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Prof. Rick R. van Rijn

Special chair in Forensic Radiology

Rick van Rijn
Prof Rick van Rijn

Short Biography

Rick R. van Rijn graduated as a medical doctor at the Erasmus Medical University Rotterdam in 1994. He obtained his PhD from the same university in 1998. In 2002 he finished his training as a radiologist, at the Erasmus Medical Center (Rotterdam, Prof. G.P. Krestin, MD. PhD.) and the Academic Medical Center (Amsterdam, Prof. J.S. Laméris, MD. PhD.).

Since 2003 he works a paediatric radiologist at the Emma Children’s Hospital – AMC Amsterdam. As of 2010 he holds a part-time position at the department of Forensic Medicine, Netherlands Forensic Institute. In June 2012 he became the first chair of the post-mortem and forensic radiology committee of the Dutch Radiological Society. He was elected chair of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging in May 2015. In June 2014 he was appointed as professor of forensic radiology with an emphasis on forensic paediatric radiology.

He has published >150 publications, many on child abuse imaging, wrote a book on forensic aspects of paediatric fractures and several book chapters on child abuse imaging.

He is an editorial board member of Radiology, European Radiology, Pediatric Radiology and Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging.

Key Publications


  •  Bilo RAC, Robben, SGF, and van Rijn RR Forensic Aspects of Paediatric Fractures; Differentiating Accidental Trauma from Child Abuse. 1st edition. 2010. Heidelberg Dordrecht London New York, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-540-78715-0
  • Vester MEM, Bilo RAC, Karst WA, Daams JG, Duijst WLJM, van Rijn RR Subdural hematomas: glutaric aciduria type 1 or abusive head trauma? A systematic review. J For Scie Med Pathol  2015;11(3):405-15
  • Sieswerda-Hoogendoorn T, Postema FAM, Verbaan D, Majoie CBLM, van Rijn RR  Age determination of subdural hematomas with CT and MRI: a systematic review Eur J Radiol 2014;83(7):1257-1268.