Roelof J. Bennink

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UNLABELLED Ex vivo measurements in animals are used frequently in the field of nuclear medicine for the characterization of newly developed radioligands and for drug development. In vivo SPECT would replace these ex vivo measurements in a relatively large number of cases if one were able to adequately image small organs. The pinhole collimator has been used(More)
Hyposplenic patients are at risk of overwhelming post-splenectomy infection (OPSI), which carries mortality of up to 70%. Therefore, preventive measures are warranted. However, patients with diminished splenic function are difficult to identify. In this review we discuss immunological, haematological and scintigraphic parameters that can be used to measure(More)
BACKGROUND Macrophages are principal drivers of synovial inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a prototype immune-mediated inflammatory disease. Conceivably, synovial macrophages are continuously replaced by circulating monocytes in RA. Animal studies from the 1960s suggested that macrophage replacement by monocytes is a slow process in chronic(More)
BACKGROUND (99m)Tc-mebrofenin hepatobiliary scintigraphy (HBS) was used as a quantitative method to evaluate liver function. The aim of this study was to compare future remnant liver function assessed by (99m)Tc-mebrofenin hepatobiliary scintigraphy with future remnant liver volume in the prediction of liver failure after major liver resection. METHODS(More)
The aim of this study was to explore the influence of viscosity on pharyngeal residue in normal healthy volunteers. Scintigraphy was used to measure pharyngeal residue in 11 healthy volunteers after swallowing three different substances (age = 20.2-48.3 years). The first substance was a 10-ml solution of tap water with 0.5% xanthan with a viscosity of 4500(More)
Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) is a promising treatment modality for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma or metastatic liver cancer. SIRT is usually well tolerated. However, in most patients, SIRT will result in a (temporary) decreased liver function. Occasionally patients develop radioembolization-induced liver disease (REILD). In case of a high(More)
UNLABELLED Anthracyclines are widely used in chemotherapy regimens for several malignancies, with cardiotoxicity being the major limiting factor in high-dose schedules. Recently, it was reported that doxorubicin induces apoptosis in cardiac muscle cells in vivo and, as such, is expected to be involved in the genesis of doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy.(More)
The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the use of PET/CT with (18)F-fluorocholine in the differentiation of hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) from focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH). Patients with liver lesions larger than 2 cm suspicious for HCA or FNH were prospectively included. All patients underwent PET/CT with (18)F-fluorocholine and histopathological(More)
BACKGROUND The 5-HT4 receptor agonist prucalopride is a prokinetic drug which improves colonic motility. Animal data and in vitro studies suggest that prucalopride also affects gastric and esophageal motor function. We aimed to assess the effect of prucalopride on gastric emptying, esophageal motility, and gastro-esophageal reflux in man. METHODS In this(More)
This review focuses on the diagnostic value of hybrid F18-FDG Positron Emission Tomography/Computerized tomography (PET/CT) in fever of unknown origin (FUO) and inflammation of unknown origin (IUO). Due to the wide range of possible causes both FUO and IUO remain a clinical challenge for both patients and physicians. In addition, the aetiology of IUO shows(More)