Dr. ir. Wyger Brink (Post-doc)

Post-doctoral Researcher


  • Electromagnetic Engineering
  • Radiofrequency fields
  • Bioeffects & MR Safety
  • MRI Hardware Development & Characterization


Dr. ir. Wyger Brink was trained as Electrical Engineer at the Delft University of Technology (2005-2010) where he geared his interests towards the medical application of electromagnetic fields. After graduating on noninvasive ablation of breast tumors, he started his PhD project at the C.J. Gorter Center in 2011, concerning the utilization of dielectric materials for enhancing image quality in high field MRI.

Theoretical contributions during his PhD led to his post-doc project in collaboration with the Delft University of Technology, in which he developed efficient simulation methods for the analysis and design of these dielectric materials. These methods are now disseminated as a stand-alone software tool enabling other researchers in the field to design these materials as well for their specific application.

Recently, dr. ir. Wyger Brink obtained a VENI grant from NWO, enabling him to pursue his research on electromagnetic fields and their interaction with the human body.

Key Publications

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[1] Brink WM, Wu Z, Webb AG. A Simple Head-sized Phantom for Realistic Static and Radiofrequency Characterization at High Fields. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2018 Feb. DOI: 10.1002/mrm.27153

[2] van Gemert JHF, Brink WM, Webb AG and Remis RF. High-Permittivity Pad Design for Dielectric Shimming in Magnetic Resonance Imaging using Projection Based Model Reduction and a Nonlinear Optimization Scheme. IEEE Transactions in Medical Imaging 2018 Apr;37(4):1035-1044. DOI: 10.1109/TMI.2018.2791179

[3] van Gemert JHF, Brink WM, Webb AG and Remis RF. An Efficient Methodology for the Analysis of Dielectric Shimming Materials in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. IEEE Transactions in Medical Imaging 2017 Feb;36(2):666-673. DOI: 10.1109/TMI.2016.2624507

[4] Brink WM, Remis RF, and Webb AG. A theoretical approach based on electromagnetic scattering for analysing dielectric shimming in high-field MRI. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2016 May;75(5):2185-94. DOI: 10.1002/mrm.25783

[5] Brink WM, van den Brink JS, and Webb AG. The effect of high-permittivity pads on specific absorption rate in radiofrequency-shimmed dual-transmit cardiovascular magnetic resonance at 3T. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2015 Sep;17:82. DOI: 10.1186/s12968-015-0188-z

[6] Brink WM, van der Jagt AM, Versluis MJ, Verbist BM and Webb AG. High permittivity dielectric pads improve high spatial resolution magnetic resonance imaging of the inner ear at 7 T. Investigative Radiology 2014 May;49(5):271-7. DOI: 10.1097/RLI.0000000000000026

[7] Brink WM and Webb AG. High permittivity pads reduce specific absorption rate, improve B1 homogeneity, and increase contrast-to-noise ratio for functional cardiac MRI at 3T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2014 Apr;71:1632–40. DOI: 10.1002/mrm.24778


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E-mail: w.m.brink@lumc.nl