About Erasmus University
Erasmus Medical Center is the largest and most versatile of the eight university medical centers in the Netherlands. Erasmus MC wants to further extend its international reputation and become one of the twenty best medical institutes in the world by 2013. Also see The Thoraxcentrum of the Erasmus University Medical Center was founded in 1971 and is an integrated organization of the departments of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery. The Thoraxcentrum is divided into six medical units and three scientific units: Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology, and Biomedical Engineering. The focus of Thoraxcenter Biomedical Engineering is the imaging and diagnosis of cardiovascular disorders. This department is led by Prof. Dr. Ir. A.F.W. van der Steen. The Biomedical Engineering department brings together two technical specialities of the Thoraxcenter, namely: The Experimental Echocardiography group, which investigates the physical and technical aspects of ultrasound for cardiac diagnosis. Erasmus University Rotterdam is an international knowledge workshop for critical thinking and academic training, driven by a strong focus on current social issues. The Erasmus MC (medical center) is the university hospital of the city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. It is affiliated with the Erasmus University.