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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636732/positron-emission-tomography-enhancement-after-vocal-fold-injection-medialization
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Nazaneen Grant, Richard J Wong, Dennis H Kraus, Heiko Schoder, Ryan C Branski
The potential for the misinterpretation of positron-emission tomography (PET) scans in the context of a possible malignancy has been confirmed in a case report showing increased 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake after unilateral vocal fold augmentation medialization. We sought to expand these findings by investigating FDG uptake in a larger cohort of patients via a retrospective chart review. We examined the records of 15 adults-8 men and 7 women-who had undergone vocal fold augmentation for unilateral vocal fold paralysis and at least one subsequent PET scan...
June 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636705/inflammation-in-the-neurocircuitry-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
#2
Sophia Attwells, Elaine Setiawan, Alan A Wilson, Pablo M Rusjan, Romina Mizrahi, Laura Miler, Cynthia Xu, Margaret Anne Richter, Alan Kahn, Stephen J Kish, Sylvain Houle, Lakshmi Ravindran, Jeffrey H Meyer
Importance: For a small percentage of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) cases exhibiting additional neuropsychiatric symptoms, it was proposed that neuroinflammation occurs in the basal ganglia as an autoimmune response to infections. However, it is possible that elevated neuroinflammation, inducible by a diverse range of mechanisms, is important throughout the cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical circuit of OCD. Identifying brain inflammation is possible with the recent advance in positron emission tomography (PET) radioligands that bind to the translocator protein (TSPO)...
June 21, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634836/test-retest-reproducibility-of-11-c-l-deprenyl-d2-binding-to-mao-b-in-the-human-brain
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Ryosuke Arakawa, Per Stenkrona, Akihiro Takano, Sangram Nag, Rafael S Maior, Christer Halldin
BACKGROUND: [(11)C]-L-deprenyl-D2 is a positron emission tomography (PET) radioligand for measurement of the monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) activity in vivo brain. The estimation of the test-retest reproducibility is important for accurate interpretation of PET studies. RESULTS: We performed two [(11)C]-L-deprenyl-D2 scans for six healthy subjects and evaluated the test-retest variability of this radioligand. MAO-B binding was quantified by two tissue compartment model (2TCM) with three rate constants (K 1, k 2, k 3) using metabolite-corrected plasma radioactivity...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634669/yttrium-90-y-90-resin-microsphere-therapy-for-patients-with-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-single-center-experience
#4
Semra İnce, Bülent Karaman, Engin Alagoz, Nuri Karadurmuş, Hüseyin Şan, Cemal Nuri Erçin, Nuri Arslan
BACKGROUND/AIM: Selective intraarterial radionuclide therapy (SIRT) with yttrium-90 (Y-90) resin microspheres presently has successful results in primary or metastatic inoperable liver tumors. This procedure, which is also known as radioembolisation, delivers high doses of radiation selectively to hepatic tumors while minimum healthy liver exposure. The aim of this study was to present our clinical experience of radiomicrosphere therapy for the treatment of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629432/imaging-of-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-integrin-expression-in-experimental-myocardial-ischemia-with-68-ga-nodaga-rgd-positron-emission-tomography
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Maria Grönman, Miikka Tarkia, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Paavo Halonen, Antti Kuivanen, Timo Savunen, Tuula Tolvanen, Jarmo Teuho, Meeri Käkelä, Olli Metsälä, Mikko Pietilä, Pekka Saukko, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, Juhani Knuuti, Anne Roivainen, Antti Saraste
BACKGROUND: Radiolabeled RGD peptides detect αvβ3 integrin expression associated with angiogenesis and extracellular matrix remodeling after myocardial infarction. We studied whether cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) with [(68)Ga]NODAGA-RGD detects increased αvβ3 integrin expression after induction of flow-limiting coronary stenosis in pigs, and whether αvβ3 integrin is expressed in viable ischemic or injured myocardium. METHODS: We studied 8 Finnish landrace pigs 13 ± 4 days after percutaneous implantation of a bottleneck stent in the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629257/risk-stratification-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-with-interim-pet-ct-based-on-different-cutoff-deauville-scores
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Jihyun Kim, Yoo Sung Song, Jong Seok Lee, Won Woo Lee, Sang Eun Kim
We evaluated the usefulness of interim (18)F-FDG PET/CT for risk stratification using different cutoff values of the Deauville 5-point scale (5-DS) in DLBCL patients treated with rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP). One hundred and fifty patients underwent interim (I-) and end of treatment (EOT-) PET/CT scans. Applying the conventional 5-DS cutoff value of scores 4 to 5 at interim, there was no significant difference in progression free survival (PFS) between I-PET negative and I-PET positive patients...
June 20, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627960/lack-of-functional-normalisation-of-tumour-vessels-following-anti-angiogenic-therapy-in-glioblastoma
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Nina Obad, Heidi Espedal, Radovan Jirik, Per Oystein Sakariassen, Cecilie Brekke Rygh, Morten Lund-Johansen, Torfinn Taxt, Simone P Niclou, Rolf Bjerkvig, Olivier Keunen
Neo-angiogenesis represents an important factor for the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to a growing tumour, and is considered to be one of the main pathodiagnostic features of glioblastomas (GBM). Anti-angiogenic therapy by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) blocking agents has been shown to lead to morphological vascular normalisation resulting in a reduction of contrast enhancement as seen by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Yet the functional consequences of this normalisation and its potential for improved delivery of cytotoxic agents to the tumour are not known...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626950/myxoid-variant-of-primary-cutaneous-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-first-two-cases
#8
Angel Fernandez-Flores, Ariana Eginli, David S Cassarino
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a CD30+ T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma with two main clinical presentations: primary cutaneous (pcALCL) and systemic (sALCL). While rare cases of myxoid sALCL have been reported, there are no previous cases of myxoid pcALCL reported. We present two unusual cases of pcALCL showing prominent collections of dermal mucin closely intermingling with the anaplastic lymphocytes. Patient 1 was a 30-year-old woman who presented with ulcerated nodules on her neck, abdomen, chest, and shoulders...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626263/-11-c-choline-positive-but-18-f-fdg-negative-pancreatic-metastasis-from-renal-cell-carcinoma-on-pet
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Kazuhiro Kitajima, Kazuhito Fukushima, Shingo Yamamoto, Takashi Kato, Soichi Odawara, Haruyuki Takaki, Kaoru Kobayashi, Toshiko Yamano, Koichiro Yamakado, Yukako Nakanishi, Akihiro Kanematsu, Michio Nojima, Kazuhiro Suzumura, Etsuro Hatano, Jiro Fujimoto, Takako Kihara, Keiji Nakasho, Seiichi Hirota, Shozo Hirota
Choline is a new PET tracer, which uptake may occur via a choline-specific transporter protein and be accelerated during the proliferation of tumor cells. We report a 61-year-old woman with a metastatic pancreatic tumor from renal cell carcinoma, measuring 35×40 mm. PET scans demonstrated accumulation of (11)C-choline in the metastatic pancreatic tumor, but no accumulation of (18)F-FDG. Choline PET/CT may play a useful and complementary imaging modality, especially when FDG-PET/CT does not show expected findings or when the evaluation of tumor viability is needed, in patients with renal cell carcinoma...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626254/the-maximum-standardized-uptake-value-increment-calculated-by-dual-time-point-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-predicts-survival-in-patients-with-oral-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Natsuki Yonezawa, Tsutomu Minamikawa, Kazuhiro Kitajima, Yusuke Takahashi, Ryohei Sasaki, Ken-Ichi Nibu, Takahide Komori
The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of dual-time-point (DTP) (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG PET) imaging in primary oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC). The study included 52 patients who underwent preoperative (18)F-FDG PET scans at two time points, namely 1 h and 2 h after injection. The following PET parameters were calculated: maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) for both time points (SUV early, SUV delayed); retention index (RI); and SUVmax increment (ΔSUVmax)...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625749/preclinical-evaluation-of-melanocortin-1-receptor-mc1-r-specific-68-ga-and-44-sc-labeled-dota-napamide-in-melanoma-imaging
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Gábor Nagy, Noémi Dénes, Adrienn Kis, Judit P Szabó, Ervin Berényi, Ildikó Garai, Péter Bai, István Hajdu, Dezső Szikra, György Trencsényi
PURPOSE: Alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) enhances melanogenesis in melanoma malignum by binding to melanocortin-1 receptors (MC1-R). Earlier studies demonstrated that alpha-MSH analog NAPamide molecule specifically binds to MC1-R receptor. Radiolabeled NAPamide is a promising radiotracer for the non-invasive detection of melanin producing melanoma tumors by Positron Emission Tomography (PET). In this present study the MC1-R selectivity of the newly developed Sc-44-labeled DOTA-NAPamide was investigated in vitro and in vivo using melanoma tumors...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624396/hybrid-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-positron-emission-tomography-with-fluorodeoxyglucose-to-diagnose-active-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Marc R Dweck, Ronan Abgral, Maria Giovanna Trivieri, Philip M Robson, Nicolas Karakatsanis, Venkatesh Mani, Anna Palmisano, Marc A Miller, Anuradha Lala, Helena L Chang, Javier Sanz, Johanna Contreras, Jagat Narula, Valentin Fuster, Maria Padilla, Zahi A Fayad, Jason C Kovacic
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore the diagnostic usefulness of hybrid cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and positron emission tomography (PET) using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) for active cardiac sarcoidosis. BACKGROUND: Active cardiac sarcoidosis (aCS) is underdiagnosed and has a high mortality. METHODS: Patients with clinical suspicion of aCS underwent hybrid CMR/PET with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and FDG to assess the pattern of injury and disease activity, respectively...
June 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623872/uptake-in-sympathetic-ganglia-on-68-ga-psma-hbed-pet-ct-a-potential-pitfall-in-scan-interpretation
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Gowri L Kanthan, Edward Hsiao, Dzung Vu, Geoffrey Paul Schembri
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of PSMA-HBED uptake in coeliac and stellate ganglia in patients presenting for PSMA-HBED PET/CT scan. METHODS: Prostate-specific membrane antigen-HBED PET/CT scans of 100 consecutive patients were analysed. Coeliac and stellate ganglia were identified by their anatomical location. PSMA-HBED uptake in these ganglia was recorded as either present or absent. If present, the SUVmax value for each ganglion was measured and compared to SUVmax of mediastinal blood pool...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623852/frusemide-aids-diagnostic-interpretation-of-68-ga-psma-positron-emission-tomography-ct-in-men-with-prostate-cancer
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Niall Fennessy, Jonathan Lee, Jane Shin, Bao Ho, Syed Aman Ali, Royce Paschkewitz, Louise Emmett
INTRODUCTION: (68) Ga-PSMA positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) is useful for both staging and assessment of biochemical relapse in men with prostate cancer. Renal excretion of (68) Ga-PSMA can lead to difficulties in scan interpretation, particularly in the pelvis. We evaluated if intravenous Frusemide at the time of (68) Ga-PSMA injection reduces excreted activity artefact and improves diagnostic certainty. METHODS: Sixty-two men with prostate cancer undergoing clinically indicated (68) Ga-PSMA PET/CT were prospectively included, 30 men receiving Frusemide at the time of radiotracer injection...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621912/use-of-estradiol-promotes-graft-bone-healing-in-rabbit-model-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-a-polyethylene-terephthalate-ligament
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Fang Chai, Fang Wan, Jia Jiang, Siheng Wang, Shiyi Chen
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the local use of estradiol after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) artificial ligament graft could promote graft-bone healing. A total of 45 New Zealand white rabbits underwent ACL reconstruction with a PET ligament graft. The experimental groups were administered a local estradiol injection at either a low dose after surgery or a high dose after surgery, and the control group did not receive an injection...
June 16, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620878/incidental-colorectal-fdg-uptake-on-pet-ct-scan-and-lesions-observed-during-subsequent-colonoscopy-a-systematic-review
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S J Kousgaard, O Thorlacius-Ussing
BACKGROUND: Incidental colorectal fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake can be observed during a positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan. For clinical and/or histological assessment of the cause, a colonoscopy is then performed. A systematic review was conducted to investigate the relationship between incidental colorectal FDG uptake and lesions observed during a subsequent colonoscopy. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science with the keywords concerning PET/CT scan and colonoscopy...
June 15, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615758/regional-cerebral-glucose-metabolism-and-its-association-with-phenotype-and-cognitive-functioning-in-patients-with-autism
#17
B N Anil Kumar, Savita Malhotra, Anish Bhattacharya, Sandeep Grover, Y K Batra
INTRODUCTION: In spite of three decades of neuroimaging, we are unable to find consistent and coherent anatomical or pathophysiological basis for autism as changes are subtle and there are no studies from India. AIM: To study the regional cerebral glucose metabolism in children with autism using positron emission tomography (PET) scan and to study the behavior and cognitive functioning among them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten subjects (8-19 years) meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition criteria for autism were evaluated on Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS), trail making test (TMT) A and B, Wisconsin card sorting test, Raven's progressive matrices, and PET scan...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614007/ectopic-cushing-s-syndrome-a-ten-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-southern-india
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Samantha Sathyakumar, Thomas Vizhalil Paul, Hesargatta Shyamsunder Asha, Birla Roy Gnanamuthu, M J Paul, Deepak Thomas Abraham, Simon Rajaratnam, Nihal Thomas
OBJECTIVE: Ectopic ACTH secretion is a less common cause of Cushing's syndrome, and is seen in 5 to 10% of cases with endogenous hypercortisolemia. We hereby describe our experience of patients with ectopic ACTH syndrome, who have been managed over the past 10 years at a tertiary care centre in Southern India. METHODS: The inpatient and outpatient records of patients from 2006 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The clinical features, clinical history, biochemical values, imaging features which included radiological findings and PET scans, management, details of follow-up and outcomes were documented...
June 14, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613200/clinical-significance-of-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-avid-prostate-gland-incidentalomas-on-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
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William Makis, Anthony Ciarallo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance of incidental focal uptake of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) on positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in the prostate glands of cancer patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of 3122 consecutive male patients who underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT studies with an oncologic indication, over the course of four years, was performed. Studies with incidental (18)F-FDG uptake in the prostate gland were further analyzed...
June 1, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613199/efficacy-of-18-f-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose-positron-emission-tomography-computerized-tomography-for-bone-marrow-infiltration-assessment-in-the-initial-staging-of-lymphoma
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Ali Ozan Öner, Evrim Sürer Budak, Funda Aydın, Ozan Salim, Orhan Kemal Yücel, Bahar Akkaya, Tayfur Toptaş, Adil Boz, Akın Yıldız, Fırat Güngör, Levent Undar
OBJECTIVE: Currently (18)F-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (PET/CT) is being successfully used for staging and follow-up of Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Various studies have demonstrated that PET/CT effectively detects bone marrow involvement (BMI) and is concordant with bone marrow biopsy (BMB) findings, thus it is deemed as a complementary method. This study was aimed to evaluate(18)F-FDG-PET/CT efficiency for detection of BMI in HL and NHL...
June 1, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
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