prof. dr. P.R. (Peter) Luijten

prof. dr. P.R. (Peter) Luijten

Full Professor
prof. dr. P.R. (Peter) Luijten



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.

Side Activities

Board member Lygature (chair)

Board member Julius Clinical B.V. (chair)

Scientific advisory board DTL (chair)

Scientic advisory board SURF (member)

Pemanent Committe Large scale research infrastructure NWO (member)

Quarega - owner (advisory activitites, 2 days/week) (a.i. chair radiology)

Fellowship and Awards

The European Magnetic Resonance Award for Basic Sciences (2002)

Fellow: International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. (1995)

Research Output (332)

Erratum to:MRI-Based Transfer Function Determination through the Transfer Matrix by Jointly Fitting the Incident and Scattered B1+ Field (Magn Reson Med. 2020; 83:1081-1095)

Tokaya J P, Raaijmakers A J E, Eijbersen M A, Luijten P R, Sbrizzi A, van den Berg C A T 22 Oct 2023, In: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 91 , p. 850-853 4 p.

Automatic quantification of perivascular spaces in T2-weighted images at 7 T MRI

Verbeek-Spijkerman Jolanda, Zwanenburg J. J.M., Bouvy W. H., Geerlings M. I., Biessels G. J., Hendrikse J., Luijten P. R., Kuijf H. J. 13 Apr 2022, In: Cerebral Circulation - Cognition and Behavior. 3 , p. 1-9

T2-weighted turbo spin-echo magnetic resonance imaging of canine brain anatomy at 1.5T, 3T, and 7T field strengths

Jacqmot Olivier, Van Thielen Bert, Hespel Adrien-Maxence, Luijten Peter R, de Mey Johan, Van Binst Anne, Provyn Steven, Tresignie Jonathan Jan 2022, In: Anatomical Record - Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology. 305 , p. 222-233 12 p.

Tier-based formalism for safety assessment of custom-built radio-frequency transmit coils

Steensma B R, Sadeghi-Tarakameh A, Meliado E F, van den Berg C A T, Klomp D W J, Luijten P R, Metzger G J, Eryaman Y, Raaijmakers A J E 2022, In: NMR in Biomedicine. 36 16 p.

SAR and temperature distributions in a database of realistic human models for 7 T cardiac imaging

Steensma Bart R., Meliado Ettore F., Luijten Peter, Klomp Dennis W. J., van den Berg Cornelis A. T., Raaijmakers Alexander J. E. Jul 2021, In: NMR in Biomedicine. 34 , p. 1-14

Blood Flow Velocity Pulsatility and Arterial Diameter Pulsatility Measurements of the Intracranial Arteries Using 4D PC-MRI

van Hespen Kees M, Kuijf Hugo J, Hendrikse Jeroen, Luijten Peter R, Zwanenburg Jaco J M 21 May 2021, In: Neuroinformatics. 20 , p. 317-326 10 p.

Explaining RF induced current patterns on implantable medical devices during MRI using the transfer matrix

Tokaya J P, van den Berg C A T, Luijten P R, Raaijmakers A J E 28 Nov 2020, In: Medical Physics. 48 , p. 132-141 10 p.

Introduction of the snake antenna array:Geometry optimization of a sinusoidal dipole antenna for 10.5T body imaging with lower peak SAR

Steensma Bart, van de Moortele Pierre-Francois, Ertürk Arcan, Grant Andrea, Adriany Gregor, Luijten Peter, Klomp Dennis, van den Berg Nico, Metzger Gregory, Raaijmakers Alexander Nov 2020, In: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 84 , p. 2885-2896 12 p.

The YOUth cohort study:MRI protocol and test-retest reliability in adults

Buimer Elizabeth E.L., Pas Pascal, Brouwer Rachel M., Froeling Martijn, Hoogduin Hans, Leemans Alexander, Luijten Peter, van Nierop Bastiaan J., Raemaekers Mathijs, Schnack Hugo G., Teeuw Jalmar, Vink Matthijs, Visser Fredy, Hulshoff Pol Hilleke E., Mandl René C.W. Oct 2020, In: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 45 , p. 1-15

Correcting time-intensity curves in dynamic contrast-enhanced breast MRI for inhomogeneous excitation fields at 7T

van Rijssel Michael J., Pluim Josien P.W., Chan Hui Shan M., van den Wildenberg Lieke, Schmitz Alexander M.Th, Luijten Peter R., Gilhuijs Kenneth G.A., Klomp Dennis W.J. 1 Aug 2020, In: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 84 , p. 1000-1010 11 p.

All research output

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