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Research interests

I am a Neuroradiologist interested in advanced imaging and neuro-oncological imaging of both adults and children.

My research line comprises studies on several perfusion techniques, relaxometry, diffusion, APT-CEST, synthetic image reconstruction and their application for treatment-determining imaging. As part of the GliMR 2.0 network the standardization and clinical implementation of these techniques are a key endeavor of my activities.

A special research focus is diagnostics without the use of gadolinium-based contrast agent. Our group pursues this in the Hanarth-funded GLIOCARE project at VUMC in adult glioma patients, the CCA-funded BIG-BBB DEBBIE-ASL project and in a co-operation with Charles University Prague for pediatric patients (PediTuMRI).

My Ph.D. students investigate possibilities for gadolinium use reductions on three levels: unchaining human capacities to interpret gliomas without contrast-enhanced images, investing into advanced MRI techniques that do not require gadolinium and artificial intelligence approaches.


Glioma, advanced MRI, clinical implementation, gadolinium reduction

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Full Registration as a Medical Practitioner with Specialist Registration, General Medical Council

Award Date: 24 Aug 2023

Neuroradiology Board Exam, Ärztekammer Nordrhein, Düsseldorf

Award Date: 15 Mar 2019

Habilitation: Dynamic Contrast Agent Based MRI in Neuroradiological Diagnostics, Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany.

1 Feb 201118 Dec 2018

Award Date: 18 Dec 2018

Radiology Board Exam, Ärztekammer Nordrhein, Düsseldorf

Award Date: 28 Sept 2018

Medical licence and graduation medical school, University of Goettingen Medical School

Award Date: 2 Dec 2010

Residency in Radiology/Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany.

1 Jul 20131 Mar 2019

Residency in Neurosurgery, Universitaetsklinikum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

1 Feb 201130 Jun 2013

Medical School, University of Goettingen Medical School

9 Oct 20041 Dec 2010

External positions

Commission Member: MR-Stat Samenwerkingsprogramma High Tech Systemen en Materialen (HTSM) 2019 TTW, NWO/TTW

1 Apr 2022 → …

Board member section Neuroradiology, Science and Guidelines portfolio, Dutch Radiology Society (NVVR)

15 Dec 2020 → …


  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • Radiology
  • glioma
  • MRI
  • ASL
  • CEST
  • Neuroradiology
  • perfusion

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