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Mathieu Gauthé, Nathalie Testart Dardel, Fernando Ruiz Santiago, Jessica Ohnona, Valérie Nataf, Françoise Montravers, Jean-Noël Talbot
OBJECTIVES: To develop criteria to improve discrimination between vertebral metastases from neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) and benign bone lesions on PET combined with CT using DOTA-D-Phe1 -Tyr3 -octreotide labelled with gallium-68 (68 Ga-DOTA-TOC). METHODS: In 535 NET patients,68 Ga-DOTA-TOC PET/CT examinations were reviewed retrospectively for vertebral CT lesions and/or PET foci. For each vertebral PET abnormality, appearance on CT, biological volume (BV), standardized uptake value (SUVmax ) and ratios to those of reference organs were determined...
March 12, 2018: European Radiology
Robson Almeida de Rezende, Daniela Nascimento Silva, Lúcio Frigo
To evaluate low-level laser therapy (LLLT) as an adjunct to enhance postoperative mouth opening after orthognathic surgery. Prospective clinical trial of 82 patients allocated into an intervention group (laser, LG) and a control group (no laser, CG) and subgroups according to the procedure type : (1) surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME); (2) maxillary surgery; (3) mandibular surgery; or (4) bimaxillary surgery. LG patients received LLLT immediately after surgery and every 24 h thereafter for 3 days, using a gallium-aluminum-arsenide (GaAlAs) diode laser (780 nm, 28 spots, 14 on each side of the face, output power 2 J/spot)...
March 12, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
Alessandra Zilli, Ilaria Fanetti, Dario Conte, Sara Massironi
Gallium-68 DOTA-peptide positron emission tomography/computed tomography (68 Ga-PET/CT) has emerged as a promising tool for the diagnosis and staging of gastro-entero-pancreatic neoplasms, thanks to its high sensitivity and specificity. Heterotopic pancreas, which is relatively rare, has never been reported as a possible cause of false positives of68 Ga-PET/CT. We report on the first case of a heterotopic pancreas showing pathological uptake at68 Ga-PET/CT, thus mimicking an intestinal neuroendocrine tumor...
March 6, 2018: Clinical Imaging
Sangeeta Taneja, Amarnath Jena, Rajesh Taneja, Aru Singh, Aashim Ahuja
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to assess whether temporal changes in68 Ga-prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-HBED-CC uptake and multiparametric MRI parameters derived using PET/MRI can aid in characterization of benign and malignant prostate lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-five men with 29 malignant and six benign prostate lesions undergoing complete clinical workup including histologic analysis were enrolled for this retrospective study. All had undergone simultaneous whole-body68 Ga-PSMAHBED-CC PET/MRI...
March 12, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Elisabeth Eppard, Ana de la Fuente, Nicole Mohr, Mareli Allmeroth, Rudolf Zentel, Matthias Miederer, Stefanie Pektor, Frank Rösch
BACKGROUND: In this work, the in vitro and in vivo stabilities and the pharmacology of HPMA-made homopolymers were studied by means of radiometal-labeled derivatives. Aiming to identify the fewer amount and the optimal DOTA-linker structure that provides quantitative labeling yields, diverse DOTA-linker systems were conjugated in different amounts to HPMA homopolymers to coordinate trivalent radiometals Me(III)* = gallium-68, scandium-44, and lutetium-177. RESULTS: Short linkers and as low as 1...
February 27, 2018: EJNMMI Research
Meera Raghavan, Elena Lazzeri, Christopher J Palestro
Spondylodiscitis is an infection of the vertebral body or disc and may also involve the epidural space, posterior elements, and paraspinal soft tissues. It is a cause of morbidity and mortality, and warrants early diagnosis and prompt treatment. Diagnosis can be difficult because of nonspecific signs and symptoms. Magnetic resonance imaging is sensitive and specific and is the imaging modality of choice for spondylodiscitis. Gadolinium contrast can show the extent of soft tissue and bone phlegmon and abscess...
March 2018: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
Nat P Lenzo, Danielle Meyrick, J Harvey Turner
Over 90% of prostate cancers over-express prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) and these tumor cells may be accurately targeted for diagnosis by 68 Ga-PSMA-positron emission tomography/computed tomography ( 68 Ga-PSMA-PET/CT) imaging. This novel molecular imaging modality appears clinically to have superseded CT, and appears superior to MR imaging, for the detection of metastatic disease. 68 Ga-PSMA PET/CT has the ability to reliably stage prostate cancer at presentation and can help inform an optimal treatment approach...
February 11, 2018: Diagnostics
Mallory Salvé, Hermane T Avohou, Jean-Christophe M Monbaliu, Pierre Lebrun, Christian Lemaire, Christian Damblon, Pascal de Tullio, Philippe Hubert, Roland Hustinx, André Luxen
This work reports on the development of amide bond bioconjugation for the production of -NOTA and -NODAGA PRGD2 using batch strategy and microfluidic reactor technology. The final radiolabelling step was fully optimized using Design of Experiments (DoE) and Design Space (DS) approaches, hence targeting robust labelling yields in routine. Optimal labelling conditions were defined in sodium acetate buffer as 168 μg/mL peptide concentration, 4.9 pH, 47.5 °C temperature and 12.5 min reaction time. Upon optimization, the Gallium-68 radiolabelling was fully automated...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
Koramadai Karuppusamy Kamaleshwaran, Barani Kumar Pollachi Balasundararaj, Raghi Jose, Ajit Sugunan Shinto
Gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography/computed tomography (Ga-68 PSMA PET/CT) is a promising diagnostic tool for patients with prostate cancer. Penile metastasis from prostate cancer is a rare phenomenon that infrequently manifests as malignant priapism. We present a case of 79-year-old patient diagnosed as a case of adenocarcinoma prostate presenting with penile metastases imaged using Ga-68 PSMA PET/CT.
January 2018: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
Stijn Van Hecke, Tim Van Den Wyngaert, Bart Op De Beeck, Sigrid Stroobants
Somatostatin receptor (SSTR) imaging with gallium 68 (Ga-68) 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid (DOTA)-peptide positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has been introduced in clinical routine for the diagnosis and staging of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) with high SSTR expression. Although it has high sensitivity for NETs, there are some known diagnostic pitfalls one should be aware of. We present a case of suspected NET where Ga-68 DOTA-NaI3-octreotide (NOC) PET/CT showed several abdominal lesions with high SSTR expression suggesting malignancy...
January 2018: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Olli Moisio, Riikka Siitonen, Heidi Liljenbäck, Elli Suomela, Sirpa Jalkanen, Xiang-Guo Li, Anne Roivainen
Amino acid residues 283-297 from sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-like lectin 9 (Siglec-9) form a cyclic peptide ligand targeting vascular adhesion protein-1 (VAP-1). VAP-1 is associated with the transfer of leukocytes from blood to tissues upon inflammation. Therefore, analogs of Siglec-9 peptide are good candidates for visualizing inflammation non-invasively using positron emission tomography (PET). Gallium-68-labeled 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-N,N',N″,N‴-tetraacetic acid (DOTA)-conjugated Siglec-9 has been evaluated extensively for this purpose...
January 31, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Mohini Guleria, Tapas Das, Jeyachitra Amirdhanayagam, Haladhar D Sarma, Ashutosh Dash
PURPOSE: Both NOTA (1,4,7-triazacyclononane-1,4,7-triacetic acid) and DOTA (1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid) derivatives have been used as bifunctional chelating agents (BFCAs) for the preparation of 68Ga-labeled target-specific agents having potential for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of cancerous lesions. In the present work, the authors have attempted a comparative pharmacokinetic evaluation between 68Ga-labeled porphyrins prepared using NOTA and DOTA derivatives as the BFCAs...
January 26, 2018: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
Dongban Duan, Hui Liu, Yang Xu, Yuxiang Han, Mengxin Xu, Zhengchu Zhang, Zhibo Liu
The classical photodynamic therapy (PDT) requires external light to activate photosensitizers for cancer treatment. However, limited tissue penetration of light has been a long-standing challenge for PDT to cure malignant tumor in deep tissue. In recent, Cerenkov radiation (CR) emitted by radiotracers such as 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) has become an alternative and promising internal light source. Nevertheless, fluorine-18 (F-18) only releases 1.3 photons per decay in average, consequently injection dose of F-18 goes beyond 10-30 times more than usual to acquire therapeutic efficacy due to its low Cerenkov productivity...
January 25, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Averilicia Passah, Prateek Kaushik, Chetan Patel, Neeraj Parakh
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January 11, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Dale L Bailey, Michael S Hofman, Nicholas J Forwood, Graeme J O'Keefe, Andrew M Scott, Winifred M van Wyngaardt, Bonnie Howe, Olga Kovacev, Roslyn J Francis
AIMS: We report the discovery of a systematic miscalibration during the work-up process for site validation of a multi-centre clinical PET imaging trial using 68Ga, which manifested as a consistent and reproducible underestimation in the quantitative accuracy (assessed by SUV) of a range of PET cameras from different manufacturers at a number of different facilities around Australia. METHODS: Sites were asked to follow a strict preparation protocol to create a radioactive phantom with 68Ga to be imaged using a standard clinical protocol prior to commencing imaging in the trial...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Michael S Hofman, Rodney J Hicks, Tobias Maurer, Matthias Eiber
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a transmembrane glycoprotein that is overexpressed in prostate cancer. Radiolabeled small molecules that bind with high affinity to its active extracellular center have emerged as a potential new diagnostic standard of reference for prostate cancer, resulting in images with extraordinary tumor-to-background contrast. Currently, gallium 68 (68 Ga)-PSMA-11 (or HBED-PSMA) is the most widely used radiotracer for PSMA positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) or PSMA PET/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Cheri Mathews John, Prakash Agarwal, Suriyakumar Govindarajulu, Sandhya Sundaram, Senthil Senniappan
Management of congenital hyperinsulinemia of infancy (CHI) is challenging. A 4-month-old female infant with persistent hypoglycemia and elevated insulin levels was diagnosed with CHI. Gallium-68 DOTANOC positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan (68 Ga-labeled [1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane- N,N',N'',N''' -tetraacetic acid]-1-NaI3-octreotide) demonstrated focal disease in the body of the pancreas. Genetic studies indicated paternal inheritance, making focal disease likely. She was started on diazoxide therapy with partial improvement in blood glucose levels...
December 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
Victor Tang, Patrina Campbell, David A Pattison
Lymphangitic carcinomatosis (LC) refers to the rare process of diffuse malignant invasion of the pulmonary lymphatics. We describe the first reported case of LC visualised with Gallium-68 Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen positron emission tomography (68Ga-PSMA-PET) and its clinical significance in a 53-year-old man with prostate carcinoma. This case highlights the ability of 68Ga-PSMA-PET for prostate carcinoma characterisation and the importance of always considering atypical patterns of metastatic disease...
December 29, 2017: Urology
Erik Aro, Marko Seppänen, Keijo T Mäkelä, Pauliina Luoto, Anne Roivainen, Hannu T Aro
Metal-on-metal (MoM) bearings in total hip arthroplasties and hip resurfacing arthroplasties have recently shown a new type of complication: adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD). ARMD is characterized by local severe inflammation and tissue necrosis leading to implant failures. The gluteal muscle region is important for the patient outcome after revision surgery. This prospective positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) study was undertaken to evaluate the characteristics of 2-deoxy-2-[18 F]fluoro-d-glucose ([18 F]FDG) and [68 Ga]Gallium citrate ([68 Ga]Citrate) PET/CT in ARMD patients...
December 27, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
Jeremie Calais, Wolfgang P Fendler, Ken Herrmann, Matthias Eiber, Francesco Ceci
Purpose: This is a head-to-head comparison between Gallium-68 Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (68 Ga-PSMA-11) and18 F-Fluciclovine Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) in a series of 10 patients with prostate cancer (PCa) recurrence. Methods: 288 patients with PCa recurrence were enrolled in a prospective study of68 Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT imaging for recurrent disease localization (NCT02940262). We retrospectively identified 10 patients who underwent clinical indicated18 F-Fluciclovine PET/CT prior enrollment...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
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