J. Verzijlbergen

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AIMS Hybrid myocardial perfusion imaging with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and CT coronary angiography (CCTA) has the potential to play a major role in patients with non-conclusive SPECT or CCTA results. We evaluated the performance of hybrid SPECT/CCTA vs. standalone SPECT and CCTA for the diagnosis of significant coronary artery(More)
BACKGROUND 18F-FDG PET is a promising technique in sarcoidosis imaging, although it is not incorporated in routine activity assessment. The purpose of this study was to correlate 18F-FDG PET with standard sarcoidosis activity parameters during infliximab treatment. METHODS Twelve patients with refractory sarcoidosis were treated with 6 cycles of(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic value of normal dual-isotope single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), with technetium 99m-tetrofosmin for the stress images, is not well known. Furthermore, thallium-201 cross talk in the Tc-99m window may reduce the defect severity of the Tc-99m images. METHODS AND RESULTS In a consecutive series of 610 patients, 246(More)
The favorable physical characteristics of technetium-99m-labeled 2-methoxy-2-methylisopropyl-1-isonitril (Tc-SESTAMIBI) enable the combined evaluation of both myocardial perfusion and left ventricular wall motion. To assess the potential of rest and exercise regional myocardial function as an adjunct to planar myocardial perfusion imaging, 60 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardial perfusion defects have been shown in patients with abnormal intraventricular conduction. These defects have been ascribed to regional differences in myocardial blood flow caused by the abnormal activation. This proof of the concept study assesses the effects of abnormal electrical activation and subsequent wall motion abnormalities of(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was a head-to-head comparison of tomographic imaging (SPECT) with technetium-99m (Tc-99m)-sestamibi and thallium-201 (Tl-201) using dipyridamole-low-level bicycle exercise stress for the assessment of coronary artery disease. METHODS We studied 38 consecutive patients referred for the evaluation of chest pain who had(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardial perfusion imaging in conjunction with dipyridamole low-level exercise stress has proved its value in the evaluation of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Simultaneous wall motion analysis by two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography may provide additional information beyond that obtained by myocardial perfusion imaging alone. The(More)
AIMS Hybrid single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has only been evaluated for its diagnostic accuracy as a single test in patients suspected of significant coronary artery disease (CAD). Added value of hybrid SPECT/CCTA beyond usual clinical work-up, or use of each of these tests separately,(More)
Intravenous dipyridamole thallium testing is a useful alternative procedure for assessing coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients who are unable to perform maximal exercise tests. Ischaemic ST segment depression and angina pectoris are frequently observed during the test, in particular when exercise is added to dipyridamole infusion. To establish the(More)