University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht (Netherlands (The))
Birgitta Velthuis (MD, PhD, EBCR, Prof) works as a radiologist in the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands and is specialized in cardiovascular and neurovascular noninvasive CT and MRI imaging. She is involved in daily patient care, supervision of cardiovascular radiology training and research. Her interest lie especially in imaging in cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular stroke, sports cardiology and cardiac imaging in women. As Professor in Radiology of the Heart-Brain axis she investigates the heart-brain connection in various diseases such as atherosclerosis, cardioembolic stroke and stress cardiomyopathy, as well as interaction with gender, ethnicity, genetic background and lifestyle (sports). She is a board member of the cardiovascular section of the Dutch Society of Radiology and the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR).