Asbjørn Mathias Scholtens

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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)
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a disease modifying, device-driven treatment that can reduce morbidity and mortality in patients with heart failure. According to the current guidelines, the indication for CRT is only based on QRS duration and functional class of heart failure. However, a substantial amount of patients do not respond to therapy.(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)
BACKGROUND The significance of and threshold values for the standardized uptake value (SUV) in FDG PET/CT to diagnose prosthetic heart valve (PHV) endocarditis (PVE) are unclear at present. METHODS A literature search was performed in the PubMed and EMBASE medical databases, comprising the following terms: (FDG OR *fluorode* OR *fluoro-de*) AND(More)
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)