We are Thirona

  • 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.

    Eva van RikxoortEva van RikxoortManaging Director Thirona

Who are we?

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 20 employees.

What do we do?

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.

Meet Our Team

Great people, working on innovative solutions.

  • Eva van Rikxoort, Ph.D.

    Eva van Rikxoort, Ph.D.

    Managing Director

    Eva founded Thirona in 2014 and leads the company. She has a Ph.D. in medical image analysis from Utrecht University. She worked for the imaging CRO MedQIA in Los Angeles where she developed automatic methods to assess fissural completeness from chest CT scans.

  • Guido Geerts, M.Sc.

    Guido Geerts, M.Sc.

    Chief Executive Officer

    Guido is CEO of Thirona. He has over twenty years of experience in the medical imaging industry. He is a serial developer of business concepts for low cost high quality healthcare in the digital age.

  • Bram van Ginneken, Ph.D.

    Bram van Ginneken, Ph.D.

    Chief Scientific Officer

    Bram is one of the founders of Thirona. He has worked in computer-aided diagnosis since 1996. Next to his work at Thirona, he leads the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group at Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen and works for Fraunhofer MEVIS in Bremen, Germany.

  • Taner Hamamioglu

    Taner Hamamioglu

    Chief Financial Officer

    Taner is CFO of Thirona. He has over twenty years of experience in the finance field.

  • Rick Philipsen, Ph.D.

    Rick Philipsen, Ph.D.

    Head of Development CAD4TB

    Rick is chief quality officer at Thirona and he leads the development of CAD4TB. Rick has an M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology.

  • Mark van Grinsven, Ph.D.

    Mark van Grinsven, Ph.D.

    Head of Development RetCAD

    Mark studied Biomedical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology and obtained a Ph.D. from Radboud University in medical image analysis. At Thirona, he develops new products for cloud-based retinal image analysis and leads the development of RetCAD.

  • Jean-Paul Charbonnier, Ph.D.

    Jean-Paul Charbonnier, Ph.D.

    Head of Development LungQ

    Jean-Paul is leading the development of chest CT algorithms at Thirona (LungQ). He studied Biophysics and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Utrecht and obtained a Ph.D. from the Radboud University in medical image analysis.

  • Gerwin Salentijn, M.Sc.

    Gerwin Salentijn, M.Sc.

    Project Manager

    Gerwin is responsible for the several lung quantification projects at Thirona. He graduated at Eindhoven University of Technology with a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering.

  • Iva Pertot, M.Sc.

    Iva Pertot, M.Sc.

    Data Scientist / Software Engineer

    Iva has a M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from Polytechnic University of Turin. At Thirona, she develops algorithms based on deep learning for medical image analysis. She also supports multiple lung quantification projects by providing custom software solutions.

  • Annet Meijers, M.Sc.

    Annet Meijers, M.Sc.

    Data Scientist / Software Engineer

    Annet works at Thirona on the computer-aided detection for tuberculosis (CAD4TB) and the cloud solutions for processing and viewing medical images. She has a master's degree in Artificial Intelligence.

  • Ebrahim Hazrati, Ph.D.

    Ebrahim Hazrati, Ph.D.

    Data Scientist

    Ebrahim has a Ph.D. in computational physics from the Radboud University. At Thirona, he is a data scientist where he's using deep learning algorithms for analyzing medical images.

  • Leticia Gallardo Estrella, Ph.D.

    Leticia Gallardo Estrella, Ph.D.

    Data Scientist

    Leticia did her Ph.D. in at the Radboud University in Nijmegen on automatic quantification of COPD in Chest CT images. She now works at Thirona as a data scientist.

  • Rūdolfs Latišenko, M.Sc.

    Rūdolfs Latišenko, M.Sc.

    Data Scientist

    Rūdolfs holds a master's degree in Sensor System Engineering and did an internship at Thirona. He now works at Thirona as a data scientist.

  • Jonne Engelberts, M.Sc

    Jonne Engelberts, M.Sc

    Data Scientist

    Jonne has a degree in Artifical Intelligence and Data Science and now works as a data scientist at Thirona.

  • Ahmad Rahimi

    Ahmad Rahimi

    Software Engineer

    Ahmad is a software engineer at Thirona and studied Software Engineering/Informatics at the Avans University of Applied Sciences.

  • Ellyne Lahaije, MA.

    Ellyne Lahaije, MA.

    Communication- & Marketing manager

    Ellyne studied journalism & new media communication. She now manages the communication and marketing of Thirona.

  • Lydia Pannekoek

    Lydia Pannekoek

    Quality Assurance Officer

    Lydia is the quality assurance officer of Thirona. Over the years, she developed her QA skills in the medical branch and completed the education 'Process and Quality Management'.

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