Johan Nuyts

Johan Nuyts, Ph.D.
Professor of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, K.U. Leuven
Principal Investigator
Educational Details: 

1982 - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven-M.A

1983- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven- Certificate

1991- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven-Ph.D.

Selected Publications: 
  1. K Baete, J Nuyts, W Van Paesschen, P Suetens, P Dupont. “Anatomical based FDG-PET reconstruction for the detection of hypo-metabolic regions in epilepsy. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 2004: 23, (4): 510 – 519. Times cited: 41.
  2. K Baete, J Nuyts, K Van Laere, W Van Paesschen, S Ceyssens, L De Ceuninck, O Gheysens, A Kelles, J Van den Eynden, P Suetens, P Dupont. “Evaluation of anatomy based reconstruction for partial volume correction in brain FDG-PET.” NeuroImage, 2004; 23, (1): 305-317. Times cited: 71.
  3. J Nuyts, K Baete, D Bequé, P Dupont. "Comparison between MAP and post-processed ML for image reconstruction in emission tomography when anatomical knowledge is available." IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 2005; 24 (5): 667-675. Times cited: 30.
  4. K Goffin, W Van Paesschen, P Dupont, K Baete, A Palmini, J Nuyts, K Van Laere. “Anatomy-based reconstruction of FDG-PET images with implicit partial volume correction improves detection of hypometabolic regions in patients with epilepsy due to focal cortical dysplasia diagnosed on MRI”. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging, 2010; 37 (6): 1148-1155. Times cited: 7.
  5. K Vunckx, A Atre, K Baete, A Reilhac, CM Deroose, K Van Laere, J Nuyts. “Evaluation of three MRI-based anatomical priors for quantitative PET brain imaging", IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 2012, 31(3):599-612. Times cited: 6.
  6. Johan Nuyts, Girish Bal, Frank Kehren, Matthias Fenchel, Christian Michel, Charles Watson. "Completion of a truncated attenuation image from the attenuated PET emission data", IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 2013; 32(2): 237-246. Times cited: 2.
  7. J-H Kim, J Nuyts, Z Kuncic, R Fulton. “The feasibility of head motion tracking in helical CT: a step towards motion correction”, Medical Physics, 2013 Apr;40(4):041903. Times cited: 1.
  8. J. Nuyts, B. De Man, P. Dupont, M. Defrise, P. Suetens, L. Mortelmans. “Iterative reconstruction for helical CT: a simulation study.” Phys Med Biol, 1998; 43: 729-737. Times cited: 124.
  9. J Nuyts, P Dupont, S Stroobants, R Benninck, L Mortelmans, P Suetens. "Simultaneous maximum a-posteriori reconstruction of attenuation and activity distributions from emission sinograms." IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 1999; 18 (5): 393-403. Times cited: 83.
  10. B De Man, J Nuyts, P Dupont, G Marchal, P Suetens. “An iterative maximum-likelihood polychromatic algorithm for CT”. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 2001; 20 (10): 999-1008. Times cited: 121.
  11. D Bequé, J Nuyts, G Bormans, P Suetens, P Dupont. ”Characterization of Acquisition Geometry of Pinhole SPECT.” IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 2003; 22: 599-612. Times cited: 97.
  12. J Nuyts, JA Fessler. “A penalized-likelihood image reconstruction method for emission tomography, compared to post-smoothed maximum-likelihood with matched spatial resolution.” IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 2003; 22, pp 1042-52. Times cited: 48.
  13. S Janssens, C Dubois, J Bogaert, K Theunissen, C Deroose, W Desmet, M Kalantzi, L Herbots, P Sinnaeve, J Dens, J Maertens, F Rademakers, S Dymarkowski, O Gheysens, J Van Cleemput, G Bormans, J Nuyts, A Belmans, L Mortelmans, M Boogaerts, F Van de Werf. “Autologous bone marrow-derived stem cell transfer in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. A double-blind, randomised, controlled study.” Lancet, 2006; 367: 113-121. Times cited: 645.
  14. M Defrise, A Rezaei, J Nuyts. "Time-of-flight PET data determine the attenuation sinogram up to a constant", Phys Med Biol, 2012, 57 (4), 885-899. Times cited: 14.
  15. K Van Slambrouck, J Nuyts. "Metal artifact reduction in computed tomography using local models in an image block-iterative scheme", Medical Physics, 2012;39(11):7080-7093. Times cited: 4.


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We gratefully acknowledge generous support for radiology research at NYU Langone Medical Center from:
• The Big George Foundation
• Raymond and Beverly Sackler
• Bernard and Irene Schwartz

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