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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817456/role-of-various-semiquantitative-parameters-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-studies-for-interim-treatment-response-evaluation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Akshima Sharma, Anant Mohan, Ashu Seith Bhalla, Sreenivas Vishnubhatla, Anil Kumar Pandey, Chandra Sekhar Bal, Rakesh Kumar
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the role of various semiquantitative parameters obtained from fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT in interim treatment response assessment in biopsy-proven non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to find the best parameter, if any. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Totally, 32 patients (male/female: 25/7) with biopsy proven NSCLC and a mean age of 54.71±12.65 years were enrolled in the study. Each patient underwent whole-body F-FDG PET/CT scan after injecting 5...
August 16, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806349/dual-phase-99mtc-mibi-imaging-and-the-expressions-of-p-gp-gst-%C3%AF-and-mrp1-in-hyperparathyroidism
#2
Jianjun Xue, Yan Liu, Danrong Yang, Yan Yu, Qianqian Geng, Ting Ji, Lulu Yang, Qi Wang, Yuanbo Wang, Xueni Lu, Aimin Yang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to further elucidate the mechanisms of dual-phase technetium-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile (Tc-MIBI) parathyroid imaging by exploring the association between early uptake results (EUR), delayed uptake results (DUR), and the retention index (RI) in dual-phase Tc-MIBI parathyroid imaging and P glycoprotein (P-gp), multidrug resistance-associated protein 1 (MRP1), and glutathione S-transferase-π (GST-π) expression in hyperparathyroidism (HPT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Preoperative dual-phase (early and delayed) Tc-MIBI imaging was performed on 74 patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for HPT...
August 11, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806348/radioprotective-effect-of-vitamin-e-on-salivary-glands-after-radioiodine-therapy-for-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Arun Upadhyaya, Pingping Zhou, Zhaowei Meng, Peng Wang, Guizhi Zhang, Qiang Jia, Jian Tan, Xue Li, Tianpeng Hu, Na Liu, Sen Wang, Xiaoxia Liu, Huiying Wang, Chunmei Zhang, Fengxiao Zhao, Ziyu Yan, Xiaoran Wang, Xuemeng Zhang, Wan Zhang
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the radioprotective effect of vitamin E on salivary glands after radioactive iodine (I) therapy in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-two patients with differentiated thyroid cancer were enrolled in this study. They were divided randomly into four groups (control group: 22 cases, group A: 23 cases, group B: 22 cases, and group C: 15 cases) before postsurgical ablation therapy with 100 mCi I...
August 11, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800003/evaluation-of-tomographic-image-quality-of-extended-and-conventional-parallel-hole-collimators-using-maximum-likelihood-expectation-maximization-algorithm-by-monte-carlo-simulations
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Vahid Moslemi, Mansour Ashoor
OBJECTIVE: One of the major problems associated with parallel hole collimators (PCs) is the trade-off between their resolution and sensitivity. To solve this problem, a novel PC - namely, extended parallel hole collimator (EPC) - was proposed, in which particular trapezoidal denticles were increased upon septa on the side of the detector. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, an EPC was designed and its performance was compared with that of two PCs, PC35 and PC41, with a hole size of 1...
August 10, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800002/finding-the-sweet-spot-for-metformin-in-18f-fdg-pet
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Michael Morris, Babak Saboury, Wengen Chen, Eliot L Siegel, Bahar Dasgeb
PURPOSE: The effect of oral hypoglycemic agents on fluorine-18-flurodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) uptake is less understood than the effect of exogenous insulin. In this study, the effect of withholding metformin on F-FDG distribution in subsequent PET imaging was evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective observational study was carried out. A total of 15 patients taking metformin were grouped according to the time interval from the last dose of metformin to F-FDG-PET...
August 10, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777221/characterization-of-resolution-sensitivity-and-shielding-of-a-gamma-probe-for-sentinel-lymph-node-localization-an-experimental-study
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Emerson N Itikawa, Leonardo A Santos, Ana C Trevisan, Felipe A Pitella, Mery Kato, Eder R Moraes, Lauro Wichert-Ana
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate angular, spatial, and energy resolution, sensitivity, and shielding of a gamma-probe. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The EUROPROBE II gamma-probe (EuroRad) with sources of technetium-99m was assessed according to NEMA NU-3-2004. Resolution tests were evaluated considering the full width at half maximum (FWHM). The following parameters were evaluated: angular resolution in air, spatial resolution with a scattering medium and in air, energy resolution, and sensitivity and shielding...
August 3, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777220/normal-bone-and-soft-tissue-distribution-of-fluorine-18-sodium-fluoride-and-artifacts-on-18f-naf-pet-ct-bone-scan-a-pictorial-review
#7
Ismet Sarikaya, Abdelhamid H Elgazzar, Ali Sarikaya, Mahmoud Alfeeli
Fluorine-18-sodium fluoride (F-NaF) PET/CT is a relatively new and high-resolution bone imaging modality. Since the use of F-NaF PET/CT has been increasing, it is important to accurately assess the images and be aware of normal distribution and major artifacts. In this pictorial review article, we will describe the normal uptake patterns of F-NaF in the bone tissues, particularly in complex structures, as well as its physiologic soft tissue distribution and certain artifacts seen on F-NaF PET/CT images.
August 3, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704341/uptake-of-the-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-targeted-pet-radiotracer-18f-dcfpyl-in-elastofibroma-dorsi
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Michael A Gorin, Wael Marashdeh, Ashley E Ross, Mohammad E Allaf, Kenneth J Pienta, Martin G Pomper, Steven P Rowe
OBJECTIVE: PET imaging using radiotracers that target prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) are increasingly being used in the evaluation of men with prostate cancer (PCa). It is therefore of increasing importance for imaging specialists to recognize potential pitfalls of this novel imaging technique. In this report, we describe a series of benign elastofibroma dorsi with uptake of the PSMA-targeted PET radiotracer ¹⁸F-DCFPyL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the imaging data of 75 men with PCa who were consecutively imaged with ¹⁸F-DCFPyL PET/CT...
July 20, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727659/patient-release-criteria-following-radioactive-iodine-131-treatment-in-the-light-of-international-practice-where-does-south-africa-fit-in
#9
Modisenyane S Mongane, William I D Rae
The release from hospital of patients treated with radioactive iodine-131 (I) remains a controversial issue as a result of the range of guidelines implemented by national regulatory bodies responsible for radiation protection in various countries worldwide. The aim of this study was to review and analyse the literature on patient release criteria (PRC) applied internationally in an attempt to achieve a justifiable approach to setting equivalent criteria in South Africa. In 2016, the South African Department of Health, Directorate: Radiation Control added conditions (numbers 50 and 90), to licences to use radioactive nuclides...
July 19, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727658/white-cell-and-marrow-imaging-subtracting-uncertainty
#10
Chelsey Turner, Alison A Bolster, Carolyn L Paterson, Hugh J Wallace
A subtraction method for assessments of dual-isotope indium-111 (In)-labelled white cell and Tc-nanocoll was proposed, and following a pilot study was introduced in routine service to improve the confidence of reporters. This technical note describes a simple technique to produce subtraction images from routinely acquired images to investigate and exclude post joint replacement infection. Labelled leucocytes (with In) show areas of increased white cell accumulation, whereas Tc-nanocoll images show bone marrow distribution...
July 19, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723716/refining-the-management-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-integrating-11c-choline-pet-ct-scan-into-the-multidisciplinary-team-discussion
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Ezio Lanza, Matteo Donadon, Paolo Felisaz, Antonio Mimmo, Arturo Chiti, Guido Torzilli, Luca Balzarini, Egesta Lopci
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the impact of C-choline PET/CT on the management of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and incorporate into a refined algorithm combining diagnostic imaging and multidisciplinary team (MDT) discussion. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From February 2010 to February 2016, the charts of all patients discussed in the liver MDT were revised. Suspected or confirmed HCC lesions or Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stages A, B or C with a C-choline PET/CT performed in our hospital were included in the analyses...
July 18, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723715/novel-weight-based-dose-threshold-for-18f-naf-pet-ct-imaging-using-advanced-pet-ct-systems-a-potential-tool-for-reducing-radiation-burden
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Fahad Marafi, Abdulreda Esmail, Rashid Rasheed, Fareeda Alkandari, Sharjeel Usmani
BACKGROUND: Fluorine-18-sodium fluoride (F-NaF) PET/CT is an important tool for detecting and evaluating metastatic bone cancer. Besides traditional dose metrics, recent methods such as real-time dose mapping, dose calculation from DICOM information, and their relevance to entrance skin exposure are currently in use to reduce the radiation burden. In this study, we have analyzed the data of 1062 patients retrospectively to evaluate patterns of absorbed dose for institutional weight-based dose protocol as compared with fixed dose method guidelines of Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)...
July 18, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719405/clinical-outcomes-1-year-after-empiric-131i-therapy-for-hyperthyroid-disorders-real-life-experience-and-predictive-factors-of-functional-response
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Lavinia Vija Racaru, Charlotte Fontan, Mathilde Bauriaud-Mallet, Séverine Brillouet, Olivier Caselles, Slimane Zerdoud, Delphine Bastié, Delphine Vallot, Philippe Caron, Manuel Bardiès, Frederic Courbon
: Radioiodine is a therapeutic option in Europe for Graves' disease (GD) and toxic multinodular goiter (MNG). PURPOSE: To compare empiric and calculated I activities using 2013 EANM recommendations. To look for predictive factors of therapeutic response to an empiric activity of I. To assess clinical situations favoring calculated treatment modalities. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prospective monocentric study of clinical outcomes at 1 year follow-up in 86 patients with GD and MNG who received empiric I therapeutic activities (348-939 MBq)...
July 17, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704342/a-novel-compact-small-field-of-view-hybrid-gamma-camera-first-clinical-results
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Aik H Ng, Patricia E Blackshaw, Mohammed S Alqahtani, Layal K Jambi, Sarah L Bugby, John E Lees, Alan C Perkins
INTRODUCTION: Hybrid imaging has proven to be a major innovation in nuclear medicine, allowing the fusion of functional information with anatomical detail. In the past, the use of hybrid imaging such as PET-CT, PET-MRI and SPECT-CT has been of great clinical benefit; however, these scanners are relatively large and bulky. We have developed and investigated the clinical application of a compact small field of view hybrid gamma camera (HGC) that is suitable for small-organ imaging at the patient bedside...
July 12, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704339/quantitative-analysis-of-normal-and-pathologic-adrenal-glands-with-18f-fdopa-pet-ct-focus-on-pheochromocytomas
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Aurélie Moreau, Anne L Giraudet, David Kryza, Françoise Borson-Chazot, Claire Bournaud, Thomas Mognetti, Jean-Christophe Lifante, Patrick Combemale, Francesco Giammarile, Claire Houzard
INTRODUCTION: Many studies have reported the high performance of 6-fluorine-18-fluorodihydroxyphenilalanine (F-FDOPA) PET/CT in the diagnosis of pheochromocytomas but nobody seems to have investigated physiological and pathological adrenal glands from a quantitative point of view. The purpose of the present study was to assess the quantitative F-FDOPA uptake of normal and pathologic adrenal glands and to establish thresholds to characterize pheochromocytomas. We were especially interested in characterizing the remaining adrenal glands captation after an adrenalectomy...
July 12, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704338/analysis-of-metastatic-involvement-in-bone-using-anatomical-and-functional-information-from-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Omer Demirkaya, Mohammed AlQahtani, Abdulaziz Alsugair, Omer Aras, Mohei-Eldin Abouzied
PURPOSE: Although the overall incidence of bone metastasis is not known, over one-half of the people who die of cancer in the USA every year are thought to have bone involvement. In this study we have developed a method to quantify the metabolic and anatomic changes induced by different types of bone metastases in cancer patients using PET/CT images. PATIENTS AND MATERIALS: Seventy-three cancer patients with no previous history of chemotherapy or radiotherapy who had definite bone metastases documented by PET/CT and other conventional modalities were selected for this study...
July 12, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692495/the-clinical-significance-of-technetium-99m-methylene-diphosphonate-bone-scintigraphy-findings-in-patients-with-rhabdomyolysis
#17
Jeong Won Lee, Eun-Young Lee, Sae-Yong Hong, Ik Dong Yoo, Sang Mi Lee
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the relationship between bone scintigraphy finding and clinical factors and assessed the prognostic value of bone scintigraphy finding in patients with rhabdomyolysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 143 patients with rhabdomyolysis who had undergone bone scintigraphy. Bone scintigraphy was classified into three groups: no or equivocal soft tissue uptake, a localized uptake, and a diffuse uptake. The relationship of bone scintigraphy findings with clinical factors was evaluated...
July 7, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692494/diagnostic-importance-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-parameters-and-total-lesion-glycolysis-in-differentiating-between-benign-and-malignant-adrenal-lesions
#18
Esra Ciftci, Bulent Turgut, Ali Cakmakcilar, Seyit A Erturk
PURPOSE: Benign adrenal lesions are prevalent in oncologic imaging and make metastatic disease diagnoses difficult. This study evaluates the diagnostic importance of metabolic, volumetric, and metabolovolumetric parameters measured by fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT in differentiating between benign and malignant adrenal lesions in cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we evaluated F-FDG PET/CT parameters of adrenal lesions of follow-up cancer patients referred to our clinic between January 2012 and November 2016...
July 7, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692493/the-application-of-technetium-99m-red-blood-cell-scintigraphy-in-the-diagnosis-of-orbital-cavernous-hemangioma
#19
Hua Dong, Zuncheng Zhang, Yongtao Guo, Hong Zhang, Wengui Xu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of technetium-99m-red blood cell (Tc-RBC) scintigraphy in the diagnosis of orbital cavernous hemangioma (OCH). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-one patients with pathologically confirmed orbital mass, of which 10 were OCH, underwent Tc-RBC scintigraphy in this study. The scanning procedure included an initial perfusion phase, followed by an early and a delayed blood pool phase. All patients underwent ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT), and 15 patients also underwent MRI...
July 7, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692492/criteria-for-the-addition-of-prone-imaging-to-myocardial-perfusion-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-for-inferior-wall
#20
Koji Nakaya, Masahisa Onoguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Keisuke Kiso, Hideki Otsuka, Yoshifumi Nouno, Takayuki Shibutani, Eisuke Yasuda
OBJECTIVE: Myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is occasionally suspected to generate images that represent either ischemia or infarction for the inferior wall [right coronary artery (RCA) disease] or attenuation artifacts because of the diaphragm. We often encounter this. The application of prone imaging is advantageous in the differentiation of RCA disease because of attenuation artifacts. If decreased accumulation of radioisotopes is observed at the site with either RCA disease or attenuation artifacts, then a criterion that enables the addition of prone imaging should be implemented...
July 7, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
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