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Walter Noordzij

In my profession as a nuclear medicine physician, I’m involved in both clinical and scientific applications of nuclear medicine and radiology modalities. My main interests include haematology, general oncology, radio-immunotherapy, and especially the implementation of new therapeutic strategies. Currently, I have a special interest in imaging post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease, as well as radio-immunotherapy in chemotherapy refractory (non)-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Reading room assistants to reduce workload and interruptions of radiology residents during on-call hours: Initial evaluation
Published in: European Journal of Radiology
PURPOSE: To determine how much timesaving and reduction of interruptions reading room assistants can provide by taking over non-image interpretation tasks (NITs) from radiology residents during on-call hours. METHODS: Reading room assistants are medical students who were trained to take over NITs from radiology residents (e.g. answering telephone calls, administrative tasks and logistics) to reduce residents’ workload during on-call hours. Reading room assistants’ and residents’ activities were tracked during 6 weekend dayshifts in a tertiary care academic center (with more than 2.5 million inhabitants in its catchment area)...
The pattern of local recurrence after prostatectomy on PSMA PET/CT-scan
Published in: Tijdschrift voor Urologie
This study aimed to describe the local recurrence (LR) pattern in post-prostatectomy prostate cancer patients using PSMA PET/CT scans. We retrospectively collected 103 PSMA PET/CT scans from patients with suspected LR across nine medical centres. Anonymized scans underwent review by an expert nuclear medicine physician. After review, on 83 PSMA PET/CT scans, 93 lesions were identified as a LR. The predominant LR location (56%) was found within 2 cm cranial to the penile bulb. Additionally, 24 LR (26%) were observed > 2 cm cranial to the penile bulb and caudal to the top of the...
Floor H.E. Staal, Walter Noordzij, Jorinde Janssen, Daniëla E. Oprea-Lager, Antoine M. Engelen, Evert J. van Limbergen, Robert Jan Smeenk, Marianne A.A. de Jong, Tom C.G. Budiharto, Inge Jacobs, M. A.Dorien Haverkort, Charlotte L. Brouwer, Kelvin Ng Wei Siang, Johannes A. Langendijk, J. Fred Verzijlbergen, Igle Jan de Jong, Shafak Aluwini
Reducing and controlling metabolic active tumor volume prior to CAR T-cell infusion can improve survival outcomes in patients with large B-cell lymphoma
Published in: Blood cancer journal
Bridging therapy before CD19-directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell infusion is frequently applied in patients with relapsed or refractory Large B-cell lymphoma (r/r LBCL). This study aimed to assess the influence of quantified MATV and MATV-dynamics, between pre-apheresis (baseline) and pre-lymphodepleting chemotherapy (pre-LD) MATV, on CAR T-cell outcomes and toxicities in patients with r/r LBCL. MATVs were calculated semi-automatically at baseline (n = 74) and pre-LD (n = 68) in patients with r/r LBCL who received axicabtagene ciloleucel. At baseline, patients with a low MATV (< 190 cc) had a better time to...
A framework to integrate artificial intelligence training into radiology residency programs: preparing the future radiologist
Published in: Insights into Imaging
OBJECTIVES: To present a framework to develop and implement a fast-track artificial intelligence (AI) curriculum into an existing radiology residency program, with the potential to prepare a new generation of AI conscious radiologists. METHODS: The AI-curriculum framework comprises five sequential steps: (1) forming a team of AI experts, (2) assessing the residents’ knowledge level and needs, (3) defining learning objectives, (4) matching these objectives with effective teaching strategies, and finally (5) implementing and evaluating the pilot. Following these steps, a multidisciplinary team of AI engineers, radiologists, and radiology...
Impact of patient motion on parametric PET imaging
Published in: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Alessia Artesani, Joyce van Sluis, Johannes H van Snick, Laura Providência, Walter Noordzij, Charalampos Tsoumpas