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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.

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
Is work overload associated with diagnostic errors on 18F-FDG-PET/CT?
Published in: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
PURPOSE: To determine the association between workload and diagnostic errors on 18F-FDG-PET/CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 103 18F-FDG-PET/CT scans with a diagnostic error that was corrected with an addendum between March 2018 and July 2023. All scans were performed at a tertiary care center. The workload of each nuclear medicine physician or radiologist who authorized the 18F-FDG-PET/CT report was determined on the day the diagnostic error was made and normalized for his or her own average daily production (workload normalized). A workload normalized of more than...
Reduction of Metabolic Active Tumor Volume Prior to CAR T-Cell Therapy Improves Survival Outcomes in Patients with Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Current and Future Use of Long Axial Field-of-View Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Scanners in Clinical Oncology
Published in: Cancers
The latest technical development in the field of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging has been the extension of the PET axial field-of-view. As a result of the increased number of detectors, the long axial field-of-view (LAFOV) PET systems are not only characterized by a larger anatomical coverage but also by a substantially improved sensitivity, compared with conventional short axial field-of-view PET systems. In clinical practice, this innovation has led to the following optimization: (1) improved overall image quality, (2) decreased duration of PET examinations, (3) decreased amount...