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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940141/iq%C3%A2-spect-technology-and-its-clinical-applications-using-multicenter-normal-databases
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Kenichi Nakajima, Koichi Okuda, Mitsuru Momose, Shinro Matsuo, Chisato Kondo, Masayoshi Sarai, Takayuki Shibutani, Masahisa Onoguchi, Takeshi Shimizu, A Hans Vija
IQ·SPECT (Siemens Medical Solutions) is a solution for high-sensitivity and short-time acquisition imaging of the heart for a variable angle general purpose gamma camera. It consists of a multi-focal collimator, a cardio-centric orbit and advanced iterative reconstruction, modeling the image formation physics accurately. The multi-focal collimator enables distance-dependent enlargement of the center region while avoiding truncation at the edges. With the specified configuration and a cardio-centric orbit it can obtain a fourfold sensitivity increase for the heart at the center of the scan orbit...
September 22, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936780/ct-based-spect-attenuation-correction-and-assessment-of-infarct-size-results-from-a-cardiac-phantom-study
#2
Alexander Stephan Kroiss, Stephan Gerhard Nekolla, Georg Dobrozemsky, Thomas Grubinger, Barry Lynn Shulkin, Markus Schwaiger
RATIONALE: Myocardial perfusion SPECT is a commonly performed, well established, clinically useful procedure for the management of patients with coronary artery disease. However, the attenuation of photons from myocardium impacts the quantification of infarct sizes. CT-Attenuation Correction (AC) potentially resolves this problem. This contention was investigated by analyzing various parameters for infarct size delineation in a cardiac phantom model. METHODS: A thorax phantom with a left ventricle (LV), fillable defects, lungs, spine and liver was used...
September 21, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913731/inter-and-intra-observer-reproducibility-of-quantitative-analysis-for-fp-cit-spect-in-patients-with-dlb
#3
Atsutaka Okizaki, Michihiro Nakayama, Kaori Nakajima, Takayuki Katayama, Takahiro Uno, Fumiyoshi Morikawa, Juichiro Naoe, Koji Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Dopamine transporter single photon emission CT (DAT-SPECT) is useful in the evaluation of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). The specific binding ratio (SBR) is an index to measure DAT density. However, poorly reproducible cases are occasionally experienced in clinical practice. We hypothesized that distance-weighted histogram (DWH) may be useful to improve the reproducibility of SBR. The purpose of this study was to investigate inter- and intra-observer reproducibility of SBR with conventional and DWH methods, and to visually evaluate the precision in reference voxel of interest (VOI) definition using these methods...
September 14, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905201/assessment-of-intratumor-heterogeneity-in-mesenchymal-uterine-tumor-by-an-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-texture-analysis
#4
Tetsuya Tsujikawa, Makoto Yamamoto, Kunihiro Shono, Shizuka Yamada, Hideaki Tsuyoshi, Yasushi Kiyono, Hirohiko Kimura, Hidehiko Okazawa, Yoshio Yoshida
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the clinical significance of (18)F-FDG PET/CT textural features for discriminating uterine sarcoma from leiomyoma. METHODS: Fifty-five patients with suspected uterine sarcoma based on ultrasound and MRI findings who underwent pretreatment (18)F-FDG PET/CT were included. Fifteen patients were histopathologically proven to have uterine sarcoma, 14 patients by surgical operation and one by biopsy, and 40 patients were diagnosed with leiomyoma by surgical operation or in a follow-up for at least 2 years...
September 13, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900854/relationships-between-serum-psa-levels-gleason-scores-and-results-of-68ga-psmapet-ct-in-patients-with-recurrent-prostate-cancer
#5
Yasemin Sanli, Serkan Kuyumcu, Oner Sanli, Fikret Buyukkaya, Ayça İribaş, Goksel Alcin, Emin Darendeliler, Yasemin Ozluk, Sevda Ozel Yildiz, Cüneyt Turkmen
AIM: To investigate the relationship between serum PSA level, Gleason score of PCa and the outcomes of Ga(68)-PSMA PET/CT in patients with recurrent PCa. METHODS: A total of 109 consecutive patients (median age 71 years; range 48-89 years) who had PSA recurrence after RP and/or hormonotherapy and/or radiotherapy were included in this study. Local recurrences, lymph node metastasis (pelvic, abdominal and/or supradiaphragmatic), bone metastases (oligometastatic/multimetastatic) and other metastatic sites (lung, liver, brain, etc) were documented...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895066/the-effect-of-short-term-treatment-with-lithium-carbonate-on-the-outcome-of-radioiodine-therapy-in-patients-with-long-lasting-graves-hyperthyroidism
#6
Vladan Sekulić, Milena Rajić, Marina Vlajković, Slobodan Ilić, Miloš Stević, Marko Kojić
OBJECTIVE: The outcome of radioiodine therapy (RIT) in Graves' hyperthyroidism (GH) mainly depends on radioiodine ((131)I) uptake and the effective half-life of (131)I in the gland. Studies have shown that lithium carbonate (LiCO3) enhances the (131)I half-life and increases the applied thyroid radiation dose without affecting the thyroid (131)I uptake. We investigated the effect of short-term treatment with LiCO3 on the outcome of RIT in patients with long-lasting GH, its influence on the thyroid hormones levels 7 days after RIT, and possible side effects...
September 11, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887761/textural-features-and-suv-based-variables-assessed-by-dual-time-point-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-locally-advanced-breast-cancer
#7
Ana María Garcia-Vicente, David Molina, Julián Pérez-Beteta, Mariano Amo-Salas, Alicia Martínez-González, Gloria Bueno, María Jesús Tello-Galán, Ángel Soriano-Castrejón
AIM: To study the influence of dual time point 18F-FDG PET/CT in textural features and SUV-based variables and their relation among them. METHODS: Fifty-six patients with locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) were prospectively included. All of them underwent a standard 18F-FDG PET/CT (PET-1) and a delayed acquisition (PET-2). After segmentation, SUV variables (SUVmax, SUVmean, and SUVpeak), metabolic tumor volume (MTV), and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) were obtained...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887599/uptake-of-av-1451-in-meningiomas
#8
Tyler J Bruinsma, Derek R Johnson, Ping Fang, Matthew Senjem, Keith A Josephs, Jennifer L Whitwell, Bradley F Boeve, Mukesh K Pandey, Kejal Kantarci, David T Jones, Prashanthi Vemuri, Melissa Murray, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Christopher G Schwarz, David S Knopman, Ronald C Petersen, Clifford R Jack, Val J Lowe
AIM: AV-1451 is an imaging agent labeled with the positron-emitting radiolabel Fluorine-18. 18F-AV-1451 binds paired helical filament tau (PHF-tau), a pathology related to Alzheimer's disease. In our study of AV-1451 uptake in the brains of cognitively normal subjects, we noted a case of a meningioma with visually significant uptake of AV-1451. OBJECTIVE: We initiated the present retrospective study to further examine cases of meningioma that underwent AV-1451 imaging...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879528/effects-of-chronic-kidney-disease-on-myocardial-washout-rate-of-thallium-201-in-patients-with-normal-myocardial-perfusion-on-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography
#9
Satoshi Kurisu, Yoji Sumimoto, Hiroki Ikenaga, Ken Ishibashi, Yukihiro Fukuda, Yasuki Kihara
BACKGROUND: Myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is often performed even in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We assessed the effects of CKD on myocardial washout rate (WR) of thallium (Tl)-201 in patients with normal myocardial perfusion on SPECT. METHODS: Two hundred and fifty-six patients with normal myocardial perfusion were enrolled in this study. CKD was defined as estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <60 ml/min/1...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864931/bone-metastases-from-breast-cancer-associations-between-morphologic-ct-patterns-and-glycolytic-activity-on-pet-and-bone-scintigraphy-as-well-as-explorative-search-for-influential-factors
#10
Tsutomu Sugihara, Mitsuru Koizumi, Masamichi Koyama, Takashi Terauchi, Naoya Gomi, Yoshinori Ito, Kiyohiko Hatake, Naohiro Sata
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare the detection of bone metastases from breast cancer on F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) and bone scintigraphy (BS). An explorative search for factors influencing the sensitivity or uptake of BS and FDG-PET was also performed. METHODS: Eighty-eight patients with bone metastases from breast cancer were eligible for this study. Histological confirmation of bone metastases was obtained in 31 patients...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831739/patterns-of-uptake-of-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-psma-targeted-18-f-dcfpyl-in-peripheral-ganglia
#11
Rudolf A Werner, Sara Sheikhbahaei, Krystyna M Jones, Mehrbod S Javadi, Lilja B Solnes, Ashley E Ross, Mohamad E Allaf, Kenneth J Pienta, Constantin Lapa, Andreas K Buck, Takahiro Higuchi, Martin G Pomper, Michael A Gorin, Steven P Rowe
OBJECTIVE: Radiotracers targeting prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) have increasingly been recognized as showing uptake in a number of normal structures, anatomic variants, and non-prostate-cancer pathologies. We aimed to explore the frequency and degree of uptake in peripheral ganglia in patients undergoing PET with the PSMA-targeted agent (18)F-DCFPyL. METHODS: A total of 98 patients who underwent (18)F-DCFPyL PET/CT imaging were retrospectively analyzed...
August 22, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815452/-18-f-fdg-pet-radiomics-approaches-comparing-and-clustering-features-in-cervical-cancer
#12
Tetsuya Tsujikawa, Tasmiah Rahman, Makoto Yamamoto, Shizuka Yamada, Hideaki Tsuyoshi, Yasushi Kiyono, Hirohiko Kimura, Yoshio Yoshida, Hidehiko Okazawa
OBJECTIVES: The aims of our study were to find the textural features on (18)F-FDG PET/CT which reflect the different histological architectures between cervical cancer subtypes and to make a visual assessment of the association between (18)F-FDG PET textural features in cervical cancer. METHODS: Eighty-three cervical cancer patients [62 squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) and 21 non-SCCs (NSCCs)] who had undergone pretreatment (18)F-FDG PET/CT were enrolled. A texture analysis was performed on PET/CT images, from which 18 PET radiomics features were extracted including first-order features such as standardized uptake value (SUV), metabolic tumor volume (MTV) and total lesion glycolysis (TLG), second- and high-order textural features using SUV histogram, normalized gray-level co-occurrence matrix (NGLCM), and neighborhood gray-tone difference matrix, respectively...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815414/comparison-of-image-quality-between-step-and-shoot-and-continuous-bed-motion-techniques-in-whole-body-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-with-the-same-acquisition-duration
#13
Shozo Yamashita, Haruki Yamamoto, Tetsu Nakaichi, Tatsuya Yoneyama, Kunihiko Yokoyama
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the qualities of whole-body positron emission tomography (PET) images acquired by the step-and-shoot (SS) and continuous bed motion (CBM) techniques with approximately the same acquisition duration, through phantom and clinical studies. METHODS: A body phantom with 10-37 mm spheres was filled with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) solution at a sphere-to-background radioactivity ratio of 4:1 and acquired by both techniques. Reconstructed images were evaluated by visual assessment, percentages of contrast (%Q H) and background variability (%N) in accordance with the Japanese guideline for oncology FDG-PET/computed tomography (CT)...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755084/design-and-evaluation-of-two-multi-pinhole-collimators-for-brain-spect
#14
Ling Chen, Benjamin M W Tsui, Greta S P Mok
OBJECTIVE: SPECT is a powerful tool for diagnosing or staging brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) but is limited by its inferior resolution and sensitivity. At the same time, pinhole SPECT provides superior resolution and detection efficiency trade-off as compared to the conventional parallel-hole collimator for imaging small field-of-view (FOV), which fits for the case of brain imaging. In this study, we propose to develop and evaluate two multi-pinhole (MPH) collimator designs to improve the imaging of cerebral blood flow and striatum...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744708/topics-of-nuclear-medicine-research-in-europe
#15
REVIEW
Masayuki Inubushi, Tomohiro Kaneta, Takayoshi Ishimori, Etsuko Imabayashi, Atsutaka Okizaki, Naohiko Oku
Last year in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, we introduced some recent nuclear medicine research conducted in Japan. This was favorably received by European readers in the main. This year we wish to focus on the Annals of Nuclear Medicine on some of the fine nuclear medicine research work executed in Europe recently. In the current review article, we take up five topics: prostate-specific membrane antigen imaging, recent advances in radionuclide therapy, [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography (PET) for dementia, quantitative PET assessment of myocardial perfusion, and iodine-124 ((124)I)...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741053/prediction-of-outcome-in-pediatric-hodgkin-lymphoma-based-on-interpretation-of-18-fdg-pet-ct-according-to-%C3%AE-suvmax-deauville-5-point-scale-and-ihp-criteria
#16
Emine Göknur Isik, Serkan Kuyumcu, Rejin Kebudi, Yasemin Sanli, Zeynep Karakas, Fatma Betul Cakir, Seher Nilgün Unal
OBJECTIVE: Minimizing side effects by using response-adopted therapy strategies plays an important role in the management of pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma (HL); however, the criteria for the definition of adequate or inadequate response are controversial. The aim of this study is to compare different methods of interpretation of (18)F-FDG-PET/CT (PET) in the prediction of disease outcome in order to determine the optimum method in this regard. METHODS: Baseline, interim and post-treatment PET scans of 72 children were interpreted according to revised International Harmonization Project criteria (IHP) and Deauville criteria...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741052/applying-near-infrared-photoimmunotherapy-to-b-cell-lymphoma-comparative-evaluation-with-radioimmunotherapy-in-tumor-xenografts
#17
Yusri-Dwi Heryanto, Hirofumi Hanaoka, Takahito Nakajima, Aiko Yamaguchi, Yoshito Tsushima
OBJECTIVE: Radioimmunotherapy (RIT) has proven effective for patients with relapsed and refractory lymphoma. However, new types of therapy are strongly desired as B-cell lymphoma remains incurable for many patients. Photoimmunotherapy (PIT) is an emerging targeted cancer therapy that uses photosensitizer (IR700)-conjugated monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to specifically kill cancer cells. To evaluate the usefulness and potential role of PIT for treating B-cell lymphoma in a comparison with RIT, we performed in vivo PIT and RIT studies with an IR700 or (90)Y-conjugated anti-CD20 mAb, NuB2...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695498/fmiso-accumulation-in-tumor-is-dependent-on-glutathione-conjugation-capacity-in-addition-to-hypoxic-state
#18
Yukiko Masaki, Yoichi Shimizu, Takeshi Yoshioka, Ken-Ichi Nishijima, Songji Zhao, Kenichi Higashino, Yoshito Numata, Nagara Tamaki, Yuji Kuge
OBJECTIVE: (18)F-fluoromisonidazole (FMISO), a well-known PET imaging probe for diagnosis of hypoxia, is believed to accumulate in hypoxic cells via covalent binding with macromolecules after reduction of the nitro group. Previously, we showed the majority of (18)F-FMISO was incorporated into low-molecular-weight metabolites in hypoxic tumors, and the glutathione conjugate of reduced FMISO (amino-FMISO-GS) distributed in the tumor hypoxic regions as revealed by imaging mass spectrometry (IMS)...
July 10, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695497/comparison-of-ctac-and-prone-imaging-for-the-detection-of-coronary-artery-disease-using-czt-spect
#19
Shimpei Ito, Akihiro Endo, Taiji Okada, Taku Nakamura, Takashi Sugamori, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Kazuaki Tanabe
BACKGROUND: Cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) cameras have improved the evaluation of patients with chest pain. However, inferior/inferolateral attenuation artifacts similar to those seen with conventional Anger cameras persist. We added prone acquisitions and CT attenuation correction (CTAC) to the standard supine image acquisition and analyzed the resulting examinations. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-two patients referred for invasive coronary angiography (CAG), and who also underwent rest/stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) on a CZT camera in the supine and prone positions plus CTAC imaging, to examine known or suspected CAD between April 2013 and March 2014 were included...
July 10, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689358/comparison-of-bayesian-penalized-likelihood-reconstruction-versus-os-em-for-characterization-of-small-pulmonary-nodules-in-oncologic-pet-ct
#20
Brandon A Howard, Rustain Morgan, Matthew P Thorpe, Timothy G Turkington, Jorge Oldan, Olga G James, Salvador Borges-Neto
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the recently introduced Bayesian penalized likelihood PET reconstruction (Q.Clear) increases the visual conspicuity and SUVmax of small pulmonary nodules near the PET resolution limit, relative to ordered subset expectation maximization (OS-EM). METHODS: In this institutional review board-approved and HIPAA-compliant study, 29 FDG PET/CT scans performed on a five-ring GE Discovery IQ were retrospectively selected for pulmonary nodules described in the radiologist's report as "too small to characterize", or small lung nodules in patients at high risk for lung cancer...
July 8, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
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