Johannes Frank W Nijsen

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Micelles are colloidal particles with a size around 5-100 nm which are currently under investigation as carriers for hydrophobic drugs in anticancer therapy. Currently, five micellar formulations for anticancer therapy are under clinical evaluation, of which Genexol-PM has been FDA approved for use in patients with breast cancer. Micelle-based drug(More)
In internal radiation therapy of unresectable liver tumors, microspheres containing a radionuclide are injected in the hepatic artery to achieve a preferential deposition of microspheres in the lesions. In this study, MR imaging techniques for qualitative and quantitative assessment of the biodistribution of holmium-loaded microspheres (HoMS) were(More)
Noninvasive imaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) play an increasingly important role in the diagnostic workup and treatment of cancerous disease. In this context, a distinct trend can be observed towards the development of contrast agents and(More)
Stem cell therapy is a new strategy for chronic ischaemic heart disease in patients. However, no consensus exists on the most optimal delivery strategy. This randomized study was designed to assess cell delivery efficiency of three clinically relevant strategies: intracoronary (IC) and transendocardial (TE) using electromechanical mapping guidance (NOGA)(More)
This work demonstrates both theoretically and experimentally that multiple gradient-echo sampling of free induction decay (MGEFID) is superior to MGE sampling of spin echo (MGESE) for T2*-based quantification of holmium-loaded microspheres (HoMS). An interleaved sampling strategy was applied in great detail to characterize the MR signal behavior of FID and(More)
PURPOSE The increasing incidence of small renal tumors in an aging population with comorbidities has stimulated the development of minimally invasive treatments. This study aimed to assess the efficacy and demonstrate feasibility of multimodality imaging of intratumoral administration of holmium-166 microspheres ((166)HoAcAcMS). This new technique locally(More)
PURPOSE The present study introduces the preparation and in vitro characterization of a nanoparticle device comprising holmium acetylacetonate for radioablation of unresectable solid malignancies. METHODS HoAcAc nanoparticles were prepared by dissolving holmium acetylacetonate in chloroform, followed by emulsification in an aqueous solution of a(More)
The clinical application of holmium acetylacetonate microspheres (HoAcAcMS) for the intratumoral radionuclide treatment of solid malignancies requires a thorough understanding of their stability. Therefore, an in vitro and an in vivo stability study with HoAcAcMS was conducted. HoAcAcMS, before and after neutron irradiation, were incubated in a phosphate(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral embolization models have been hindered by the fact that delivery is predominantly one-sided and cannot be quantified easily. We have developed a model for bilateral cerebral micro-embolization. By using holmium microspheres, it is possible to quantify intracerebral delivery using MRI. METHODS To validate the quantification of holmium(More)
PURPOSE To present a new method, S0 estimation of the free induction decay combined with a single spin echo measurement (SOFIDSE), that enables simultaneous measurements of R2*, R2, and R2' in order to quantify the local concentration of holmium microspheres (Ho-MS) for radioembolization. THEORY AND METHODS SOFIDSE estimates R2* and the signal magnitude(More)
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