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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823084/effects-of-a-novel-tungsten-impregnated-rubber-neck-shield-on-the-quality-of-cerebral-images-acquired-using-15-o-labeled-gas
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Kei Wagatsuma, Keiichi Oda, Kenta Miwa, Motoki Inaji, Muneyuki Sakata, Jun Toyohara, Kiichi Ishiwata, Masayuki Sasaki, Kenji Ishii
The present study aimed to validate the effects of a novel tungsten-impregnated rubber neck shield on the quality of phantom and clinical (15)O-labeled gas positron emission tomography (PET) images. Images were acquired in the presence or absence of a neck shield from a cylindrical phantom containing [(15)O]H2O (phantom study) and from three individuals using [(15)O]CO2, [(15)O]O2 and [(15)O]CO gas (clinical study). Data were acquired in three-dimensional (3D) mode using a Discovery PET/CT 710. Values for cerebral blood flow, cerebral blood volume, oxygen extraction fraction, and cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen with and without the neck shield were calculated from (15)O-labeled gas images...
August 19, 2017: Radiological Physics and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822997/18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-solitary-plasmacytoma-metabolic-behavior-and-progression-to-multiple-myeloma
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Domenico Albano, Giovanni Bosio, Giorgio Treglia, Raffaele Giubbini, Francesco Bertagna
PURPOSE: Solitary plasmacytoma (SP) is a rare plasma-cell neoplasm, which can develop both in skeletal and/or soft tissue and frequently progresses to multiple myeloma (MM). Our aim was to study the metabolic behavior of SP and the role of 18F-FDG-PET/CT in predicting progression to MM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-two patients with SP who underwent 18F-FDG-PET/CT before any treatment were included. PET images were qualitatively and semiquantitatively analyzed by measuring the maximum standardized uptake value body weight (SUVbw), lean body mass (SUVlbm), body surface area (SUVbsa), metabolic tumor volume (MTV), total lesion glycolysis (TLG) and compared with age, sex, site of primary disease, and tumor size...
August 19, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822108/semi-quantitative-metabolic-values-on-fdg-pet-ct-including-extracardiac-sites-of-disease-as-a-predictor-of-treatment-course-in-patients-with-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Mitsutomi Ishiyama, Laurie A Soine, Hubert J Vesselle
BACKGROUND: Cardiac sarcoidosis is associated with major adverse cardiac events including cardiac arrest, for which anti-inflammatory treatment is indicated. Oral corticosteroid is the mainstay among treatment options; however, adverse effects are a major concern with long-term use. It would be beneficial for providers to predict treatment response and prognosis for proper management strategy of sarcoidosis, though it remains challenging. Fluorine (F)-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography(PET)/computed tomography(CT) has an advantage over anatomical imaging in providing semi-quantitative functional parameters such as standard uptake value (SUV), metabolic volume, and total lesion glycolysis (TLG), which are well-established biomarkers in oncology...
August 18, 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822107/successful-treatment-and-fdg-pet-ct-monitoring-of-hhv-6-encephalitis-in-a-non-neutropenic-patient-case-report-and-literature-review
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Elda Righi, Alessia Carnelutti, Daniele Muser, Francesco Zaja, Elisa Lucchini, Federico Pea, Fernando Di Gregorio, Abass Alavi, Matteo Bassetti
Human herpesvirus (HHV)-6 reactivation is associated with severe forms of encephalitis among patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cases in non-neutropenic patients are uncommon. The efficacy of ganciclovir and other compounds that are used for the treatment of HHV-6 encephalitis remains suboptimal and linked to toxicity. Valganciclovir, the oral prodrug of ganciclovir, could be practical to treat outpatients, but it is not commonly used for severe cases. We report a case of HHV-6 encephalitis in a non-neutropenic patient successfully treated with valganciclovir and undergoing therapeutic drug monitoring in plasma and in the cerebrospinal fluid...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820287/comparison-of-pet-and-ct-radiomics-for-prediction-of-local-tumor-control-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Marta Bogowicz, Oliver Riesterer, Luisa Sabrina Stark, Gabriela Studer, Jan Unkelbach, Matthias Guckenberger, Stephanie Tanadini-Lang
PURPOSE: An association between radiomic features extracted from CT and local tumor control in the head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) has been shown. This study investigated the value of pretreatment functional imaging (18F-FDG PET) radiomics for modeling of local tumor control. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from HNSCC patients (n = 121) treated with definitive radiochemotherapy were used for model training. In total, 569 radiomic features were extracted from both contrast-enhanced CT and 18F-FDG PET images in the primary tumor region...
August 18, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819951/metformin-a-new-old-drug
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Marta Patrycja Wróbel, Bogdan Marek, Dariusz Kajdaniuk, Dominika Rokicka, Aleksandra Szymborska-Kajanek, Krzysztof Strojek
For many years metformin has been the gold standard in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. According to recommendations of the most important diabetes associations, this is the first-choice drug for use as monotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Metformin is also recommended in combined treatment when monotherapy is no longer effective. It is then combined with a sulfony-lurea, an incretin, flozin, or insulin, irrespective of the number of insulin injections per day. Besides its properties used in the treatment of diabetes, metformin has been treated for some time as a drug of a so-called pleiotropic activity, as each year brings new reports about its favourable effect in different conditions...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818992/long-half-life-89-zr-labeled-radiotracers-can-guide-in-suite-percutaneous-molecular-imaging-pet-ct-guided-biopsies-without-reinjection-of-radiotracer
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Francois H Cornelis, Jeremy Durack, Neeta Pandit-Taskar, Gary A Ulaner, Jason S Lewis, Michael J Morris, Stephen B Solomon
Rationale: To evaluate the feasibility of in suite Zr89 labeled radiotracer positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT)-guided biopsies performed without reinjection. Methods: From 2013-2016, 12 patients (7 males, 5 females; mean age 61 years, range 40-75) with suspected metastatic prostate or breast carcinoma on either imaging or biochemical progression underwent 14 percutaneous biopsies after diagnostic PET/CT using (89)Zr labeled radiotracers (mean dose: 180MBq; range: 126-189MBq) targeting prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) (n = 7) or human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) (n = 5)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818991/immune-modulation-therapy-and-imaging-workshop-report
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Anthony F Shields, Paula Jacobs, Mario Sznol, Michael M Graham, Ronald Germain, Lawrence Lum, Elaine Jaffee, Elisabeth G E de Vries, Sridhar Nimmagadda, Annick D Van den Abbeele, David Leung, Anna M Wu, Elad Sharon, Lalitha K Shankar
A workshop at the National Cancer Institute May 2, 2016 considered the current state of imaging in assessment of immunotherapy. Immunotherapy has shown some remarkable and prolonged responses in the treatment of tumors. However, responses are variable and frequently delayed, complicating the evaluation of new immunotherapy agents and customizing treatment for individual patients. Early anatomic imaging may show that a tumor has increased in size, but this could represent pseudoprogression. Based on imaging, clinicians must decide if they should stop, pause, or continue treatment...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818987/response-assessment-of-68-ga-dota-e-c-rgdfk-2-pet-ct-for-lung-adenocarcinoma-patients-treated-with-nintedanib-plus-docetaxel
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Oscar Arrieta, Francisco O Garcia-Perez, David Michel-Tello, Laura-Alejandra Ramirez-Tirado, Quetzali Pitalua-Cortes, Graciela Cruz-Rico, Eleazar-Omar Macedo-Perez, Andres F Cardona, Jaime de la Garza-Salazar
Nintedanib is an oral angiokinase inhibitor used as a second-line treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). New radiotracers, such as (68)Ga-DOTA-E-[c(RGDfK)]2, that target αvβ3 integrin might impact the clinical practice as a non-invasive method for assessing angiogenesis inhibitors. Methods: From July 2014 through October 2015, 38 patients received second-line nintedanib plus docetaxel. All the patients underwent PET/CT with (68)Ga-DOTA-E-[c(RGDfK)]2 radiotracer and blood-sample tests to quantify angiogenesis factors (FGF, VEGF and PDGF-AB) prior to and after completing 2 therapy cycles...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818983/current-concepts-in-68-ga-dotatate-nen-imaging-interpretation-biodistribution-dosimetry-and-molecular-strategies
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Lisa Bodei, Valentina Ambrosini, Ken Herrmann, Irvin Modlin
(68)Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT provides information of the location(s) of somatostatin receptor expressing tumors. Integrating this imaging data effectively in patient care requires the clinical history, the histopathology and biomarker information as well as grade, stage and prior imaging. Previous therapies and technical aspects of the study should be considered, given their ability to alter the interpretation of the images. This includes physiologic biodistribution of the radiotracer, as well as conditions that engender false positive results...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818538/impact-of-positron-emission-tomography-and-endoscopic-ultrasound-length-of-disease-difference-on-treatment-planning-in-patients-with-oesophageal-cancer
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K G Foley, C Morgan, S A Roberts, T Crosby
AIMS: Treatment decision making and planning in patients with oesophageal cancer are guided by radiological measurement of length of disease (LoD). This study aimed to investigate differences in positron emission tomography (PET) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) LoD. Their prognostic significance was also assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: LoD was measured from PET and EUS staging investigations by one observer for each modality. Bland-Altman analysis and Wilcoxon signed rank tests assessed agreement and differences in measurements...
August 14, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817656/investigation-of-the-halo-artifact-in-68ga-psma-11-pet-mri
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Thorsten Heußer, Philipp Mann, Christopher M Rank, Martin Schäfer, Antonia Dimitrakopoulou-Strauss, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Boris A Hadaschik, Klaus Kopka, Peter Bachert, Marc Kachelrieß, Martin T Freitag
OBJECTIVES: Combined positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) targeting the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) with a 68Ga-labelled PSMA-analog (68Ga-PSMA-11) is discussed as a promising diagnostic method for patients with suspicion or history of prostate cancer. One potential drawback of this method are severe photopenic (halo-) artifacts surrounding the bladder and the kidneys in the scatter-corrected PET images, which have been reported to occur frequently in clinical practice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817456/role-of-various-semiquantitative-parameters-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-studies-for-interim-treatment-response-evaluation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Akshima Sharma, Anant Mohan, Ashu Seith Bhalla, Sreenivas Vishnubhatla, Anil Kumar Pandey, Chandra Sekhar Bal, Rakesh Kumar
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the role of various semiquantitative parameters obtained from fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT in interim treatment response assessment in biopsy-proven non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to find the best parameter, if any. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Totally, 32 patients (male/female: 25/7) with biopsy proven NSCLC and a mean age of 54.71±12.65 years were enrolled in the study. Each patient underwent whole-body F-FDG PET/CT scan after injecting 5...
August 16, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816978/prognostic-value-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-parameters-in-patients-with-pancreatic-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Dongyong Zhu, Lisha Wang, Hanfei Zhang, Jie Chen, Yanfang Wang, Sama Byanju, Meiyan Liao
BACKGROUND: The identification of pancreatic carcinoma (PC) patients with poor prognosis is a priority in clinical oncology because of their high 5-year mortality. However, the prognostic value of pretreatment F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG)- positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) parameters in PC patients is controversial and no consensus exists as to its predictive capability. This meta-analysis was performed to comprehensively explore the prognostic significance of F-FDG-PET/CT parameters in patients with pancreatic carcinoma...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816167/variabilities-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-computed-tomography-and-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-based-tumor-and-lymph-node-delineations-for-lung-cancer-radiation-therapy-planning
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Kishor Karki, Siddharth Saraiya, Geoffrey D Hugo, Nitai Mukhopadhyay, Nuzhat Jan, Jessica Schuster, Matthew Schutzer, Lester Fahrner, Robert Groves, Kathryn M Olsen, John C Ford, Elisabeth Weiss
PURPOSE: To investigate interobserver delineation variability for gross tumor volumes of primary lung tumors and associated pathologic lymph nodes using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and to compare the results with computed tomography (CT) alone- and positron emission tomography (PET)-CT-based delineations. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Seven physicians delineated the tumor volumes of 10 patients for the following scenarios: (1) CT only, (2) PET-CT fusion images registered to CT ("clinical standard"), and (3) postcontrast T1-weighted MRI registered with diffusion-weighted MRI...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815667/diagnostic-performance-of-unenhanced-computed-tomography-and-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-indeterminate-adrenal-tumors
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Danae A Delivanis, Irina Bancos, Thomas D Atwell, Grant D Schmit, Patrick W Eiken, Neena Natt, Dana Erickson, Spyridoula Maraka, William F Young, Mark A Nathan
OBJECTIVE: Evidence on the diagnostic performance of adrenal imaging is limited. We aimed to assess the diagnostic performance of unenhanced computed tomography (CT) and(18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose((18) FDG) positron emission tomography(PET)/CT imaging in a high risk population for adrenal malignancy using an optimal reference standard. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Imaging studies of patients with adrenal nodules who underwent adrenal biopsy and/or adrenalectomy between 1994 and 2014 were reviewed and compared to the reference standard of histology...
August 17, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815472/comparison-of-pet-ct-and-whole-mount-histopathology-sections-of-the-human-prostate-a-new-strategy-for-voxel-wise-evaluation
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F Schiller, T Fechter, C Zamboglou, A Chirindel, N Salman, C A Jilg, V Drendel, M Werner, P T Meyer, A-L Grosu, M Mix
BACKGROUND: Implementation of PET/CT in diagnosis of primary prostate cancer (PCa) requires a profound knowledge about the tracer, preferably from a quantitative evaluation. Direct visual comparison of PET/CT slices to whole prostate sections is hampered by considerable uncertainties from imperfect coregistration and fundamentally different image modalities. In the current study, we present a novel method for advanced voxel-wise comparison of histopathology from excised prostates to pre-surgical PET...
August 17, 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815452/-18-f-fdg-pet-radiomics-approaches-comparing-and-clustering-features-in-cervical-cancer
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Tetsuya Tsujikawa, Tasmiah Rahman, Makoto Yamamoto, Shizuka Yamada, Hideaki Tsuyoshi, Yasushi Kiyono, Hirohiko Kimura, Yoshio Yoshida, Hidehiko Okazawa
OBJECTIVES: The aims of our study were to find the textural features on (18)F-FDG PET/CT which reflect the different histological architectures between cervical cancer subtypes and to make a visual assessment of the association between (18)F-FDG PET textural features in cervical cancer. METHODS: Eighty-three cervical cancer patients [62 squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) and 21 non-SCCs (NSCCs)] who had undergone pretreatment (18)F-FDG PET/CT were enrolled. A texture analysis was performed on PET/CT images, from which 18 PET radiomics features were extracted including first-order features such as standardized uptake value (SUV), metabolic tumor volume (MTV) and total lesion glycolysis (TLG), second- and high-order textural features using SUV histogram, normalized gray-level co-occurrence matrix (NGLCM), and neighborhood gray-tone difference matrix, respectively...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815414/comparison-of-image-quality-between-step-and-shoot-and-continuous-bed-motion-techniques-in-whole-body-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-with-the-same-acquisition-duration
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Shozo Yamashita, Haruki Yamamoto, Tetsu Nakaichi, Tatsuya Yoneyama, Kunihiko Yokoyama
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the qualities of whole-body positron emission tomography (PET) images acquired by the step-and-shoot (SS) and continuous bed motion (CBM) techniques with approximately the same acquisition duration, through phantom and clinical studies. METHODS: A body phantom with 10-37 mm spheres was filled with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) solution at a sphere-to-background radioactivity ratio of 4:1 and acquired by both techniques. Reconstructed images were evaluated by visual assessment, percentages of contrast (%Q H) and background variability (%N) in accordance with the Japanese guideline for oncology FDG-PET/computed tomography (CT)...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815337/fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-as-an-objective-substitute-for-ct-morphologic-response-criteria-in-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy-for-colorectal-liver-metastases
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Yujiro Nishioka, Ryuji Yoshioka, Wataru Gonoi, Toshitaka Sugawara, Shuntaro Yoshida, Masaji Hashimoto, Junichi Shindoh
PURPOSE: The computed tomography (CT) morphologic response of colorectal liver metastases (CLM) after chemotherapy is reportedly correlated with pathologic response and survival outcomes of patients undergoing surgery. However, they are rather subjective criteria and not evaluable without adequate quality of contrast-enhanced CT images. This study sought the potential use of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) as an objective substitute for predicting pathological viability of CLM after chemotherapy...
August 16, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
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