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*

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)*

Consultant for Hologic (2022 only)

*: unpaid

Research Output (105)

Assessing Quantitative Parenchymal Features at Baseline Dynamic Contrast-enhanced MRI and Cancer Occurrence in Women with Extremely Dense Breasts

Wang Hui, van der Velden Bas H.M., Verburg Erik, Bakker Marije F., Pijnappel Ruud M., Veldhuis Wouter B., van Gils Carla H., Gilhuijs Kenneth G.A. Aug 2023, In: Radiology. 308

European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) guidelines on the management of axillary lymphadenopathy after COVID-19 vaccination:2023 revision

Schiaffino Simone, Pinker Katja, Cozzi Andrea, Magni Veronica, Athanasiou Alexandra, Baltzer Pascal A T, Camps Herrero Julia, Clauser Paola, Fallenberg Eva M, Forrai Gabor, Fuchsjäger Michael H, Gilbert Fiona J, Helbich Thomas, Kilburn-Toppin Fleur, Kuhl Christiane K, Lesaru Mihai, Mann Ritse M, Panizza Pietro, Pediconi Federica, Sardanelli Francesco, Sella Tamar, Thomassin-Naggara Isabelle, Zackrisson Sophia, Pijnappel Ruud M 19 Jul 2023, In: Insights into Imaging. 14 , p. 1-5

Radiofrequency localization of nonpalpable breast cancer in a multicentre prospective cohort study:feasibility, clinical acceptability, and safety

Christenhusz Anke, den Dekker Bianca M, van Dalen Thijs, Jongen Lisa, van der Schaaf Margreet C, Alic Lejla, Ten Haken Bennie, Pijnappel Ruud M, Dassen Anneriet E 15 Jun 2023, In: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 201 , p. 67-75 9 p.

The dilemma of recalling well-circumscribed masses in a screening population:A narrative literature review and exploration of Dutch screening practice

Geertse Tanya D., van der Waal Daniëlle, Vreuls Willem, Tetteroo Eric, Duijm Lucien E.M., Pijnappel Ruud M., Broeders Mireille J.M. Jun 2023, In: Breast. 69 , p. 431-440 10 p.

Long-term Survival in Breast Cancer Patients Is Associated with Contralateral Parenchymal Enhancement at MRI:Outcomes of the SELECT Study

Ragusi Max A.A., van der Velden Bas H.M., Meeuwis Carla, Tetteroo Eric, Coerkamp Emile G., van Nijnatten Thiemo J.A., Jansen Frits H., Wolters-Van Der Ben Elian J.M., Jongen Lisa, van Raamt Fleur, Dorrius Monique D., Verloop Janneke, Viergever Max A., Pijnappel Ruud M., Elias Sjoerd G., Gilhuijs Kenneth G.A. May 2023, In: Radiology. 307 , p. 1-8

International Interobserver Variability of Breast Density Assessment

Portnow Leah H, Choridah Lina, Kardinah Kardinah, Handarini Triwulan, Pijnappel Ruud, Bluekens Adriana M J, Duijm Lucien E M, Schoub Peter K, Smilg Pamela S, Malek Liat, Leung Jessica W T, Raza Sughra 29 Apr 2023, In: Journal of the American College of Radiology. 20 , p. 671-684 14 p.

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.

Validation of Combined Deep Learning Triaging and Computer-Aided Diagnosis in 2901 Breast MRI Examinations From the Second Screening Round of the Dense Tissue and Early Breast Neoplasm Screening 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 17 Oct 2022, In: Investigative Radiology. 58 , p. 293-298 6 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.

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