Prof. Rudolf M. Verdaasdonk
Chair of Health Technology Implementation at Univ of Twente
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author | Instructor
Area of Expertise:
laser tissue interaction , fiber optics , enhanced imaging techniques , multi spectral imaging , medical device safety
Profile Summary

Rudolf Verdaasdonk is director and full professor of the Department Physics and Medical Technology of the VU University Medical Center and associated to the Department of Biophotonics and Medical Imaging of the VU University Amsterdam. He is involved in the Biomedical Optics field for 25 years. He is specialized in fiber delivery systems and visualization techniques of laser-tissue interaction for applied research, education and clinical applications. He is working closely with the clinical departments to develop and apply biomedical optics. He has been contributing and is actively participating in various session of SPIE BIOS conference for over two decades
Publications (103)

Proceedings Article | 7 March 2021 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 11633, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies XIV
KEYWORDS: Visualization, Real time imaging, Aerosols, Mouth, Motion measurement

Proceedings Article | 9 March 2020 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 11231, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies XIII
KEYWORDS: Tissues, Surgery, Endoscopy, Laser therapeutics, Laser vision correction, Cameras, Temperature metrology

Proceedings Article | 6 March 2020 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 11211, Photonics in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery 2020

Proceedings Article | 7 March 2019 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 10868, Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic and Surgical Guidance Systems XVII
KEYWORDS: Biomedical optics, Medical devices, Climatology, Medicine, Prototyping, Biomedical engineering

Proceedings Article | 4 March 2019 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 10869, Optics and Biophotonics in Low-Resource Settings V
KEYWORDS: 3D scanning, Photography, Medical diagnostics, Facial recognition systems, Software development, Information operations, Distortion, Scanners, 3D metrology, Diagnostics

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Conference Committee Involvement (29)
Advanced Photonics in Urology
6 March 2021 | Online Only, California, United States
Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies XIV
6 March 2021 | Online Only, California, United States
Therapeutics and Diagnostics in Urology 2020
1 February 2020 | San Francisco, California, United States
Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies XIII
1 February 2020 | San Francisco, California, United States
Therapeutics and Diagnostics in Urology 2019
2 February 2019 | San Francisco, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC1290: Medical Laser-Tissue Interactions
As an engineer, scientist or technician working with lasers in the medical field, you like to educate your medical colleagues how to use the laser safely on patients. Educating them with formulas, graphs and models turns them off. This course is a visual spectacle full of video clips, showing the effects of various medical lasers in simulations and tissues using high speed and thermal imaging techniques. <p> </p> Using simple deduction, the many parameters of influence can be brought back to a simple equation: the amount of energy that is deposited in a particular volume (~absorption depth x beam diameter) of tissue within a particular length of time. With this background, the dynamics of the ablation process of tissue, the characteristics of laser delivery devices, the effect of focused beams and short lasers pulses will explained.<p> </p> Students will be provided with a set of rules of thumb to explain physicians what tissue effects they can expect and use medical lasers safely.
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