Geert Villeirs

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Geert Villeirs

University Hospital Ghent, Radiology

Work Address

GhentUniversityHospital, Department of Radiology, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent.

Medical and Radiology Training

Ghent University and Ghent University Hospital


Application of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer.

Ghent, 21 september 2005.

Main Publications

Villeirs G, De Meerleer G, Verstraete K, De Neve W. MR assessment of prostate localization variability in intensity-modulated radiotherapy for prostate cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2004;60:1611-1621.

Villeirs G, Van Vaerenbergh K, Vakaet L, Bral S, Claus F, De Neve W, Verstraete K, De Meerleer G. Interobserver delineation variation using CT versus combined CT + MRI in intensity-modulated radiotherapy for prostate cancer. Strahlenther Onkol 2005;181:424-430.

Villeirs G, Verstraete K, De Neve W, De Meerleer G. Magnetic resonance imaging anatomy of the prostate and periprostatic area: a guide for radiotherapists. Radiother Oncol 2005;76:99-106.

Villeirs G, De Meerleer G. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) anatomy of the prostate and application of MRI in radiotherapy planning. Eur J Radiol 2007;63:361-368. 

Villeirs G, Oosterlinck W, Vanherreweghe E, De Meerleer G. A qualitative approach to combined magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Eur J Radiol 2010;73:352-356.

De Visschere PJ, De Meerleer GO, Fütterer JJ, Villeirs GM. Role of MRI in follow-up after focal therapy for prostate carcinoma. Am J Roentgenol 2010;194:1427-1433.

Villeirs GM, De Meerleer GO, De Visschere PJ, Fonteyne VH, Verbaeys AC, Oosterlinck W. Combined magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy in the assessment of high grade prostate carcinoma in patients with elevated PSA: a single-institution experience of 356 patients. Eur J Radiol 2011;77:340-345.

Klijn S, De Visschere PJ, De Meerleer GO, Villeirs GM. Comparison of qualitative and quantitative approach to prostate MR spectroscopy in peripheral zone cancer detection. Eur J Radiol 2012;81:411-416.

Barentsz JO, Richenberg J, Clements R, Choyke P, Verma S, Villeirs G, Rouviere O, Logager V, Fütterer JJ.

ESUR prostate MR guidelines 2012. Eur Radiol 2012 ;22:746-57.


Belgian Society of Radiology (President since its foundation in 11/2013), Former Royal Belgian Radiological Society (Board Member 2007-2013, President in 2009), Former Consilium Radiologicum Belgicum (Board Member 2009-2013), European Society of Radiology (Belgian Member of the National Societies Committee 2008-2009 and of Research Committee 2010-2013), European Society of Genitourinary Radiology (Fellow since 2007, Member of the Prostate Cancer Imaging Working Group, Chairman of the Spectroscopy Subgroup), Society of Uroradiology, European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (Member of the Imaging Groups Steering Committee, Co-Chairman of the EORTC Imaging in Radiotherapy Committee),


Belgian Federal Public Service – Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (President Belgian Medical Imaging Platform (BELMIP), President Working Group “Quality”), Federal Knowledge Center (KCE), Agentschap Zorg en Gezondheid (Flemish Government), Editorial Board Member for Insights Into Imaging, Reviewer for European Radiology, European Journal of Radiology, Radiotherapy & Oncology, European Journal of Cancer, Cancer Imaging, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, NMR in Biomedicine, Journal of Urology, Nature Reviews Urology, International Brazilian Journal of Urology, Journal Belge de Radiologie – Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Radiologie, EURORAD.