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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705817/application-of-the-alteration-uptake-ratio-of-99m-tc-mibi-scintigraphy-for-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-osteosarcoma-patients
#1
Zhongke Huang, Cen Lou
BACKGROUND: We aimed to semi-quantitatively evaluate using technetium-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile (99m Tc-MIBI) scintigraphy the efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in osteosarcoma (OS) patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A hundred and two patients with OS were retrospectively included in this study. All of them underwent 99m Tc-MIBI scintigraphy before and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Semi-quantitative parameters including the uptake ratio (UR) and alteration of uptake ratio (AUR) were calculated for each patient...
January 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705816/brain-perfusion-defects-by-spet-ct-and-neurostat-semi-quantitative-analysis-in-two-patients-with-congenital-erythropoietic-porphyria
#2
Vincenzo Frusciante, Cristina Ferrari, Manuela Totaro, Guido Valle, Claudio Carmine Guida, Filippo Aucella, Paola Caputo, Giuseppe Rubini
BACKGROUND: Congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP) is a rare autosomal recessively inherited disorder with chronic and relatively stable presentation. Till now brain blood flow derangements have been described only in acute hepatic porphyrias. We describe the first findings of brain perfusion defects, studied by single photon emission tomography/computed tomography (SPET/CT), in two patients affected by CEP, by using a semi-quantification anatomic-standardized voxel-based program compared with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) results...
January 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550853/abass-alavi-a-giant-in-nuclear-medicine-turns-80-and-is-still-going-strong
#3
Poul F Høilund-Carlsen
Little was written in the stars above the city of Tabriz in Iran on March 15, 1938 indicating that a newborn citizen would immigrate to America and become a master of modern mo-lecular imaging with a sharp focus on 18 F-FDG PET to the benefit of millions of people around the world. Nonetheless, that's what happened. A gifted boy who lost his farther early and grew up with his uneducated mother and two siblings in humble circumstances to become a premium student, nationally no. 1 in mathematics while in school, and later a medical doctor before he decided in 1966 to seek his fortune in the US...
January 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550852/differentiated-thyroid-cancer-and-selenium-supplements-for-protection-of-salivary-glands-from-131-i-treatment
#4
LETTER
Elias Mazokopakis
Dear Editor, I read with great interest the article by Son et al about the radioprotective effect of selenium (Se) supplementation for the salivary glands from 131 I treatment in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). In this study, 8 patients received 300μg of Se (as inorganic sodium selenite; selenase®) orally for 10 days, 3 days before to 6 days after 131 I treatment. On the occasion of the use of Se among these patients, I want with this letter to remind the differences among the prescribed Se supplements in clinical practice, such as the possible health consequences of Brazil nut consumption as another choice for the preparation of DTC patients for radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy...
January 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550851/andersson-s-lesion-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-diagnosed-by-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
#5
Yiqiu Zhang, Beilei Li, Haojun Yu, Jun Hou, Hongcheng Shi
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a form of arthritis that affects the spine, the sacroiliac joints and sometimes the hips and shoulders. Andersson lesion (AL), was first described by Andersson in 1937 as a destructive vertebral body and discovertebral portion of the spine in AS. In this case, we report a 50 years old man with medical history of AS diagnosed AL by fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18 F-FDG PET/CT).
January 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550850/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-mimicking-lymphoma-on-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Chao Ma, Jing Lu, Guoqiang Chen, Weixing Wang, Fu Su, Xinhui Su
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is an uncommon neoplasm that has been described in various locations throughout the body, but is rarely observed in systemic lymph nodes. We present a case of a 63 years old woman with left inguinal lymphadenopathy accompanied by low-grade fever. Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18 F-FDG PET/CT) revealed abnormal higher 18 F-FDG uptake on the neck, axillar, pulmonary hilar, mediastinal, mesenteric, retroperitoneal, pelvic and inguinal lymph nodes...
January 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550849/simultaneous-pulmonary-and-inferior-vena-cava-tumor-thromboembolism-secondary-to-retroperitoneal-pleomorphic-liposarcoma
#7
Chunmeng Chen, Chong Jiang, Lin Li
Retroperitoneal pleomorphic liposarcoma (RPLS) is the least common but the most aggressive subtype of liposarcoma. We herein report a case of tumor embolism (TE) to the inferior vena cava (IVC) and pulmonary arteries in a 54 years old woman with RPLS. The case suggests that fusion fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18 F-FDG PET/CT) can accurately detect occult TE. It also illustrates the usefulness of computed tomography (CT) and high 18 F-FDG uptake by PET/CT imaging for diagnosing such findings as filling defect in the veins and beaded pulmonary arteries as TE...
January 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550848/long-term-quality-of-life-in-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-patients-after-thyroidectomy-and-high-doses-of-131-i-with-or-without-suppressive-treatment
#8
Evanthia Giannoula, Ioannis Iakovou, Frederik A Verburg
According to international guidelines, the most frequently applied diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions for differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients are those of nuclear medicine. Differentiated thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy and over the past decades has shown the fastest increasing incidence of all malignancies. This cancer has a detrimental impact on a patients' quality of life (QoL), not very well considered in general practice. In this paper we aimed to review the QoL of DTC patients who received high doses of 131 I and had (or not) a supplementary treatment...
January 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550847/-123-i-ioflupane-spet-and-123-i-mibg-in-the-diagnosis-of-parkinson-s-disease-and-parkinsonian-disorders-and-in-the-differential-diagnosis-between-alzheimer-s-and-lewy-s-bodies-dementias
#9
REVIEW
Susanna Nuvoli, Barbara Palumbo, Simona Malaspina, Giuseppe Madeddu, Angela Spanu
Nuclear medicine procedures are widely used as "in vivo" biomarkers in a large number of brain diseases, especially in the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) and of parkinsonian disorders (pD). Furthermore, nuclear medicine is used in the differential diagnosis of dementias especially Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia with Lewy's bodies (LBD) which share many clinical symptoms and often LBD is misdiagnosed as AD. The differential diagnosis between these clinical entities is crucial for treatment since LBD also shares some clinical symptoms with parkinsonian disorders...
January 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550846/is-there-an-incremental-value-to-use-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-with-or-without-ct-attenuation-for-the-diagnosis-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-study-in-chinese-patients
#10
Wen Chong Xin, Xiao Liang Shao, Yue Tao Wang, Jian Feng Wang, Xiao Song Wang, Ling Yang, Wei Yang, Fei Fei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether computed tomography attention correction (CTAC) has incremental diagnostic value for single photon emission tomography (SPET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD) in Chinese patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study consisted of 181 suspected CAD patients who underwent one-stop SPET examination by MPI combined with a CT scan. Two observers independently evaluated non-attenuation correction (NAC) and CTAC MPI images, and coronary angiography (CAG) results were used as reference standards...
January 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550845/correlations-between-dual-phase-18f-fdg-uptake-and-clinicopathologic-and-biological-markers-of-breast-cancer
#11
Hayato Kaida, Koichi Azuma, Uhi Toh, Akihiko Kawahara, Eiji Sadashima, Satoshi Hattori, Jun Akiba, Nobuhiro Tahara, Axel Rominger, Kazunai Ishii, Takamichi Murakami, Masatoshi Ishibashi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the correlations between dual-phase fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18 F-FDG) uptake and clinicopathological and immunohistochemical prognostic factors in patients with surgically resected breast cancer. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the cases of 105 patients. We calculated the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) at 85min (SUV1), SUVmax at 125min (SUV2) and the retention index [RI]. Spearman's rank correlation test, the Kruskal-Wallis test and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis were performed to assess the association between 18 F-FDG uptake and the clinicopathological and immunohistochemical factors: glucose transporter-1 (Glut-1), estrogen receptor alpha (ERα), ERβ, progesterone receptor (PR), human epidermal growth factor 2 (Her2), mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), and P70S6kinase (P70S6)...
January 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550844/is-there-an-association-between-hibernating-myocardium-and-left-ventricular-mechanical-dyssynchrony-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction
#12
Feifei Zhang, Wei Yang, Yuetao Wang, Haipeng Tang, Jianfeng Wang, Xiaoliang Shao, Ziyi Wang, Xiaoying Zhang, Ling Yang, Xiaosong Wang, Weihua Zhou
OBJECTIVE: Left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony (LVMD) is an important factor in the prognosis of patients with myocardial infarction (MI). The aim of this study is to identify the influencing factors of LVMD in MI patients by radionuclide myocardial imaging. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study consisted of 91 patients who had a history of definite prior MI and underwent both technetium-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile (99m Tc-MIBI) gated single photon emission tomography (SPET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and 18 F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial metabolic imaging...
January 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550843/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-and-ultrasonogrpahy-in-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-patients-with-elevated-serum-levels-of-antithyroglobulin-antibody-negative-tg-and-whole-body-131-i-scan
#13
Jiao Liu, Baoping Liu, Yanxia Yu, Fangfang Chao, Yan Liu, Xingmin Han
OBJECTIVE: In the follow-up of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), several patients had elevated serum levels of antithyroglobulin antibody (TgAb), undetectable serum thyroglobulin (Tg), and negative radioiodine whole body scan (131 I-WBS). We describe the use of neck ultrasonography (US) and fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18 F-FDG PET/CT) imaging in these patients to investigate this clinically challenging problem and propose treating...
January 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550842/tumoricidal-effect-and-pain-relief-after-concurrent-therapy-by-strontium-89-chloride-and-zoledronic-acid-for-bone-metastases
#14
Kenkichi Baba, Hayato Kaida, Chikayuki Hattori, Koichiro Muraki, Tomoko Kugiyama, Hiromasa Fujita, Masatoshi Ishibashi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the palliative and tumoricidal effects of concurrent therapy of strontium-89 chloride (89 SrCl2 ) and zoledronic acid (ZA) for painful bone metastases. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fifty-one patients with painful bone metastases prostate cancer (n=17), lung cancer (n=13), breast cancer (n=12), other cancers (n=9) were treated. Bone metastases was confirmed in all patients by technetium-99m hydroxymethylene diphosphonate (99m Tc-HMDP) bone scintigraphy...
January 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550841/value-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-discrimination-between-indolent-and-aggressive-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-a-study-of-328-patients
#15
Galal Alobthani, Victor Romanov, Kayako Isohashi, Keiko Matsunaga, Tadashi Watabe, Hiroki Kato, Mitsuaki Tatsumi, Eku Shimosegawa, Jun Hatazawa
OBJECTIVE: Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) cases with inconclusive biopsy findings are not infrequently referred for fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18 F-FDG PET/CT). We searched for maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) cut-off values that could discriminate between indolent and aggressive NHL in conventional non-time of flight (non-TOF) 18 F-FDG PET/CT and TOF 18 F-FDG PET/CT. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Retrospectively, 328 patients were selected by the following inclusion criteria: biopsy-proven NHL with no more than one histopathological type; new cases with less than 90 days between obtaining biopsy and 18 F-FDG PET/CT scanning; recurrent cases with time interval more than six months since the last therapy with no history of transformation; and blood glucose less than 150mg/dL...
January 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550840/effects-of-age-and-weight-on-the-metabolic-activities-of-the-cervical-thoracic-and-lumbar-spines-as-measured-by-fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-healthy-males
#16
Cyrus Ayubcha, Mahdi Zirakchian Zadeh, Chamith S Rajapakse, Jan Hartvigsen, Mette Jensen Stochkendahl, William Raynor, Oswaldo Acosta-Montenegro, Thomas Werner, Hongming Zhuang, Poul F Høilund-Carlsen, Abass Alavi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the age and weight-related metabolic trends in the spines of healthy male subjects using fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18 F-FDG PET) imaging. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Forty three healthy male subjects (age 23-75 years, weight 50-145kg) were selected from the CAMONA study. A global assessment methodology was applied to the subjects' 18 F-FDG 180 minute scans, where each region of the spine (cervical, thoracic and lumbar) was individually encapsulated in a single region of interest, and standardized uptake value (SUVmean) was calculated per respective region...
January 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324936/the-impact-of-lung-perfusion-scintigraphy-in-the-emergency-management-of-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
#17
Cristina Ferrari, Alessandra Cimino, Giacomo Bianco, Francesca Iuele, Alessandra Di Palo, Margherita Fanelli, Artor Niccoli-Asabella, Giuseppe Rubini
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is an emergency condition that requires immediate treatment. As the symptoms and the risk factors are nonspecific, PE differential diagnosis is often required. Even if angio-CT is considered the gold standard for PE diagnosis, the frequent allergic condition and/or chronic renal failure of patients make, in most cases, not possible the use of contrast enhancement in emergency with even more increasing use of Lung Perfusion Scintigraphy (LPS), as a simple and fast examination with no preparation/contraindication...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324935/right-putamen-and-age-are-the-most-discriminant-features-to-diagnose-parkinson-s-disease-by-using-123-i-fp-cit-brain-spet-data-by-using-an-artificial-neural-network-classifier-a-classification-tree-clt
#18
S Cascianelli, C Tranfaglia, M L Fravolini, F Bianconi, M Minestrini, S Nuvoli, N Tambasco, M E Dottorini, B Palumbo
OBJECTIVE: The differential diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) and other conditions, such as essential tremor and drug-induced parkinsonian syndrome or normal aging brain, represents a diagnostic challenge. 123 I-FP-CIT brain SPET is able to contribute to the differential diagnosis. Semiquantitative analysis of radiopharmaceutical uptake in basal ganglia (caudate nuclei and putamina) is very useful to support the diagnostic process. An artificial neural network classifier using 123 I-FP-CIT brain SPET data, a classification tree (CIT), was applied...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324934/stem-cells-therapy-the-future-in-the-management-of-systemic-sclerosis-a-case-report
#19
Jung In Song, Silvanie Volz, Maria Eirini Liodaki, Peter Mailänder, Konstantinos Kalousis
OBJECTIVE: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a connective tissue disorder of unknown etiology, with heterogeneous clinical manifestations and chronic and often progressive course. The diffuse cutaneous form of SSc (dcSSc) is characterized by thickening of the skin (scleroderma) and distinctive involvement of multiple internal organs. Patients with limited cutaneous SSc (lcSSc) generally have long-standing Raynaud's phenomenon before other manifestations of SSc appear. Over the last decade the Interest of adipose-derived cell therapy in regenerative medicine has increased continuously...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324933/brachytherapy-in-soft-tissue-tumours-an-interdisciplinary-challenge
#20
Silvanie Volz, Konstantinos Kalousis, Jung In Song, Tobias Kisch, Eike Wenzel, Peter Mailänder
OBJECTIVE: Interdisciplinary work including surgery and additive radiotherapy is often needed for the therapy of tumours. Beneath this, brachytherapy is an important part of the radiotherapy. It was first used over 100 years ago and is in regular use after the development of afterload technology in the early 1970s. Today it is often used in different tumour therapies, for example in soft tissue sarcoma or breast tumours, in order to decrease the risk of local recurrence. Concerning its benefits, higher doses could be used because of the localized effect with equivalent local control rate and less toxicity of treatment...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
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