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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346249/usefulness-of-68ga-dota-rgd-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-pet-ct-imaging-in-thyroglobulin-elevation-with-negative-iodine-scintigraphy
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Rakhee Vatsa, Jaya Shykla, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, Priya Bhusari, Apurva Sood, Rajender Kumar Basher, Anish Bhattacharya
TENIS (thyroglobulin elevation with negative iodine scintigraphy) syndrome in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma is not a rare finding. In such patients, F-FDG PET/CT can help in disease evaluation. RGD tripeptide, used for imaging angiogenesis, may also help in disease detection in patients with negative radioiodine whole-body scan. We present 1 such case in whom Ga-RGD tripeptide imaging was helpful in disease detection in the setting of negative radioiodine whole-body scan.
March 24, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346248/68ga-psma-pet-ct-in-osteosarcoma-in-fibrous-dysplasia
#2
Arun Sasikumar, Ajith Joy, M R A Pillai, Tony M Alex, Geetha Narayanan
Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a benign bone lesion with a rare but potential for malignant transformation. Neither Tc-MDP nor F-FDG PET/CT can differentiate between FD and areas of malignant transformation in FD. We described a case of osteosarcoma developing in FD with selective uptake of tracer in malignant transformation areas demonstrated on a Ga-PSMA PET/CT scan. Our case highlights the ability of Ga-PSMA PET/CT to map tumor neoangiogenesis in osteosarcoma arising in FD, which can have potential implications in prognostication, possibility of antiangiogenesis-based therapeutic options, and in response assessment following chemotherapy...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343598/incremental-prognostic-value-of-global-longitudinal-strain-and-18f-fludeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-patients-with-systemic-sarcoidosis
#3
Brett W Sperry, Ahmed Ibrahim, Kazuaki Negishi, Tomoko Negishi, Parag Patel, Zoran B Popović, Daniel Culver, Richard Brunken, Thomas H Marwick, Balaji Tamarappoo
In independent studies, abnormal global longitudinal strain (GLS) and myocardial inflammation or scar detected by 18F-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) are associated with poor prognosis among patients with high likelihood for cardiac sarcoidosis. However, commonly used imaging modalities have not been evaluated in the same population. Our goals were to examine the relation between GLS and FDG-PET, and to evaluate the incremental prognostic value of these imaging techniques for predicting major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients suspected to have cardiac sarcoidosis...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343327/osteolytic-variant-poems-syndrome-an-uncommon-presentation-of-osteosclerotic-myeloma
#4
Michael S Clark, Benjamin M Howe, Katrina N Glazebrook, Michelle L Mauermann, Stephen M Broski
Polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M protein, and skin changes (POEMS) syndrome, a form of osteosclerotic myeloma, is a multisystem disease related to a monoclonal plasma cell proliferative disorder. Osseous lesions are most commonly sclerotic on radiographs and computed tomography (CT), demonstrate low T1 and T2 signal intensity on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and have variable degrees of avidity on positon emission tomography (PET) imaging using 18-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG). We present three cases of POEMS syndrome manifesting as osteolytic lesions with indolent features, including well-defined thin sclerotic rims, no cortical disruption or periosteal reaction, no associated soft-tissue mass, and a periarticular location, all features that could lead to misinterpretation as benign bone lesions...
March 25, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341716/multiparametric-evaluation-in-differentiating-glioma-recurrence-from-treatment-induced-necrosis-using-simultaneous-18-f-fdg-pet-mri-a-single-institution-retrospective-study
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A Jena, S Taneja, A Jha, N K Damesha, P Negi, G K Jadhav, S M Verma, S K Sogani
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Differentiating glioma recurrence from treatment-induced necrosis can be a challenge on conventional imaging. This study aimed to assess the diagnostic performance of each functional MR imaging and PET parameter derived by using simultaneous FDG-PET/MR imaging individually and in combination in the evaluation of suspected glioma recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-five treated glioma patients with 41 enhancing lesions (World Health Organization grade II = 9, III = 13, IV = 19) on MR imaging after an operation followed by radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy formed part of this study...
March 24, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341229/assessment-of-the-extension-of-pressure-ulcers-into-soft-tissue-and-osteomyelitis-diagnosis-using-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
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J R Garcia, M Soler, P Bassa, M Minoves, E Riera
The precise assessment of pressure ulcer extension in patients with neurological diseases has crucial therapeutic implications, especially in the early detection of fistula to interior structures and osteomyelitis. Two case reports are presented on patients with a similar ischial ulcer, in whom an (18)F-FDG PET/CT study enabled a precise assessment of infectious complications in underlying tissues. These cases support the implementation of (18)F-FDG PET/CT as a first-line technique in their management.
March 21, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340028/fdg-pet-diagnosis-of-primary-intracranial-lymphoma-radiology-pathology-correlation
#7
C Kenny, G M Healy, C E Redmond, M Farrell, G Connaghan, C McGuigan, R P Killeen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338471/generalized-psf-modelling-for-optimized-quantitation-in-pet-imaging
#8
Saeed Ashrafinia, Hassan Mohy-Ud-Din, Nicolas Karakatsanis, Abhinav Jha, Michael Casey, Dan Kadrmas, Arman Rahmim
Point-Spread Function (PSF) modelling offers the capability to account for resolution degrading phenomena within the PET reconstruction framework. PSF modelling improves resolution and enhances contrast, but at the same time significantly alters image noise properties and induces edge overshoot effect. Thus, studying the effect of PSF modelling on quantitation task performance can be very important. Frameworks explored in the past involve a dichotomy of PSF vs. no-PSF modelling. By contrast, the present work focuses on quantitative performance evaluation of standard uptake value (SUV) PET images, while incorporating a wide spectrum of PSF models, including those that under- and over-estimate the true PSF, for the potential of enhanced quantitation of standardized uptake values (SUVs)...
March 24, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336974/pet-radiomics-in-nsclc-state-of-the-art-and-a-proposal-for-harmonization-of-methodology
#9
M Sollini, L Cozzi, L Antunovic, A Chiti, M Kirienko
Imaging with positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) is crucial in the management of cancer because of its value in tumor staging, response assessment, restaging, prognosis and treatment responsiveness prediction. In the last years, interest has grown in texture analysis which provides an "in-vivo" lesion characterization, and predictive information in several malignances including NSCLC; however several drawbacks and limitations affect these studies, especially because of lack of standardization in features calculation, definitions and methodology reporting...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336786/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-optimizes-treatment-in-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-and-is-associated-with-reduced-mortality
#10
Marvin A H Berrevoets, Ilse J E Kouijzer, Erik H J G Aarntzen, Marcel J R Janssen, Lioe-Fee De Geus-Oei, Heiman F L Wertheim, Bart-Jan Kullberg, Jaap Ten Oever, Wim J G Oyen, Chantal P Bleeker-Rovers
Metastatic infection is an important complication of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB). Early diagnosis of metastatic infection is crucial, as specific treatment is required. However, metastatic infection can be asymptomatic and difficult to detect. In this study, we investigated the role of (18)F-FDG-PET/CT in patients with SAB for detection of metastatic infection and its consequences for treatment and outcome. Methods: All patients with SAB at Radboud university medical center were included between January 2013 and April 2016...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336782/functional-imaging-signature-of-patients-presenting-with-polycythemia-paraganglioma-syndromes
#11
Ingo Janssen, Clara Chi Chen, Zhenping Zhuang, Corina M Millo, Katherine Wolf, Alexander Ling, Frank I Lin, Karen T Adams, Peter Herscovitch, Richard A Feelders, Antonio T Fojo, David Taieb, Electron Kebebew, Karel Pacak
Rationale: Pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma (PPGL) syndromes associated with polycythemia have previously been described in association with mutations in the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene. Recently, mutations in the prolyl hydroxylase gene (PHD) 1 and 2 and in the hypoxia-inducible factor 2 alpha (HIF2A) were also found to be associated with multiple and recurrent PPGL. Such patients also presented with PPGL and polycythemia, and later on, some presented with duodenal somatostatinoma. In additional patients presenting with PPGL and polycythemia, no further mutations have been discovered...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336781/quantitative-evaluation-of-two-scatter-correction-techniques-for-18-f-fdg-brain-pet-mr-imaging-in-regard-to-mr-based-attenuation-correction
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Jarmo Teuho, Virva Saunavaara, Tuula Tolvanen, Terhi Tuokkola, Antti Karlsson, Jouni Tuisku, Mika Teräs
In positron emission tomography (PET), corrections for photon scatter and attenuation are essential for visual and quantitative consistency. Magnetic resonance attenuation correction (MRAC) is generally conducted by image segmentation and assignment of discrete attenuation coefficients, which offers limited accuracy compared to computed tomography attenuation correction (CTAC). Potential inaccuracies in MRAC may affect scatter correction, as the attenuation image (µ-map) is used in single scatter simulation (SSS) to calculate the scatter estimate...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336778/the-predictive-value-of-early-in-treatment-fdg-pet-ct-response-to-chemotherapy-in-combination-with-bevacizumab-in-advanced-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Edwin A Usmanij, Tinatin Natroshvili, Johanna N H Timmer-Bonte, Wim J G Oyen, Miep A van der Drift, Johan Bussink, Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei
(18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) is potentially applicable to predict response to chemotherapy in combination with bevacizumab in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods: In 25 patients with advanced non-squamous NSCLC, (18)F-FDG-PET/CT was performed before treatment and after two-weeks, at the end of the second week of first cycle carboplatin - paclitaxel and bevacizumab (CPB) treatment. Patients received up to a total of 4 cycles of CPB treatment...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336558/remnant-cholesterol-elicits-arterial-wall-inflammation-and-a-multilevel-cellular-immune-response-in-humans
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Sophie J Bernelot Moens, Simone L Verweij, Johan G Schnitzler, Lotte C A Stiekema, Merijn Bos, Anne Langsted, Carlijn Kuijk, Siroon Bekkering, Carlijn Voermans, Hein J Verberne, Børge G Nordestgaard, Erik S G Stroes, Jeffrey Kroon
OBJECTIVE: Mendelian randomization studies revealed a causal role for remnant cholesterol in cardiovascular disease. Remnant particles accumulate in the arterial wall, potentially propagating local and systemic inflammation. We evaluated the impact of remnant cholesterol on arterial wall inflammation, circulating monocytes, and bone marrow in patients with familial dysbetalipoproteinemia (FD). APPROACH AND RESULTS: Arterial wall inflammation and bone marrow activity were measured using (18)F-FDG PET/CT...
March 23, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335778/radiation-dose-escalation-based-on-fdg-pet-driven-dose-painting-by-numbers-in-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-dosimetric-comparison-between-tomotherapy-ha-and-rapidarc
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Sarah Differding, Edmond Sterpin, Nicolas Hermand, Bianca Vanstraelen, Sandra Nuyts, Nathalie de Patoul, Jean-Marc Denis, John Aldo Lee, Vincent Grégoire
PURPOSE: Validation of dose escalation through FDG-PET dose painting (DP) for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) requires randomized clinical trials with large sample size, potentially involving different treatment planning and delivery systems. As a first step of a joint clinical study of DP, a planning comparison was performed between Tomotherapy HiArt® (HT) and Varian RapidArc® (RA). METHODS: The planning study was conducted on five patients with oropharyngeal SCC...
March 23, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335509/novel-diagnostic-and-predictive-biomarkers-in-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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John C Chang, Madappa Kundranda
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a highly lethal disease for a multitude of reasons including very late diagnosis. This in part is due to the lack of understanding of the biological behavior of PDAC and the ineffective screening for this disease. Significant efforts have been dedicated to finding the appropriate serum and imaging biomarkers to help early detection and predict response to treatment of PDAC. Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) has been the most validated serum marker and has the highest positive predictive value as a stand-alone marker...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333846/prognostic-value-of-fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-of-bone-marrow-on-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-for-prediction-of-disease-progression-in-cervical-cancer
#17
Jeong Won Lee, Seob Jeon, Seong Taek Mun, Sang Mi Lee
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake of bone marrow (BM) on positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography in patients with uterine cervical cancer. METHODS: One hundred forty-five patients with cervical cancer who underwent staging FDG PET/computed tomography and subsequent surgical resection or chemoradiotherapy were retrospectively enrolled in the study. Mean BM FDG uptake (BM standardized uptake value [SUV]) and BM-to-liver uptake ratio of FDG uptake (BLR) were measured...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333548/utility-of-pet-ct-after-cryoablation-for-early-identification-of-local-tumor-progression-in-osseous-metastatic-disease
#18
Ann T Packard, Stephen M Broski, Matthew R Callstrom, Thomas D Atwell, Grant D Schmit, John J Schmitz, Jonathan M Morris, Christopher H Hunt, A Nicholas Kurup
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the utility of combined PET/CT for the detection of early local tumor progression after cryoablation of bone metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective single-institution review revealed 61 consecutive patients with 80 separate bone metastases treated with cryoablation who were evaluated with a preablation PET/CT and at least two postablation PET/CT examinations between September 2007 and July 2015. Patients were excluded if they had local therapy or pathologic fracture after ablation...
March 23, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332450/nuclear-medicine-in-patients-with-net-radiolabeled-somatostatin-analogues-and-their-brothers
#19
Vincenzo Cuccurullo, Maria Rosaria Prisco, Giuseppe Danilo Di Stasio, Luigi Mansi
Although Somastostatin (SS) scintigraphy (SRS) has been introduced many years ago, it remains the most diffuse radionuclide diagnostic tool in patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). Being SS receptors (SSTR) expressed in the majority of NETs, radiolabeled SS analogues (SS-A) provide high diagnostic accuracy, mainly in patients with gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) tumors. SSTR are the best target for radiotracers used either for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in NETs due to their presence on the surface of neoplastic cells of clinical interest...
March 23, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331985/one-month-assessment-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-treated-by-everolimus-using-fdg-pet-ct-predicts-progression-free-and-overall-survival
#20
Hiroki Ito, Keiichi Kondo, Takashi Kawahara, Tomohiro Kaneta, Ukihide Tateishi, Daiki Ueno, Kazuhiro Namura, Kazuki Kobayashi, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Yasushi Yumura, Kazuhide Makiyama, Narihiko Hayashi, Hisashi Hasumi, Kimito Osaka, Yumiko Yokomizo, Jun-Ichi Teranishi, Yusuke Hattori, Tomio Inoue, Hiroji Uemura, Masahiro Yao, Noboru Nakaigawa
PURPOSE: We evaluated (18)F-2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) results as outcome predictors for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) treated by everolimus (EVL), an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 30 patients who were treated with EVL for metastatic RCC between May 2010 and March 2015, by evaluating their FDG PET/CT result before and 1 month after starting EVL treatment...
March 22, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
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