Mathias Prokop is Professor of Radiology at Radboud University Nijmegen and chairman of the Department of Radiology since 2009. He came to the Netherlands in 2002 when he was appointed Professor of Radiology at UMC Utrecht in 2004. From 1998 he had been working as an associate professor of Radiology at the University of Vienna Medical School, Austria. He trained as a radiologist at Hanover Medical School, Germany and earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics at Philipps-University Marburg, Germany.
Dr Prokop is an expert in body imaging with a special focus on multislice CT and new imaging technologies. As one of the first users of the various generations of multislice CT scanners, he is working on new and improved imaging applications. In the past decade he concentrated on chest screening with CT (cancer, cardiovascular disease, COPD) and has been a major player in the Dutch-Belgian lung cancer screening trial (NELSON). He is currently focusing on high-resolution CT perfusion imaging.