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Principal Investigator

I.G. (Ivo) Schoots, MD

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator of Abdominal Imaging

  • Department
  • Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
  • Focus area
  • Clinical Imaging



Ivo Schoots completed his professional radiologic training in 2012 at the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam after a certified clinical fellowship in abdominal radiology. In 2004 he received his PhD on the ‘crosstalk of coagulation and inflammation in ischemia and reperfusion mechanism’ at the University of Amsterdam (Surgery & Internal Medicine). He performed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Department of Molecular & Vascular Medicine, BIDMC, Boston, MA/USA. His research is now focused on oncologic abdominal imaging, in particular on developments in prostate cancer MR imaging and image-guided biopsies / interventions, imaging biomarkers, and clinical decision modeling. He embraces machine learning techniques in several abdominal tumors. He participates in international and national working groups on prostate cancer imaging and image-guided targeted biopsies. As PI of the MR PROPER study he is involved in the clinical implementation of prostate MRI in combination with risk stratification. Since 2017 he is an assistant professor within the Erasmus MC, and coordinates the oncological abdominal imaging research with its team members.

Field(s) of expertise

Abdominal imaging

Other positions

  • Full panel member Prostate Cancer Guidelines European Association of Urology (EAU - EANM - ESTRO - ESUR – SIOG Guidelines on Prostate Cancer)
  • Full panel member PI-RADS steering committee (ASR/ESR)