prof. dr. T. (Tim) Leiner

Full Professor
prof. dr. T. (Tim) Leiner
  • Researchgr. Cardiovasculaire Radiologie

Research Programs

Circulatory Health



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 (256)

Evaluation of non-invasive imaging parameters in coronary microvascular disease:a systematic review

Groepenhoff F, Klaassen R G M, Valstar G B, Bots S H, Onland-Moret N C, Den Ruijter H M, Leiner T, Eikendal A L M 6 jan 2021, In: BMC medical imaging. 21 , p. 5

Cardiovascular imaging of women and men visiting the outpatient clinic with chest pain or discomfort:design and rationale of the ARGUS Study

Groepenhoff Floor, Eikendal Anouk L M, Bots Sophie Heleen, van Ommen Anne-Mar, Overmars L M, Kapteijn Daniek, Pasterkamp Gerard, Reiber Johan H C, Hautemann David, Menken Roxana, Wittekoek Marianne E, Hofstra Leonard, Onland-Moret N Charlotte, Haitjema Saskia, Hoefer Imo, Leiner Tim, den Ruijter Hester M 15 dec 2020, In: BMJ Open. 10 , p. e040712

Ultra-high resolution, 3-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging of the atherosclerotic vessel wall at clinical 7T

Willemink Martin J, Coolen Bram F, Dyvorne Hadrien, Robson Philip M, Bander Ilda, Ishino Seigo, Pruzan Alison, Sridhar Arthi, Zhang Bei, Balchandani Priti, Mani Venkatesh, Strijkers Gustav J, Nederveen Aart J, Leiner Tim, Fayad Zahi A, Mulder Willem J M, Calcagno Claudia 14 dec 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15 , p. e0241779

SCMR Position Paper (2020) on clinical indications for cardiovascular magnetic resonance

Leiner Tim, Bogaert Jan, Friedrich Matthias G, Mohiaddin Raad, Muthurangu Vivek, Myerson Saul, Powell Andrew J, Raman Subha V, Pennell Dudley J 9 nov 2020, In: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 22 , p. 76

Contemporary rationale for non-invasive imaging of adverse coronary plaque features to identify the vulnerable patient: a Position Paper from the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging

Dweck Marc R, Maurovich-Horvat Pál, Leiner Tim, Cosyns Bernard, Fayad Zahi A, Gijsen Frank J H, Van der Heiden Kim, Kooi M Eline, Maehara Akiko, Muller James E, Newby David E, Narula Jagat, Pontone Gianluca, Regar Evelyn, Serruys Patrick W, van der Steen Antonius F W, Stone Peter H, Waltenberger Johannes L, Yuan Chun, Evans Paul C, Lutgens Esther, Wentzel Jolanda J, Bäck Magnus 4 sep 2020, In: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging. 21 , p. 1177-1183 7 p.

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 11 p.

Deep learning from dual-energy information for whole-heart segmentation in dual-energy and single-energy non-contrast-enhanced cardiac CT

Bruns Steffen, Wolterink Jelmer M, Takx Richard A P, van Hamersvelt Robbert W, Suchá Dominika, Viergever Max A, Leiner Tim, Išgum Ivana 12 aug 2020, In: Medical Physics. 47 , p. 5048-5060 13 p.

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

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

Deep Learning-Based Regression and Classification for Automatic Landmark Localization in Medical Images

Noothout Julia M H, De Vos Bob D, Wolterink Jelmer M, Postma Elbrich M, Smeets Paul A M, Takx Richard A P, Leiner Tim, Viergever Max A, Isgum Ivana 13 jul 2020, In: IEEE transactions on medical imaging. 39 , p. 4011-4022 12 p.

Echocardiography and MRI parameters associated with exercise capacity in patients after the arterial switch operation

Warmerdam Evangeline G, Magni Francesca, Leiner Tim, Doevendans Pieter A, Sieswerda Gertjan T, van Wijk Sebastiaan W, Breur Hans M, Driesen Bart W, Grotenhuis Heynric B, Takken Tim 10 mei 2020, In: Journal of Cardiology. 76 , p. 280-286 7 p.

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