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A Groll, K Kim, H Bhatia, J C Zhang, J H Wang, Z M Shen, L Cai, J Dutta, Q Li, L J Meng
This paper presents the design and preliminary evaluation of small-pixel CdTe gamma ray detectors equipped with a hybrid pixel-waveform (HPWF) readout system for gamma ray imaging applications with additional discussion on CZT due to its similarity. The HPWF readout system utilizes a pixelated anode readout circuitry which is designed to only provide the pixel address. This readout circuitry works in coincidence with a high-speed digitizer to sample the cathode waveform which provides the energy, timing, and depth-of-interaction (DOI) information...
January 2017: IEEE Trans Radiat Plasma Med Sci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468949/identification-of-a-novel-the-itg%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-6-binding-peptide-using-protein-separation-and-phage-display
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Uwe Haberkorn, Annette Altmann, Max Sauter, Saskia Roesch, Walter Mier, Rolf Warta, Juergen Debus, Gerhard Dyckhoff, Christel Herold-Mende
PURPOSE: Targeted therapies are regarded as promising approaches to increase 5-year survival rate of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: For the selection of carcinoma-specific peptides membrane proteome of HNO97 tumor cells fractionated by the ProteomeLab™ PF2D system and corresponding HNO97 cells were deployed for an alternating biopanning using a sunflower trypsin inhibitor1-based phage display (SFTI8Ph) library. Stability, binding properties and affinity of novel candidates were assessed in vitro using radio-HPLC, binding experiments and surface plasmon resonance assay (SPR), respectively...
May 3, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412013/investigation-of-the-imaging-characteristics-of-the-albira-ii-small-animal-pet-system-for-18-f-68-ga-and-64-cu
#3
Ali Asgar Attarwala, Yvonne Wanjiku Karanja, Deni Hardiansyah, Chiara Romanó, Mareike Roscher, Björn Wängler, Gerhard Glatting
AIM: In this study the performance characteristics of the Albira II PET sub-system and the response of the system for the following radionuclides (18)F, (68)Ga and (64)Cu was analyzed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Albira II tri-modal system (Bruker BioSpin MRI GmbH, Ettlingen, Germany) is a pre-clinical device for PET, SPECT and CT. The PET sub-system uses single continuous crystal detectors of lutetium yttrium orthosilicate (LYSO). The detector assembly consists of three rings of 8 detector modules...
April 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382139/in-vivo-imaging-of-experimental-melanoma-tumors-using-the-novel-radiotracer-68-ga-nodaga-procainamide-pca
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István Kertész, András Vida, Gábor Nagy, Miklós Emri, Antal Farkas, Adrienn Kis, János Angyal, Noémi Dénes, Judit P Szabó, Tünde Kovács, Péter Bai, György Trencsényi
PURPOSE: The most aggressive form of skin cancer is the malignant melanoma. Because of its high metastatic potential the early detection of primary melanoma tumors and metastases using non-invasive PET imaging determines the outcome of the disease. Previous studies have already shown that benzamide derivatives, such as procainamide (PCA) specifically bind to melanin pigment. The aim of this study was to synthesize and investigate the melanin specificity of the novel (68)Ga-labeled NODAGA-PCA molecule in vitro and in vivo using PET techniques...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361250/influence-of-co-57-and-ct-transmission-measurements-on-the-quantification-accuracy-and-partial-volume-effect-of-a-small-animal-pet-scanner
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Julia G Mannheim, Andreas M Schmid, Bernd J Pichler
PURPOSE: Non-invasive in vivo positron emission tomography (PET) provides high detection sensitivity in the nano- to picomolar range and in addition to other advantages, the possibility to absolutely quantify the acquired data. The present study focuses on the comparison of transmission data acquired with an X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner or a Co-57 source for the Inveon small animal PET scanner (Siemens Healthcare, Knoxville, TN, USA), as well as determines their influences on the quantification accuracy and partial volume effect (PVE)...
March 30, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301817/simple-and-rapid-radiosynthesis-of-n-18-f-labeled-glutamic-acid-as-a-hepatocellular-carcinoma-pet-tracer
#6
Aixia Sun, Shaoyu Liu, Xiaolan Tang, Dahong Nie, Ganghua Tang, Zhanwen Zhang, Fuhua Wen, Xiaoyan Wang
INTRODUCTION: We have reported that N-(2-(18)F-fluoropropionyl)-L-glutamate ((18)F-FPGLU) showed good tumor-to-background contrast and (18)F-FPGLU was prepared via complex multi-step reaction sequence; here, it is synthesized by a facile two-step reaction sequence. The objectives of this study are to synthesize (18)F-FPGLU via a two-step reaction sequence and to evaluate the value of (18)F-FPGLU in nude mice bearing human hepatocellular carcinoma SMCC-7721 (HCC SMCC-7721). METHODS: (18)F-FPGLU was synthetized from the precursor (2S)-dimethyl 2-(2-bromopropanamido)pentanedioate via the two-step on-column hydrolysis using a modified commercial FDG synthesizer...
June 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219717/effects-of-tetrahydrocannabinol-on-glucose-uptake-in-the-rat-brain
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I Miederer, K Uebbing, J Röhrich, S Maus, N Bausbacher, K Krauter, V Weyer-Elberich, B Lutz, M Schreckenberger, R Urban
Δ(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive component of the plant Cannabis sativa and acts as a partial agonist at cannabinoid type 1 and type 2 receptors in the brain. The goal of this study was to assess the effect of THC on the cerebral glucose uptake in the rat brain. 21 male Sprague Dawley rats (12-13 w) were examined and received five different doses of THC ranging from 0.01 to 1 mg/kg. For data acquisition a Focus 120 small animal PET scanner was used and 24.1-28.0 MBq of [(18)F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose were injected...
February 20, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146242/positron-emission-tomography-for-the-development-and-characterization-of-corneal-permanence-of-ophthalmic-pharmaceutical-formulations
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Anxo Fernández-Ferreiro, Jesús Silva-Rodríguez, Francisco Javier Otero-Espinar, Miguel González-Barcia, María Jesús Lamas, Alvaro Ruibal, Andrea Luaces-Rodriguez, Alba Vieites-Prado, Tomas Sobrino, Michel Herranz, Lara García-Varela, José Blanco-Mendez, María Gil-Martínez, María Pardo, Alexis Moscoso, Santiago Medín-Aguerre, Juan Pardo-Montero, Pablo Aguiar
Purpose: This work is aimed at describing the utility of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) as a noninvasive tool for pharmacokinetic studies of biopermanence of topical ocular formulations. Methods: The corneal biopermanence of a topical ophthalmic formulation containing gellan gum and kappa carragenan (0.82% wt/vol) labeled with 18Fluorine (18F) radiotracers (18F-FDG and 18F-NaF) was evaluated by using a dedicated small-animal PET/CT, and compared with the biopermanence of an aqueous solution labeled with the same compounds...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097210/preclinical-positron-emission-tomography-scanner-based-on-a-monolithic-annulus-of-scintillator-initial-design-study
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Alexander V Stolin, Peter F Martone, Gangadhar Jaliparthi, Raymond R Raylman
Positron emission tomography (PET) scanners designed for imaging of small animals have transformed translational research by reducing the necessity to invasively monitor physiology and disease progression. Virtually all of these scanners are based on the use of pixelated detector modules arranged in rings. This design, while generally successful, has some limitations. Specifically, use of discrete detector modules to construct PET scanners reduces detection sensitivity and can introduce artifacts in reconstructed images, requiring the use of correction methods...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049619/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-1-cyclopropylmethyl-4-4-11-c-methoxyphenyl-piperidin-1-yl-2-oxo-1-2-dihydropyridine-3-carbonitrile-11-c-cmdc-for-pet-imaging-of-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-2-in-the-rat-brain
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Yufei Ma, Katsushi Kumata, Joji Yui, Yiding Zhang, Tomoteru Yamasaki, Akiko Hatori, Masayuki Fujinaga, Nobuki Nengaki, Lin Xie, Hui Wang, Ming-Rong Zhang
Brain metabotropic glutamate receptor 2 (mGluR2) has been proposed as a therapeutic target for the treatment of schizophrenia-like symptoms arising from increased glutamate transmission in the forebrain. However, there does not exist a reliable tool for the study of mGluR2 in human neuroimaging. The purpose of this study was to radiosynthesize 1-(cyclopropylmethyl)-4-(4-[(11)C]methoxyphenyl)piperidin-1-yl-2-oxo-1,2-dihydropyridine-3-carbonitrile ([(11)C]CMDC) and evaluate its potential as a positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer for imaging mGluR2 in the rat brain...
December 23, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034351/synthesis-and-preliminary-evaluation-of-5-18f-fluoroleucine
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Bennett B Chin, Darryl McDougald, Douglas Weitzel, Thomas Hawk, Robert E Reiman, Michael R Zalutsky, Ganesan Vaidyanathan
BACKGROUND: Amino acid transporters, such as LAT1, are overexpressed in aggressive prostate and breast carcinomas, directly influencing pathways of growth and proliferation. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to synthesize and characterize a novel 18F labeled leucine analog, 5-[18F]fluoroleucine, as a potential imaging agent for aggressive tumors which may not be amenable to imaging by FDG PET. METHODS: 5-fluoroleucine was synthesized and characterized, and its 18F-labeled analog was synthesized from a mesylate precursor...
December 30, 2016: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995432/investigation-of-image-reconstruction-parameters-of-the-mediso-nanoscan-pc-small-animal-pet-ct-scanner-for-two-different-positron-emitters-under-nema-nu-4-2008-standards
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Anastasios Gaitanis, George A Kastis, Elena Vlastou, Penelope Bouziotis, Panayotis Verginis, Constantinos D Anagnostopoulos
PURPOSE: The Tera-Tomo 3D image reconstruction algorithm (a version of OSEM), provided with the Mediso nanoScan® PC (PET8/2) small-animal positron emission tomograph (PET)/x-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner, has various parameter options such as total level of regularization, subsets, and iterations. Also, the acquisition time in PET plays an important role. This study aims to assess the performance of this new small-animal PET/CT scanner for different acquisition times and reconstruction parameters, for 2-deoxy-2-[(18)F]fluoro-D-glucose ([(18)F]FDG) and Ga-68, under the NEMA NU 4-2008 standards...
December 19, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992512/68ga-trap-rgd-3-hybrid-imaging-for-the-in-vivo-monitoring-of-%C3%AE-v%C3%A3-3-integrin-expression-as-biomarker-of-anti-angiogenic-therapy-effects-in-experimental-breast-cancer
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Philipp M Kazmierczak, Andrei Todica, Franz-Josef Gildehaus, Heidrun Hirner-Eppeneder, Matthias Brendel, Ralf S Eschbach, Magdalena Hellmann, Konstantin Nikolaou, Maximilian F Reiser, Hans-Jürgen Wester, Saskia Kropf, Axel Rominger, Clemens C Cyran
OBJECTIVES: To investigate 68Ga-TRAP-(RGD)3 hybrid imaging for the in vivo monitoring of αvß3-integrin expression as biomarker of anti-angiogenic therapy effects in experimental breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human breast cancer (MDA-MB-231) xenografts were implanted orthotopically into the mammary fat pads of n = 25 SCID mice. Transmission/emission scans (53 min to 90 min after i.v. injection of 20 MBq 68Ga-TRAP-(RGD)3) were performed on a dedicated small animal PET before (day 0, baseline) and after (day 7, follow-up) a 1-week therapy with the VEGF antibody bevacizumab or placebo (imaging cohort n = 13; therapy n = 7, control n = 6)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957722/dynamic-pet-evaluation-of-elevated-flt-level-after-sorafenib-treatment-in-mice-bearing-human-renal-cell-carcinoma-xenograft
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Naoyuki Ukon, Songji Zhao, Wenwen Yu, Yoichi Shimizu, Ken-Ichi Nishijima, Naoki Kubo, Yoshimasa Kitagawa, Nagara Tamaki, Kei Higashikawa, Hironobu Yasui, Yuji Kuge
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib, an oral multikinase inhibitor, has anti-proliferative and anti-angiogenic activities and is therapeutically effective against renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Recently, we have evaluated the tumor responses to sorafenib treatment in a RCC xenograft using [Methyl-(3)H(N)]-3'-fluoro-3'-deoxythythymidine ([(3)H]FLT). Contrary to our expectation, the FLT level in the tumor significantly increased after the treatment. In this study, to clarify the reason for the elevated FLT level, dynamic 3'-[(18)F]fluoro-3'-deoxythymidine ([(18)F]FLT) positron emission tomography (PET) and kinetic studies were performed in mice bearing a RCC xenograft (A498)...
December 2016: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835825/a-useful-pet-probe-11-c-bu99008-with-ultra-high-specific-radioactivity-for-small-animal-pet-imaging-of-i2-imidazoline-receptors-in-the-hypothalamus
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Kazunori Kawamura, Yoko Shimoda, Joji Yui, Yiding Zhang, Tomoteru Yamasaki, Hidekatsu Wakizaka, Akiko Hatori, Lin Xie, Katsushi Kumata, Masayuki Fujinaga, Masanao Ogawa, Yusuke Kurihara, Nobuki Nengaki, Ming-Rong Zhang
INTRODUCTION: A positron emission tomography (PET) probe with ultra-high specific radioactivity (SA) enables measuring high receptor specific binding in brain regions by avoiding mass effect of the PET probe itself. It has been reported that PET probe with ultra-high SA can detect small change caused by endogenous or exogenous ligand. Recently, Kealey et al. developed [(11)C]BU99008, a more potent PET probe for I2-imidazoline receptors (I2Rs) imaging, with a conventional SA (mean 76GBq/μmol) showed higher specific binding in the brain...
February 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815661/improved-radiosynthesis-and-biological-evaluations-of-l-and-d-1-18-f-fluoroethyl-tryptophan-for-pet-imaging-of-ido-mediated-kynurenine-pathway-of-tryptophan-metabolism
#16
Yangchun Xin, Hancheng Cai
PURPOSE: Tryptophan metabolism via indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO)-mediated kynurenine pathway plays a role in immunomodulation and has been emerging as a plausible target for cancer immunotherapy. Imaging IDO-mediated kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism with positron emission tomography (PET) could provide valuable information for noninvasive assessment of cancer immunotherapy response. In this work, radiotracer 1-(2-[(18)F]fluoroethyl)-L-tryptophan (1-L-[(18)F]FETrp) and its enantioisomer 1-D-[(18)F]FETrp were synthesized and evaluated for PET imaging of IDO-mediated kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism...
November 4, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789717/performing-repeated-quantitative-small-animal-pet-studies-with-arterial-input-functions-is-routinely-feasible-in-rats
#17
Chi-Cheng Huang, Chun-Hu Wu, Ya-Yao Huang, Kai-Yuan Tzen, Szu-Fu Chen, Miao-Ling Tsai, Hsiao-MIng Wu
Performing quantitative small animal positron emission tomography (qµPET) with arterial input function was considered technically challenging. Here, we introduce a catheterization procedure which keeps a rat physiologically stable for 1.5 months. We demonstrated the feasibility of qµPET by performing repeated (18)F-FDG qµPET to monitor the time-course of cerebral metabolic rates of glucose (cMRglc) variations in rats. METHODS: Aseptic surgeries were performed on two rats. Each rat underwent bilateral catheterizations on the right femoral artery for blood sampling and the left femoral vein for radiotracer injection, respectively...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779126/mr-compatibility-of-a-high-resolution-small-animal-pet-insert-operating-inside-a-7-t-mri
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J D Thiessen, E Shams, G Stortz, G Schellenberg, D Bishop, M S Khan, P Kozlowski, F Retière, V Sossi, C J Thompson, A L Goertzen
A full-ring PET insert consisting of 16 PET detector modules was designed and constructed to fit within the 114 mm diameter gradient bore of a Bruker 7 T MRI. The individual detector modules contain two silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) arrays, dual-layer offset LYSO crystal arrays, and high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cables for both signal and power transmission. Several different RF shielding configurations were assessed prior to construction of a fully assembled PET insert using a combination of carbon fibre and copper foil for RF shielding...
November 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770429/radiation-dosimetry-of-the-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-2-nicotinic-receptor-ligand-18-f-flubatine-comparing-preclinical-pet-mri-and-pet-ct-to-first-in-human-pet-ct-results
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Mathias Kranz, Bernhard Sattler, Solveig Tiepolt, Stephan Wilke, Winnie Deuther-Conrad, Cornelius K Donat, Steffen Fischer, Marianne Patt, Andreas Schildan, Jörg Patt, René Smits, Alexander Hoepping, Jörg Steinbach, Osama Sabri, Peter Brust
BACKGROUND: Both enantiomers of [(18)F]flubatine are new radioligands for neuroimaging of α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors with positron emission tomography (PET) exhibiting promising pharmacokinetics which makes them attractive for different clinical questions. In a previous preclinical study, the main advantage of (+)-[(18)F]flubatine compared to (-)-[(18)F]flubatine was its higher binding affinity suggesting that (+)-[(18)F]flubatine might be able to detect also slight reductions of α4β2 nAChRs and could be more sensitive than (-)-[(18)F]flubatine in early stages of Alzheimer's disease...
December 2016: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766592/measurement-of-cardiovascular-function-using-a-novel-view-sharing-pet-reconstruction-method-and-tracer-kinetic-analysis
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Paul R Territo, Amanda A Riley, Brian P McCarthy, Gary D Hutchins
Recent advancements in PET instrumentation have made the non-invasive assessment of cardiovascular function in small animals a reality. The majority of small animal PET systems use stationary detector gantries, thus affording high temporal resolution imaging of cardiac function. Systems designed to maximize spatial resolution and detection sensitivity employing rotating gantry designs are suboptimal when high temporal resolution imaging is needed. To overcome this limitation, the current work developed a novel view-sharing data analysis scheme suitable for dynamic cardiac PET imaging using (18)F-NaF as the tracer and tracer kinetic model analysis...
December 2016: EJNMMI Physics
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