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Research interests

The main research line is “ Imaging I 3 ”: 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 I 3 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) 

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[18F]FDG and [18F]FES PET/CT Imaging as a Biomarker for Therapy Effect in Patients with Metastatic ER+ Breast Cancer Undergoing Treatment with Rintodestrant

Added Value of Abnormal Lymph Nodes Detected with FDG-PET/CT in Suspected Vascular Graft Infection

A high prevalence of Cutibacterium acnes infections in scoliosis revision surgery, a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma

Diagnosis and treatment of vascular graft and endograft infections: a structured clinical approach

Expert opinions in nuclear medicine: Finding the "holy grail" in infection imaging

FDG-PET/CT discriminates between patients with and without lymphomas in primary Sjögren's syndrome

Imaging of Invasive Fungal Infections: The Role of PET/CT

Long Axial Field-of-View PET for Ultra-Low-Dose Imaging of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma during Pregnancy

Molecular imaging as biomarker for treatment response and outcome in breast cancer

Molecular Imaging of Fever of Unknown Origin: An Update

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Netherlands grants permit to new nuclear reactor for medical isotopes

Hoogleraar: nieuwe reactor Petten helpt om levens te redden

Drie UMCG-onderzoeken krijgen subsidie van KWF

Kopzorgen over een kernreactor: behandeling van anderhalf miljoen kankerpatiënten op het spel

Belang van steun kernreactor Petten

Jaarlijks 129 miljoen staatssteun voor nieuwe kernreactor in Petten, van belang voor kankerpatiënten

Stilliggen reactor Petten treft mogelijk honderden kankerpatiënten

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