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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273702/goals-of-the-snmmi-ts-quality-committee
#1
April Mann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273701/impact-of-nuclear-laboratory-personnel-credentials-continuing-education-on-nuclear-cardiology-laboratory-quality-operations
#2
Saurabh Malhotra, Diana M Sobieraj, April Mann, Matthew W Parker
Background/Objectives: The specific credentials and continuing education (CME/CE) of nuclear cardiology laboratory medical and technical staff are important factors in the delivery of quality imaging services that have not been systematically evaluated. Methods: Nuclear cardiology accreditation application data from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) was used to characterize facilities performing myocardial perfusion imaging by setting, size, previous accreditation and credentials of the medical and technical staff...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273700/statistics-refresher-for-molecular-imaging-technologists-part-1-testing-the-test
#3
Mary Beth Farrell
Molecular imaging technologists are faced with statistics on a daily basis because they image patients who have been selected for diagnostic testing based on analysis of how well the test performs, and because technical factors can influence the performance of any diagnostic test. Choosing what test procedure to perform on which patient is a matter of understanding the patient's pretest likelihood of disease, the performance characteristics of the diagnostic test, and other clinical factors which may impact the usefulness of the results...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273699/false-positive-dopamine-transporter-imaging-due-to-therapeutic-dextroamphetamine-amphetamine
#4
Joseph Frankl, Sudeshna Bose, Phillip H Kuo
Dopamine transporter (DAT) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is an accurate adjunct to clinical evaluation for Parkinson's disease (PD) in cases where the diagnosis is difficult. Dopaminergic medications may significantly impact DAT availability and thus uptake of DAT tracers. A patient had a false-positive DAT-SPECT while on dextroamphetamine/amphetamine for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. DAT-SPECT normalized after withholding amphetamine therapy. This report demonstrates that an accurate medication history combined with the knowledge of drugs that interfere with DAT imaging is critical to ensure accuracy...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273698/effective-dose-in-nuclear-medicine-studies-and-spect-ct-dosimetry-survey-across-quebec-province
#5
Mathieu Charest, Chantal Asselin
Purpose: The aims of the current survey were to draw a portrait of the delivered dose in nuclear medicine selected studies and to assess the degree of changes since an earlier survey performed in 2010. Methods: Each surveyed site had to fill two forms about the administered activity in selected nuclear medicine studies and about the CT parameters used in SPECT/CT imaging, if available. The administered activities were converted into effective doses using the most recent conversion factors. Diagnostic reference levels were computed for each imaging procedure, in order to provide a benchmark for comparison...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273697/nuclear-medicine-technology-undergraduate-research-methods
#6
Cybil J Nielsen
Introduction: The purpose of this article is to introduce nuclear medicine technology (NMT) educators to a method of incorporating research methodologies into the curriculum. Methods: The research methodology in the NMT program at Indiana University (IU) is taught in five steps (1. Introduction to research articles and statistics 2. Mock project and individual project design 3. Data collection 4. Writing the research paper 5. Presenting the abstract and mentoring new students). These steps could be combined for programs of shorter length or with credit hour restrictions...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273696/educators-forum-welcome-to-a-new-section-in-the-jnmt
#7
Jennifer L Prekeges
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273695/cardiac-displacement-during-13n-ammonia-myocardial-perfusion-pet-ct-comparison-between-adenosine-and-regadenoson-induced-stress
#8
Elise Vleeming, Sergiy Lazarenko, Friso van der Zant, Xiao-Bo Pan, Jerome Declerck, Maurits Wondergem, Remco Knol
PURPOSE: In this study, differences are investigated in cardiac displacement during adenosine stress versus regadenoson stress in 13N-Ammonia(13NH3) MP PET/CT scans. METHODS: A total of 61 MP PET/CTs were acquired using either adenosine (n=30) or regadenoson (n=31) as a stressor. For both groups, cardiac displacement during rest and stress was measured three-dimensionally, relative to either a fixed reference frame or the previous frame, in each 1-minute frame of a list-mode PET acquisition of 25 minutes...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273694/case-study-fdg-and-amyloid-pet-in-dementia
#9
Lance Burrell, Dawn Holley
We present a case of memory loss and aphasia in a 72-y-old male, and discuss how PET imaging supported a diagnosis of Alzheimer's dementia despite conflicting clinical findings.
December 22, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127252/validation-of-an-ergonomic-method-to-withdraw-99m-tc-radiopharmaceuticals
#10
Sandy Blondeel-Gomes, Solène Marie, Julien Fouque, Sabrina Loyeau, Olivier Madar, François Lokiec
The main objective of the present work was to ensure quality of radiopharmaceuticals syringes withdrawn with a "Spinal needle/obturator In-Stopper" system. Methods: Visual examinations and physicochemical tests are performed at T0 and T+4h for [(99m)Tc]albumin nanocolloid and T+7h for [(99m)Tc]eluate, [(99m)Tc] HydroxyMethylene DiPhosphonate and [(99m)Tc]Human Serum Albumin. Microbiological validation was performed according to European pharmacopoeia. Fingertip radiation exposure was evaluated to confirm the safety of the system...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127251/looking-beyond-the-indication-bone-scan-for-trauma-providing-unsuspected-initial-diagnosis-of-acute-critical-lower-limb-arterial-compromise
#11
Fathima Fijula Palot Manzil, Samuel E Almodovar, Pradeep Bhambhvani
We report a case of rare incidental initial detection of unsuspected arterial supply compromise to the right lower extremity on a bone scan done to rule out fracture in a patient with right hip pain following a fall. Follow up CT angiogram confirmed near complete occlusion of right lower extremity arteries for which patient underwent above knee amputation.
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127250/malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumours-of-the-pericardium-in-a-patient-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-the-diagnostic-value-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-i-123-mibg-spect-ct
#12
Mathieu Charest, Josephine Pressacco, Jaramie Thomas-Gittens
A 25 year old female with known neurofibromatosis type 1 with a large anterior mediastinal mass was investigated. F18-FDG PET-CT revealed a radiotracer avid anterior mediastinal mass with SUVmax of 4.3 and demonstrating a hypoactive center. The Iodine-123 MIBG SPECT-CT study performed subsequently did not demonstrate any uptake, thereby excluding for the most part the diagnoses of paraganglioma or neuroblastoma. At final pathology, a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour (MPNST) of the pericardium with areas of chondrosarcomatous and angiosarcomatous differentiation was diagnosed...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127249/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-monitoring-response-to-therapy-of-choroidal-metastasis
#13
Naghmehossadat Eshghi, John Christoforidis, Phillip Kuo
A 38-year-old woman with metastatic breast carcinoma reported seeing "halos and flashes" in her left eye. Funduscopic exam revealed an elevated mass in the choroid of the left globe consistent with metastasis. Subsequent (18)F-FDG PET/CT revealed focal uptake in the nasal aspect of the left choroid of the eye corresponding to the mass seen on the funduscopic exam. Through correlation with the PET/CT, the lesion was retrospectively identified on the MRI. (18)F-FDG PET/CT post-radiotherapy showed complete response and thus supports that this imaging modality can be used for diagnosis and monitoring response...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127248/utility-of-111-in-cl3-scintigraphy-for-differentiating-bone-marrow-reconversion
#14
Shoji Okuda, Hironori Nishibori, Hiroaki Hoshi
Indium chloride ((111)In-Cl3) scintigraphy has been used to evaluate various hematological diseases for many years. However, there have been few reports on patients with bone marrow reconversion showing high uptake in (111)In-Cl3 scintigraphy. Herein, we report a case of a 68-year-old man with esophageal cancer who underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT for staging of the disease. (18)F-FDG PET/CT demonstrated high uptake in the first lumbar vertebral body, which was difficult to distinguish bone metastasis and bone marrow reconversion...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127247/novel-method-to-detect-and-characterize-f-18-fdg-infiltrations-in-pet-injections-a-single-institution-experience
#15
Razi Muzaffar, Sarah A Frye, Anna Mcmunn, Kelley Ryan, Ron Lattanze, Medhat M Osman
Purpose: A novel Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) device provides Time Activity Curves (TACs) which can identify and characterize PET/CT radiotracer infiltrations during the uptake phase. The purpose of this study was to compare rates of infiltration detected by the device compared to standard PET image infiltration rates. We also aimed to assess the value of using the device to improve injection results in our center. Methods: 109 subjects were consented to the study. All subjects had passive device sensors applied to their skin near the injection site and mirrored on the contralateral arm during the entire uptake period...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127246/non-oncologic-applications-of-pet-ct-and-pet-mr-in-musculoskeletal-orthopedic-and-rheumatologic-imaging-general-considerations-techniques-and-radiopharmaceuticals
#16
Ali Gholamrezanezhad, Kyle Basques, Ali Batouli, Mojtaba Olyaie, George Matcuk, Abass Alavi, Hossein Jadvar
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is often underutilized in the field of musculoskeletal imaging, with key reasons including the excellent performance of conventional musculoskeletal MRI, the limited spatial resolution of PET, and the lack of reimbursement for PET for non-oncologic musculoskeletal indications. However, with improvements in PET/CT and PET/MR imaging over the last decade as well as an increased understanding of the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal diseases, there is an emerging potential for PET as a primary or complementary modality in the management of rheumatologic and orthopedic patients...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127245/hypertrophic-osteoarthropathy-on-bone-scan
#17
Harleen Kaur, Mitchel A Muhleman, Helena R Balon
We present a patient with a history of lung cancer and displaying the typical pattern of hypertrophic osteoarthropathy on bone scan. We also discuss other etiologies, pathophysiology and management of this entity.
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127244/imaging-of-the-thyroid-and-parathyroid-using-a-cardiac-cadmium-zinc-telluride-camera-phantom-studies
#18
Yosuke Miyazaki, Yasuhiro Kato, Akira Imoto, Kazuki Fukuchi
Purpose: Cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) detectors have recently been introduced to the field of clinical nuclear cardiology. However, the feasibility of using them for organs other than the heart remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of a cardiac CZT camera to acquire thyroid and parathyroid images. We used custom-made phantoms and the currently available standard protocols for CZT, instead of a sodium-iodine scintillation (NaI) camera. Materials and Methods: Thyroid phantoms with or without parathyroid adenomas were made from agar using radiopharmaceuticals ((99m)Tc or (123)I) and imaged using CZT and NaI cameras...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127243/pelvic-meckel-s-diverticulum-mimicking-bladder-on-meckel-scan-the-impact-of-quality-control-and-technical-issues
#19
Mohsen Qutbi, Isa Neshandar Asli
Quality control and technical issues are essential for high-quality imaging. An important technical parameter of image acquisition is selecting zoom factor according to camera field-of-view dimensions and patient's body size. Here, we present a case of atypically located Meckel's diverticulum mimicking bladder on Meckel scan.
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127242/gamma-camera-based-method-for-131-i-capsule-counting-an-alternate-method-to-uptake-probe-method
#20
Biju K Menon, Awasare S Uday, Baghel N Singh
The main objective of this study was to check the validity of using gamma camera as an alternate method to thyroid uptake probe, for counting 25uCi (0.925 MBq) and 50uCi (1.85 MBq) (131)I capsules before administration to thyroid patients. Methods: - 10 sets each of 25uCi (0.925 MBq) and 50uCi (1.85 MBq) (131)I capsules received from Board Of Radiation and Isotope Technology, Department Of Atomic Energy, India (BRIT, DAE) have been counted individually using thyroid uptake probe for 10 seconds following institutional protocol and also by keeping individual capsule of a set with 8cm gap between each of them ...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
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