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Gallium 68

Thomas Ebenhan, Isabel Schoeman, Daniel D Rossouw, Anne Grobler, Biljana Marjanovic-Painter, Judith Wagener, Hendrik G Kruger, Mike M Sathekge, Jan Rijn Zeevaart
PURPOSE: Radiopharmaceuticals containing the motive tripeptide arginyl-glycyl-asparatic acid (RGD) are known to target ανβ3 integrins during tumor angiogenesis. A more generic kit radiolabeling procedure accommodating Ga-68 from different generators was developed for NOTA-RGD and evaluated for its versatile use and safety in subsequent in vivo applications. The [(68)Ga]NOTA-RGD kit was further verified for its expected biodistribution and pharmacokinetics in nonhuman primates and its clinical sensitivity to detect solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) in cancer patients...
October 14, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
Seunghyun Eom, Sungjoon Lim
In this paper, we proposed a stretchable radio frequency (RF) sensor to detect strain direction and level. The stretchable sensor is composed of two complementary split ring resonators (CSRR) with microfluidic channels. In order to achieve stretchability, liquid metal (eutectic gallium-indium, EGaIn) and Ecoflex substrate are used. Microfluidic channels are built by Ecoflex elastomer and microfluidic channel frames. A three-dimensional (3D) printer is used for fabrication of microfluidic channel frames. Two CSRR resonators are designed to resonate 2...
October 11, 2016: Sensors
Junfeng Li, Johann Karunananthan, Bradley Pelham, Fouad Kandeel
It was estimated that every year more than 30000 persons in the United States - approximately 80 people per day - are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). T1D is caused by autoimmune destruction of the pancreatic islet (β cells) cells. Islet transplantation has become a promising therapy option for T1D patients, while the lack of suitable tools is difficult to directly evaluate of the viability of the grafted islet over time. Positron emission tomography (PET) as an important non-invasive methodology providing high sensitivity and good resolution, is able to accurate detection of the disturbed biochemical processes and physiological abnormality in living organism...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
Neena Kalsy, Sobhan Vinjamuri
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September 8, 2016: Nuclear Medicine Communications
Sara Rubagotti, Stefania Croci, Erika Ferrari, Michele Iori, Pier C Capponi, Luca Lorenzini, Laura Calzà, Annibale Versari, Mattia Asti
Curcumin derivatives labelled with fluorine-18 or technetium-99m have recently shown their potential as diagnostic tools for Alzheimer's disease. Nevertheless, no study by exploiting the labelling with gallium-68 has been performed so far, in spite of its suitable properties (positron emitter, generator produced radionuclide). Herein, an evaluation of the affinity for synthetic β-amyloid fibrils and for amyloid plaques of three (nat/68)Ga-labelled curcumin analogues, namely curcumin curcumin (CUR), bis-dehydroxy-curcumin (bDHC) and diacetyl-curcumin (DAC), was performed...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Michael S Hofman, Rodney J Hicks
Nuclear medicine renal imaging provides important functional data to assist in the diagnosis and management of patients with a variety of renal disorders. Physiologically stable metal chelates like ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and diethylenetriamine penta-acetate (DTPA) are excreted by glomerular filtration and have been radiolabelled with a variety of isotopes for imaging glomerular filtration and quantitative assessment of glomerular filtration rate. Gallium-68 ((68)Ga) EDTA PET usage predates Technetium-99m ((99m)Tc) renal imaging, but virtually disappeared with the widespread adoption of gamma camera technology that was not optimal for imaging positron decay...
September 2016: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
Mariza Vorster, Alex Maes, Christophe van de Wiele, Mike Sathekge
The process of inflammation (with or without infection) forms part of essentially every major debilitating disease. Early detection and accurate distinction of inflammation from infection are important to optimize and individualize therapy. Nuclear medicine is ideally suited for the detection of pathologic changes early on and is able to target a magnitude of role players involved in the aforementioned processes. Hybrid modalities such as PET/CT and PET/MRI offer high spatial resolution that combines morphologic and pathophysiological changes and add various quantification possibilities that are preferable in these settings...
September 2016: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
Dale L Bailey, Enid M Eslick, Geoffrey P Schembri, Paul J Roach
Gallium-68 ((68)Ga) is a positron-emitting radionuclide suitable for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging that has a number of convenient features-it has a physical half life of 68 minutes, it is generator produced at the PET facility and needs no local cyclotron, and being a radiometal is able to be chelated to a number of useful molecules for diagnostic imaging with PET. (68)Ga has recently been investigated as a radiotracer for ventilation and perfusion (V/Q) lung imaging. It is relatively easy to produce both V/Q radiopharmaceuticals labeled with (68)Ga for PET studies, it offers higher spatial resolution than equivalent SPECT studies, the short half life allows for multiple (repeated) scans on the same day, and low amounts of radiotracer can be used thus limiting the radiation dose to the subject...
September 2016: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
Philipp Spang, Christian Herrmann, Frank Roesch
This article reviews the development of bifunctional chelates for synthesising (68)Ga radiopharmaceuticals. It structures the chelates into groups of macrocycles, nonmacrocycles, and chimeric derivatives. The most relevant bifunctional chelates are discussed in chelate structure, parameters of (68)Ga-labeling, and stability of the (68)Ga-chelate complexes. Furthermore those derivatives are included, where (67)Ga was applied instead of (68)Ga. A particular feature discussed is the ability of certain bifunctional chelate structures to function in kit-type preparation of the (68)Ga radiopharmaceuticals...
September 2016: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
Dwi R Helianthi, Christina Simadibrata, Adiningsih Srilestari, Edy R Wahyudi, Rudy Hidayat
AIM: to compare the effectiveness of active laser acupuncture with placebo on reducing pain intensity and improving functional outcome in geriatric patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: a double-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted in geriatrics with knee OA at Medical Acupuncture Outpatient Clinic, Integrated Geriatric Outpatient Clinic, Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic of Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, during May to October 2015. Sixty two patients with knee OA were randomly assigned into two groups: active laser acupuncture group or placebo laser acupuncture group...
April 2016: Acta Medica Indonesiana
Pierre-Yves Le Roux, Tracy L Leong, Stephen A Barnett, Rodney J Hicks, Jason Callahan, Peter Eu, Renee Manser, Michael S Hofman
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative evaluation of lung cancer patients relies on calculation of predicted post-operative (PPO) lung function based on split lung function testing. Pulmonary perfusion (Q) PET/CT can now be performed by substituting Technetium-99 m labeling of macroaggregated albumin (MAA) with Gallium-68. This study compares Q PET/CT with current recommended methods of pre-operative lung function assessment. METHODS: Twenty-two patients planned for curative surgical resection (mean FEV1 77 %, SD 21 %; mean DLCO 66 %, SD 17 % predicted) underwent pre-operative Q PET/CT...
2016: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
Luciano Mayer, Fernando Vacilotto Gomes, Marília Gerhardt de Oliveira, João Feliz Duarte de Moraes, Lennart Carlsson
The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the effects of low-level laser therapy on the osseointegration process by comparing resonance frequency analysis measurements performed at implant placement and after 30 days and micro-computed tomography images in irradiated vs nonirradiated rabbits. Fourteen male New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into two groups of seven animals each, one control group (nonirradiated animals) and one experimental group that received low-level laser therapy (Thera Lase®, aluminum-gallium-arsenide laser diode, 10 J per spot, two spots per session, seven sessions, 830 nm, 50 mW, CW, Ø 0...
August 17, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
Diala El-Maouche, Samira M Sadowski, Georgios Z Papadakis, Lori Guthrie, Candice Cottle-Delisle, Roxanne Merkel, Corina Millo, Clara C Chen, Electron Kebebew, Michael T Collins
CONTEXT: Phosphaturic mesenchymal tumors (PMTs) are small, typically difficult to localize, and express somatostatin receptors. Recent work suggests imaging studies using (68)Gallium ((68)Ga)-conjugated somatostatin peptide analogues, such as 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid (DOTA)TATE, which enables somatostatin receptor imaging with positron emission tomography (PET), may be useful at identifying these tumors. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate the use of (68)Ga-DOTATATE PET/computed tomography (CT) for tumor localization in tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO)...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Hanwen Zhang, Pooja Desai, Yusuke Koike, Jacob Houghton, Sean D Carlin, Nidhi Tandon, Karim Touijer, Wolfgang Andreas Weber
: Gastrin releasing peptide (GRP) receptors are frequently overexpressed in human prostate cancer, and radiolabeled GRP receptor (GRPr) affinity ligands have shown promise for in vivo imaging of prostate cancer with PET. The goal of this study was to develop a dual-modality imaging probe that can be used for non-invasive PET imaging and optical imaging of prostate cancer. METHODS: We designed and synthesized an IRDye 650 and 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid (DOTA) conjugated GRPr antagonist, HZ220 (DOTA-Lys(IRDye 650)-PEG4-[D-Phe(6), Sta(13)]-BN(6-14)NH(2)) by reacting DOTA-Lys-PEG4-[D-Phe(6), Sta(13)]-BN(6-14)NH(2) (HZ219) with IRDye 650 NHS ester...
August 11, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Çiğdem Soydal, Ahmet Peker, Elgin Özkan, Özlem Nuriye Küçük, Metin Kemal Kir
BACKGROUND/AIM: To describe the role of baseline gallium (Ga)-68 DOTATATE positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) in the prediction of the response to peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) using lutetium (Lu)-177 DOTATATE. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Analysis was made of baseline Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT images of 29 patients (17 females and 12 males; mean age: 50.7 ± 14.6 years) with metastatic neuroendocrine tumors who received PRRT with Lu-177 DOTATATE...
2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Pedram Heidari, Alicia Szretter, Laura E Rushford, Maria Stevens, Lee Collier, Judit Sore, Jacob Hooker, Umar Mahmood
The interest in (68)Gallium labeled PET probes continues to increase around the world. Widespread use in Europe and Asia has led to great interest for use at numerous sites in the US. One barrier to entry is the cost of the automated synthesis units for relatively simple labeling procedures. We describe the construction and testing of a relatively low-cost automated (68)Ga-labeling unit for human-use. We provide a guide for construction, including part lists and synthesis timelists to facilitate local implementation...
2016: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Travis M Shaffer, Stefan Harmsen, Emaad Khwaja, Moritz F Kircher, Charles Michael Drain, Jan Grimm
Nanoparticles labeled with radiometals enable whole-body nuclear imaging and therapy. Though chelating agents are commonly used to radiolabel biomolecules, nanoparticles offer the advantage of attaching a radiometal directly to the nanoparticle itself without the need of such agents. We previously demonstrated that direct radiolabeling of silica nanoparticles with hard, oxophilic ions, such as the positron emitters zirconium-89 and gallium-68, is remarkably efficient. However, softer radiometals, such as the widely employed copper-64, do not stably bind to the silica matrix and quickly dissociate under physiological conditions...
September 14, 2016: Nano Letters
Jae Ri Kim, Jin-Young Jang, Yong Chan Shin, Young Min Cho, Hongbeom Kim, Wooil Kwon, Young Min Han, Sun-Whe Kim
Focal nesidioblastosis is a rare cause of endogenous hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia in adults. Because it is difficult to localize and detect with current imaging modalities, nesidioblastosis is challenging for biliary-pancreatic surgeons. (68)Gallium-DOTA-D-Phe(1)-Tyr(3)-octreotide PET scanning and (111)indium-pentetreotide diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid octreotide scanning may be superior to conventional imaging modalities in determining the localization of nesidioblastosis. We report the successful surgical treatment of a 54-year-old woman with focal hyperplasia of the islets of Langerhans, who experienced frequent hypoglycemic symptoms and underwent various diagnostic examinations with different results...
July 2016: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
Alexander Solle, Carsten Wanke, Lilli Geworski
Ga-68-labeled radiotracers, particularly used for the detection of neuroendocrine tumors by means of Ga-68-DOTA-TATE or -DOTA-TOC or for the diagnosis of prostate cancer by means of Ga-68-labeled antigens (Ga 68-PSMA), become increasingly important. In addition to the high sensitivity and specificity of these radiopharmaceuticals, the short-lived radionuclide Ga-68 offers almost ideal nuclear characteristics for use in PET. Ga-68 is obtained from a germanium-gallium-generator system, so that the availability of Ga-68-labeled radiotracers is independent of an on-site-cyclotron regardless of the short half-life of Ga-68 of about 68minutes...
July 15, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
Ashraf Fakhari, Amir R Jalilian, Fariba Johari-Daha, Mehdi Shafiee-Ardestani, Ali Khalaj
OBJECTIVES: In line with previous research on the development of conjugated bisphosphonate ligands as new bone-avid agents, in this study, DOTA-conjugated alendronate (DOTA-ALN) was synthesized and evaluated after labeling with gallium-68 ((68)Ga). METHODS: DOTA-ALN was synthesized and characterized, followed by (68)Ga-DOTA-ALN preparation, using DOTA-ALN and (68)GaCl3 (pH: 4-5) at 92-95° C for 10 min. Stability tests, hydroxyapatite assay, partition coefficient calculation, biodistribution studies, and imaging were performed on the developed agent in normal rats...
2016: Asia Ocean J Nucl Med Biol
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