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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194631/development-of-a-new-folate-derived-ga-68-based-pet-imaging-agent
#1
Christian Brand, Valerie A Longo, Mike Groaning, Wolfgang A Weber, Thomas Reiner
PURPOSE: The folate receptor (FR) has emerged as an interesting diagnostic and therapeutic drug target with many potential applications in oncologic and inflammatory disorders. It was therefore the aim of this study to develop a folate-derived Ga-68-based positron emission tomography (PET) imaging tracer that is straightforward to radiolabel and could be broadly used in clinical studies. We validated its target binding affinity and specificity and compared it to [(99m)Tc]EC20, the folate single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging tracer that has been most extensively studied clinically so far...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193503/clinical-translation-of-a-psma-inhibitor-for-99m-tc-based-spect
#2
Guillermina Ferro-Flores, Myrna Luna-Gutiérrez, Blanca Ocampo-García, Clara Santos-Cuevas, Erika Azorín-Vega, Nallely Jiménez-Mancilla, Emmanuel Orocio-Rodríguez, Jenny Davanzo, Francisco O García-Pérez
BACKGROUND: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is highly over-expressed in advanced prostate cancers. (68)Ga-labeled PSMA inhibitors (iPSMA) are currently used for prostate cancer detection by PET imaging. The availability of simple, efficient and reproducible radiolabeling procedures is essential for developing new SPECT radiopharmaceuticals for clinical translation. The aim of this research was to prepare (99m)Tc-EDDA/HYNIC-Lys(Nal)-Urea-Glu ((99m)Tc-EDDA/HYNIC-iPSMA) obtained from lyophilized kit formulations and evaluate the in vitro and in vivo radiopharmaceutical binding to prostate cancer cells over-expressing PSMA, as well as the (99m)Tc-EDDA/HYNIC-iPSMA normal biodistribution in humans and the preliminary uptake in patients with prostate cancer...
February 3, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174106/radiosynthesis-and-evaluation-of-a-99m-tc-folic-acid-radiotracer-prepared-using-99m-tcn-pnp-2-metal-fragment
#3
Kusum Vats, Suresh Subramanian, Anupam Mathur, Haladhar Dev Sarma, Sharmila Banerjee
Folate receptors (FR) are over-expressed on a wide variety of tumor cells and are a potential molecular target for radiolabeled folates. In this respect, several SPECT and PET based radiofolates have been evaluated in the past albeit with their high renal uptake posing limitation towards their clinical use. To overcome this, a new (99m)Tc labeled folic acid was synthesized via the use of [(99m)TcN(PNP)](2+) metal fragment, where the presence of the latter pharmacophore redirects in vivo clearance via the hepatobiliary pathway...
March 30, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166146/bone-scan-pet-ct-and-mri-in-disseminated-coccidioidomycosis
#4
John Randolph Dryden, Michael David Starsiak, Mickaila James Johnston, Eugene David Silverman
Coccidioidomycosis (valley fever) is a systemic fungal infection resulting from inhalation of the Coccidioides immitis or posadasii spores. In many cases, infection causes a self-limited community-acquired pneumonia; however, in patients with risk factors, such as immunosuppression or African or Pacific Island ancestry, significant morbidity and mortality from disseminated disease may occur. Presented here are comparative images using Tc-MDP bone scan, F-FDG PET/CT, and MRI. Each demonstrates particular strengths, which aid in assessing the extent of systemic involvement of a biopsy-proven case of disseminated coccidioidomycosis...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133240/-a-case-of-primary-peritoneal-cancer-successfully-treated-with-debulking-surgery-and-postoperative-chemotherapy
#5
Koki Maeda, Masami Tabata, Taiki Moriyama, Tatsuya Sakamoto, Yu Fujimura, Ichiro Ohsawa, Kenji Kato, Makoto Iwata, Takayuki Sanda
A 52-year-old woman with abdominal pain and a feeling of incomplete evacuation visited a local clinic. Enlargement of the right ovary was detected, and the patient was referred to the gynecological department of our hospital. CT and MRI revealed a round-shaped mass, 8 cm in diameter, with cystic and solid components in the Douglas pouch. The patient underwent a laparotomy under the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Intraoperatively, both the ovaries appeared normal and the tumor strongly adhered to the rectum and uterus...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123260/musculoskeletal-oncogenic-osteomalacia-an-experience-from-a-single-centre-in-south-india
#6
Anil Satyaraddi, Kripa Elizabeth Cherian, Sahana Shetty, Nitin Kapoor, Felix K Jebasingh, Vinoo Mathew Cherian, Julie Hephzibah, Anne Jennifer Prabhu, Nihal Thomas, Thomas V Paul
BACKGROUND: Oncogenic osteomalacia is an acquired form of hypophosphatemic osteomalacia where the tumour resection may lead to cure of the disease. Tumours originating from the musculoskeletal region form an important subgroup of oncogenic osteomalacia. METHODS: This was a retrospective study conducted at a tertiary care centre in south India where we analyzed the hospital records of all the patients with musculoskeletal oncogenic osteomalacia from January 2010-April 2016...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123154/the-usefulness-of-positron-emission-tomography-findings-in-the-management-of-anterior-mediastinal-tumors
#7
Akihiko Kitami, Fumitoshi Sano, Shinichi Ohashi, Kosuke Suzuki, Shugo Uematsu, Takashi Suzuki, Mitsutaka Kadokura
PURPOSE: We performed a retrospective analysis to evaluate the usefulness of positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) findings in the classification and management of anterior mediastinal tumors. METHODS: Between 2006 and 2015, 105 patients with anterior mediastinal tumor received PET/CT. (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG)-PET images were obtained 60 minutes after the injection of (18)F-FDG. RESULTS: The histological classifications were as follows: thymoma (n = 49), thymic carcinoma (TC) (n = 19), malignant lymphoma (ML) (n = 8), teratoma (n = 7), thymic cyst (n = 14), and others (n = 8)...
February 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121522/-18-f-fluorocholine-pet-mr-imaging-in-patients-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism-and-inconclusive-conventional-imaging-a-prospective-pilot-study
#8
Wouter P Kluijfhout, Jesse D Pasternak, Jessica E Gosnell, Wen T Shen, Quan-Yang Duh, Menno R Vriens, Bart de Keizer, Thomas A Hope, Christine M Glastonbury, Miguel H Pampaloni, Insoo Suh
Purpose To investigate the performance of flourine 18 ((18)F) fluorocholine (FCH) positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in patients with hyperparathyroidism and nonlocalized disease who have negative or inconclusive results at ultrasonography (US) and technetium 99m ((99m)Tc) sestamibi scintigraphy. Materials and Methods This study was approved by the institutional review board. Between May and December 2015, 10 patients (mean age, 70.4 years; range, 58-82 years) with biochemical primary hyperparathyroidism and inconclusive results at US and (99m)Tc sestamibi scintigraphy were prospectively enrolled...
January 25, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120237/hibernating-substrate-of-ventricular-tachycardia-a-three-dimensional-metabolic-and-electro-anatomic-assessment
#9
Ayman A Hussein, Michelle Niekoop, Vasken Dilsizian, Yousra Ghzally, Mohammed Abdulghani, Ramazan Asoglu, Wengen Chen, Mark Smith, Vincent See, Stephen R Shorofsky, Timm-Michael Dickfeld
PURPOSE: Hibernating myocardium (HM) is associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD). Little is known about the electrophysiological properties of HM and the basis of its association with SCD. We aimed to electrophysiologically characterize HM in patients with ventricular tachycardia (VT). METHODS: Endocardial voltage mapping, metabolic (18)FDG-positron emission tomography (PET) and perfusion (82)Rb, (201)Tl, or (99m)Tc scans were performed in 61 ischemic heart disease patients with VT...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113072/rapid-synthesis-of-68-ga-labeled-macroaggregated-human-serum-albumin-maa-for-routine-application-in-perfusion-imaging-using-pet-ct
#10
D Mueller, Harshad Kulkarni, Richard P Baum, Andreas Odparlik
(99m)Tc-labeled MAA is commonly used for single photon emission computed tomography SPECT. In contrast, positron emission tomography/CT (PET/CT) delivers images with significantly higher resolution. The generator produced radionuclide (68)Ga is widely used for PET/CT imaging agents and (68)Ga-labeled MAA represents an attractive alternative to (99m)Tc-labeled MAA. We report a simple and rapid NaCl based labeling procedure for the labeling of MAA with (68)Ga using a commercially available MAA labeling kit for (99m)Tc...
January 9, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050751/clinical-utility-of-18-f-fdg-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-scan-vs-99m-tc-hmpao-white-blood-cell-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-in-extra-cardiac-work-up-of-infective-endocarditis
#11
Trine K Lauridsen, Kasper K Iversen, Nikolaj Ihlemann, Philip Hasbak, Annika Loft, Anne K Berthelsen, Anders Dahl, Danijela Dejanovic, Elisabeth Albrecht-Beste, Jann Mortensen, Andreas Kjær, Henning Bundgaard, Niels Eske Bruun
The extra-cardiac work-up in infective endocarditis (IE) comprises a search for primary and secondary infective foci. Whether (18)FDG-PET/CT or WBC-SPECT/CT is superior in detection of clinically relevant extra-cardiac manifestations in IE is unexplored. The objectives of this study were to identify the numbers of positive findings detected by each imaging modality, to evaluate the clinical relevance of these findings and to define the reproducibility for extra-cardiac foci in patients with definite IE. Each modality was evaluated for numbers and location of positive extra-cardiac foci in patients with definite IE...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048559/we-ab-202-05-validation-of-lung-stress-maps-for-ct-ventilation-imaging
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G Cazoulat, J Kipritidis, S Siva, M Hofman, S Jolly, M Matuszak, J Balter, P Keall, K Brock
PURPOSE: To date, lung CT-ventilation imaging has been based on quantification of local breathing-induced changes in Hounsfield Units (HU) or volume. This work investigates the use of a stress map resulting from a biomechanical deformable image registration (DIR) algorithm as a metric of the ventilation function. METHOD: Eight lung cancer patients presenting different kinds of ventilation defects were retrospectively analyzed. Additionally, to the 4DCT acquired for radiotherapy planning, five of them had PET and three had SPECT imaging following inhalation of Ga-68 and Tc-99m, respectively...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048288/su-d-202-01-functional-lung-avoidance-and-response-adaptive-escalation-flare-rt-feasibility-of-a-precision-radiation-oncology-strategy
#13
S Bowen, E Lee, R Miyaoka, J Saini, P Kinahan, G Sandison, T Wong, H Vesselle, R Rengan, J Zeng
PURPOSE: NSCLC patient RT is planned without consideration of spatial heterogeneity in lung function or tumor response, which may have contributed to failed uniform dose escalation in a randomized trial. The feasibility of functional lung avoidance and response-adaptive escalation (FLARE) RT to reduce dose to [(9 9m) Tc]MAA-SPECT/CT perfused lung while redistributing 74Gy within [(1 8) F]FDG-PET/CT biological target volumes was assessed. METHODS: Eight Stage IIB-IIIB NSCLC patients underwent FDG-PET/CT and MAA-SPECT/CT treatment planning scans...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047036/we-fg-202-05-quantification-of-bone-flare-on-f-18-naf-pet-ct-in-metastatic-prostate-cancer
#14
A Weisman, S Harmon, T Perk, M Scarpelli, G Liu, R Jeraj
PURPOSE: Bone flare has been observed on Tc-99m bone scans during early assessment in metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC) patients receiving select androgen-signaling pathway (AR) targeted treatments, including CYP17-inhibitor Abiraterone. This study investigates the appearance and potential clinical impact of bone flare in mCRPC patients receiving CYP17-inhibitors using (18) F-NaF PET/CT. METHODS: Twenty-three mCRPC patients being treated with CYP17-inhibitors received NaF PET/CT scans at baseline, week 6, and week 12 of treatment...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033224/skeletal-scintigraphy-in-radiation-induced-fibrosis-with-lymphedema
#15
Jieqi Wang, Arya M Iranmanesh, M Elizabeth Oates
Despite increasing reliance on CT, MRI, and FDG PET/CT for oncological imaging, whole-body skeletal scintigraphy remains a frontline modality for staging and surveillance of osseous metastatic disease. We present a 54-year-old woman with metastatic breast cancer who received palliative external-beam radiation to the left ilium. Serial follow-up Tc-MDP bone scans demonstrated progressive soft-tissue uptake in her left lower extremity, extending from thigh to leg, with associated enlargement and skin thickening, consistent with lymphedema related to radiation-induced fibrosis...
March 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033216/incremental-value-of-18f-fluorocholine-pet-ct-in-the-localization-of-double-parathyroid-adenomas
#16
Paul Lalire, Sang Ly, Sophie Deguelte, Martine Patey, David Morland
A 73-year-old man displaying primary hyperparathyroidism with severe hypercalcemia (Ca: 4.1 mmol/l, PTH > 600 pmol/l) was referred for preoperative localization of a parathyroid adenoma. Tc-pertechnetate and Tc-sestaMIBI dual tracer scintigraphy displayed a mild focal uptake in the projection of the right thyroid lobe with negative ultrasonography. F-Fluorocholine PET/CT was quickly performed considering this discrepancy and not only confirmed the scintigraphic findings but also revealed a second contralateral focus of increased uptake, both later confirmed by operative consideration (the two other parathyroid glands are considered normal by the surgeon), pathology, and intraoperative parathyroid hormone assessment...
March 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007432/-188-re-image-performance-assessment-using-small-animal-multi-pinhole-spect-pet-ct-system
#17
Pedro L Esquinas, Cristina Rodríguez-Rodríguez, José Carlos De La Vega, Mehrdad Bokharaei, Katayoun Saatchi, Maryam Shirmohammad, Urs O Häfeli, Vesna Sossi, Anna Celler
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to investigate the performance of a pre-clinical SPECT/PET/CT system for (188)Re imaging. METHODS: Phantom experiments were performed aiming to assess the characteristics of two multi-pinhole collimators: ultra-high resolution collimator (UHRC) and high-energy ultra high resolution collimator (HE-URHC) for imaging (188)Re. The spatial resolution, image contrast and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) were investigated using micro-Jaszczak phantoms...
January 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004791/free-triiodothyronine-level-correlates-with-myocardial-injury-and-prognosis-in-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-evidence-from-cardiac-mri-and-spect-pet-imaging
#18
Wenyao Wang, Haixia Guan, Wei Fang, Kuo Zhang, A Martin Gerdes, Giorgio Iervasi, Yi-Da Tang
Thyroid dysfunction is associated with poor prognosis in heart failure, but theories of mechanisms are mainly based on animal experiments, not on human level. We aimed to explore the relation between thyroid function and myocardial injuries in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET). Myocardial fibrosis was detected by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) MRI, and myocardial perfusion/metabolism was evaluated by (99m)Tc-MIBI SPECT /(18)F-FDG PET imaging...
December 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000164/respiratory-average-ct-for-attenuation-correction-in-myocardial-perfusion-spect-ct
#19
Duo Zhang, Bang-Hung Yang, Nien Yun Wu, Greta Seng Peng Mok
OBJECTIVE: Cine average CT (CACT) and interpolated average CT (IACT) have been proposed to improve attenuation correction (AC) for PET/CT in oncologic and cardiac studies. This study aims to evaluate their effectiveness on myocardial perfusion SPECT/CT using computer simulation and physical phantom experiments. METHODS: We first simulated normal male with (99m)Tc-sestamibi distribution using digital XCAT phantom with respiratory motion amplitudes of 2, 3, and 4 cm...
February 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987028/left-ventricular-function-in-response-to-dipyridamole-stress-head-to-head-comparison-between-82-rubidium-pet-and-99m-tc-sestamibi-spect-ecg-gated-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
#20
Maria Clementina Giorgi, Jose Claudio Meneghetti, Jose Soares, Marisa Izaki, Andréa Falcão, Rodrigo Imada, William Chalela, Marco Antonio de Oliveira, Cesar Nomura, Hein J Verberne
PURPOSE: Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with (99m)Tc-sestamibi (sestamibi) SPECT and rubidium-82 ((82)Rb) PET both allow for combined assessment of perfusion and left ventricular (LV) function. We sought to compare parameters of LV function obtained with both methods using a single dipyridamole stress dose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A group of 221 consecutive patients (65.2 ± 10.4 years, 52.9% male) underwent consecutive sestamibi and (82)Rb MPI after a single dipyridamole stress dose...
December 16, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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