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Seminars in Nuclear Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417858/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-of-thoracic-and-extrathoracic-tuberculosis-in-children
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Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, Patrick Martineau, Lionel S Zuckier, Xuan Pham, Raymond Lambert, Sophie Turpin
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major health problem, affecting approximately one-third of the world׳s population. The tubercle bacillus can affect virtually any organ of the human body and if left untreated can lead to severe morbidity and death. Diagnosis of active TB is challenging, especially in children. As a "great imitator," the disease can mimic numerous other pathologies, both clinically and at imaging. Although recognition of active TB is crucial to initiate adequate treatment in a timely fashion, thereby preventing transmission of disease, differentiation of active and quiescent disease is not always straightforward...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417857/nuclear-medicine-imaging-in-pediatric-infection-or-chronic-inflammatory-diseases
#2
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Alberto Signore, Andor W J M Glaudemans, Olivier Gheysens, Chiara Lauri, Onofrio A Catalano
In this review article, we focus on the most recent applications of nuclear medicine techniques (mainly (99m)Tc/(111)In white blood cells (WBC) scan, [(18)F]-FDG-PET/CT, [(18)F]-FDG-PET/MRI, and (99m)Tc-IL-2 scintigraphy) in the study of children affected by peripheral bone osteomyelitis, fungal infections, inflammatory bowel diseases, and type 1 diabetes, owing to recent important published evidences of their role in the management of these diseases. For osteomyelitis in children, both bone scintigraphy and [(18)F]-FDG-PET have a major advantage of assessing the whole body in one imaging session to confirm or exclude multifocal involvement, whereas WBC scan has a limited role...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417856/scintigraphic-evaluation-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-and-pulmonary-aspiration-in-children
#3
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Zvi Bar-Sever
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and pulmonary aspiration are encountered in children of all ages. Signs, symptoms, and complications vary from mild and transient to severe life-threatening conditions. This review will present relevant clinical information on these conditions as well as common diagnostic procedures. The role of scintigraphic techniques used in the evaluation of these conditions will be discussed in detail including protocols and performance in comparison to other diagnostic methods.
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417855/optimization-of-pediatric-pet-ct
#4
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Marguerite T Parisi, Mohammed S Bermo, Adam M Alessio, Susan E Sharp, Michael J Gelfand, Barry L Shulkin
PET/CT, the most common form of hybrid imaging, has transformed oncologic imaging and is increasingly being used for nononcologic applications as well. Performing PET/CT in children poses unique challenges. Not only are children more sensitive to the effects of radiation than adults but, following radiation exposure, children have a longer postexposure life expectancy in which to exhibit adverse radiation effects. Both the PET and CT components of the study contribute to the total patient radiation dose, which is one of the most important risks of the study in this population...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417854/current-role-of-fdg-pet-in-pediatric-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#5
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Regine Kluge, L Kurch, Thomas Georgi, Monika Metzger
Hodgkin's lymphoma is one of the most curable pediatric cancers with long-term survival rates exceeding 90% following intensive treatment. Collaborative group studies worldwide aim on reduction or elimination of radiotherapy to avoid potentially life-limiting late effects especially second cancers and cardiovascular diseases. Large prospective trials have integrated early response FDG-PET scans to identify adequate responders to chemotherapy in whom radiotherapy may safely be omitted. The criteria for interpretation of early response PET have changed during the past years and will be further refined based on trial results...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417853/the-role-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-pediatric-sarcoma
#6
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Douglas J Harrison, Marguerite T Parisi, Barry L Shulkin
Considerable debate remains regarding how best to incorporate (18)F-FDG-PET/CT into clinical practice for pediatric sarcomas. Although there is a clear role for (18)F-FDG-PET/CT in staging pediatric sarcoma, the value of (18)F-FDG-PET/CT in prognostication for pediatric sarcomas remains unclear. In osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma, (18)F-FDG-PET/CT may be most useful in the identification of skeletal metastases, where the literature consistently suggests that it has improved sensitivity and specificity as compared to bone scintigraphy...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417852/nuclear-medicine-in-pediatric-nephro-urology-an-overview
#7
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Iosif Mendichovszky, Bernardita Troncoso Solar, Naima Smeulders, Marina Easty, Lorenzo Biassoni
In the context of ante-natally diagnosed hydronephrosis, the vast majority of children with a dilated renal pelvis do not need any surgical treatment, as the dilatation resolves spontaneously with time. Slow drainage demonstrated at Tc-99m-mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) renography does not necessarily mean obstruction. Obstruction is defined as resistance to urinary outflow with urinary stasis at the level of the pelvic-ureteric junction (PUJ) which, if left untreated, will damage the kidney. Unfortunately this definition is retrospective and not clinically helpful...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417851/nuclear-medicine-techniques-in-pediatric-bone-imaging
#8
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Laura A Drubach
An important mandate when imaging pediatric patients is the reduction of radiation exposure to the lowest possible level consistent with good quality diagnostic imaging, so individual selection of radiopharmaceutical dosage and imaging technique is essential. Although the logistics of image acquisition and the approach to interpretation mirror the more common use in adults, the challenges of imaging young children typically require greater attention to patient preparation, positioning, and supervision during imaging, with the use of parental or family engagement in the procedure, gentle restraint, and occasionally the need for sedation...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417850/guest-editorial
#9
EDITORIAL
Pietro Zucchetta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417849/letter-from-the-editors
#10
EDITORIAL
Leonard M Freeman, M Donald Blaufox
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237006/letter-from-the-editors
#11
EDITORIAL
Leonard M Freeman, M Donald Blaufox
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237005/pediatric-epilepsy-neurology-functional-imaging-and-neurosurgery
#12
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James M Mountz, Christina M Patterson, Mandeep S Tamber
In this chapter we provide a comprehensive review of the current role that functional imaging can have in the care of the pediatric epilepsy patient from the perspective of the epilepsy neurologist and the epilepsy neurosurgeon. In the neurology section, the diagnosis and classification of epilepsy adapted by the International League Against Epilepsy as well as the etiology and incidence of the disease is presented. The neuroimaging section describes how advanced nuclear medicine imaging methods can be synergized to provide a maximum opportunity to localize an epileptogenic focus...
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237004/nuclear-medicine-in-pediatric-cardiology
#13
REVIEW
Ornella Milanesi, Giovanni Stellin, Pietro Zucchetta
Accurate cardiovascular imaging is essential for the successful management of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Echocardiography and angiography have been for long time the most important imaging modalities in pediatric cardiology, but nuclear medicine has contributed in many situations to the comprehension of physiological consequences of CHD, quantifying pulmonary blood flow symmetry or right-to-left shunting. In recent times, remarkable improvements in imaging equipments, particularly in multidetector computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, have led to the progressive integration of high resolution modalities in the clinical workup of children affected by CHD, reducing the role of diagnostic angiography...
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237003/neuroblastoma-mibg-imaging-and-new-tracers
#14
REVIEW
Thomas Pfluger, Arnoldo Piccardo
Neuroblastoma is an embryonic tumor of the peripheral sympathetic nervous system, and is metastatic or otherwise high risk for relapse in nearly 50% of cases, with a long-term survival of <40%. Therefore, exact staging with radiological and nuclear medicine imaging methods is crucial for finding the adequate therapeutic choice. The tumor cells express the norepinephrine transporter, which makes metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG), an analogue of norepinephrine, an ideal tumor-specific agent for imaging. On the contrary, MIBG imaging has several disadvantages such as limited spatial resolution, limited sensitivity in small lesions, need for two or even more acquisition sessions, and a delay between the start of the examination and result...
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237002/congenital-hypothyroidism-role-of-nuclear-medicine
#15
REVIEW
Isabelle Keller-Petrot, Juliane Leger, Aline Sergent-Alaoui, Claire de Labriolle-Vaylet
Thyroid scintigraphy holds a key place in the etiologic workup of neonatal hypothyroidism. Routine screening for this disorder in maternity hospitals in industrialized countries, for nearly 40 years, has permitted early treatment and thereby helped to prevent its physical and mental complications. Neonatal hypothyroidism affects approximately 1 in 3000 births. The most common causes are abnormal thyroid gland development and defective hormone synthesis by an eutopic thyroid gland. The incidence of the latter has risen in recent years, for reasons that remain unclear...
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237001/radioiodine-therapy
#16
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Markus Luster, Andreas Pfestroff, Heribert Hänscheid, Frederik A Verburg
Radioiodine therapy for benign and malignant thyroid disease rose at the birth of nuclear medicine. Since then, this procedure has been performed countless of times in adult and in pediatric patients alike, and has contributed to a normalization of life expectancy in all but I-131 refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) cases. As (131)I therapy in children is almost exclusively given for DTC, this review of radioiodine therapy in children focuses on patients with malignant thyroid disease. The aim of the present review is to provide an overview of the indications, practical execution, and controversies surrounding (131)I therapy for malignant tumors in pediatric patients...
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237000/dose-estimation-in-pediatric-nuclear-medicine
#17
REVIEW
Frederic H Fahey, Alison B Goodkind, Donika Plyku, Kitiwat Khamwan, Shannon E O'Reilly, Xinhua Cao, Eric C Frey, Ye Li, Wesley E Bolch, George Sgouros, S Ted Treves
The practice of nuclear medicine in children is well established for imaging practically all physiologic systems but particularly in the fields of oncology, neurology, urology, and orthopedics. Pediatric nuclear medicine yields images of physiologic and molecular processes that can provide essential diagnostic information to the clinician. However, nuclear medicine involves the administration of radiopharmaceuticals that expose the patient to ionizing radiation and children are thought to be at a higher risk for adverse effects from radiation exposure than adults...
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236999/nuclear-medicine-procedures-in-children-special-considerations
#18
REVIEW
Michael J Gelfand, Crysta Clements, Joseph R MacLean
Nuclear medicine imaging in children is best accomplished when a child-friendly environment is provided for patients and parents. An approach that minimizes patient anxiety and fear is described. International guidelines for administered activity should be used to minimize absorbed radiation doses from radiopharmaceuticals. CT exposure parameters may be reduced to pediatric best practice for diagnostic CT and further reduced when CT images are needed only for localization purposes.
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236998/pediatric-nuclear-medicine-and-its-development-as-a-specialty
#19
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Isabel Roca Bielsa
Pediatric Nuclear Medicine (PNM) offers to the pediatrician noninvasive procedures, with high clinical impact and low dosimetry. New techniques have been adapted to children, diminishing doses, always looking for less dosimetry, higher sensitivity and higher resolution images. PNM is and will remain a minority subspecialty, but highly complex for general NM physicians due to the different diagnostics in children and due to the higher technical complexity of the examinations. General NM physicians have to be trained and regularly receive CME in this field...
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236997/letter-from-the-guest-editor
#20
EDITORIAL
Pietro Zucchetta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
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