation and Technology, Brno, Czech Republic, 2015

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Research experience

Experimental set-ups
Medical Technology
Medical Devices
Clinical Research
Medical Image analysis
Programming

Software skills

Microsoft Office
Adobe Indesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Matlab
3D Slicer

Academic interests

Open Science
Science Communication
Medical Writing
Medical Illustration

Therapeutic areas

Medical Technology
Medical Devices
(interventional) Radiology
Nuclear Medicine
Oncology

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