prof. dr. A.W.J.M. (Andor) Glaudemans

Nuclear Medicine Physician

prof. dr. A.W.J.M. (Andor) Glaudemans


Research interests

The main research line is “Imaging I3”: Infection, Inflammation, and (tumor)Immunology


  • Musculoskeletal: peripheral osteomyelitis, device-related infections such as prosthetic joint infections, diabetic foot infection, fracture-related infections

  • Cardiovascular: endocarditis, device-related infections such as vascular graft infections, intravascular prosthetic material infections

  • Sepsis/bloodstream infections: bacteremia, specific bacterial infections

  • Fungal infections

  • Infections in children



  • Amyloidosis

  • Sarcoidosis

  • Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS

  • Atherosclerosis and vasculitis

  • Rejection and PTLD after organ transplantation

  • Inflammatory diseases in children

  • Sports injuries



  • Imaging autoimmune reaction/checkpoints in tumors

  • Imaging of lymphocytes

  • Imaging of macrophages


Societal impact:

  • Development of diagnostic and therapeutic flowcharts in infectious and inflammatory diseases

  • Publication of several Dutch (NFU, NVNG) and European (EANM) guidelines/recommendations

  • Development and implementation of new specific tracers in infectious and inflammatory diseases (IL-2, PD1/PDL1, sorbitol, labelled antibiotics, labelled antifungal drugs)

  • Improvement of existing techniques for infection imaging (new protocols for white blood cell scintigraphy and FDG-PET)

  • Role of nuclear medicine in therapy evaluation of infectious and inflammatory diseases and during/after immunotherapy


Besides this Imaging I3 research line, I also perform some research in the field of oncology (this is also the main differential diagnosis with infectious diseases in PET):

  • Imaging of hormonal receptors (FES-PET, FDHT-PET)

  • Imaging of brain tumors

  • Imaging of apoptosis

  • Imaging lymphomas

Other research tasks:

  • Co-chair research Medical Imaging Center

  • Responsible person for contract research Medical Imaging Center

  • Coordinator of the research line Oncology, Infection and Transplantation

  • Writing publications and grant applications

  • Writing Dutch (NFU, NVNG) and European (EANM) guidelines/recommendations

  • Reviewer of manuscripts

  • Collaboration with many external centers (Netherlands, Europe and worldwide) 

  1. Procedural recommendations of cardiac PET/CT imaging: standardization in inflammatory-, infective-, infiltrative-, and innervation (4Is)-related cardiovascular diseases: a joint collaboration of the EACVI and the EANM

    4Is Cardiovascular Imaging: a joint initiative of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), Slart, R. H. J. A., Glaudemans, A. W. J. M., Gheysens, O., Lubberink, M., Kero, T., Dweck, M. R., Habib, G., Gaemperli, O., Saraste, A., Gimelli, A., Georgoulias, P., Verberne, H. J., Bucerius, J., Rischpler, C., Hyafil, F. & Erba, P. A., 27-Oct-2020, In : European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Kinetics and 28-day test–retest repeatability and reproducibility of [11C]UCB-J PET brain imaging

    Tuncel, H., Boellaard, R., Coomans, E. M., de Vries, E. FJ., Glaudemans, A. WJM., Feltes, P. K., García, D. V., Verfaillie, S. CJ., Wolters, E. E., Sweeney, S. P., Ryan, J. M., Ivarsson, M., Lynch, B. A., Schober, P., Scheltens, P., Schuit, R. C., Windhorst, A. D., De Deyn, P. P., van Berckel, B. NM. & Golla, S. SV., Oct-2020, In : Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  1. Tekke Huizing price for best PhD thesis of 2014

    Glaudemans, Andor (Recipient), 20-Nov-2014


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  1. Diagnostics (Journal)

    Andor Glaudemans (Editorial board member)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activityAcademic

  2. European Radiology Experimental (Journal)

    Andor Glaudemans (Editorial board member)

    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activityAcademic

  3. Clinical and Translational Imaging (Journal)

    Andor Glaudemans (Editorial board member)


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