Joachim Wildberger

Professor

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

  • 2021
    • van Eerd, M., Patijn, J., Loeffen, D., van Kleef, M., & Wildberger, J. (2021). The Diagnostic Value of an X-ray-based Scoring System for Degeneration of the Cervical Spine: A Reproducibility and Validation Study. Pain Practice, 21(7), 766-777. https://doi.org/10.1111/papr.13013
    • Ramaekers, M. J. F. G., Adriaans, B. P., Juffermans, J. F., van Assen, H. C., Bekkers, S. C. A. M., Scholte, A. J. H. A., Kenjeres, S., Lamb, H. J., Wildberger, J. E., Westenberg, J. J. M., & Schalla, S. (2021). Characterization of Ascending Aortic Flow in Patients With Degenerative Aneurysms. Investigative Radiology, 56(8), 494-500. https://doi.org/10.1097/RLI.0000000000000768
    • Bijvoet, G. P., Holtackers, R. J., Smink, J., Lloyd, T., van den Hombergh, C. L. M., Debie, L. J. B. M., Wildberger, J. E., Vernooy, K., Mihl, C., & Chaldoupi, S-M. (2021). Transforming a pre-existing MRI environment into an interventional cardiac MRI suite. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 32(8), 2090-2096. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.15128
    • Holtackers, R. J., Van De Heyning, C. M., Chiribiri, A., Wildberger, J. E., Botnar, R. M., & Kooi, M. E. (2021). Dark-blood late gadolinium enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance for improved detection of subendocardial scar: a review of current techniques. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 23(1), [96]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12968-021-00777-6
    • Ibrahim, A., Refaee, T., Primakov, S., Barufaldi, B., Acciavatti, R. J., Granzier, R. W. Y., Hustinx, R., Mottaghy, F. M., Woodruff, H. C., Wildberger, J. E., Lambin, P., & Maidment, A. D. A. (2021). Reply to Orlhac, F.; Buvat, I. Comment on "Ibrahim et al. The Effects of In-Plane Spatial Resolution on CT-Based Radiomic Features' Stability with and without ComBat Harmonization. Cancers 2021, 13, 1848". Cancers, 13(12), [3080]. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers13123080
    • Mulder, M. M. G., Brandts, LI., Brüggemann, R. A. G., Koelmann, M., Streng, A. S., Olie, R. H., Gietema, H. A., Spronk, H. M. H., van der Horst, I. C. C., Sels, J-W. E. M., Wildberger, J. E., van Kuijk, S. M. J., Schnabel, R. M., Ten Cate, H., Henskens, Y. M. C., & van Bussel, B. C. T. (2021). Serial markers of coagulation and inflammation and the occurrence of clinical pulmonary thromboembolism in mechanically ventilated patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection; the prospective Maastricht intensive care COVID cohort. Thrombosis Journal, 19(1), 35. [35]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12959-021-00286-7
    • Holtackers, R. J., Gommers, S., Van De Heyning, C. M., Mihl, C., Smink, J., Higgins, D. M., Wildberger, J. E., & ter Bekke, R. M. A. (2021). Steadily Increasing Inversion Time Improves Blood Suppression for Free-Breathing 3D Late Gadolinium Enhancement MRI With Optimized Dark-Blood Contrast. Investigative Radiology, 56(5), 335-340. https://doi.org/10.1097/RLI.0000000000000747
    • Adriaans, B. P., Ramaekers, M. J. F. G., Heuts, S., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Bekkers, S. C. A. M., Westenberg, J. J. M., Lamb, H. J., Wildberger, J. E., & Schalla, S. (2021). Determining the optimal interval for imaging surveillance of ascending aortic aneurysms. Netherlands Heart Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12471-021-01564-9
    • Ibrahim, A., Refaee, T., Primakov, S., Barufaldi, B., Acciavatti, R. J., Granzier, R. W. Y., Hustinx, R., Mottaghy, F. M., Woodruff, H. C., Wildberger, J. E., Lambin, P., & Maidment, A. D. A. (2021). The Effects of In-Plane Spatial Resolution on CT-Based Radiomic Features' Stability with and without ComBat Harmonization. Cancers, 13(8), [1848]. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers13081848
    • van Cauteren, Y. J. M., Smulders, M. W., Theunissen, R. A. L. J., Gerretsen, S. C., Adriaans, B. P., Bijvoet, G. P., Mingels, A. M. A., van Kuijk, S. M. J., Schalla, S., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Kim, R. J., Wildberger, J. E., Heijman, J., & Bekkers, S. C. A. M. (2021). Cardiovascular magnetic resonance accurately detects obstructive coronary artery disease in suspected non-ST elevation myocardial infarction: a sub-analysis of the CARMENTA Trial. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 23(1), [40]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12968-021-00723-6