Professional background

Dr van Vucht is a consultant radiologist at UCLH with a subspecialty in musculoskeletal Imaging focusing on diagnostic imaging and intervention of bone, joint and soft tissue disorders.

His medical and radiology training was undertaken at the Amsterdam UMC in the Netherlands. After qualifying as a radiologist, he further developed his special interest in trauma radiology at the Royal London Hospital. Dr van Vucht subsequently completed a dedicated fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, focused on bone and soft tissue sarcoma and image guided interventions.

Within UCLH dr. van Vucht specialises on the imaging and image guided intervention of orthopaedic, rheumatological and oncological musculoskeletal problems using a range of modalities including ultrasound, MRI, CT, radiography and fluoroscopy.

He performs a range of interventional musculoskeletal procedures from ultrasound guided injections to CT guided bone biopsies. As a member of the London Sarcoma Team he is dealing with the diagnosis and image-guided intervention of bone and soft tissue tumours. His passion for teaching reflects in his work being a co-editor of medical imaging chapters in 2 physics books and as an invited lecturer on the MSc Sports Exercise and Medicine Programme of University College of London and Queen Mary University of London.

Research interests

  • MRI techniques
  • Musculoskeletal radiology
  • Trauma radiology
  • Image guided interventions
  • Sports Imaging
  • Radiology and anatomy education
  • Artificial intelligence

Languages spoken



van Vucht N, Santiago R, Lottmann B, Pressney I, Harder D, Sheikh A, Saifuddin A. The Dixon technique for MRI of the bone marrow. Skeletal Radiol. 2019 Dec;48(12):1861-1874. doi: 10.1007/s00256-019-03271-4. Epub 2019 Jul 15. PMID: 31309243.

van Vucht N, Santiago R, Pressney I, Saifuddin A. Anomalous signal intensity increase on out-of-phase chemical shift imaging: a manifestation of marrow mineralisation? Skeletal Radiol. 2020 Aug;49(8):1269-1275. doi: 10.1007/s00256-020-03420-0. Epub 2020 Mar 20. PMID: 32198527.

Saifuddin A, Santiago R, van Vucht N, Pressney I. Comparison of T1-weighted turbo spin echo and out-of-phase T1-weighted gradient echo Dixon MRI for the assessment of intra-medullary length of appendicular bone tumours. Skeletal Radiol. 2020 Oct 20. doi: 10.1007/s00256-020-03654-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33078239.

J. B. Davies, N. E. van Vucht, V. Fallon, J. Kyaw Tun. A new technique to release anatomical compartments percutaneously using ultrasound guidance. 2018 European Society Of Skeletal Radiology Scientific Poster.

Valk J, van Vucht N, Pevenage P. MR Venographic Patterns in Chronic Intractable Headache. Neuroradiol J. 2011 Mar 29;24(1):13-9. doi: 10.1177/197140091102400105. Epub 2011 Apr 5. PMID: 24059567.

Bloemen MC, van Leeuwen MC, van Vucht NE, van Zuijlen PP, Middelkoop E. Dermal substitution in acute burns and reconstructive surgery: a 12-year follow-up. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 May;125(5):1450-9. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181d62b08. PMID: 20440164.