prof. dr. T. (Tim) Leiner

Full Professor

  • Researchgr. Cardiovasculaire Radiologie

prof. dr. T. (Tim) Leiner

Research Programs


Dr. Tim Leiner is tenured Professor of Radiology and holds the Chair in Cardiovascular Imaging at Utrecht University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands. He received his M.D. in 2000 from Maastricht University Medical School. In 2002 he obtained his Ph.D. from the same University. Following his Ph.D., he spent 18 months as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Cardiac MR Center at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School in Boston under Dr. Warren Manning. He then completed his Radiology residency at Maastricht University Medical Center, during which he spent 3 months at the Vascular Imaging Laboratory at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA under Professors Jeffrey H. Maki and Chun Yuan.

Dr. Leiner is presently Professor of Radiology at the Department of Radiology, Utrecht University Medical Center in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and Past President of the International Working Group on MR Angiography (currently known as Society for Magnetic Resonance Angiography). His research interests center around the development and implementation of new MR and CT techniques with a focus on cardiovascular imaging. Dr. Leiner has served as faculty member and member of the organizing committees at the annual meetings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB), Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), European Society for Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR), Society for Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), European Congress of Radiology (ECR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and at annual meetings of the Dutch Radiological Society. He has chaired the Scientific Program Committee of the ESMRMB in 2017. Dr. Leiner has served on the Editorial Board of European Radiology and Dutch Medical Journal and currently is Associate Editor of both the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (JMRI), the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (JCMR), and Radiology – Cardiothoracic. Dr. Leiner has served on the Board of Trustees of the ISMRM from 2006-2009 and the Board of Trustees of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) from 2016-2019. He is the author of over 300 original papers, review articles and book chapters as well as editor of several electronic radiology textbooks. He is currently Vice-President of the ISMRM and will serve as President from 2020-2021.

Side Activities

  • President of the ISMRM

    Co-founder Quantib-U, November 2018 (

    Member The Health Council of the Netherlands, August 2018 - July 2019

    Consultant to Bayer Healthcare, 2018 → …

    Consultant to Philips Healthcare, 2018 → …

    Editor Radiology Cardiothoracic, 2018 → …

    Editor Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2016 → …

    Editor Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2006 → …





Research Output (245)

Functional cardiac CT-Going beyond Anatomical Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease with Cine CT, CT-FFR, CT Perfusion and Machine Learning

Peper Joyce, Suchá Dominika, Swaans Martin, Leiner Tim 1 sep 2020, In: British Journal of Radiology. 93 , p. 20200349

Randomised comparison of a balloon-expandable and self-expandable valve with quantitative assessment of aortic regurgitation using magnetic resonance imaging

Kooistra N H M, Abawi M, Voskuil M, Urgel K, Samim M, Nijhoff F, Nathoe H M, Doevendans P A F M, Chamuleau S A J, Leenders G E H, Leiner T, Abrahams A C, van der Worp H B, Agostoni P, Stella P R 3 apr 2020, In: Netherlands Heart Journal. 28 , p. 253-265 13 p.

Deep learning for automatic calcium scoring in CT:Validation using multiple cardiac CT and chest CT protocols

van Velzen Sanne G.M., Lessmann Nikolas, Velthuis Birgitta K., Bank Ingrid E.M., van den Bongard Desiree H.J.G., Leiner Tim, de Jong Pim A., Veldhuis Wouter B., Correa Adolfo, Terry James G., Carr John Jeffrey, Viergever Max A., Verkooijen Helena M., Išgum Ivana 1 jan 2020, In: Radiology. 295 , p. 66-79 14 p.

Editorial:Current and Future Role of Artificial Intelligence in Cardiac Imaging

Lekadir Karim, Leiner Tim, Young Alistair A, Petersen Steffen E 2020, In: Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine. 7 , p. 137

Eliminating biasing signals in lung cancer images for prognosis predictions with deep learning

van Amsterdam W. A. C., Verhoeff J. J. C., de Jong P. A., Leiner T., Eijkemans M. J. C. 10 dec 2019, In: NPJ DIGITAL MEDICINE. 2 , p. 122

Comparison of multi-delay FAIR and pCASL labeling approaches for renal perfusion quantification at 3T MRI

Harteveld Anita A, de Boer Anneloes, Franklin Suzanne Lisa, Leiner Tim, van Stralen Marijn, Bos Clemens 6 dec 2019, In: Magma: Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology, and Medicine. 33 , p. 81-94 14 p.

Intracranial Atherosclerotic Burden on 7T MRI Is Associated with Markers of Extracranial Atherosclerosis:The SMART-MR Study

Zwartbol M. H. T., Geerlings M. I., Ghaznawi R., Hendrikse J., van der Kolk A. G., Asselbergs F. W., Nathoe H. M., de Borst G. J., Bots M. L., Emmelot M. H., de Jong P. A., Leiner T., Lely A. T., van der Kaaij N. P., Kappelle L. J., Ruigrok Y. M., Verhaar M. C., Visseren F. L. J., Westerink J., 5 dec 2019, In: American Journal of Neuroradiology. 40 , p. 2016-2022 7 p.

Three-dimensional and four-dimensional flow assessment in congenital heart disease

Warmerdam Evangeline, Krings Gregor J., Leiner Tim, Grotenhuis Heynric B. dec 2019, In: Heart. 106 , p. 421-426 6 p.

Consensus-based technical recommendations for clinical translation of renal T1 and T2 mapping MRI

Dekkers Ilona A, de Boer Anneloes, Sharma Kaniska, Cox Eleanor F, Lamb Hildo J, Buckley David L, Bane Octavia, Morris David M, Prasad Pottumarthi V, Semple Scott I K, Gillis Keith A, Hockings Paul, Buchanan Charlotte, Wolf Marcos, Laustsen Christoffer, Leiner Tim, Haddock Bryan, Hoogduin Johannes M, Pullens Pim, Sourbron Steven, Francis Susan 22 nov 2019, In: Magma: Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology, and Medicine. 33 , p. 163-176 14 p.

Deep learning analysis of coronary arteries in cardiac CT angiography for detection of patients requiring invasive coronary angiography

Zreik Majd, van Hamersvelt Robbert W, Khalili Nadieh, Wolterink Jelmer M, Voskuil Michiel, Viergever Max A, Leiner Tim, Isgum Ivana 12 nov 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 39 , p. 1545-1557 13 p.

All Research Output (245)