prof. dr. R.M. (Ruud) Pijnappel

prof. dr. R.M. (Ruud) Pijnappel

Full Professor
prof. dr. R.M. (Ruud) Pijnappel

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 (94)

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.

Axillary lymphadenopathy at the time of COVID-19 vaccination:ten recommendations from the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI)

Schiaffino Simone, Pinker Katja, Magni Veronica, Cozzi Andrea, Athanasiou Alexandra, Baltzer Pascal A T, Camps Herrero Julia, Clauser Paola, Fallenberg Eva M, Forrai Gábor, Fuchsjäger Michael H, Helbich Thomas H, Kilburn-Toppin Fleur, Kuhl Christiane K, Lesaru Mihai, Mann Ritse M, Panizza Pietro, Pediconi Federica, Pijnappel Ruud M, Sella Tamar, Thomassin-Naggara Isabelle, Zackrisson Sophia, Gilbert Fiona J, Sardanelli Francesco 20 Aug 2021, In: Insights into Imaging. 12 , p. 1-7

Validation of a candidate instrument to assess image quality in digital mammography using ROC analysis

Boita Joana, van Engen Ruben E, Mackenzie Alistair, Tingberg Anders, Bosmans Hilde, Bolejko Anetta, Zackrisson Sophia, Wallis Matthew G, Ikeda Debra M, van Ongeval Chantal, Pijnappel Ruud, Broeders Mireille, Sechopoulos Ioannis 30 Mar 2021, In: European Journal of Radiology. 139

Supplemental Breast MRI for Women with Extremely Dense Breasts:Results of the Second Screening Round of the DENSE Trial

Veenhuizen Stefanie G A, de Lange Stéphanie V, Bakker Marije F, Pijnappel Ruud M, Mann Ritse M, Monninkhof Evelyn M, Emaus Marleen J, de Koekkoek-Doll Petra K, Bisschops Robertus H C, Lobbes Marc B I, de Jong Mathijn D F, Duvivier Katya M, Veltman Jeroen, Karssemeijer Nico, de Koning Harry J, van Diest Paul J, Mali Willem P T M, van den Bosch Maurice A A J, van Gils Carla H, Veldhuis Wouter B, 16 Mar 2021, In: Radiology. 299 , p. 278-286 9 p.

Trends in delayed breast cancer diagnosis after recall at screening mammography

Lameijer J R C, Voogd A C, Broeders M J M, Pijnappel R M, Setz-Pels W, Strobbe L J, Jansen F H, Tjan-Heijnen V C G, Duijm L E M Mar 2021, In: European Journal of Radiology. 136 , p. 1-9

All research output

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