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Peter Luijten

Full Professor

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Peter R. Luijten received his training in physical and theoretical chemistry from 1972-1979 (Amsterdam). After finalizing his thesis on NMR studies of molecular dynamics in liquid crystals (1984, Amsterdam, San Diego), he became a research scientist at Philips Medical Systems in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging division. He developed multiple new technologies resulting in several patent applications and peer reviewed scientific journals. In 2005 he was appointed Professor of Functional Medical Imaging at the University Medical Center in Utrecht, chair of the imaging department in 2014 and director of the UMC Utrecht Center for Image Sciences in 2015. From 2017 to 2021 chair of the division of Imaging and Oncology in the UMCU. From 2021: vice dean Utrecht Life Sciences, Utrecht University.  In 2007 he was appointed Chief Scientific Officer of the Center for Translational Molecular Medicine, a position he held jointly with his academic appointment at the University of Utrecht.

He served on the board of trustees of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and was appointed a fellow of this society in 1995. He received the European Magnetic Resonance Award for Basic Sciences in 2002.

Recent publications

Erratum to J P Tokaya, A J E Raaijmakers, M A Eijbersen, P R Luijten, A Sbrizzi, C A T van den Berg
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2023, vol. 91, p.850-853
Tier-based formalism for safety assessment of custom-built radio-frequency transmit coils B R Steensma, A Sadeghi-Tarakameh, E F Meliado, C A T van den Berg, D W J Klomp, P R Luijten, G J Metzger, Y Eryaman, A J E Raaijmakers
NMR in Biomedicine, 2022, vol. 36
T2-weighted turbo spin-echo magnetic resonance imaging of canine brain anatomy at 1.5T, 3T, and 7T field strengths Olivier Jacqmot, Bert Van Thielen, Adrien-Maxence Hespel, Peter R Luijten, Johan de Mey, Anne Van Binst, Steven Provyn, Jonathan Tresignie
Anatomical Record - Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, 2022, vol. 305, p.222-233
Automatic quantification of perivascular spaces in T2-weighted images at 7 T MRI Jolanda Verbeek-Spijkerman, J. J.M. Zwanenburg, W. H. Bouvy, M. I. Geerlings, G. J. Biessels, J. Hendrikse, P. R. Luijten, H. J. Kuijf
Cerebral Circulation - Cognition and Behavior, 2022, vol. 3, p.1-9
Blood Flow Velocity Pulsatility and Arterial Diameter Pulsatility Measurements of the Intracranial Arteries Using 4D PC-MRI Kees M van Hespen, Hugo J Kuijf, Jeroen Hendrikse, Peter R Luijten, Jaco J M Zwanenburg
Neuroinformatics, 2021, vol. 20, p.317-326
SAR and temperature distributions in a database of realistic human models for 7 T cardiac imaging Bart R. Steensma, Ettore F. Meliado, Peter Luijten, Dennis W. J. Klomp, Cornelis A. T. van den Berg, Alexander J. E. Raaijmakers
NMR in Biomedicine, 2021, vol. 34, p.1-14