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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536968/clinical-and-imaging-based-prognostic-factors-in-radioembolisation-of-liver-metastases-from-colorectal-cancer-a-retrospective-exploratory-analysis
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Kathy P Willowson, Aimee R Hayes, David L H Chan, Michael Tapner, Elizabeth J Bernard, Richard Maher, Nick Pavlakis, Stephen J Clarke, Dale L Bailey
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between absorbed dose and response of colorectal cancer liver metastases treated with [(90)Y]-resin microspheres and to explore possible clinical and imaging derived prognostic factors. METHODS: FDG PET/CT was used to measure response of individual lesions to a measured absorbed dose, derived from post-treatment (90)Y PET imaging. Predicted dose was also derived from planning [(99m)Tc]-MAA SPECT data...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524118/novel-radiolabeled-bisphosphonates-for-pet-diagnosis-and-endoradiotherapy-of-bone-metastases
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REVIEW
Nina Pfannkuchen, Marian Meckel, Ralf Bergmann, Michael Bachmann, Chandrasekhar Bal, Mike Sathekge, Wolfgang Mohnike, Richard P Baum, Frank Rösch
Bone metastases, often a consequence of breast, prostate, and lung carcinomas, are characterized by an increased bone turnover, which can be visualized by positron emission tomography (PET), as well as single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Bisphosphonate complexes of (99m)Tc are predominantly used as SPECT tracers. In contrast to SPECT, PET offers a higher spatial resolution and, owing to the (68)Ge/(68)Ga generator, an analog to the established (99m)Tc generator exists. Complexation of Ga(III) requires the use of chelators...
May 18, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493201/nuclear-cardiology-practice-in-spain
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Amelia Jimenez-Heffernan, Santiago Aguade-Bruix, Irene Casans-Tormo
BACKGROUND: In Spain, nuclear cardiology (NC) procedures represent the second most frequently performed studies in nuclear medicine (NM) centers. METHODS: The NC Working Group of the Spanish Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging invited NM departments across the country to answer an online questionnaire regarding 2014 activity. RESULTS: Data on 40,161 patients from 42 centers were collected. The responding public centers served 39% of Spain´s population...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490354/dual-time-point-myocardial-18-f-fdg-imaging-in-the-detection-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Ke-Fei Dou, Xiao-Jin Gao, Bo-Qia Xie, Yan Li, Zuo-Xiang He, Min-Fu Yang
BACKGROUND: Myocardial (18)F-deoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) uptake has been observed to be enhanced in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) under fasting conditions. However, whether the increased (18)F-FDG is induced by myocardial ischemia and how to discriminate ischemic from physiological (18)F-FDG uptake have rarely been investigated. METHODS: Under fasting conditions, (18)F-FDG PET imaging was performed in 52 patients with suspected CAD. Two (18)F-FDG imaging sessions were conducted within two hours after a single administration of (18)F-FDG (dual-time-point imaging), and with an intervention of an exercise test after the first imaging...
May 10, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481786/optimal-brain-99mtc-ethyl-cysteinate-dimer-spect-imaging-and-analysis-to-detect-misery-perfusion-on-15o-pet-imaging-in-patients-with-chronic-occlusive-disease-of-unilateral-major-cerebral-artery
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Yoshiyasu Matsumoto, Kohki Oikawa, Jun-Ichi Nomura, Daigo Kojima, Sotaro Oshida, Masakazu Kobayashi, Kazunori Terasaki, Yoshitaka Kubo, Kuniaki Ogasawara
PURPOSE: Misery perfusion is defined as marginally sufficient cerebral blood supply relative to cerebral metabolic demand. The aim of the present study was to determine the optimal brain Tc-ethyl cysteinate dimer (ECD) SPECT imaging and analysis to detect misery perfusion on O PET imaging in patients with chronic occlusive disease of unilateral internal carotid or middle cerebral artery (MCA). METHODS: For 97 patients, cerebral blood flow, cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen, and oxygen extraction fraction were measured using O PET; Tc-ECD SPECT was performed using dynamic scanning with a scan duration of 10 minutes each for 50 minutes after tracer administration...
May 6, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474704/seroprevalence-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-tc-and-risk-factors-in-colima-mexico
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Oscar Alberto Newton-Sánchez, Francisco Espinoza-Gómez, Valery Melnikov, Iván Delgado-Enciso, Fabián Rojas-Larios, Eric Dumonteil, Benjamín Trujillo-Hernández, Miriam de la Cruz-Ruiz
INTRODUCTION: The present study was conducted to estimate the incidence of seropositivity to anti-Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies and analyze potential risk factors in Colima, on the western coast of Mexico. METHODOLOGY: Longitudinal studies of 209 subjects with negative serology in 1999 for anti-Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies by hemagglutination inhibition test were tested again in 2005. At the same time, 716 children under six years of age were surveyed serologically (total n = 925); the history of Trypanosoma cruzi infection was determined by the same hemagglutination inhibition test...
March 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474165/evaluation-of-99m-tc-3prgd2-integrin-receptor-imaging-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tumour-bearing-mice-comparison-with-18-f-fdg-metabolic-imaging
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Jieling Zheng, Weibing Miao, Chao Huang, Haoxue Lin
OBJECTIVE: Our study was designed to explore the utility of (99m)Tc-HYNIC-PEG4-E[PEG4-c(RGDfK)]2 ((99m)Tc-3PRGD2) for the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and specifically to compare the diagnostic performance of (99m)Tc-3PRGD2 integrin receptor imaging and 2-18-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose ((18)F-FDG) metabolic imaging in a nude mouse model. METHODS: (99m)Tc-3PRGD2 was synthesized using a HYNIC-3PRGD2 lyophilized kit with (99m)TcO4 labelling. The nude mouse animal model was established by subcutaneously injecting 5 × 10(7)/ml HepG2 cells into the shoulder flank of each mouse...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468238/fasting-enhances-the-contrast-of-bone-metastatic-lesions-in-18-f-fluciclovine-pet-preclinical-study-using-a-rat-model-of-mixed-osteolytic-osteoblastic-bone-metastases
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Shuntaro Oka, Masaru Kanagawa, Yoshihiro Doi, David M Schuster, Mark M Goodman, Hirokatsu Yoshimura
(18)F-fluciclovine (trans-1-amino-3-(18)F-fluorocyclobutanecarboxylic acid) is an amino acid positron emission tomography (PET) tracer used for cancer staging (e.g., prostate and breast). Patients scheduled to undergo amino acid-PET are usually required to fast before PET tracer administration. However, there have been no reports addressing whether fasting improves fluciclovine-PET imaging. In this study, the authors investigated the influence of fasting on fluciclovine-PET using triple-tracer autoradiography with (14)C-fluciclovine, [5,6-³H]-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (³H-FDG), and (99m)Tc-hydroxymethylene diphosphonate ((99m)Tc-HMDP) in a rat breast cancer model of mixed osteolytic/osteoblastic bone metastases in which the animals fasted overnight...
April 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458734/designing-a-new-molecular-probe-the-potential-role-for-tilmanocept-lymphoseek-%C3%A2-in-the-assessment-of-patients-with-painful-hip-and-knee-joint-prostheses
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O O Adesanya, C E Hutchinson
BACKGROUND: There is a long history of nuclear medicine developments in orthopaedics beginning in the early 20(th) century. Technetium-99m ((99m)Tc) has a short half-life of six hours, emits 140 keV gamma rays and is the most widely used isotope, imaged with the Anger (gamma) camera. Gamma image quality and test sensitivity in painful prosthetic joints can be improved with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and SPECT/CT. Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) with Sodium Fluoride ((18)F-NaF) and (18)Fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) PET have promising and limited roles respectively in the investigation of painful prosthetic joints...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453861/functional-lung-avoidance-and-response-adaptive-escalation-flare-rt-multimodality-plan-dosimetry-of-a-precision-radiation-oncology-strategy
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Eunsin Lee, Jing Zeng, Robert S Miyaoka, Jatinder Saini, Paul E Kinahan, George A Sandison, Tony Wong, Hubert J Vesselle, Ramesh Rengan, Stephen R Bowen
PURPOSE: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient radiation therapy (RT) is planned without consideration of spatial heterogeneity in lung function or tumor response. We assessed the dosimetric and clinical feasibility of functional lung avoidance and response-adaptive escalation (FLARE) RT to reduce dose to [(99m) Tc]MAA-SPECT/CT perfused lung while redistributing an escalated boost dose within [(18) F]FDG-PET/CT-defined biological target volumes (BTV). METHODS: Eight stage IIB-IIIB NSCLC patients underwent FDG-PET/CT and MAA-SPECT/CT treatment planning scans...
April 28, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444638/nuclear-cardiology-are-we-using-the-right-protocols-and-tracers-the-right-way
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REVIEW
Maurizio Dondi, Thomas Pascual, Diana Paez, Andrew J Einstein
The field of nuclear cardiology has changed considerably over recent years, with greater attention paid to safety and radiation protection issues. The wider usage of technetium-99m (Tc-99m)-labeled radiopharmaceuticals for single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging using gamma cameras has contributed to better quality studies and lower radiation exposure to patients. Increased availability of tracers and scanners for positron emission tomography (PET) will help further improve the quality of studies and quantify myocardial blood flow and myocardial flow reserve, thus enhancing the contribution of non-invasive imaging to the management of coronary artery disease...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444102/pet-mri-a-novel-hybrid-imaging-technique-major-clinical-indications-and-preliminary-experience-in-brazil
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Taise Vitor, Karine Minaif Martins, Tudor Mihai Ionescu, Marcelo Livorsi da Cunha, Ronaldo Hueb Baroni, Marcio Ricardo Taveira Garcia, Jairo Wagner, Guilherme de Carvalho Campos, Solange Amorim Nogueira, Elaine Gonçalves Guerra, Edson Amaro
In recent years, medical imaging with hybrid techniques has widely accepted and employed in clinical routine. PET/MRI offers significant advantages, including excellent contrast and resolution and reduced ionizing radiation, as compared to well-established PET/CT. Therefore, PET/MRI is a promising modality for oncologic imaging of some regions, such as brain, head and neck, liver and pelvis. This article set out to analyze clinical conditions that could benefit from PET/MRI imaging based on our caseload. The potential of PET/MRI to become the imaging modality of choice for assessment of neurologic and oncologic conditions associated with soft tissues is highlighted...
January 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432915/proton-induced-production-and-radiochemical-isolation-of-44-ti-from-scandium-metal-targets-for-44-ti-44-sc-generator-development
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Valery Radchenko, Jonathan W Engle, Dmitri G Medvedev, Joel M Maassen, Cleo M Naranjo, George A Unc, Catherine A L Meyer, Tara Mastren, Mark Brugh, Leonard Mausner, Cathy S Cutler, Eva R Birnbaum, Kevin D John, F Meiring Nortier, Michael E Fassbender
Scandium-44g (half-life 3.97h) shows promise for application in positron emission tomography (PET), due to favorable decay parameters. One of the sources of (44g)Sc is the (44)Ti/(44g)Sc generator, which can conveniently provide this radioisotope on a daily basis at a diagnostic facility. Titanium-44 (half-life 60.0 a), in turn, can be obtained via proton irradiation of scandium metal targets. A substantial (44)Ti product batch, however, requires high beam currents, long irradiation times and an elaborate chemical procedure for (44)Ti isolation and purification...
April 7, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417857/nuclear-medicine-imaging-in-pediatric-infection-or-chronic-inflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Alberto Signore, Andor W J M Glaudemans, Olivier Gheysens, Chiara Lauri, Onofrio A Catalano
In this review article, we focus on the most recent applications of nuclear medicine techniques (mainly (99m)Tc/(111)In white blood cells (WBC) scan, [(18)F]-FDG-PET/CT, [(18)F]-FDG-PET/MRI, and (99m)Tc-IL-2 scintigraphy) in the study of children affected by peripheral bone osteomyelitis, fungal infections, inflammatory bowel diseases, and type 1 diabetes, owing to recent important published evidences of their role in the management of these diseases. For osteomyelitis in children, both bone scintigraphy and [(18)F]-FDG-PET have a major advantage of assessing the whole body in one imaging session to confirm or exclude multifocal involvement, whereas WBC scan has a limited role...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417852/nuclear-medicine-in-pediatric-nephro-urology-an-overview
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REVIEW
Iosif Mendichovszky, Bernardita Troncoso Solar, Naima Smeulders, Marina Easty, Lorenzo Biassoni
In the context of ante-natally diagnosed hydronephrosis, the vast majority of children with a dilated renal pelvis do not need any surgical treatment, as the dilatation resolves spontaneously with time. Slow drainage demonstrated at Tc-99m-mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) renography does not necessarily mean obstruction. Obstruction is defined as resistance to urinary outflow with urinary stasis at the level of the pelvic-ureteric junction (PUJ) which, if left untreated, will damage the kidney. Unfortunately this definition is retrospective and not clinically helpful...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408532/-68-ga-thp-psma-a-pet-imaging-agent-for-prostate-cancer-offering-rapid-room-temperature-one-step-kit-based-radiolabeling
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Jennifer D Young, Vincenzo Abbate, Cinzia Imberti, Levente K Meszaros, Michelle T Ma, Samantha Y A Terry, Robert C Hider, Greg E Mullen, Philip J Blower
The clinical impact and accessibility of (68)Ga tracers for the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) and other targets would be greatly enhanced by the availability of a simple, one-step kit-based labeling process. Radiopharmacy staff are accustomed to such procedures in the daily preparation of (99m)Tc radiopharmaceuticals. Currently, chelating agents used in (68)Ga radiopharmaceuticals do not meet this ideal. AIM: To develop and evaluate preclinically a (68)Ga radiotracer for imaging PSMA expression that could be radiolabeled simply by addition of (68)Ga generator eluate to a cold kit...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388273/musculoskeletal-imaging-findings-of-hematologic-malignancies
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Shannon M Navarro, George R Matcuk, Dakshesh B Patel, Matthew Skalski, Eric A White, Anderanik Tomasian, Aaron J Schein
Hematologic malignancies comprise a set of prevalent yet clinically diverse diseases that can affect every organ system. Because blood components originate in bone marrow, it is no surprise that bone marrow is a common location for both primary and metastatic hematologic neoplasms. Findings of hematologic malignancy can be seen with most imaging modalities including radiography, computed tomography (CT), technetium 99m ((99m)Tc) methylene diphosphonate (MDP) bone scanning, fluorine 18 ((18)F) fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT, and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
May 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385795/-18-f-tetrafluoroborate-18-f-tfb-a-pet-probe-for-imaging-sodium-iodide-symporter-expression-whole-body-biodistribution-safety-and-radiation-dosimetry-in-thyroid-cancer-patients
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Jim O' Doherty, Maite Jauregui-Osoro, Teresa Brothwood, Teresa Szyszko, Paul Marsden, Michael O' Doherty, Gary Cook, Philip Blower, Val Lewington
Rationale: We report the safety, biodistribution and internal radiation dosimetry, in humans with thyroid cancer, of (18)F-tetrafluoroborate ((18)F-TFB), a novel PET radioligand for imaging the human sodium/iodide symporter (hNIS). Methods: Serial whole-body PET scans of 5 subjects with recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer were acquired prior to surgery for up to 4 hours after injection of 184 ± 15 MBq of (18)F-TFB. Activity was determined in whole blood, plasma and urine. Mean organ absorbed doses and effective doses were calculated via quantitative image analysis and using OLINDA/EXM software...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382512/microsurgery-guided-by-sequential-preoperative-lymphography-using-68-ga-neb-pet-and-mri-in-patients-with-lower-limb-lymphedema
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Xiao Long, Jingjing Zhang, Daming Zhang, Chao Gao, Chongwei Chi, Elan Yang, Huadan Xue, Lixin Lang, Gang Niu, Zhaohui Zhu, Fang Li, Xiaoyuan Chen
OBJECTIVE: The popularity of contemporary microsurgical techniques in treatment of lower-limb lymphedema calls for better visualization of the lymphatic system, both preoperatively and intra-operatively. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the feasibility of a novel combination of (68)Ga-NEB positron emission tomography (PET) with magnetic resonance lymphography (MRL) in evaluating lymphedema and guiding surgical intervention. METHODS: A total of 11 patients (F 9, M 2, age range 29-69 y) with lower-limb lymphedema classified into stage I to III were recruited...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366421/-18-f-choline-pet-ct-scan-in-staging-and-biochemical-recurrence-in-prostate-cancer-patients-changes-in-classification-and-radiotherapy-planning
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J Cardona Arboniés, B Rodríguez Alfonso, J Mucientes Rasilla, C Martínez Ballesteros, I Zapata Paz, A Prieto Soriano, J Carballido Rodriguez, M Mitjavila Casanovas
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of the (18)F-Choline PET/CT in prostate cancer management when detecting distant disease in planning radiotherapy and staging and to evaluate the therapy changes guided by PET/TC results. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective evaluation was performed on (18)F-Choline PET/CT scans of patients with prostate cancer. Staging and planning radiotherapy scans were selected in patients with at least 9 months follow up. There was a total of 56 studies, 33 (58...
March 30, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
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