Wyger Brink, MSc

Post-doctoral Researcher

Area(s) of interest

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


Wyger studied Electrical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology (2005-2010). He finalized his study with a project on the treatment of breast tumors using focused electromagnetic energy.

In March 2011 he started his PhD research at the C.J. Gorter Center of the Leiden University Medical Center. His research is on the use of dielectric materials in high field MRI.

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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The Netherlands

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