PhD defence P.J. (Philip) Homburg
- Prof.dr. A. van der Lugt
- Prof.dr. D.W.J. Dippel
On Monday 14 December 2020, P.J. Homburg will defend his PhD dissertation, entitled: ‘Intracranial and Extracranial Atherosclerotic Disease assessed with Computed Tomography Angiography in patients with TIA or Ischemic Stroke’.
The general introduction (Chapter 1) of this thesis first outlines the relationship of both extracranial carotid artery and intracranial large artery atherosclerotic plaque characteristics with cerebral ischemic events. The concepts of atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability and healing of plaque rupture are described. The potential of different imaging techniques to assess atherosclerotic plaque characteristics is discussed. Finally, the objective and research questions of the thesis are explained.
Due to corona, the PhD defences do not take place publicly in the usual way in the Senate Hall of the Professor Andries Querido Room. The candidates will defend their dissertation either in a small group or online.