Dr Hugo de Jong
Hugo de Jong is a Medical Physicist who received his Ph.D. from Utrecht University (2001) and his Medical Physics training (2004) from Free University Amsterdam.
He is heading the Radiology Medical Physics group of the UMC Utrecht. He holds a responsibility for quality and safety of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine imaging technologies, teacher of several courses for Radiology residents and is trainer of Medical Physics Residents.
His research theme is: Medical physics of imaging using ionizing radiation. It focuses on physics of medical imaging using ionizing radiation: PET, SPECT, CT and X-ray. Two research lines can be specified:
- Multimodality CT imaging for stroke: Development of protocols and methods that enable fast and accurate information regarding patient stroke status. This is information is required to enable patient specific therapy decision making in acute stroke. The research is performed in close collaboration with clinical investigators from UMCU, AMC and Erasmus MC and Philips Health Care.
- Nuclear Medicine Imaging: Development and clinical evaluation of nuclear medicine dosimetry and image guided intervention in radio-embolization. Research is conducted in close collaboration with radiopharmaceutical and clinical researchers.
Hugo was granted with a STW Perspectief Grant (860k€, 2010) and a personal VIDI grant (800k€, 2013).
• Performance evaluation of the ECAT HRRT: an LSO-LYSO double layer high resolution, high sensitivity scanner, Physics in medicine and biology 52 (5), 1505, 2007
• Efficient fully 3-D iterative SPECT reconstruction with Monte Carlo-based scatter compensation, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging21 (8), 867-877, 2002
• Acceleration of Monte Carlo SPECT simulation using convolution-based forced detection, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 48 (1), 58-64, 2001
• Validation of CT brain perfusion methods using a realistic dynamic head phantom, 2010, Medical physics 38 (6), 3212-3221
• A fast nonlinear regression method for estimating permeability in CT perfusion imaging, 2013 Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism
• Quantitative Monte Carlo–Based 90Y SPECT Reconstruction, Journal of Nuclear Medicine 54 (9), 1557-1563, 2013