Thirona was founded in 2014 by Eva van Rikxoort and Bram van Ginneken, both scientists at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Our vision was that the gap between academic developments in medical image analysis and clinical useability needs to be bridged by creating products that include the latest technologies but at the same time are intuitive for the user and aid medical specialists in their daily tasks.

Since its establishment in 2014, Thirona has quickly grown from a real start-up with two employees to a well established company with over 30 employees.

What's in a name

The name Thirona comes from the celtic goddess named Thirona, worshipped for healing. Although more commonly spelled as Sirona in the Latin alphabet, the spelling Thirona was chosen to reflect our roots in thoracic image analysis.


Since its establishment in 2014, Thirona has developed three software products focusing on the analysis of thoracic CT scans (LungQ), chest X-rays (CAD4TB), and retinal images (RetCAD). Additionally, Thirona offers a certified image analysis service delivering accurate and repeatable measurements from medical images. Thirona operates under ISO 13485 certification.


State of the art software for medical image analysis.

Image Analysis Service

ISO 13485 certified image analysis service


  • Eva van Rikxoort, Ph.D.
    Eva van Rikxoort, Ph.D.Managing Director
  • Guido Geerts, M.Sc.
    Guido Geerts, M.Sc.Chief Executive Officer
  • Bram van Ginneken, Ph.D.
    Bram van Ginneken, Ph.D.Chief Scientific Officer
  • Taner Hamamioglu
    Taner HamamiogluChief Financial Officer
  • Rick Philipsen Ph.D.
    Rick Philipsen Ph.D.Head of Development CAD4TB
  • Mark van Grinsven, Ph.D.
    Mark van Grinsven, Ph.D.Head of Development RetCAD
  • Jean-Paul Charbonnier, Ph.D.
    Jean-Paul Charbonnier, Ph.D.Head of Development LungQ
  • Gerwin Salentijn, M.Sc.
    Gerwin Salentijn, M.Sc.Project Manager
  • Iva Pertot, M.Sc.
    Iva Pertot, M.Sc.Head of Image Analysis Service
  • Annet Meijers, M.Sc.
    Annet Meijers, M.Sc.Data Scientist
  • Leticia Gallardo Estrella, Ph.D.
    Leticia Gallardo Estrella, Ph.D.Data Scientist
  • Rudolfs Latisenko, M.Sc.
    Rudolfs Latisenko, M.Sc.Data Scientist
  • Péter Bándi, M.Sc.
    Péter Bándi, M.Sc.Data Scientist
  • Jonne Engelberts, M.Sc.
    Jonne Engelberts, M.Sc.Data Scientist
  • Steffen Kaiser, M.Sc.
    Steffen Kaiser, M.Sc.Data Scientist
  • Jaime Melendez, Ph.D
    Jaime Melendez, Ph.DData Scientist
  • Linus van Elswijk, M.Sc.
    Linus van Elswijk, M.Sc.Software Engineer
  • Kiran Maharaj, M.Sc.
    Kiran Maharaj, M.Sc.Software Engineer
  • Sander Hendrix
    Sander HendrixSoftware Engineer
  • Mohammed Harbiye, M.Sc.
    Mohammed Harbiye, M.Sc.Business Development Manager
  • Hans Liefting
    Hans LieftingBusiness Development Manager
  • Florent Geerts
    Florent GeertsBusiness Development Manager
  • Carla Kalkhoven, M.Sc.
    Carla Kalkhoven, M.Sc.Business Development Manager
  • Lydia Pannekoek
    Lydia PannekoekQuality Assurance Officer
  • Esmeralda Kamerling
    Esmeralda KamerlingManagement Assistent