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

  • 2023
    • McDermott, M. C., Hendriks, B. M. F., Wildberger, J. E., & de Boer, S. W. (2023). Shaken or Stirred? The Inconsistencies of Manual Contrast Media Dilution in Endovascular Interventions. Investigative Radiology, 58(11), 811-815.
    • Nijssen, E. C., Nelemans, P. J., & Wildberger, J. E. (2023). Letter to the Editor: "Effects of intravenous hydration in preventing post-contrast acute kidney injury in patients with eGFR?<?30 mL/min/1.73 m2". European Radiology.
    • de Wit-Verheggen, V. H. W., Vanweert, F., Raiko, J., Liénard, V., Schaart, G., Gemmink, A., Nascimento, E. B. M., Hesselink, M. K. C., Wildberger, J. E., Wierts, R., Joris, P. J., Haas, J., Montaigne, D., Staels, B., Phielix, E., Schrauwen, P., Schrauwen-Hinderling, V. B., & van de Weijer, T. (2023). The tissue-specific metabolic effects of the PPARa agonist ciprofibrate in insulin-resistant male individuals: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled crossover study. Obesity, 31(10), 2493-2504.
    • Jeukens, C. R. L. P. N., Brauer, M. T. H., Mihl, C., Laupman, E., Nijssen, E. C., Wildberger, J. E., Martens, B., & van Pul, C. (2023). A New Algorithm for Automatically Calculating Noise, Spatial Resolution, and Contrast Image Quality Metrics: Proof-of-Concept and Agreement With Subjective Scores in Phantom and Clinical Abdominal CT. Investigative Radiology, 58(9), 649-655.
    • Raafs, A. G., Adriaans, B. P., Henkens, M. T. H. M., Verdonschot, J. A. J., Abdul Hamid, M. A., Díez, J., Knackstedt, C., van Empel, V. P. M., Brunner-La Rocca, H. P., González, A., Wildberger, J. E., Heymans, S. R. B., & Hazebroek, M. R. (2023). Biomarkers of Collagen Metabolism Are Associated with Left Ventricular Function and Prognosis in Dilated Cardiomyopathy: A Multi-Modal Study. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 12(17), Article 5695.
    • Aydeniz, E., Weberndorfer, V., Brandts, L., Smulders, M. W., van Herpt, T. T. W., Martens, B., Vernooy, K., Linz, D., van der Horst, I. C. C., Wildberger, J. E., van Bussel, B. C. T., Driessen, R. G. H., & Mihl, C. (2023). Pericardial Fat Is Associated With Less Severe Multiorgan Failure Over Time in Patients With Coronavirus Disease-19: The Maastricht Intensive Care COVID Cohort. Journal of Thoracic Imaging. Advance online publication.
    • Kassem, M., Nies, K. P. H., Boswijk, E., van der Pol, J., Aizaz, M., Gijbels, M. J. J., Li, D., Bucerius, J., Mess, W. H., Wildberger, J. E., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., Moonen, R. P. M., Fan, Z., & Kooi, M. E. (2023). Quantification of carotid plaque composition with a multi-contrast atherosclerosis characterization (MATCH) MRI sequence. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, 10, Article 1227495.
    • Ganizada, B. H., Reesink, K. D., Parikh, S., Ramaekers, M. J. F. G., Akbulut, A. C., Saraber, P. J. M. H., Debeij, G. P., Jaminon, A. M., Natour, E., Lorusso, R., Wildberger, J. E., Mees, B., Schurink, G. W., Jacobs, M. J., Cleutjens, J., Krapels, I., Gombert, A., Maessen, J. G., Accord, R., ... MUMC TAA Student Team (2023). The Maastricht Acquisition Platform for Studying Mechanisms of Cell-Matrix Crosstalk (MAPEX): An Interdisciplinary and Systems Approach towards Understanding Thoracic Aortic Disease. Biomedicines, 11(8), Article 2095.
    • Ramaekers, M. J. F. G., Westenberg, J. J. M., Adriaans, B. P., Nijssen, E. C., Wildberger, J. E., Lamb, H. J., & Schalla, S. (2023). A clinician's guide to understanding aortic 4D flow MRI. Insights into Imaging, 14(1), Article 114.
    • Wildberger, J. E. E., & Alkadhi, H. (2023). New Horizons in Vascular Imaging With Photon-Counting Detector CT. Investigative Radiology, 58(7), 499-504.