Thirona is a high-tech company specialized in automated medical image analysis. We were founded in 2014 by Eva van Rikxoort and Bram van Ginneken, both scientists at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Our vision is that the gap between academic developments in medical image analysis and clinical useability needs to be bridged by creating products that include the latest technologies but at the same time are intuitive for the user and aid medical specialists in their daily tasks.

Who we are
Since its establishment in 2014, Thirona has quickly grown from a real start-up with two employees to a well-established company with over 30 employees. We have developed three software products focusing on the analysis of thoracic CT scans (LungQ), chest X-rays (CAD4TB), and retinal images (RetCAD). Additionally, Thirona offers a certified image analysis service delivering accurate and repeatable measurements from medical images.

Clinical trials and research
Our deep learning based analysis tools are extensively used in pharmacological and biotechnological trials. Sophisticated quantitative measures for lung diseases like COPD, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, ILD, and COVID-19 can provide valuable insights into disease progression and drug response. Thirona is also actively involved in the academic community and provides quantitative image assessment in numerous academic studies.

For students
We are growing rapidly and are always looking for new software or deep learning engineers so we can develop new products and improve upon current software. If you are interested, check out our website ( and look us up on Twitter (@ThisIsThirona) and LinkedIn for more news and the latest updates. Our open vacancies can be seen here.