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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454006/predicting-cognitive-decline-with-deep-learning-of-brain-metabolism-and-amyloid-imaging
#1
Hongyoon Choi, Kyong Hwan Jin
For effective treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD), it is important to identify subjects who are most likely to exhibit rapid cognitive decline. We aimed to develop an automatic image interpretation system based on a deep convolutional neural network (CNN) which can accurately predict future cognitive decline in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients using flurodeoxyglucose and florbetapir positron emission tomography (PET). PET images of 139 patients with AD, 171 patients with MCI and 182 normal subjects obtained from Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative database were used...
February 14, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453702/the-relationship-between-local-recurrences-and-distant-metastases-in-prostate-cancer-can-11-c-choline-pet-ct-contribute-to-understand-the-link
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Giampiero Giovacchini, Andrea Ciarmiello, Elisabetta Giovannini, Andrei Fodor, Cesare Cozzarini, Paola Mapelli, Elena Incerti, Nadia Di Muzio, Luigi Gianolli, Maria Picchio
PURPOSE: Previous studies in prostate cancer (PCa) patients tried to correlate the onset of local recurrence (LR) with the development of distant metastases and formulated, based on theoretical and experimental data, hypotheses linking the two events. We aimed to address this issue with 11 C-choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). METHODS: This retrospective study included 491 PCa patients previously treated with radical prostatectomy who had undergone 11 C-choline PET/CT owing to biochemical failure...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453680/prognostic-implications-of-62-cu-diacetyl-bis-n-4-methylthiosemicarbazone-pet-ct-in-patients-with-glioma
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Akira Toriihara, Makoto Ohtake, Kensuke Tateishi, Ayako Hino-Shishikura, Tomohiro Yoneyama, Yoshio Kitazume, Tomio Inoue, Nobutaka Kawahara, Ukihide Tateishi
OBJECTIVE: The potential of positron emission tomography/computed tomography using 62 Cu-diacetyl-bis (N 4 -methylthiosemicarbazone) ( 62 Cu-ATSM PET/CT), which was originally developed as a hypoxic tracer, to predict therapeutic resistance and prognosis has been reported in various cancers. Our purpose was to investigate prognostic value of 62 Cu-ATSM PET/CT in patients with glioma, compared to PET/CT using 2-deoxy-2-[ 18 F]fluoro-D-glucose ( 18 F-FDG). METHOD: 56 patients with glioma of World Health Organization grade 2-4 were enrolled...
February 16, 2018: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453603/repeatable-and-reproducible-measurements-of-myocardial-oxidative-metabolism-blood-flow-and-external-efficiency-using-11-c-acetate-pet
#4
Kai Yi Wu, Vincent Dinculescu, Jennifer M Renaud, Shin-Yee Chen, Ian G Burwash, Lisa M Mielniczuk, Rob S B Beanlands, Robert A deKemp
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive approaches to investigate myocardial efficiency can help track the progression of heart failure (HF). This study evaluates the repeatability and reproducibility of 11 C-acetate positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of oxidative metabolism. METHODS AND RESULTS: Dynamic 11 C-acetate PET scans were performed at baseline and followup (47 ± 22 days apart) in 20 patients with stable HF with reduced ejection fraction. Two observers blinded to patients' clinical data used FlowQuant ® to evaluate test-retest repeatability, as well as intra- and inter-observer reproducibility of 11 C-acetate tracer uptake and clearance rates, for the measurement of myocardial oxygen consumption (MVO 2 ), myocardial external efficiency (MEE), work metabolic index (WMI), and myocardial blood flow...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453385/prediction-of-advanced-axillary-lymph-node-metastases-ypn2-3-using-breast-mr-imaging-and-pet-ct-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-patients
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Won Hwa Kim, Sang-Woo Lee, Hye Jung Kim, Yee Soo Chae, Shin Young Jeong, Jin Hyang Jung, Ho Yong Park, Won Kee Lee
We aimed to investigate the value of breast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) in predicting advanced axillary lymph node (ALN) metastases (ypN2-3) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in invasive ductal carcinoma patients. A total of 108 patients with invasive ductal carcinoma underwent breast MR imaging and PET/CT both before and after NAC (termed initial staging and restaging, respectively). The number of positive ALNs and the short diameter (SD) of the largest ALN on breast MR imaging and maximal standardized uptake value (SUVmax) in the ALNs on PET/CT were evaluated...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453209/recurrent-epistaxis-leading-to-diagnosis-of-primary-sinonasal-melanoma
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Karine Tawagi, Rita Akaraz-Avedissian, Irina Burman-Solovyeva
A 48-year-old man presented to urgent care with recurrent epistaxis over 6 months. Initially, nosebleeds were controlled with packing or cautery. Ultimately, he was referred to ear, nose and throat department and underwent nasal endoscopy which revealed polypoid tissue. A biopsy of the polyp showed non-specific inflammation with no evidence of malignancy. Follow-up maxillofacial CT revealed a large mass lesion in the right maxillary sinus, right nasal fossa, much of the ethmoids and right sphenoid, with destruction of adjacent bony structures...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453165/endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-the-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-pedunculated-gastric-cancer-with-prolapse-into-the-duodenal-bulb-a-case-report
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Norihiko Suzuki, Masashi Yoshida, Hironori Ohdaira, Tomonori Imakita, Nobuhiro Tsutsui, Yasunobu Kobayashi, Junji Takahashi, Shinya Okada, Masaki Kitajima, Yutaka Suzuki
INTRODUCTION: Preoperative diagnosis of gastric cancer invasion is not always sufficiently accurate. Diagnostic endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) can be performed for the purpose of accurate decision making and to avoid partial treatment vs aggressive over-treatment. We present a patient with the gastric cancer with indeterminate pre-operative diagnosis for depth of the invasion. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old man presented at our hospital because both anti-Helicobacter pylori (Hp) IGG antibody and serum pepsinogen (PG) levels were classified as positive...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451906/brain-changes-due-to-hypoxia-during-light-anaesthesia-can-be-prevented-by-deepening-anaesthesia-a-study-in-rats
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Setayesh R Tasbihgou, Mina Netkova, Alain F Kalmar, Janine Doorduin, Michel M R F Struys, Regien G Schoemaker, Anthony R Absalom
In anaesthetic practice the risk of cerebral ischemic/hypoxic damage is thought to be attenuated by deep anaesthesia. The rationale is that deeper anaesthesia reduces cerebral oxygen demand more than light anaesthesia, thereby increasing the tolerance to ischemia or hypoxia. However, evidence to support this is scarce. We thus investigated the influence of light versus deep anaesthesia on the responses of rat brains to a period of hypoxia. In the first experiment we exposed adult male Wistar rats to deep or light propofol anaesthesia and then performed [18F]- Fludeoxyglucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans to verify the extent of cerebral metabolic suppression...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451816/effects-of-teriparatide-on-morphology-of-aortic-calcification-in-aged-hyperlipidemic-mice
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Jeffrey J Hsu, Jinxiu Lu, Soban Umar, Jason T Lee, Rajan Kulkarni, Yichen Ding, Chih-Chiang Chang, Tzung K Hsiai, Akishige Hokugo, Ioannis Gkouveris, Sotirios Tetradis, Ichiro Nishimura, Linda L Demer, Yin Tintut
Calcific aortic vasculopathy correlates with bone loss in osteoporosis in an age-independent manner. Prior work suggests that teriparatide, the bone anabolic treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis, may inhibit onset of aortic calcification. Whether teriparatide affects progression of pre-existing aortic calcification, widespread among this patient population, is unknown. Female apolipoprotein E-deficient mice were aged for over one year to induce aortic calcification, treated for 4.5 weeks with daily injections of control vehicle (PBS), teriparatide 40 µg/kg (PTH40) or 400 µg/kg (PTH400), and assayed for aortic calcification by micro-computed tomography (microCT) before and after treatment...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451027/a-case-of-late-onset-ocd-developing-pls-and-ftd
#10
Enrica Bersano, Maria Francesca Sarnelli, Valentina Solara, Fabiola De Marchi, Gian Mauro Sacchetti, Alessandro Stecco, Lucia Corrado, Sandra D'alfonso, Roberto Cantello, Letizia Mazzini
We describe a 64-year-old woman, suffering from late-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) from the age of 57, who developed dysarthria and dysphagia, spastic diplegic, and proximal muscles weakness. Needle electromyography showed no active denervation. Neuropsychological evaluation showed intact cognitive functioning. We diagnosed upper motor neuron disease (MND), with no known genetic correlates. Brain magnetic resonance (MRI) detected bilateral hippocampal atrophy with sclerosis of right hippocampus...
February 16, 2018: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450259/hand-assisted-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-for-large-renal-carcinoma-with-succinate-dehydrogenase-deficiency
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Ann Buhl Bersang, Sarah Bube, Mikkel Fode, Nessn H Azawi
Background: Germline mutations in succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) are associated with multifocal cancers: pituitary gland tumors, pheochromocytomas, paragangliomas, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and renal-cell carcinomas (RCCs). SDH-deficient renal-cell carcinoma (SDH-RCC) was first identified in 2004 as an inherited kidney cancer with mutations in the SDH gene. SDH consists of A, B, C, and D units. Mutation in the SDHB gene is the most common mutation in SDH-deficient RCCs. Case Presentation: We report a case of a 51-year-old healthy man diagnosed with SDHB germline mutation and RCCs...
2018: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449954/metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-5-tracer-18-f-fpeb-displays-increased-binding-potential-in-postcentral-gyrus-and-cerebellum-of-male-individuals-with-autism-a-pilot-pet-study
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S Hossein Fatemi, Dean F Wong, James R Brašić, Hiroto Kuwabara, Anil Mathur, Timothy D Folsom, Suma Jacob, George M Realmuto, José V Pardo, Susanne Lee
Background: Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is first manifested during early childhood. Postmortem experiments have identified significantly elevated expression of metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) in cerebellar vermis and prefrontal cortex of individuals with autism. Methods: In the current study we employed the mGluR5 tracer [ 18 F]-3-fluoro-5-[(pyridin-3-yl)ethynyl]benzonitrile ([ 18 F]-FPEB) to quantify mGluR5 binding in vivo in adults with autism vs...
2018: Cerebellum & Ataxias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449446/improving-accuracy-of-simultaneously-reconstructed-activity-and-attenuation-maps-using-deep-learning
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Donghwi Hwang, Kyeong Yun Kim, Seung Kwan Kang, Seongho Seo, Jin Chul Paeng, Dong Soo Lee, Jae Sung Lee
Simultaneous reconstruction of activity and attenuation using the maximum likelihood reconstruction of activity and attenuation (MLAA) augmented by time-of-flight (TOF) information is a promising method for positron emission tomography (PET) attenuation correction. However, it still suffers from several problems, including crosstalk artifacts, slow convergence speed, and noisy attenuation maps (μ-maps). In this work, we developed deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to overcome these MLAA limitations, and we verified their feasibility using a clinical brain PET data set...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449445/evaluation-of-penalized-likelihood-estimation-reconstruction-on-a-digital-time-of-flight-pet-ct-scanner-for-18-f-fdg-whole-body-examinations
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Elin Lindström, Anders Sundin, Carlos Trampal, Lars Lindsjö, Ezgi Ilan, Torsten Danfors, Gunnar Antoni, Jens Sörensen, Mark Lubberink
Resolution and quantitative accuracy of positron emission tomography (PET) are highly influenced by the reconstruction method. Penalized likelihood estimation algorithms allow for fully convergent iterative reconstruction, generating a higher image contrast while limiting noise compared to ordered subsets expectation maximization (OSEM). In this study, block-sequential regularized expectation maximization (BSREM) was compared to time-of-flight OSEM (TOF-OSEM). Various strengths of noise penalization factor β were tested along with scan durations and transaxial field of views (FOVs) with the aim to evaluate the performance and clinical use of BSREM for 18 F-FDG-PET-computed tomography (CT), both in quantitative terms and in a qualitative visual evaluation...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448122/value-of-18-f-fet-pet-in-adult-brainstem-glioma
#15
Abdulrahman Abdullah Albatly, Adnan Taleb Alsamarah, Abdulrahman Alhawas, Patrick Veit-Haibach, Alfred Buck, Paul Stolzmann, Irene A Burger, Spyros S Kollias, Martin W Huellner
PURPOSE: To investigate 18 F-fluoro-ethyl-tyrosine positron emission tomography (FET-PET) imaging characteristics of adult brainstem glioma (BSG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: FET-PET imaging and progression-free survival (PFS) of 16 adult patients with BSG was analyzed (9 high-grade gliomas, 7 low-grade gliomas). SUV max , TBR, and time activity curves of FET-PET were calculated. RESULTS: Progressive gliomas had higher SUV max (3.57 ± 1.47 vs...
February 8, 2018: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447940/the-relationship-between-plasma-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-erythrocyte-2-3-bisphosphoglycerate-the-putative-role-of-chronic-hypoxia
#16
B K Puri, J A Monro
The non-invasive assessment of chronic tissue hypoxia is difficult. Pulse oximetry only allows the peripheral oxygen saturation to be measured, while the detection of hyperlactataemia needs to take into account the fact that the accumulation of lactic acid may result from several causes other than prolonged tissue hypoxia. Arterial blood oxygen measurement is invasive and often does not give a good indication of the level of tissue hypoxia. Other suggested methods include the use of positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance T 2 ∗ relaxation time measurement, photoacoustics and high-frequency ultrasound...
March 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447330/is-central-lung-tumour-location-really-predictive-for-occult-mediastinal-nodal-disease-in-suspected-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-staged-cn0-on-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
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Herbert Decaluwé, Johnny Moons, Steffen Fieuws, Walter De Wever, Christophe Deroose, Alessia Stanzi, Lieven Depypere, Kristiaan Nackaerts, Johan Coolen, Maarten Lambrecht, Eric Verbeken, Dirk De Ruysscher, Johan Vansteenkiste, Dirk Van Raemdonck, Paul De Leyn, Christophe Dooms
OBJECTIVES: Current guidelines recommend preoperative invasive mediastinal staging in centrally located tumours with negative mediastinum on positron emission tomography-computed tomography, based on a 20-30% prevalence of occult mediastinal disease (pN2-3). However, a uniform definition of central tumour location is lacking. Our objective was to determine the best definition in predicting occult pN2-3. METHODS: A single-institution database was queried for patients with (suspected) non-small-cell lung cancer staged cN0 after positron emission tomography-computed tomography and referred to invasive staging and/or primary surgery...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447122/-18-f-fdg-production-procedures-as-a-source-of-eye-lens-exposure-to-radiation
#18
Małgorzata Wrzesień
Decreasing the individual dose limit of exposure to ionizing radiation to the eye lenses means verifying the need for routine monitoring of the eye lenses of workers exposed to ionizing radiation, including those employed in facilities producing radiopharmaceuticals based on short-lived isotopes. This work analyzes the exposure of the eye lenses of employees of centers that produce the isotopes for positron emission tomography, in particular fluorine-18. It takes into account the employment structure and work system of the discussed centers, including in terms of changing the dose limit of exposure to the eye lenses...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447047/prospective-comparative-study-of-18-f-sodium-fluoride-pet-ct-and-planar-bone-scintigraphy-for-treatment-response-assessment-of-bone-metastases-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
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Randi Fuglsang Fonager, Helle Damgaard Zacho, Niels Christian Langkilde, Joan Fledelius, June Anita Ejlersen, Helle Westergreen Hendel, Christian Haarmark, Mette Moe, Jesper Carl Mortensen, Mads Ryø Jochumsen, Lars Jelstrup Petersen
AIM: To compare 18 F-sodium fluoride positron emission tomography/computed tomography (NaF PET/CT) and 99m Tc-labelled diphosphonate bone scan (BS) for the monitoring of bone metastases in patients with prostate cancer undergoing anti-cancer treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from 64 patients with prostate cancer were included. The patients received androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT), next-generation hormonal therapy (NGH) or chemotherapy. The patients had a baseline scan and 1-3 subsequent scans during six months of treatment...
February 15, 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446832/an-assessment-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-thoracic-screening-and-risk-stratification-of-pulmonary-nodules-in-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1
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Alvin So, Owen Pointon, Richard Hodgson, John Burgess
CONTEXT: Bronchopulmonary neuroendocrine tumours (bpNETs) and thymic carcinoid (ThC) are features of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN 1) and surveillance guidelines recommend periodic thoracic imaging. The optimal thoracic imaging modality and screening frequency remains uncertain as does the prognosis of small lung nodules when identified. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ( 18 F-FDG PET/CT) for identification and prognostic assessment of thoracic lesions in MEN 1...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
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