Pieter Kitslaar, MSc

Scientific programmer

Area(s) of interest

  • Vascular image analysis and quantification
  • Quantitative coronary CT angiography
  • Vessel tree segmentation


Pieter Kitslaar obtained his Master of Science in Applied Physics in 2007 at the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. His Master’s thesis was carried out at the Division of Image Processing, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, titled "CTA Derived Optimal Angiographic Viewing Angles For Coronary X-Ray Angiography." After graduation he accepted a research position at Medis Medical Imaging Systems B.V (Leiden, The Netherlands) and also continued his research as the LKEB. The main topic of his research is image analysis of coronary CTA data.


Also see Google Scholar Citations

  • Yang, G.; Kitslaar, P.; Frenay, M.; Broersen, A.; Boogers, M.; Bax, J.; Reiber, J. & Dijkstra, J. (2011), 'Automatic centerline extraction of coronary arteries in coronary computed tomographic angiography', The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging (formerly Cardiac Imaging), 1-13.
  • Boogers, M. J.; Schuijf, J. D.; Kitslaar, P. H.; van Werkhoven, J. M.; de Graaf, F. R.; Boersma, E.; van Velzen, J. E.; Dijkstra, J.; Adame, I. M.; Kroft, L. J.; de Roos, A.; Schreur, J. H.; Heijenbrok, M. W.; Jukema, J. W.; Reiber, J. H. & Bax, J. J. (2010), 'Automated Quantification of Stenosis Severity on 64-Slice CT: A Comparison With Quantitative Coronary Angiography', JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging 3(7), 699 - 709.
  • Coletta, J. E.; Kitslaar, P.; Nascimento, B. B.; Suzuki, N.; Bezerra, H.; Rosenthal, N.; Gilkeson, R.; Reiber, J. H.; Simon, D. I. & Costa, M. A. (2009), 'Four Dimensional, Multidetector Computed Tomographic Assessment of Dynamic Changes in Coronary Bifurcation Anatomy''Angiography and Interventional Cardiology (i2 Summit)'
  • Schaap, M.; Metz, C.; van Walsum, T.; van der Giessen, A.; Weustink, A.; Mollet, N.; Bauer, C.; Bogunovi?, H.; Castro, C.; Deng, X.; Dikici, E.; O'Donnell, T.; Frenay, M.; Friman, O.; Hoyos, M. H.; Kitslaar, P.; Krissian, K.; Kühnel, C.; Luengo-Oroz, M. A.; Orkisz, M.; Smedby, Ö.; Styner, M.; Szymczak, A.; Tek, H.; Wang, C.; Warfield, S. K.; Zambal, S.; Zhang, Y.; Krestin, G. P. & Niessen, W. (2009), 'Standardized Evaluation Methodology and Reference Database for Evaluating Coronary Artery Centerline Extraction Algorithms', Medical Image Analysis 13/5, 701-714.
  • Kitslaar, P. H.; Marquering, H. A.; Jukema, W. J.; Koning, G.; Nieber, M.; Vossepoel, A. M.; Bax, J. J. & Reiber, J. H. C. (2008), Automated determination of optimal angiographic viewing angles for coronary artery bifurcations from CTA data, in 'Proc. SPIE', SPIE, San Diego, CA, USA, pp. 69181J--10. 
  • Kitslaar, P. H.; Marquering, H. A.; Jukema, W. J.; Koning, G.; Nieber, M.; Vossepoel, A. M.; Bax, J. J. & Reiber, J. H. C. (2007), 'Optimal Viewing Angles for Coronary X-Ray Angiography Based on CTA Data'(1S)'Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography', Abstracts of the 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, S19-S20.
  • Kitslaar, P. H.; Marquering, H. A.; Jukema, W. J.; Koning, G.; Nieber, M.; Vossepoel, A. M.; Bax, J. J. & Reiber, J. H. C. (2007), 'XaViewCT: Assessment of Optimal Coronary X-ray Angiographic Viewing Angles based on Pre-Procedure CTA''35th Annual Meetings North American Society for Cardiac Imaging', AHA Young Investigator Award - Honorable Mention.


Leiden University Medical Center
Radiology, division of Image Processing
Poortgebouw, P.0.10
Postzone C2-S
PO Box 9600
2300 RC Leiden
The Netherlands

E-mail: P.H.Kitslaar@lumc.nl