drs. R.S. (Ruud) Feij

drs. R.S. (Ruud) Feij

Full Professor
drs. R.S. (Ruud) Feij

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer



Ruud Pijnappel studied Medicine at the University of Amsterdam. He did his residency in Radiology with the OLVG, Amsterdam. After finalizing his PhD thesis on the diagnosis of nonpalpable breast lesions (2002, Utrecht), he held several positions with the Breast Radiology department of the Martini hospital (Groningen) and the Dutch Reference Centre for Screening (LCRB, Nijmegen). From 2011 to 2015 he was president of the Dutch College of Breast Imaging (DCBI). In 2012 he joined the Radiology staff of the UMC Utrecht; in 2015 he was appointed both Professor of Breast Radiology at the UMC Utrecht, and CEO of the Dutch Expert Centre for Screening.

Side Activities

CEO Dutch Expert Centre for Screening, LRCB

Member of scientific advisory board Borstkanker Vereniging Nederland (BVN)

Member of the working group on The Dutch Guideline for Screening on Breast Cancer

Vice-President of the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI)

Member of Program Committee Breast cancer Screening, Center for Population Screening of National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven

Member of the National Evaluation Team Breast Cancer Screening (LETB)

[all unpaid]

Research Output (98)

Evaluation of reader performance during interpretation of breast cancer screening:the Recall and detection Of breast Cancer in Screening (ROCS) trial study design

Sechopoulos Ioannis, Abbey Craig K, van der Waal Daniëlle, Geertse Tanya, Tetteroo Eric, Pijnappel Ruud M, Broeders Mireille J M Nov 2022, In: European Radiology. 32 , p. 7463-7469 7 p.

De-escalation of radiotherapy after primary chemotherapy in cT1–2N1 breast cancer (RAPCHEM; BOOG 2010–03):5-year follow-up results of a Dutch, prospective, registry study

de Wild Sabine R., de Munck Linda, Simons Janine M., Verloop Janneke, van Dalen Thijs, Elkhuizen Paula H.M., Houben Ruud M.A., van Leeuwen A. Elise, Linn Sabine C., Pijnappel Ruud M., Poortmans Philip M.P., Strobbe Luc J.A., Wesseling Jelle, Voogd Adri C., Boersma Liesbeth J. Sep 2022, In: The Lancet Oncology. 23 , p. 1201-1210 10 p.

Breast cancer screening in women with extremely dense breasts recommendations of the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI)

Mann Ritse M, Athanasiou Alexandra, Baltzer Pascal A T, Camps-Herrero Julia, Clauser Paola, Fallenberg Eva M, Forrai Gabor, Fuchsjäger Michael H, Helbich Thomas H, Killburn-Toppin Fleur, Lesaru Mihai, Panizza Pietro, Pediconi Federica, Pijnappel Ruud M, Pinker Katja, Sardanelli Francesco, Sella Tamar, Thomassin-Naggara Isabelle, Zackrisson Sophia, Gilbert Fiona J, Kuhl Christiane K, Jun 2022, In: European Radiology. 32 , p. 4036-4045 10 p.

A multicenter prospective cohort study to evaluate feasibility of radio-frequency identification surgical guidance for nonpalpable breast lesions:design and rationale of the RFID Localizer 1 Trial

den Dekker Bianca M, Christenhusz Anke, van Dalen Thijs, Jongen Lisa M, van der Schaaf Margreet C, Dassen Anneriet E, Pijnappel Ruud M 22 Mar 2022, In: BMC Cancer. 22 , p. 1-7

Population-based estimates of overtreatment with adjuvant systemic therapy in early breast cancer patients with data from the Netherlands and the USA

Ragusi M.A.A., van der Velden B.H.M., van Maaren M.C., van der Wall E., van Gils C. H., Pijnappel R. M., Gilhuijs K.G.A., Elias S.G. 2022, In: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 193 , p. 161-173 13 p.

Added Value of Prereading Screening Mammograms for Breast Cancer by Radiologic Technologists on Early Screening Outcomes

Geertse Tanya D, Setz-Pels Wikke, van der Waal Daniëlle, Nederend Joost, Korte Bram, Tetteroo Eric, Pijnappel Ruud M, Broeders Mireille J M, Duijm Lucien E M 9 Nov 2021, In: Radiology. 302 , p. 276-283 8 p.

Cost-Effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Screening for Women With Extremely Dense Breast Tissue

Geuzinge H Amarens, Bakker Marije F, Heijnsdijk Eveline A M, van Ravesteyn Nicolien T, Veldhuis Wouter B, Pijnappel Ruud M, de Lange Stéphanie V, Emaus Marleen J, Mann Ritse M, Monninkhof Evelyn M, de Koekkoek-Doll Petra K, van Gils Carla H, de Koning Harry J, 2 Nov 2021, In: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 113 , p. 1476-1483 8 p.

Reducing false-positive screening MRI rate in women with extremely dense breasts using prediction models based on data from the DENSE trial

den Dekker Bianca M., Bakker Marije F., de Lange Stéphanie V., Veldhuis Wouter B., van Diest Paul J., Duvivier Katya M., Lobbes Marc B.I., Loo Claudette E., Mann Ritse M., Monninkhof Evelyn M., Veltman Jeroen, Pijnappel Ruud M., van Gils Carla H. Nov 2021, In: Radiology. 301 , p. 283-292 10 p.

Deep Learning for Automated Triaging of 4581 Breast MRI Examinations from the DENSE Trial

Verburg Erik, van Gils Carla H, van der Velden Bas H M, Bakker Marije F, Pijnappel Ruud M, Veldhuis Wouter B, Gilhuijs Kenneth G A 5 Oct 2021, In: Radiology. 302 , p. 29-36 8 p.

Impact of the suspension and restart of the Dutch breast cancer screening program on breast cancer incidence and stage during the COVID-19 pandemic

Eijkelboom Anouk H, de Munck Linda, Lobbes Marc B I, van Gils Carla H, Wesseling Jelle, Westenend Pieter J, Guerrero Paez Cristina, Pijnappel Ruud M, Verkooijen Helena M, Broeders Mireille J M, Siesling Sabine, Oct 2021, In: Preventive Medicine. 151 , p. 1-10 10 p.

All research output

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