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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123013/-68-ga-psma-pet-ct-mapping-of-prostate-cancer-biochemical-recurrence-following-radical-prostatectomy-in-270-patients-with-psa-1-0ng-ml-impact-on-salvage-radiotherapy-planning
#1
Jérémie Calais, Johannes Czernin, Minsong Cao, Amar U Kishan, John V Hegde, Narek Shaverdian, Kiri A Sandler, Fang-I Chu, Chris R King, Michael L Steinberg, Isabel Rausher, Nina-Sophie Schmidt-Hegemann, Thorsten Poeppel, Philipp Hetkamp, Francesco Ceci, Ken Herrmann, Wolfgang P Fendler, Matthias Eiber, Nicholas G Nickols
Background: Target volume delineations for prostate cancer (PCa) salvage radiotherapy (SRT) after radical prostatectomy are usually drawn in the absence of visibly recurrent disease. Gallium-68 Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography ((68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT) detects recurrent PCa with sensitivity superior to standard of care imaging at serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) values low enough to impact target volume delineations for routine SRT. OBJECTIVE: To i) map the recurrence pattern of PCa early biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy with (68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT in patients with serum PSA levels <1 ng/ml, ii) determine how often consensus clinical target volumes (CTV) based on the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) guidelines cover (68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT-defined disease, and iii) assess the potential impact of (68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT on SRT...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107272/-68-gallium-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-pet-computed-tomography-for-primary-and%C3%A2-secondary-staging-in-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Michael Chaloupka, Annika Herlemann, Melvin D'Anastasi, Clemens C Cyran, Harun Ilhan, Christian Gratzke, Christian G Stief
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET has been recently introduced for the diagnosis of patients with metastatic prostate cancer (PCa). Until today, staging of patients with PCa relied mostly on morphologic features, such as size or shape, resulting in low detection rates in disease recurrence. PSMA PET imaging provides molecular information and, in combination with conventional imaging, offers improved sensitivity and specificity. This review discusses the benefits and limitations of PSMA imaging in the setting of primary staging and detection of recurrent disease in comparison with standard-of-care imaging techniques...
November 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097943/correlation-of-somatostatin-receptor-2-expression-with-gallium-68-dota-tate-uptake-in-neuroblastoma-xenograft-models
#3
Libo Zhang, Douglass C Vines, Deborah A Scollard, Trevor McKee, Teesha Komal, Milan Ganguly, Trevor Do, Bing Wu, Natasha Alexander, Reza Vali, Amer Shammas, Travis Besanger, Sylvain Baruchel
Peptide-receptor imaging and therapy with radiolabeled somatostatin analogs such as (68)Ga-DOTA-TATE and (177)Lu-DOTA-TATE have become an effective treatment option for SSTR-positive neuroendocrine tumors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation of somatostatin receptor-2 (SSTR2) expression with (68)Ga-DOTA-TATE uptake and (177)Lu-DOTA-TATE therapy in neuroblastoma (NB) xenograft models. We demonstrated variable SSTR2 expression profiles in eight NB cell lines. From micro-PET imaging and autoradiography, a higher uptake of (68)Ga-DOTA-TATE was observed in SSTR2 high-expressing NB xenografts (CHLA-15) compared to SSTR2 low-expressing NB xenografts (SK-N-BE(2))...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072093/the-utility-of-68-ga-dotatate-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-management-follow-up-and-prognosis-of-neuroendocrine-tumors
#4
Amit Tirosh, Electron Kebebew
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare neoplasms that emerge mainly from the GI tract, pancreas and respiratory tract. The incidence of NETs has increased more than sixfold in the last decades. NETs typically express somatostatin receptors on their cell surface, which can be targeted by 'cold' somatostatin analogs for therapy or by 'hot' radiolabeled somatostatin analogs for tumor localization and treatment. 68-Gallium-DOTA peptides (DOTATATE, DOTATOC, DOTANOC) positron emission tomography/computed tomography is a highly accurate imaging modality for NETs that has been found to be more sensitive for NET detection than other imaging modalities...
October 26, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072055/diagnostic-challenges-in-prostate-cancer-and-68ga-psma-pet-imaging-a-game-changer
#5
Maseeh uz Zaman, Nosheen Fatima, Areeba Zaman, Mahwsih Sajid, Unaiza Zaman, Sidra Zaman
Prostate cancer (PC) is the most frequent solid tumor in men and the third most common cause of cancer mortality among men in developed countries. Current imaging modalities like ultrasound (US), computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and choline based positron emission (PET) tracing have disappointing sensitivity for detection of nodal metastasis and small tumor recurrence. This poses a diagnostic challenge in staging of intermediate to high risk PC and restaging of patients with biochemical recurrence (PSA >0...
October 26, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067565/simple-mild-one-step-labelling-of-proteins-with-gallium-68-using-a-tris-hydroxypyridinone-bifunctional-chelator-a-68-ga-thp-scfv-targeting-the-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen
#6
Saima Nawaz, Gregory E D Mullen, Kavitha Sunassee, Jayanta Bordoloi, Philip J Blower, James R Ballinger
BACKGROUND: Labelling proteins with gallium-68 using bifunctional chelators is often problematic because of unsuitably harsh labelling conditions such as low pH or high temperature and may entail post-labelling purification. To determine whether tris(hydroxypyridinone) (THP) bifunctional chelators offer a potential solution to this problem, we have evaluated the labelling and biodistribution of a THP conjugate with a new single-chain antibody against the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), an attractive target for staging prostate cancer (PCa)...
October 25, 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051342/-68-ga-nota-functionalized-ubiquicidin-cytotoxicity-biodistribution-radiation-dosimetry-and-first-in-human-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-imaging-of-infections
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Thomas Ebenhan, Mike Sathekge, Thabo Lenagana, Michel Koole, Olivier Gheysens, Thavendran Govender, Jan R Zeevaart
Ubiquicidin is an antimicrobial peptide (AMP) with great potential for nuclear imaging of infectious diseases as its cationic-rich fragment TGRAKRRMQYNRR (UBI) has been functionalized with 1,4,7-triazacyclononane-1,4,7-triacetic acid (NOTA) to allow complexation to Gallium-68 ((68)Ga-NOTA-UBI). We herein assess the cytotoxicity, radiation dosimetry for (68)Ga-NOTA-UBI and a first-in-human evaluation to diagnose infectious processes. Methods: Cytotoxicity was evaluated in green monkey kidney epithelial (Vero) cells and MT-4 leucocytes...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037965/prostate-cancer-specific-pet-radiotracers-a-review-on-the-clinical-utility-in-recurrent-disease
#8
Jaden D Evans, Krishan R Jethwa, Piet Ost, Scott Williams, Eugene D Kwon, Val J Lowe, Brian J Davis
Prostate cancer-specific positron emission tomography (pcPET) has been shown to detect sites of disease recurrence at serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels that are lower than those levels detected by conventional imaging. Commonly used pcPET radiotracers in the setting of biochemical recurrence are reviewed including carbon 11/fludeoxyglucose 18 (F-18) choline, gallium 68/F-18 prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), and F-18 fluciclovine. Review of the literature generally favors PSMA-based agents for the detection of recurrence as a function of low PSA levels...
July 20, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957842/comparison-of-68ga-psma-pet-ct-and-multiparametric-mri-for-staging-of-high-risk-prostate-cancer68ga-psma-pet-and-mri-in-prostate-cancer
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Shruti Tulsyan, Chandan J Das, Madhavi Tripathi, Amlesh Seth, Rajeev Kumar, Chandrasekhar Bal
INTRODUCTION: We carried out this study to compare Glu-NH-CO-NH-Lys-(Ahx) [Ga(HBED-CC)] [Ga prostate-specific membrane antigen-11 (PSMA-11)] PET with multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) for the staging of high-risk prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study in which 36 patients with high-risk prostate cancer were included. The criteria for inclusion were biopsy-proven prostate cancer with a serum prostate specific antigen of at least 20 and/or Gleason's score of at least 8...
December 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950199/validation-of-a-al-18-f-psma-11-preparation-for-clinical-applications
#10
Ehab Al-Momani, Ina Israel, Samuel Samnick
Imaging prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) using positron emission tomography (PET) has been presented so far as the most sensitive and specific with regard to prostate cancer detection, in particular in high-risk prostate cancer patients. Currently, it mainly features Gallium-68 ((68)Ga) labeled PSMA ligands, notably [(68)Ga]Glu-urea-Lys(Ahx)-HBED-CC ([(68)Ga]-PSMA-11) and [(68)Ga]DOTAGA-FFK (Sub-KuE termed ([(68)Ga]PSMA-I&T). However, (68)Ga has several shortcomings as radionuclide including a short half-life and non-ideal energies...
September 6, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949122/role-of-positron-emission-tomography-in-thyroid-and-neuroendocrine-tumours
#11
Giorgio Treglia, Alexander S Kroiss, Arnoldo Piccardo, Filippo Lococo, Prasanna Santhanam, Alessio Imperiale
BACKGROUND: Positron emission tomography (PET) is an established imaging method in oncology. PET/computed tomography (PET/CT) and PET/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) are hybrid techniques which combine morphological information obtained by CT and MRI with functional data provided by PET. Several radiotracers evaluating different metabolic pathways or receptor status can be used as PET radiotracers to assess endocrine tumours such as thyroid tumours or neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs)...
September 25, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932900/-68ga-pentixafor-pet-mri-for-the-detection-of-chemokine-receptor-4-expression-in-atherosclerotic-plaques
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Xiang Li, Daniel Heber, Tatjana Leike, Dietrich Beitzke, Xia Lu, Xiaoli Zhang, Yongxiang Wei, Markus Mitterhauser, Wolfgang Wadsak, Saskia Kropf, Hans J Wester, Christian Loewe, Marcus Hacker, Alexander R Haug
PURPOSE: The expression of chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) was found co-localized with macrophages on the atherosclerotic vessel wall and participated in the initial emigration of leukocytes. Gallium-68 [(68)Ga]Pentixafor has recently been introduced for the imaging of atherosclerosis by targeting CXCR4. We sought to evaluate human atherosclerotic lesions using [(68)Ga]Pentixafor PET/MRI. METHODS: Thirty-eight oncology patients underwent [(68)Ga]Pentixafor PET/MR imaging at baseline...
September 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920628/fluoroquinolones-as-imaging-agents-for-bacterial-infection
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Syed Ali Raza Naqvi, Karl Drlica
Diagnosis of deep-seated bacterial infection is difficult, as neither standard anatomical imaging nor radiolabeled, autologous leukocytes distinguish sterile inflammation from infection. Two recent imaging efforts are receiving attention: (1) radioactive derivatives of sorbitol show good specificity with Gram-negative bacterial infections, and (2) success in combining anatomical and functional imaging for cancer diagnosis has rekindled interest in (99m)Tc-fluoroquinolone-based imaging. With the latter, computed tomography (CT) would be combined with single-photon-emission-computed tomography (SPECT) to detect (99m)Tc-fluoroquinolone-bacterial interactions...
October 31, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889366/performance-of-68-ga-psma-pet-ct-for-prostate-cancer-management-at-initial-staging-and-time-of-biochemical-recurrence
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REVIEW
Jason Bailey, Morand Piert
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Recently introduced Gallium-68 labeled PSMA-ligands such as HBED-CC ((68)Ga-PSMA) have shown promise for unmet diagnostic needs in prostate cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: (68)Ga-PSMA has demonstrated improved detection rates and specificity for prostate cancer compared to standard imaging approaches. In the setting of primary disease, (68)Ga-PSMA appears to preferentially identify treatment-relevant intermediate and high-risk prostate cancer. There is also a growing evidence that (68)Ga-PSMA positron emission tomography (PET) outperforms alternative conventional imaging methods including choline-based radiotracers for the localization of disease sites at biochemical recurrence, particularly at lower prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels (< 1 ng/mL)...
September 9, 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878856/-68-gallium-arginine-glycine-aspartic-acid-and-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-chondroblastic-osteosarcoma-of-the-skull
#15
Akintunde Orunmuyi, Moshe Modiselle, Thabo Lengana, Thomas Ebenhan, Mariza Vorster, Mike Sathekge
We report the case of a 32 year-old male with Chondroblastic Osteosarcoma of the skull, which was imaged with both (18)[F]fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and (68)Gallium-arginine-glycine-aspartic acid ((68)Ga-RGD) PET/CT. The (18)F-FDG PET/CT did not demonstrate the tumour, whereas the (68)Ga-RGD PET/CT clearly depicted a left-sided frontal tumour. (68)Ga-RGD PET/CT may be a clinically useful imaging modality for early detection of recurrent osteosarcoma, considering the limitations of (18)F-FDG PET in a setting of low glycolytic activity...
September 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808575/reduced-ventilation-perfusion-v-q-mismatch-following-endobronchial-valve-insertion-demonstrated-by-gallium-68-v-q-photon-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
#16
Paul Leong, Pierre-Yves Le Roux, Jason Callahan, Shankar Siva, Michael S Hofman, Daniel P Steinfort
Endobronchial valves (EBVs) are increasingly deployed in the management of severe emphysema. Initial studies focussed on volume reduction as the mechanism, with subsequent improvement in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1). More recent studies have emphasized importance of perfusion on predicting outcomes, though findings have been inconsistent. Gallium-68 ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) photon emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) is a novel imaging modality with advantages in spatial resolution, quantitation, and speed over conventional V/Q scintigraphy...
September 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800286/clinical-pet-imaging-in-prostate-cancer
#17
Kathryn L Wallitt, Sairah R Khan, Suraiya Dubash, Henry H Tam, Sameer Khan, Tara D Barwick
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, with a wide spectrum of biologic behavior ranging from indolent low-risk disease to highly aggressive castration-resistant prostate cancer. Conventional imaging with computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and bone scintigraphy is limited for the detection of nodal disease and distant bone metastases. In addition, advances in the available therapeutic options, both localized and systemic, drive the requirement for precise diagnostic and prognostic tools to refine the individual therapeutic approach at various times in the management of patients with prostate cancer...
September 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798227/-68-ga-dotatate-pet-ct-can-be-an-alternative-imaging-method-in-insulinoma-patients
#18
Sadiye Altun Tuzcu, Zafer Pekkolay, Faruk Kılınç, Alpaslan Kemal Tuzcu
Insulinomas are the most common cause of hypoglycemia, resulting from endogenous hyperinsulinism. The diagnosis of insulinoma is established by demonstrating inappropriately high serum insulin concentrations during a spontaneous or induced episode of hypoglycemia. Most insulinomas are islet-cell tumors. They are often small (<2 cm), benign, and difficult to localize with current imaging techniques. Insulinomas can be detected using either noninvasive procedures (e.g., transabdominal ultrasonography, spiral CT, MRI, (111)In-pentetreotide imaging, and (18)F-l-dihydroxyphenylalanine PET) or invasive procedures (e...
September 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776139/catching-the-zebra-clinical-pearls-and-pitfalls-for-the-successful-diagnosis-of-zollinger-ellison-syndrome
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REVIEW
Aaron H Mendelson, Mark Donowitz
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) results from an ectopic gastrin-secreting tumor leading to peptic ulcer disease, reflux, and chronic diarrhea. While early recognition portends an excellent prognosis with >80% survival at 15 years, symptoms are often nonspecific making the diagnosis difficult to establish. Diagnosis involves a series of tests, including fasting gastrin, gastric pH, chromogranin A, and secretin stimulation. Performing these tests in the correct sequence and at the proper time is essential to avoid inaccurate results...
August 3, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775203/immunohistochemical-validation-of-psma-expression-measured-by-68-ga-psma-pet-ct-in-primary-prostate-cancer
#20
Nadine Woythal, Ruza Arsenic, Carsten Kempkensteffen, Kurt Miller, Jan-Carlo Janssen, Kai Huang, Marcus R Makowski, Winfried Brenner, Vikas Prasad
Aim: Gallium 68 ((68)Ga) prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((68)Ga-PSMA PET/CT) has a proven role in staging and restaging of prostate cancer (PCA) patients. The aims of this study were to evaluate the association of intraprostatic (68)Ga-PSMA PET/CT (PET) findings and prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) expression in immunohistochemical staining (IHC) and generate a cut-off value for the differentiation between benign prostate tissue from PCA. Methods: Data of 31 patients (mean 67...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
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