D. (David) Vallez Garcia

Staff Researcher

D. (David) Vallez Garcia
E-mail:
d.vallez-garcia umcg.nl

Research

Research interests

Dr. David Vállez García is currently a researcher in the Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands. With a bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Alcalá, Spain (2002), he obtained his PhD from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2015), with the completion of a thesis titled "PET Imaging of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Whiplash Associated Disorder". This group of patients often reports long-lasting symptoms, unexplained by conventional imaging techniques that do not detect brain alterations. In this context, positron emission tomography (PET) may contribute to a better understanding of their symptoms, as it provides the opportunity to visualize a variety of brain functions and, therefore could represent an essential tool in understanding these disorders.

Publications
  1. Test-retest repeatability of [18F]MC225-PET in rodents: A tracer for imaging of P-gp function

    Garcia Varela, L., Vállez García, D., Rodriguez-Pérez, M., van Waarde, A., Sijbesma, J., Schildt, A., Kwizera, C., Aguiar, P., Sobrino, T., Dierckx, R., Elsinga, P. H. & Luurtsema, G., 19-Feb-2020, In : ACS Chem Neurosci. 11, 4, p. 648-658 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Bone Mineral Density in Transgender Individuals After Gonadectomy and Long-Term Gender-Affirming Hormonal Treatment

    Dobrolińska, M., van der Tuuk, K., Vink, P., van den Berg, M., Schuringa, A., Monroy-Gonzalez, A. G., Vállez García, D., Schultz, W. C. M. W. & Slart, R. H. J. A., Sep-2019, In : Journal of Sexual Medicine. 16, 9, p. 1469-1477 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Optimization of parathyroid C-11-choline PET protocol for localization of parathyroid adenomas in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism

    Noltes, M. E., Kruijff, S., Noordzij, W., Telenga, E. D., Vállez García, D., Trofimiuk-Müldner, M., Opalińska, M., Hubalewska-Dydejczyk, A., Luurtsema, G., Dierckx, R. A. J. O., El Moumni, M., Boellaard, R. & Brouwers, A. H., 31-Jul-2019, In : EJNMMI Research. 9, 1, 10 p., 73.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

View all (62) »

Datasets
  1. Dataset: Relative cerebral flow from dynamic PIB scans as an alternative for FDG scans in Alzheimer's disease PET studies

    Peretti, D. (Creator), Vallez Garcia, D. (Creator), Reesink, F. (Creator), van der Goot, T. (Creator), De Deyn, P. (Creator), Jong, de, B. (Creator), Dierckx, R. (Creator), Boellard, R. (Creator), University of Groningen, 3-Dec-2018

    Dataset

  2. Small Animal Molecular Imaging Toolbox (SAMIT)

    Vallez Garcia, D. (Creator), Casteels, C. (Creator), Schwarz, A. (Creator), Dierckx, R. (Creator), Koole, M. (Creator), Doorduin, J. (Creator), University of Groningen, 18-Dec-2014

    Dataset

View all (3) »

Prizes
  1. Top 5 best publications in 2018 by the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

    Harmke Bos (Recipient), David Vállez García (Recipient), Johanna Kuipers (Recipient), Jan Willem J. Elting (Recipient), Marcel J.H. Aries (Recipient), Wim P. Krijnen (Recipient), Henk Groen (Recipient), Antoon Willemsen (Recipient), Peter van Laar (Recipient), Fijanne Strijkert (Recipient), Gert Luurtsema (Recipient), Riemer Slart (Recipient), Ralf Westerhuis (Recipient), Ron T. Gansevoort (Recipient), Carlo A. Gaillard (Recipient) & Casper Franssen (Recipient), 2019

    PrizeAcademic

  2. Publication Price 2018 for established researchers

    Harmke Polinder-Bos (Recipient), David Vállez García (Recipient), Johanna Kuipers (Recipient), Jan Willem J. Elting (Recipient), Marcel J.H. Aries (Recipient), Wim P. Krijnen (Recipient), Henk Groen (Recipient), Antoon Willemsen (Recipient), Peter van Laar (Recipient), Fijanne Strijkert (Recipient), Gert Luurtsema (Recipient), Riemer Slart (Recipient), Ralf Westerhuis (Recipient), Ron T. Gansevoort (Recipient), Carlo A. Gaillard (Recipient) & Casper Franssen (Recipient), Mar-2019

    PrizeAcademic

View all (2) »

Activities
  1. IPEN: Nuclear and Energy Research Institute

    David Vállez García (Visiting lecturer)
    10-Sep-201814-Sep-2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institutionAcademic

  2. 12th Pharmacometrics Network Benelux Meeting

    David Vállez García (Invited speaker)
    29-Mar-2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conferenceAcademic

  3. Annual congress of the European Assocation of Nuclear Medicine 2018

    David Vállez García (Participant)
    13-Oct-201817-Oct-2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conferenceAcademic

View all (10) »

Press / Media
  1. Hemodialysis Induces an Acute Decline in Cerebral Blood Flow in Elderly Patients

    Harmke Polinder-Bos & David Vallez Garcia

    02/03/2018

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: ResearchPopular

  2. Solving the mystery of chronic whiplash symptoms

    David Vallez Garcia

    07/12/2016

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: ResearchPopular

  3. Whiplash Symptoms Are Caused by Actual Changes in the Brain, Research Suggests

    David Vallez Garcia

    07/12/2016

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: ResearchPopular

View all (3) »

ID: 373407