Joachim Wildberger


Joachim Wildberger is full Professor of Radiology and Chairman of the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Maastricht UMC+. In addition, he serves as Director of the Division of Clinical Imaging and Diagnostic Laboratories at Maastrcith UMC+.

Graduated at the Rhenian-Westphalian Technical University (RWTH) in Aachen, Germany, he received his medical degree in 1994. After internships in Cardiology and Diagnostic Radiology (Mönchengladbach/ Leipzig), he started his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University Hospital Aachen. He was board certified for Diagnostic Radiology in December 1998, and became a fellow/staff member at this department thereafter. He received his PhD in Radiology in 2002, was appointed as vice-chairman of the department in 2006 and received a professorship at the RWTH Aachen in 2007. In July 2007 he became Head of Department, Diagnostic Radiology, HELIOS Klinikum Berlin-Buch, Charité Berlin, Campus Buch, Germany, before moving to his present position.

His per personal research topics are technical developments and functional imaging in computed tomography, contrast media research, cardiac imaging as well as image-guided interventions.

As PI for Imaging within CARIM he focusses on translational research, integrating different imaging modalities into the cardiovascular diagnostic chain, and favours multidisciplinary approaches to improve patient care.

Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
P. Debyelaan 25, 6229 HX Maastricht 
PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht
Room number: 4.G2.013
T: +31(0)43 387 49 12

  • 2022
    • Arnoldussen, C. W. K. P., Notten, P., Brans, R., Vroegindeweij, D., Tick, L. W., van de Poel, M. H. W., Wikkeling, O. R. M., Vleming, L. J., Koster, A., Jie, K. S. G., Jacobs, E. M. G., Planken, N., Wittens, C. H. A., ten Cate, H., Wildberger, J. E., & ten Cate-Hoek, A. J. (2022). Clinical impact of assessing thrombus age using magnetic resonance venography prior to catheter-directed thrombolysis. European Radiology, 32(7), 4555-4564.
    • Martens, B., Driessen, R. G. H., Brandts, L., Hoitinga, P., van Veen, F., Driessen, M., Weberndörfer, V., Kietselaer, B., Ghossein-Doha, C., Gietema, H. A., Vernooy, K., van der Horst, I. C. C., Wildberger, J. E., van Bussel, B. C. T., Mihl, C., & MaastrICCht Collaborators (2022). Coronary Artery Calcifications Are Associated With More Severe Multiorgan Failure in Patients With Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: Longitudinal Results of the Maastricht Intensive Care COVID Cohort. Journal of Thoracic Imaging, 37(4), 217-224.
    • Martens, B., Jost, G., Mihl, C., Nijssen, E. C., Wildberger, J. E., Schmidt, B., Flohr, T., & Pietsch, H. (2022). Individualized Scan Protocols in Abdominal Computed Tomography: Radiation Versus Contrast Media Dose Optimization. Investigative Radiology, 57(6), 353-358.
    • van de Weijer, T., Broen, M. P. G., Moonen, R. P. M., Hoeben, A., Anten, M., Hovinga, K., Compter, I., van der Pol, J. A. J., Mitea, C., Lodewick, T. M., Jacquerie, A., Mottaghy, F. M., Wildberger, J. E., & Postma, A. A. (2022). The Use of 18F-FET-PET-MRI in Neuro-Oncology: The Best of Both Worlds-A Narrative Review. Diagnostics, 12(5), [1202].
    • Aizaz, M., van der Pol, J. A. J., Wierts, R., Zwart, H., van der Werf, A. J., Wildberger, J. E., Bucerius, J. A., Moonen, R. P. M., & Kooi, M. E. (2022). Evaluation of a Dedicated Radiofrequency Carotid PET/MRI Coil. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(9), [2569].
    • Heuts, S., Adriaans, B. P., Kawczynski, M. J., Daemen, J. H. T., Natour, E., Lorusso, R., Schalla, S., Maessen, J. G., Wildberger, J. E., Jacobs, M. J., Rylski, B., & Bidar, E. (2022). Extending Aortic Replacement Beyond the Proximal Arch in Acute Type A Aortic Dissection: A Meta-Analysis of Short Term Outcomes and Long Term Actuarial Survival. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 63(5), 674-687.
    • Juffermans, J. F., van Assen, H. C., te Kiefte, B. J. C., Ramaekers, M. J. F. G., van der Palen, R. L. F., van den Boogaard, P., Adriaans, B. P., Wildberger, J. E., Dekkers, I. A., Scholte, A. J. H. A., Schalla, S., Lamb, H. J., & Westenberg, J. J. M. (2022). 4D Flow MRI in Ascending Aortic Aneurysms: Reproducibility of Hemodynamic Parameters. Applied Sciences, 12(8), [3912].
    • Martens, B., Wildberger, J. E., Van Kuijk, S. M. J., De Vos-Geelen, J., Jeukens, C. R. L. P. N., & Mihl, C. (2022). Influence of Contrast Material Temperature on Patient Comfort and Image Quality in Computed Tomography of the Abdomen: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Investigative Radiology, 57(2), 85-89.
    • Crombag, G. A. J. C., Aizaz, M., Schreuder, F. H. B. M., Benali, F., Van Dam-Nolen, D. H. K., Liem, M. I. L., Lucci, C., van der Steen, A. F., Daemen, M. J. A. P., Mess, W. H., van der Lugt, A., Nederkoorn, P. J., Hendrikse, J., Hofman, P. A. M., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., Wildberger, J. E., & Kooi, M. E. (2022). Proximal Region of Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaque Shows More Intraplaque Hemorrhage: The Plaque at Risk Study. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 43(2), 265-271.
    • Boswijk, E., de Ligt, M., Habets, M. F. J., Mingels, A. M. A., van Marken Lichtenbelt, W. D., Mottaghy, F. M., Schrauwen, P., Wildberger, J. E., & Bucerius, J. (2022). Resveratrol treatment does not reduce arterial inflammation in males at risk of type 2 diabetes: a randomized crossover trial. Nuklearmedizin, 61(01), 33-41.