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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926581/imaging-grafted-cells-with-18f-fhbg-using-an-optimized-hsv1-tk-mammalian-expression-vector-in-a-brain-injury-rodent-model
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Anne-Sophie Salabert, Laurence Vaysse, Marie Beaurain, Mathieu Alonso, Germain Arribarat, Jean-Albert Lotterie, Isabelle Loubinoux, Mathieu Tafani, Pierre Payoux
INTRODUCTION: Cell transplantation is an innovative therapeutic approach after brain injury to compensate for tissue damage. To have real-time longitudinal monitoring of intracerebrally grafted cells, we explored the feasibility of a molecular imaging approach using thymidine kinase HSV1-TK gene encoding and [18F]FHBG as a reporter probe to image enzyme expression. METHODS: A stable neuronal cell line expressing HSV1-TK was developed with an optimised mammalian expression vector to ensure long-term transgene expression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900127/orbital-bistatic-radar-observations-of-asteroid-vesta-by-the-dawn-mission
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Elizabeth M Palmer, Essam Heggy, Wlodek Kofman
We present orbital bistatic radar observations of a small-body, acquired during occultation by the Dawn spacecraft at asteroid Vesta. The radar forward-scattering properties of different reflection sites are used to assess the textural properties of Vesta's surface at centimeter-to-decimeter scales and are compared to subsurface hydrogen concentrations observed by Dawn's Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector to assess potential volatile occurrence in the surface and shallow subsurface. We observe significant differences in surface radar reflectivity, implying substantial spatial variations in centimeter-to-decimeter-scale surface roughness...
September 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877351/evaluation-of-a-novel-collimator-for-molecular-breast-tomosynthesis
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David R Gilland, Benjamin L Welch, Seungjoon Lee, Brian Kross, Andrew G Weisenberger
PURPOSE: This study investigated a novel gamma camera for molecular breast tomosynthesis (MBT), which is a nuclear breast imaging method that uses limited angle tomography. The camera is equipped with a variable angle, slant-hole (VASH) collimator that allows the camera to remain close to the breast throughout the acquisition. The goal of this study was to evaluate the spatial resolution and count sensitivity of this camera and to compare contrast and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) with conventional planar imaging using an experimental breast phantom...
September 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865679/quantification-of-myocardial-perfusion-reserve-using-dynamic-spect-images-of-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Noriko Tsuda, Shinya Shiraishi, Fumi Sakamoto, Hideaki Yuki, Koji Ogasawara, Morikatsu Yoshida, Seiji Tomiguchi, Kenichi Tsujita, Yasuyuki Yamashita
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disorders. The aim of this study was to examine whether the quantitatively measured myocardial blood flow (MBF) or myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR), calculated by dynamic single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) analysis using a cardiac cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) gamma camera, was related to renal dysfunction in patients with normal myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) findings. METHODS: The study population consisted of 46 patients with CKD and 46 individuals without CKD (controls)...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840137/uptake-index-of-123-i-metaiodobenzylguanidine-myocardial-scintigraphy-for-diagnosing-lewy-body-disease
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Yoshito Kamiya, Satoru Ota, Shintaro Okumiya, Kosuke Yamashita, Akihiro Takaki, Shigeki Ito
OBJECTIVES: Iodine-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-MIBG) myocardial scintigraphy has been used to evaluate cardiac sympathetic denervation in Lewy body disease (LBD), including Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). The heart-to-mediastinum ratio (H/M) in PD and DLB is significantly lower than that in Parkinson's plus syndromes and Alzheimer's disease. Although this ratio is useful for distinguishing LBD from non-LBD, it fluctuates depending on the system performance of the gamma cameras...
2017: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837044/estimation-of-lung-shunt-fraction-from-simultaneous-fluoroscopic-and-nuclear-images
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Sandra van der Velden, Remco Bastiaannet, Arthur J A T Braat, Marnix G E H Lam, Max A Viergever, Hugo W A M de Jong
Radioembolisation with yttrium-90 (<sup>90</sup>Y) is increasingly used as a treatment of unresectable liver malignancies. For safety, a scout dose of technetium-99m macroaggregated albumin (<sup>99m</sup>Tc-MAA) is used prior to the delivery of the therapeutic activity to mimic the deposition of <sup>90</sup>Y. One-day procedures are currently limited by the lack of nuclear images in the intervention room. To cope with this limitation, an interventional simultaneous fluoroscopic and nuclear imaging device is currently being developed...
August 24, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835730/design-and-characterization-of-a-low-profile-nai-tl-gamma-camera-for-dedicated-molecular-breast-tomosynthesis
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Andrew M Polemi, Justin Niestroy, Alexander Stolin, Gangadhar Jaliparthi, Randy Wojcik, Stan Majewski, Mark B Williams
A new low profile gamma camera is being developed for use in a dual modality (x-ray transmission and gamma-ray emission) tomosynthesis system. Compared to the system's current gamma camera, the new camera has a larger field of view (~20×25 cm) to better match the system's x-ray detector (~23×29 cm), and is thinner (7.3 cm instead of 10.3 cm) permitting easier camera positioning near the top surface of the breast. It contains a pixelated NaI(Tl) array with a crystal pitch of 2.2 mm, which is optically coupled to a 4×5 array of Hamamatsu H8500C position sensitive photomultiplier tubes (PSPMTs)...
August 28, 2016: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819936/introducing-navigation-during-melanoma-related-sentinel-lymph-node-procedures-in-the-head-and-neck-region
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Gijs H KleinJan, Baris Karakullukçu, W Martin C Klop, Thijs Engelen, Nynke S van den Berg, Fijs W B van Leeuwen
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative sentinel node (SN) identification in patients with head-and-neck malignancies can be challenging due to unexpected drainage patterns and anatomical complexity. Here, intraoperative navigation-based guidance technologies may provide outcome. In this study, gamma camera-based freehandSPECT was evaluated in combination with the hybrid tracer ICG-(99m)Tc-nanocolloid. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight patients with melanoma located in the head-and-neck area were included...
August 17, 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816148/prompt-gamma-imaging-for-in%C3%A2-vivo-range-verification-of-pencil-beam-scanning-proton-therapy
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Yunhe Xie, El Hassane Bentefour, Guillaume Janssens, Julien Smeets, François Vander Stappen, Lucian Hotoiu, Lingshu Yin, Derek Dolney, Stephen Avery, Fionnbarr O'Grady, Damien Prieels, James McDonough, Timothy D Solberg, Robert A Lustig, Alexander Lin, Boon-Keng K Teo
PURPOSE: To report the first clinical results and value assessment of prompt gamma imaging for in vivo proton range verification in pencil beam scanning mode. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A stand-alone, trolley-mounted, prototype prompt gamma camera utilizing a knife-edge slit collimator design was used to record the prompt gamma signal emitted along the proton tracks during delivery of proton therapy for a brain cancer patient. The recorded prompt gamma depth detection profiles of individual pencil beam spots were compared with the expected profiles simulated from the treatment plan...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806773/quantitative-accuracy-of-177lu-spect-imaging-for-molecular-radiotherapy
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Emilio Mezzenga, Vincenzo D'Errico, Marco D'Arienzo, Lidia Strigari, Koutla Panagiota, Federica Matteucci, Stefano Severi, Giovanni Paganelli, Andrew Fenwick, David Bianchini, Francesco Marcocci, Anna Sarnelli
The purpose of this study is to investigate the optimal reference geometry for gamma camera calibration. Yet another question of interest was to assess the influence of the number of 3D Ordered Subsets Expectation Maximization (3D-OSEM) updates on activity quantification for SPECT imaging with 177Lu. The accuracy of 177Lu activity quantification was assessed both in small and in large objects. Two different reference geometries, namely a cylindrical homogeneous phantom and a Jaszczak 16 ml sphere surrounded by cold water, were used to determine the gamma camera calibration factor of a commercial SPECT/CT system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790781/to-study-the-efficacy-of-thallium-201-as-tumor-seeking-agent-and-to-study-its-role-in-therapeutic-response
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A V S Anil Kumar, P G Kumar, Sangeetha Sampath, V Suhag
BACKGROUND: Tumour seeking characteristics of TL-201 have been underutilized. The study was undertaken to evaluate the role of TL-201 scintigraphy in tumour imaging. METHODS: A total of 50 cases were studied over a period of 18 months (13 lymphomas, 11 breast carcinoma, 10 lung cancer, 6 of soft tissue sarcoma, 2 bone tumours and 4 cases each of thyroid and brain tumours). Thallium-201 chloride was injected IV in the dose range of 3-5 mCi. Imaging was done using Siemen's ECAM dual headed gamma camera...
July 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729141/effects-of-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-tips-on-blood-volume-distribution-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Troels M Busk, Flemming Bendtsen, Jens H Henriksen, Stefan Fuglsang, Jens O Clemmesen, Fin S Larsen, Søren Møller
BACKGROUND: Cirrhosis is accompanied by portal hypertension with splanchnic and systemic arterial vasodilation, and central hypovolaemia. A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) alleviates portal hypertension, but also causes major haemodynamic changes. AIMS: To investigate effects of TIPS on regional blood volume distribution, and systemic haemodynamics. METHODS: Thirteen cirrhotic patients had their regional blood volume distribution determined with gamma-camera technique before and after TIPS...
June 27, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704342/a-novel-compact-small-field-of-view-hybrid-gamma-camera-first-clinical-results
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Aik H Ng, Patricia E Blackshaw, Mohammed S Alqahtani, Layal K Jambi, Sarah L Bugby, John E Lees, Alan C Perkins
INTRODUCTION: Hybrid imaging has proven to be a major innovation in nuclear medicine, allowing the fusion of functional information with anatomical detail. In the past, the use of hybrid imaging such as PET-CT, PET-MRI and SPECT-CT has been of great clinical benefit; however, these scanners are relatively large and bulky. We have developed and investigated the clinical application of a compact small field of view hybrid gamma camera (HGC) that is suitable for small-organ imaging at the patient bedside...
July 12, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685477/design-and-implementation-of-a-prototype-head-and-neck-phantom-for-the-performance-evaluation-of-gamma-imaging-systems
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Mohammed S Alqahtani, John E Lees, Sarah L Bugby, Piyal Samara-Ratna, Aik H Ng, Alan C Perkins
BACKGROUND: A prototype anthropomorphic head and neck phantom has been designed to simulate the adult head and neck anatomy including some internal organs and tissues of interest, such as thyroid gland and sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs). The design of the head and neck phantom includes an inner jig holding the simulated SLNs and thyroid gland. The thyroid gland structure was manufactured using three-dimensional (3D) printing taking into consideration the morphology and shape of a healthy adult thyroid gland...
December 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682842/dual-isotope-spect-study-with-epilepsy-patients-using-semiconductor-spect-system
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Tohru Shiga, Atsuro Suzuki, Kotarou Sakurai, Tsugiko Kurita, Wataru Takeuchi, Takuya Toyonaga, Kenji Hirata, Keiji Kobashi, Chietsugu Katoh, Naoki Kubo, Nagara Tamaki
PURPOSE: We developed a prototype CdTe SPECT system with 4-pixel matched collimator for brain study. This system provides high-energy-resolution (6.6%), high-sensitivity (220 cps/MBq/head), and high-spatial-resolution images. The aim of this study was to evaluate dual-isotope study of CBF and central benzodiazepine receptor (BZR) images using Tc-ECD and I-IMZ with the new SPECT system in patients with epilepsy comparing with single-isotope study using the conventional scintillation gamma camera...
September 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651446/acute-and-chronic-in-vivo-effects-of-exposure-to-nicotine-and-propylene-glycol-from-an-e-cigarette-on-mucociliary-clearance-in-a-murine-model
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Beth L Laube, Nima Afshar-Mohajer, Kirsten Koehler, Gang Chen, Philip Lazarus, Joseph M Collaco, Sharon A McGrath-Morrow
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of an acute (1 week) and chronic (3 weeks) exposure to E-cigarette (E-cig) emissions on mucociliary clearance (MCC) in murine lungs. METHODS: C57BL/6 male mice (age 10.5 ± 2.4 weeks) were exposed for 20 min/day to E-cigarette aerosol generated by a Joyetech 510-T(®) E-cig containing either 0% nicotine (N)/propylene glycol (PG) for 1 week (n = 6), or 3 weeks (n = 9), or 2.4% N/PG for one week (n = 6), or 3 weeks (n = 9), followed by measurement of MCC...
April 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645684/detection-and-quantification-of-223-ra-uptake-in-bone-metastases-of-patients-with-castration-resistant-prostate-carcinoma-with-the-aim-of-determining-the-absorbed-dose-in-the-metastases
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P Mínguez, A Gómez de Iturriaga, I L Fernández, E Rodeño
PURPOSES: To obtain the necessary acquisition and calibration parameters in order to evaluate the possibility of detecting and quantifying (223)Ra uptake in bone metastases of patients treated for castration resistant prostate carcinoma. Furthermore, in the cases in which the activity can be quantified, to determine the absorbed dose. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Acquisitions from a Petri dish filled with (223)Ra were performed in the gamma camera. Monte Carlo simulations were also performed to study the partial volume effect...
June 20, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644643/first-demonstration-of-a-scintillating-xenon-bubble-chamber-for-detecting-dark-matter-and-coherent-elastic-neutrino-nucleus-scattering
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D Baxter, C J Chen, M Crisler, T Cwiok, C E Dahl, A Grimsted, J Gupta, M Jin, R Puig, D Temples, J Zhang
A 30-g xenon bubble chamber, operated at Northwestern University in June and November 2016, has for the first time observed simultaneous bubble nucleation and scintillation by nuclear recoils in a superheated liquid. This chamber is instrumented with a CCD camera for near-IR bubble imaging, a solar-blind photomultiplier tube to detect 175-nm xenon scintillation light, and a piezoelectric acoustic transducer to detect the ultrasonic emission from a growing bubble. The time of nucleation determined from the acoustic signal is used to correlate specific scintillation pulses with bubble-nucleating events...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644425/significance-of-parathyroid-scintigraphy-and-correlation-of-findings-with-parathyroid-hormone-values-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
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Nermana Ahmetbegović, Nadira Suljagić, Vahidin Katica
Aim To compare finding of thyroid gland scintigraphy with serum concentration of parathyroid hormone in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Methods This retrospective-prospective study included 50 patients undergoing hemodialysis with established hyperparathyroidism who were treated at Cantonal Hospital Zenica in the period 2009 - 2014. Besides anthropological data, concentration of parathyroid hormone in serum of patients was monitored too. Scintigraphy was performed at the Department of Nuclear Medicine using two-headed gamma camera Prism 2000xp...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611231/validation-of-the-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-with-iq-spect-system-in-small-heart-patients
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Hiroto Yoneyama, Takayuki Shibutani, Takahiro Konishi, Asuka Mizutani, Hashimoto Ryosuke, Masahisa Onoguchi, Koichi Okuda, Shinro Matsuo, Kenichi Nakajima, Kinuya Seigo
The IQ-SPECT system equipped with a multifocal (SMARTZOOM) collimator using an ordered subset conjugate gradient minimization (OSCGM) algorithm reduces the acquisition time of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) compared to conventional gamma cameras equipped with low-energy high-resolution (LEHR) collimators. We compared IQ-SPECT with a conventional single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) system for estimating the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in small-heart patients. Methods: The study group consisted of 98 consecutive patients who underwent a 1-day stress-rest MPI study with a (99m)Tc-labeled agent for preoperative risk assessment...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
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