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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771932/a-multi-center-preclinical-study-of-gadoxetate-dce-mri-in-rats-as-a-biomarker-of-drug-induced-inhibition-of-liver-transporter-function
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Anastassia Karageorgis, Stephen C Lenhard, Brittany Yerby, Mikael F Forsgren, Serguei Liachenko, Edvin Johansson, Mark A Pilling, Richard A Peterson, Xi Yang, Dominic P Williams, Sharon E Ungersma, Ryan E Morgan, Kim L R Brouwer, Beat M Jucker, Paul D Hockings
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a leading cause of acute liver failure and transplantation. DILI can be the result of impaired hepatobiliary transporters, with altered bile formation, flow, and subsequent cholestasis. We used gadoxetate dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI), combined with pharmacokinetic modelling, to measure hepatobiliary transporter function in vivo in rats. The sensitivity and robustness of the method was tested by evaluating the effect of a clinical dose of the antibiotic rifampicin in four different preclinical imaging centers...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747035/microscale-radiosynthesis-preclinical-imaging-and-dosimetry-study-of-18-f-ambf-3-tate-a-potential-pet-tracer-for-clinical-imaging-of-somatostatin-receptors
#2
Ksenia Lisova, Maxim Sergeev, Susan Evans-Axelsson, Andreea D Stuparu, Seval Beykan, Jeffrey Collins, Jason Jones, Michael Lassmann, Ken Herrmann, David Perrin, Jason T Lee, Roger Slavik, R Michael van Dam
BACKGROUND: Peptides labeled with positron-emitting isotopes are emerging as a versatile class of compounds for the development of highly specific, targeted imaging agents for diagnostic imaging via positron-emission tomography (PET) and for precision medicine via theranostic applications. Despite the success of peptides labeled with gallium-68 (for imaging) or lutetium-177 (for therapy) in the clinical management of patients with neuroendocrine tumors or prostate cancer, there are significant advantages of using fluorine-18 for imaging...
April 20, 2018: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658049/a-simple-microfluidic-platform-for-rapid-and-efficient-production-of-the-radiotracer-18-f-fallypride
#3
Xin Zhang, Fei Liu, Karla-Anne Knapp, Michael L Nickels, H Charles Manning, Leon M Bellan
Herein, we report the development of a simple, high-throughput and efficient microfluidic system for synthesizing radioactive [18F]fallypride, a PET imaging radiotracer widely used in medical research. The microfluidic chip contains all essential modules required for the synthesis and purification of radioactive fallypride. The radiochemical yield of the tracer is sufficient for multiple animal injections for preclinical imaging studies. To produce the on-chip concentration and purification columns, we employ a simple "trapping" mechanism by inserting rows of square pillars with predefined gaps near the outlet of microchannel...
April 16, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623875/use-of-a-leukocyte-targeted-peptide-probe-as-a-potential-tracer-for-imaging-the-tuberculosis-granuloma
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Landon W Locke, Shankaran Kothandaraman, Michael Tweedle, Sarah Chaney, Daniel J Wozniak, Larry S Schlesinger
Granulomas are the histopathologic hallmark of tuberculosis (TB), both in latency and active disease. Diagnostic and therapeutic strategies that specifically target granulomas have not been developed. Our objective is to develop a probe for imaging relevant immune cell populations infiltrating the granuloma. We report the binding specificity of Cyanine 3 (Cy3)-labeled cFLFLFK-PEG12 to human leukocytes and cellular constituents within a human in vitro granuloma model. We also report use of the probe in in vivo studies using a mouse model of lung granulomatous inflammation...
January 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392158/review-of-quantitative-multiscale-imaging-of-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Michael A Pinkert, Lonie R Salkowski, Patricia J Keely, Timothy J Hall, Walter F Block, Kevin W Eliceiri
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and ranks second in terms of overall cancer deaths. One of the difficulties associated with treating breast cancer is that it is a heterogeneous disease with variations in benign and pathologic tissue composition, which contributes to disease development, progression, and treatment response. Many of these phenotypes are uncharacterized and their presence is difficult to detect, in part due to the sparsity of methods to correlate information between the cellular microscale and the whole-breast macroscale...
January 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364211/pet-and-mri-guided-irradiation-of-a-glioblastoma-rat-model-using-a-micro-irradiator
#6
Julie Bolcaen, Benedicte Descamps, Tom Boterberg, Christian Vanhove, Ingeborg Goethals
For decades, small animal radiation research was mostly performed using fairly crude experimental setups applying simple single-beam techniques without the ability to target a specific or well-delineated tumor volume. The delivery of radiation was achieved using fixed radiation sources or linear accelerators producing megavoltage (MV) X-rays. These devices are unable to achieve sub-millimeter precision required for small animals. Furthermore, the high doses delivered to healthy surrounding tissue hamper response assessment...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357432/in-vivo-3-dimensional-photoacoustic-imaging-of-the-renal-vasculature-in-preclinical-rodent-models
#7
Olumide Ogunlade, John J Connell, Jennifer L Huang, Edward Zhang, Mark F Lythgoe, David A Long, Paul Beard
Non-invasive imaging of the kidney vasculature in preclinical murine models is important for studying renal development, diseases and evaluating new therapies, but is challenging to achieve using existing imaging modalities. Photoacoustic imaging is a promising new technique that is particularly well suited to visualising the vasculature and could provide an alternative to existing preclinical imaging methods for studying renal vascular anatomy and function. To investigate this, an all-optical Fabry-Perot based photoacoustic scanner was used to image the abdominal region of mice...
December 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341020/mri-in-the-study-of-animal-models-of-stroke
#8
Pedro Ramos-Cabrer, Daniel Padro
Stroke consists of the loss of cerebral functions resulting from the interruption of blood supply to a region of the brain, and represents the second cause of death and the leading cause of major disability in adults in Europe. Stroke is a very active field of research at preclinical and clinical levels, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the most powerful tools that scientist and clinicians have for the study of the onset, evolution and consequences of this devastating disease, as well as for the monitoring of the success of available treatments, or for the development of novel therapeutic strategies...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341004/diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#9
Irene Guadilla, Daniel Calle, Pilar López-Larrubia
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique based on the contents and relaxation features of water in tissues. In basic MRI sequences, diffusion phenomenon of water molecules is not taken into account although it has a notable influence in the relaxation times, and therefore in the signal intensity of images. In fact, MRI techniques that take advantage of water diffusion have experienced a huge development in last years. Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) has spectacularly evolved reaching nowadays a great impact both in clinical and preclinical imaging-especially in the neuroimaging field-and in basic research...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324437/performance-of-a-high-resolution-depth-encoding-pet-detector-module-using-linearly-graded-sipm-arrays
#10
Junwei Du, Xiaowei Bai, Alberto Gola, Fabio Acerbi, Alessandro Ferri, Claudio Piemonte, Yongfeng Yang, Simon R Cherry
The goal of this study was to exploit the excellent spatial resolution characteristics of a position-sensitive silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) and develop a high-resolution depth-of-interaction (DOI) encoding positron emission tomography (PET) detector module. The detector consists of a 30  ×  30 array of 0.445  ×  0.445  ×  20 mm3 polished LYSO crystals coupled to two 15.5  ×  15.5 mm2 linearly-graded SiPM (LG-SiPM) arrays at both ends. The flood histograms show that all the crystals in the LYSO array can be resolved...
February 5, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319556/gadolinium-accumulation-in-the-deep-cerebellar-nuclei-and-globus-pallidus-after-exposure-to-linear-but-not-macrocyclic-gadolinium-based-contrast-agents-in-a-retrospective-pig-study-with-high-similarity-to-clinical-conditions
#11
Janina Boyken, Thomas Frenzel, Jessica Lohrke, Gregor Jost, Hubertus Pietsch
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the gadolinium (Gd) concentration in different brain areas in a pig cohort that received repeated administration of Gd-based contrast agents (GBCAs) at standard doses over several years, comparable with a clinical setting. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Brain tissue was collected from 13 Göttingen mini pigs that had received repeated intravenous injections of gadopentetate dimeglumine (Gd-DTPA; Magnevist) and/or gadobutrol (Gadovist)...
May 2018: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258188/preclinical-imaging-for-the-study-of-mouse-models-of-thyroid-cancer
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REVIEW
Adelaide Greco, Luigi Auletta, Francesca Maria Orlandella, Paola Lucia Chiara Iervolino, Michele Klain, Giuliana Salvatore, Marcello Mancini
Thyroid cancer, which represents the most common tumors among endocrine malignancies, comprises a wide range of neoplasms with different clinical aggressiveness. One of the most important challenges in research is to identify mouse models that most closely resemble human pathology; other goals include finding a way to detect markers of disease that common to humans and mice and to identify the most appropriate and least invasive therapeutic strategies for specific tumor types. Preclinical thyroid imaging includes a wide range of techniques that allow for morphological and functional characterization of thyroid disease as well as targeting and in most cases, this imaging allows quantitative analysis of the molecular pattern of the thyroid cancer...
December 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217733/sex-as-a-biological-variable-in-preclinical-imaging-research-initial-observations-with-18-f-fluorothymidine
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Szeman Ruby Chan, Kelley Salem, Justin Jeffery, Ginny L Powers, Yongjun Yan, Kooresh I Shoghi, Aparna M Mahajan, Amy M Fowler
The study objective was to investigate whether sex influences 3'-deoxy-3'-[18 F]fluorothymidine (18 F-FLT) uptake and tissue distribution in mouse models of cancer. Methods: 18 F-FLT biodistribution was measured in three strains of male and female mice (129S6/SvEv, athymic nude, and BALB/c).18 F-Fluoro-2-deoxy-2-D-glucose (18 F-FDG) biodistribution was performed for comparison.18 F-FLT uptake was also measured in female 129S6/SvEv mice bearing estrogen-dependent SSM3 mouse mammary tumors, male athymic nude mice bearing androgen-dependent CWR22 prostate cancer xenografts, and male and female athymic nude mice bearing estrogen-independent MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer xenografts...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213099/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-adc-predicts-therapy-response-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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M Trajkovic-Arsic, I Heid, K Steiger, A Gupta, A Fingerle, C Wörner, N Teichmann, S Sengkwawoh-Lueong, P Wenzel, A J Beer, I Esposito, R Braren, J T Siveke
Recent advances in molecular subtyping of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) support individualization of therapeutic strategies in this most aggressive disease. With the emergence of various novel therapeutic strategies and neoadjuvant approaches in this quickly deteriorating disease, robust approaches for fast evaluation of therapy response are urgently needed. To this aim, we designed a preclinical imaging-guided therapy trial where genetically engineered mice harboring endogenous aggressive PDAC were treated with the MEK targeting drug refametinib, which induces rapid and profound tumor regression in this model system...
December 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175489/diffusion-tensor-imaging-identifies-presymptomatic-axonal-degeneration-in-the-spinal-cord-of-als-mice
#15
Rodolfo G Gatto, Weiguo Li, Richard L Magin
Extensive pathological evidence indicates that axonal degeneration represents an early and critical event in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Unfortunately, few MRI studies have focused in the early detection of white matter (WM) alterations in the spinal cord region. To unveil these WM changes, we performed high resolution diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and correlated the results with histological analysis of adjacent slices taken from the spinal cords of presymptomatic mice. The DTI studies demonstrated a significant reduction in fractional anisotropy (FA) as well as axial diffusivities (AD) and an increase in radial diffusivity (RD), predominantly at lower segments of the spinal cord...
January 15, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167818/a-validation-dataset-for-macaque-brain-mri-segmentation
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Yaël Balbastre, Denis Rivière, Nicolas Souedet, Clara Fischer, Anne-Sophie Hérard, Susannah Williams, Michel E Vandenberghe, Julien Flament, Romina Aron-Badin, Philippe Hantraye, Jean-François Mangin, Thierry Delzescaux
Validation data for segmentation algorithms dedicated to preclinical images is fiercely lacking, especially when compared to the large number of databases of Human brain images and segmentations available to the academic community. Not only is such data essential for validating methods, it is also needed for objectively comparing concurrent algorithms and detect promising paths, as segmentation challenges have shown for clinical images. The dataset we present here is a first step in this direction. It comprises 10 T2-weighted MRIs of healthy adult macaque brains, acquired on a 7 T magnet, along with corresponding manual segmentations into 17 brain anatomic labelled regions spread over 5 hierarchical levels based on a previously published macaque atlas (Calabrese et al...
February 2018: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129788/a-new-formulation-of-poly-maotib-nanoparticles-as-an-efficient-contrast-agent-for-in-vivo-x-ray-imaging
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Justine Wallyn, Nicolas Anton, Christophe A Serra, Michel Bouquey, Mayeul Collot, Halina Anton, Jean-Luc Weickert, Nadia Messaddeq, Thierry F Vandamme
Polymeric nanoparticles (PNPs) are gaining increasing importance as nanocarriers or contrasting material for preclinical diagnosis by micro-CT scanner. Here, we investigated a straightforward approach to produce a biocompatible, radiopaque, and stable polymer-based nanoparticle contrast agent, which was evaluated on mice. To this end, we used a nanoprecipitation dropping technique to obtain PEGylated PNPs from a preformed iodinated homopolymer, poly(MAOTIB), synthesized by radical polymerization of 2-methacryloyloxyethyl(2,3,5-triiodobenzoate) monomer (MAOTIB)...
January 15, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075922/mouse-models-of-neurodegenerative-disease-preclinical-imaging-and-neurovascular-component
#18
Sandra Albanese, Adelaide Greco, Luigi Auletta, Marcello Mancini
Neurodegenerative diseases represent great challenges for basic science and clinical medicine because of their prevalence, pathologies, lack of mechanism-based treatments, and impacts on individuals. Translational research might contribute to the study of neurodegenerative diseases. The mouse has become a key model for studying disease mechanisms that might recapitulate in part some aspects of the corresponding human diseases. Neurodegenerative disorders are very complicated and multifactorial. This has to be taken in account when testing drugs...
October 26, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073049/production-of-diverse-pet-probes-with-limited-resources-24-18-f-labeled-compounds-prepared-with-a-single-radiosynthesizer
#19
Jeffrey Collins, Christopher M Waldmann, Christopher Drake, Roger Slavik, Noel S Ha, Maxim Sergeev, Mark Lazari, Bin Shen, Frederick T Chin, Melissa Moore, Saman Sadeghi, Michael E Phelps, Jennifer M Murphy, R Michael van Dam
New radiolabeled probes for positron-emission tomography (PET) are providing an ever-increasing ability to answer diverse research and clinical questions and to facilitate the discovery, development, and clinical use of drugs in patient care. Despite the high equipment and facility costs to produce PET probes, many radiopharmacies and radiochemistry laboratories use a dedicated radiosynthesizer to produce each probe, even if the equipment is idle much of the time, to avoid the challenges of reconfiguring the system fluidics to switch from one probe to another...
October 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039474/evaluation-of-a-radiocobalt-labelled-affibody-molecule-for-imaging-of-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-3-expression
#20
Maria Rosestedt, Ken G Andersson, Bogdan Mitran, Sara S Rinne, Vladimir Tolmachev, John Löfblom, Anna Orlova, Stefan Ståhl
The human epidermal growth factor receptor 3 (HER3) is involved in the development of cancer resistance towards tyrosine kinase-targeted therapies. Several HER3‑targeting therapeutics are currently under clinical evaluation. Non-invasive imaging of HER3 expression could improve patient management. Affibody molecules are small engineered scaffold proteins demonstrating superior properties as targeting probes for molecular imaging compared with monoclonal antibodies. Feasibility of in vivo HER3 imaging using affibody molecules has been previously demonstrated...
October 11, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
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