Asbjørn Mathias Scholtens

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UNLABELLED Adequate suppression of cardiac glucose metabolism increases the interpretability and diagnostic reliability of (18)F-FDG PET studies performed to detect cardiac inflammation and infection. There are no standardized guidelines, though prolonged fasting (>6 h), carbohydrate-restricted diets, fatty meals, and heparin loading all have been proposed.(More)
Please cite this article as: Tanis W, Scholtens A, Habets J, van den Brink RBA, van Herwerden LA, Chamuleau SAJ, Budde RPJ, Letter to the editor: Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography for Diagnosis of Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis: Increased Valvular 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Uptake as a Novel Major Criterion, Journal of the American College of(More)
Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands; and the yDepartment of Cardiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Manuscript received May 17, 2013; accepted May 22, 2013. Journal of the American College of Cardiology Vol. 62, No. 18, 2013 2013 by the American College of Cardiology(More)
INTRODUCTION [13N]ammonia PET allows quantification of myocardial perfusion. The similarity between peripheral flow and myocardial perfusion is unclear. We compared perfusion flow in the myocardium with the upper limb during rest and adenosine stress [13N]ammonia PET to establish whether peripheral perfusion reserve (PPR) correlates with MPR. METHODS(More)
Prosthetic heart valve (PHV) dysfunction remains difficult to recognise correctly by two-dimensional (2D) transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography (TTE/TEE). ECG-triggered multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT), 18-fluorine-fluorodesoxyglucose positron emission tomography including low-dose CT (FDG-PET) and three-dimensional(More)
RECENTLY, F-FLUORODEOXYGLUCOSE POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY WITH LOW-DOSE COMPUTED tomography for attenuation correction and anatomical correlation (F-FDG-PET/CT) has seen increasing use to help diagnose prosthetic heart valve (PHV) endocarditis. Based on the available evidence, F-FDG-PET/CT has even been incorporated in the latest European Society of(More)
PURPOSE FDG PET/CT has been of increasing interest in the diagnostic workup of prosthetic heart valve endocarditis (PVE). Some reports advocate later imaging time points to improve the diagnostic accuracy for PVE. In this study, we compared standard and late FDG PET/CT images in patients with a clinical suspicion of PVE. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen(More)
PURPOSE Good observer agreement is mandatory for an effective imaging technique. However, little is known about the observer agreement of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the inter- and intraobserver agreement of(More)