Jessica Bastiaansen is a lecturer (Maitre-Assistante) in the CVMR since 2017, a SNF Ambizione Fellow, and since 2019 a Junior Fellow of the ISMRM.
Her research is focused on R&D of novel translatable imaging technology that advances the understanding of how diseases work to improve their diagnosis and therapy. Specifically 1) noninvasive metabolic imaging using hyperpolarization and 2) quantitative characterization of tissue function, anatomy and derivation of novel biomarkers.
Her team has developed imaging technology for systems ranging from 1.5T to 14T both in a preclinical as well as in a clinical setting. This work has so far resulted in three patent applications. A novel lipid-insensitive imaging technique resulting from these efforts is now installed at multiple clinical sites worldwide. Currently she is working on novel broad-band water-fat separated imaging frameworks that are motion-robust and include acceleration strategies such as compressed sensing. In addition she is working on a system that uses UV irradiation to generate safe and clinically translatable metabolic contrast agents for sub-minute imaging with tremendous signal gains.