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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924696/guidelines-for-quality-control-of-pet-ct-scans-in-a-multicenter-clinical-study
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Ivalina Hristova, Ronald Boellaard, Paul Galette, Lalitha K Shankar, Yan Liu, Sigrid Stroobants, Otto S Hoekstra, Wim J G Oyen
To date, there is no published detailed checklist with parameters referencing the DICOM tag information with respect to the quality control (QC) of PET/CT scans. The aims of these guidelines are to provide the know-how for effectively controlling the quality of PET/CT scans in multicenter studies, to standardize the QC, to give sponsors and regulatory agencies a basis for justification of the data quality when using standardized uptake values as an imaging biomarker, to document the compliance with the imaging guidelines, to verify the per protocol population versus intent to treat population, and to safeguard the validity of multicenter study conclusions employing standardized uptake value (SUV) as an imaging biomarker which is paramount to the scientific community...
September 18, 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922734/persistent-antidepressant-effect-of-low-dose-ketamine-and-activation-in-the-supplementary-motor-area-and-anterior-cingulate-cortex-in-treatment-resistant-depression-a-randomized-control-study
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Mu-Hong Chen, Cheng-Ta Li, Wei-Chen Lin, Chen-Jee Hong, Pei-Chi Tu, Ya-Mei Bai, Chih-Ming Cheng, Tung-Ping Su
A single low-dose ketamine infusion exhibited a rapid antidepressant effect within 1h. Despite its short biological half-life (approximately 3h), the antidepressant effect of ketamine has been demonstrated to persist for several days. However, changes in brain function responsible for the persistent antidepressant effect of a single low-dose ketamine infusion remain unclear METHODS: Twenty-four patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) were randomized into three groups according to the treatment received: 0...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922150/synthesis-radiosynthesis-and-preliminary-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-the-fluorinated-ceramide-trafficking-inhibitor-hpa-12-for-brain-applications
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Simone M Crivelli, Andreas Paulus, Jozef Markus, Matthias Bauwens, Dusan Berkes, Helga E De Vries, Monique T Mulder, Jochen Walter, Felix M Mottaghy, Mario Losen, Pilar Martinez-Martinez
Ceramide levels are increased in blood and brain tissue of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. Since the ceramide transporter protein (CERT) is the only known protein able to mediate non-vesicular transfer of ceramide between organelle membranes, the modulation of CERT function may impact on ceramide accumulation. The competitive CERT inhibitor N-(3-hydroxy-1-hydroxymethyl-3-phenylpropyl) dodecanamide (HPA-12) interferes with ceramide trafficking. To understand the role of ceramide/CERT in AD, HPA-12 can be a useful tool to modulate ceramide trafficking...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921170/comparison-of-novel-multi-level-otsu-mo-pet-and-conventional-pet-segmentation-methods-for-measuring-fdg-metabolic-tumor-volume-in-patients-with-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Inki Lee, Hyung-Jun Im, Meiyappan Solaiyappan, Steve Y Cho
BACKGROUND: We have previously developed a novel and highly consistent PET segmentation algorithm using a multi-level Otsu method (MO-PET). The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of MO-PET compared to conventional PET segmentation methods for measuring (18)F-FDG (FDG) PET metabolic tumor volume (MTV) in patients with soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Clinical and imaging data were obtained from the Cancer Imaging Archive. Forty-eight STS patients with FDG PET/CT and MR prior to therapy were analyzed...
September 18, 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916879/a-score-combining-baseline-neutrophilia-and-primary-tumor-suvpeak-measured-from-fdg-pet-is-associated-with-outcome-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer
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Antoine Schernberg, Sylvain Reuze, Fanny Orlhac, Irène Buvat, Laurent Dercle, Roger Sun, Elaine Limkin, Alexandre Escande, Christine Haie-Meder, Eric Deutsch, Cyrus Chargari, Charlotte Robert
PURPOSE: We investigated whether a score combining baseline neutrophilia and a PET biomarker could predict outcome in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC). METHODS: Patients homogeneously treated with definitive chemoradiation plus image-guided adaptive brachytherapy (IGABT) between 2006 and 2013 were analyzed retrospectively. We divided patients into two groups depending on the PET device used: a training set (TS) and a validation set (VS). Primary tumors were semi-automatically delineated on PET images, and 11 radiomics features were calculated (LIFEx software)...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913154/pet-ct-imaging-of-the-diapeutic-alkylphosphocholine-analog-124-i-clr1404-in-high-and-low-grade-brain-tumors
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Lance T Hall, Benjamin Titz, H Ian Robins, Bryan P Bednarz, Scott B Perlman, Jamey P Weichert, John S Kuo
CLR1404 is a cancer-selective alkyl phosphocholine (APC) analog that can be radiolabeled with (124)I for PET imaging, (131)I for targeted radiotherapy and/or SPECT imaging, or (125)I for targeted radiotherapy. Studies have demonstrated avid CLR1404 uptake and prolonged retention in a broad spectrum of preclinical tumor models. The purpose of this pilot trial was to demonstrate avidity of (124)I-CLR1404 in human brain tumors and develop a framework to evaluate this uptake for use in larger studies. 12 patients (8 men and 4 women; mean age of 43...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913153/quantitative-analysis-of-18-f-naf-dynamic-pet-ct-cannot-differentiate-malignant-from-benign-lesions-in-multiple-myeloma
#7
Christos Sachpekidis, Jens Hillengass, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Hoda Anwar, Uwe Haberkorn, Antonia Dimitrakopoulou-Strauss
A renewed interest has been recently developed for the highly sensitive bone-seeking radiopharmaceutical (18)F-NaF. Aim of the present study is to evaluate the potential utility of quantitative analysis of (18)F-NaF dynamic PET/CT data in differentiating malignant from benign degenerative lesions in multiple myeloma (MM). 80 MM patients underwent whole-body PET/CT and dynamic PET/CT scanning of the pelvis with (18)F-NaF. PET/CT data evaluation was based on visual (qualitative) assessment, semi-quantitative (SUV) calculations, and absolute quantitative estimations after application of a 2-tissue compartment model and a non-compartmental approach leading to the extraction of fractal dimension (FD)...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913004/hypermetabolic-thyroid-incidentaloma-on-positron-emission-tomography-review-of-laboratory-radiologic-and-pathologic-characteristics
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Mehrdad Bakhshayesh Karam, Abtin Doroudinia, Farzaneh Joukar, Kobra Nadi, Atosa Dorudinia, Payam Mehrian, Abbas Yousefikoma
INTRODUCTION: Incidental hypermetabolic thyroid lesions on Positron Emission Tomography have significant clinical value and may harbor malignancy. In this study we evaluated laboratory, radiologic, and pathologic characteristics of incidental hypermetabolic thyroid lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated 18 patients prospectively with various malignancies and hypermetabolic thyroid incidentaloma. The thyroid function tests, ultrasound assessment, and guided FNA biopsy were performed on all cases...
2017: Journal of Thyroid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912144/androgen-and-estrogen-receptor-imaging-in-metastatic-breast-cancer-patients-as-a-surrogate-for-tissue-biopsies
#9
Clasina M Venema, Lemonitsa H Mammatas, Carolina P Schröder, Michel van Kruchten, Giulia Apollonio, Andor W J M Glaudemans, A H H Bongaerts, Otto S Hoekstra, Henk M W Verheul, Epie Boven, Bert van der Vegt, Erik F de Vries, Elisabeth G E de Vries, Ronald Boellaard, Catharina Willemien Menke-van der Houven van Oordt, Geke Ap Hospers
In addition to the well-known estrogen receptor (ER) and the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), the androgen receptor (AR) is also a potential drug target in breast cancer treatment. Whole body imaging can provide information across lesions within a patient. ER expression in tumor lesions can be visualized by (18)F-fluoroestradiol (FES) PET, and AR expression has been visualized in prostate cancer patients with (18)F-fluorodihydrotestosterone (FDHT) PET. Our aim was to assess the concordance between FDHT- and FES-PET and tumor AR- and ER-expression measured immunohistochemically (IHC) in patients with metastatic breast cancer...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905201/assessment-of-intratumor-heterogeneity-in-mesenchymal-uterine-tumor-by-an-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-texture-analysis
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Tetsuya Tsujikawa, Makoto Yamamoto, Kunihiro Shono, Shizuka Yamada, Hideaki Tsuyoshi, Yasushi Kiyono, Hirohiko Kimura, Hidehiko Okazawa, Yoshio Yoshida
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the clinical significance of (18)F-FDG PET/CT textural features for discriminating uterine sarcoma from leiomyoma. METHODS: Fifty-five patients with suspected uterine sarcoma based on ultrasound and MRI findings who underwent pretreatment (18)F-FDG PET/CT were included. Fifteen patients were histopathologically proven to have uterine sarcoma, 14 patients by surgical operation and one by biopsy, and 40 patients were diagnosed with leiomyoma by surgical operation or in a follow-up for at least 2 years...
September 13, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905105/diagnostic-and-prognostic-role-of-18-fdg-pet-ct-in-the-management-of-resectable-biliary-tract-cancer
#11
Ka Wing Ma, Tan To Cheung, Wong Hoi She, Kenneth Siu Ho Chok, Albert Chi Yan Chan, Wing Chiu Dai, Wan Hang Chiu, Chung Mau Lo
OBJECTIVES: Role of 18-FDG PET/CT had been well established in other more prevalent malignancies such as colorectal and lung cancer; however, this is not as well defined in cholangiocarcinoma. Literature focusing on the prognostic values of preoperative PET/CT for resectable cholangiocarcinoma is scarce. METHOD: This is a retrospective cohort of 66 consecutive patients who had received curative resection for cholangiocarcinoma from 2010 to 2015. All patients had preoperative 18-FDG PET/CT performed...
September 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903405/uptake-of-psma-ligands-in-normal-tissues-is-dependent-on-tumor-load-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
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Florian C Gaertner, Khalil Halabi, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Stefan Kürpig, Elisabeth Eppard, Charalambos Kotsikopoulos, Nikolaos Liakos, Ralph A Bundschuh, Holger Strunk, Markus Essler
Radioligand therapy (RLT) with Lu-177-labeled PSMA-ligands is a new therapy option for prostate cancer. Biodistribution in normal tissues is of interest for therapy planning. We evaluated if the biodistribution of Ga-68-PSMA-11 is influenced by tumor load. RESULTS: In patients with high tumor load, SUVmean was reduced to 61.5% in the lacrimal glands, to 56.6% in the parotid glands, to 63.7% in the submandibular glands, to 61.3% in the sublingual glands and to 55.4% in the kidneys (p < 0...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887761/textural-features-and-suv-based-variables-assessed-by-dual-time-point-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-locally-advanced-breast-cancer
#13
Ana María Garcia-Vicente, David Molina, Julián Pérez-Beteta, Mariano Amo-Salas, Alicia Martínez-González, Gloria Bueno, María Jesús Tello-Galán, Ángel Soriano-Castrejón
AIM: To study the influence of dual time point 18F-FDG PET/CT in textural features and SUV-based variables and their relation among them. METHODS: Fifty-six patients with locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) were prospectively included. All of them underwent a standard 18F-FDG PET/CT (PET-1) and a delayed acquisition (PET-2). After segmentation, SUV variables (SUVmax, SUVmean, and SUVpeak), metabolic tumor volume (MTV), and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) were obtained...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887617/fdg-pet-ct-appearance-of-local-osteosarcoma-recurrences-in-pediatric-patients
#14
Susan E Sharp, Barry L Shulkin, Michael J Gelfand, M Beth McCarville
BACKGROUND: Osteosarcoma is the most common pediatric malignant bone tumor, frequently surgically managed with limb salvage rather than amputation. Local recurrences are seen in up to 9% of osteosarcoma patients, with CT and MRI imaging often limited by metal artifacts. OBJECTIVE: To describe the [F-18]2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT appearance of local osteosarcoma recurrences with correlation to findings on other imaging modalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of pediatric osteosarcoma patients imaged with FDG PET/CT was performed in patients with pathologically proven local recurrences...
September 8, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885542/correlation-of-the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-and-the-standardized-uptake-value-in-neoplastic-lesions-a-meta-analysis
#15
Guohua Shen, Huan Ma, Bin Liu, Pengwei Ren, Anren Kuang
OBJECTIVE: Diffusion-weighted imaging and fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose PET are increasingly being recognized as feasible oncological techniques. The apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measured by diffusion-weighted imaging and the standardized uptake value (SUV) from fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose PET have similar clinical applications. The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between these two parameters in various cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Several major databases were searched for eligible studies...
September 6, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885539/a-comparison-of-18f-fdg-pet-mr-with-pet-ct-in-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#16
Benjamin A Thomas, James S Molton, Francesca Leek, Yan Pang, John J Totman, Nicholas I Paton, David W Townsend
PURPOSE: PET/computed tomography (CT) has been shown to detect lesions in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) and may be useful for assessing PTB disease in clinical research studies. However, radiation dose is of concern for clinical research in individuals with an underlying curable disease. This study aimed to determine whether PET/MR is equivalent to PET/CT in PTB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients with microbiologically confirmed PTB were recruited...
September 6, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878849/prognostic-value-of-tumor-to-blood-standardized-uptake-ratio-in-patients-with-resectable-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Seunghyeon Shin, Kyoungjune Pak, In Joo Kim, Bum Soo Kim, Seong Jang Kim
OBJECTIVES: Previously published studies showed that the standard tumor-to-blood standardized uptake value (SUV) ratio (SUR) was a more accurate prognostic method than tumor maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax). This study evaluated and compared prognostic value of positron emission tomography (PET) parameters and normalized value of PET parameters by blood pool SUV in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who received curative surgery. METHODS: Seventy-seven patients who underwent curative resection for NSCLC between January 2010 to December 2013 were enrolled in this study...
September 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871162/cervical-nodal-volume-for-prognostication-and-risk-stratification-of-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-and-implications-on-the-tnm-staging-system
#18
Hui Yuan, Qi-Yong Ai, Dora Lai-Wan Kwong, Daniel Yee-Tak Fong, Ann D King, Varut Vardhanabhuti, Victor Ho-Fun Lee, Pek-Lan Khong
We aim to evaluate the quantitative parameters of (18)F-FDG PET/CT (metabolic parameters) and MRI (morphologic parameters) for prognostication and risk stratification in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). 200 (147 males, aged 50 ± 13 years-old, mean ± S.D.) newly diagnosed patients with NPC (TxNxM0) were prospectively recruited. Primary tumor and nodal lesions were identified and segmented for both morphologic (volume, VOL) and metabolic (SUV and MTV) quantification. Independent predictive factors for recurrence free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) were morphologic nodal volume (VOL_N, p < 0...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869177/correlation-of-18-f-fdg-uptake-on-pet-ct-with-ki67-immunohistochemistry-in-pre-treatment-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#19
M Mayoral, P Paredes, A Saco, P Fusté, P Perlaza, A Tapias, A Fernandez-Martinez, L Vidal, J Ordi, J Pavia, S Martinez-Roman, F Lomeña
OBJECTIVE: Standardized uptake value (SUV) and volumetric parameters such as metabolic tumour volume (MTV) and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) from (18)F-FDG PET/CT are useful criteria for disease prognosis in pre-operative and post-treatment epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Ki67 is another prognostic biomarker in EOC, associated with tumour aggressiveness. The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between (18)F-FDG PET/CT measurements and Ki67 in pre-treatment EOC to determine if PET/CT parameters could non-invasively predict tumour aggressiveness...
August 28, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861585/a-model-derived-from-hydrodynamic-simulations-for-extracting-the-size-of-spherical-particles-from-the-quartz-crystal-microbalance
#20
Jurriaan J J Gillissen, Seyed R Tabaei, Joshua A Jackman, Nam-Joon Cho
One challenging aspect of quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) measurements is the characterization of adsorbed particles as the change in resonance frequency (Δf) is proportional not only to the inertia of the adsorbed layer but also to that of the hydrodynamically coupled fluid. Herein, by solving numerically the Navier-Stokes equations, we scrutinize Δf for sparsely deposited, rigid spherical particles that are firmly attached to an oscillating surface. The analysis is shown to be applicable to adsorbed, small unilamellar vesicles (SUVs) of controlled size under experimental conditions in which adhesion-induced vesicle deformation is negligible...
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