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

Full Professor
prof. dr. P.R. (Peter R) 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. In 2007 he was appointed Chief Scientific Officer of the Center for Translational Molecular Medicine, a position he holds 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

  • Scientific Director Center for Translational Molecular Medicine (

    Scientific Director Lygature (

    Chair of the scientific advisory board DTL

Fellowship and Awards

  • The European Magnetic Resonance Award for Basic Sciences (2002)

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

Research Output (318)

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.

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.

Metabolite cycled liver 1 H MRS on a 7 T parallel transmit system

Xavier Aline, Arteaga de Castro Catalina, Andia Marcelo E, Luijten Peter R, Klomp Dennis W, Fillmer Ariane, Prompers Jeanine J aug 2020, In: NMR in Biomedicine. 33 14 p.

Accelerating implant RF safety assessment using a low-rank inverse update method

Stijnman Peter R.S., Tokaya Janot P., van Gemert Jeroen, Luijten Peter R., Pluim Josien P.W., Brink Wyger M., Remis Rob F., van den Berg Cornelis A.T., Raaijmakers Alexander J.E. mei 2020, In: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 83 , p. 1796-1809 14 p.

Microbleeds colocalize with enlarged juxtacortical perivascular spaces in amnestic mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer's disease:A 7 Tesla MRI study

Bouvy Willem H, van Veluw Susanne J, Kuijf Hugo J, Zwanenburg Jaco Jm, Kappelle Jaap L, Luijten Peter R, Koek Huiberdina L, Geerlings Mirjam I, Biessels Geert J, apr 2020, In: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 40 , p. 739-746 8 p.

High-resolution in vivo MR-STAT using a matrix-free and parallelized reconstruction algorithm

van der Heide Oscar, Sbrizzi Alessandro, Luijten Peter R, van den Berg Cornelis A T apr 2020, In: NMR in Biomedicine. 33 16 p.

Pushing functional MRI spatial and temporal resolution further:High-density receive arrays combined with shot-selective 2D CAIPIRINHA for 3D echo-planar imaging at 7 T

Hendriks Arjan D, D'Agata Federico, Raimondo Luisa, Schakel Tim, Geerts Liesbeth, Luijten Peter R, Klomp Dennis W J, Petridou Natalia 3 mrt 2020, In: NMR in Biomedicine. 33 13 p.

Validating faster DENSE measurements of cardiac-induced brain tissue expansion as a potential tool for investigating cerebral microvascular pulsations

Adams Ayodeji L., Viergever Max A., Luijten Peter R., Zwanenburg Jaco J.M. 1 mrt 2020, In: NeuroImage. 208 10 p.

A deep learning method for image-based subject-specific local SAR assessment

Meliadò E F, Raaijmakers A J E, Sbrizzi A, Steensma B R, Maspero M, Savenije M H F, Luijten P R, van den Berg C A T 1 feb 2020, In: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 83 , p. 695-711 17 p.

MR-MOTUS:model-based non-rigid motion estimation for MR-guided radiotherapy using a reference image and minimal k-space data

Huttinga Niek R F, van den Berg Cornelis A T, Luijten Peter R, Sbrizzi Alessandro 10 jan 2020, In: Physics in medicine and biology. 65 19 p.

All Research Output (318)