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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445287/prognostic-value-of-pretreatment-18f-fdg-pet-ct-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients
#1
Yecai Huang, Mei Feng, Qiao He, Jun Yin, Peng Xu, Qinghua Jiang, Jinyi Lang
BACKGROUND: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a special subtype of head and neck cancer (HNC). At present, there are no highly specific prognostic markers to aid in tumor grading and guide patient treatment modalities for NPC. The prognostic value of pretreatment F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (F-PET-CT) in NPC patients is controversial and no consensus exists as to its predictive capability. METHODS: To analyze the predictive efficacy of F-PET-CT imaging in NPC patients, data from MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane library, CBM, CNKI, and VIP (inception to July 2016) were accessed...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445082/the-impact-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-positron-emission-tomography-on-the-diagnostic-and-treatment-decisions-of-dementia-experts
#2
Michael L Ganz, Alie F Tawah, Shien Guo, Abhishek S Chitnis, Hedwig Silies, Barbara Schäuble, Aleksandar Jovalekic, Norman L Foster
AIM: Amyloid positron emission tomography (aPET) measurement of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology could improve the accurate diagnosis of cognitive disorders. Appropriate use criteria recommend that only dementia experts order aPET. MATERIALS & METHODS: We surveyed 145 dementia experts about their current approaches to evaluation and treatment and the likely influence of aPET. RESULTS: Experts expected aPET to alter diagnostic procedures and patient management and also increase diagnostic certainty...
April 26, 2017: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444968/carcinoembryonic-antigen-directed-pet-cect-scanning-for-post-operative-surveillance-of-colorectal-cancer
#3
Karthik Chandra Vallam, Guruchannabasavaiah B, Archi Agrawal, Venkatesh Rangarajan, Vikas Ostwal, Reena Engineer, Avanish Saklani
AIM: During the follow-up of surgically resected colorectal cancer (CRC), positron emission tomography-contrast-enhanced computed tomography (PET-CECT) is indicated for asymptomatic elevation of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) > 5 ng/ml and no obvious site of recurrence on clinical examination and basic imaging. As an institutional policy, PET-CECT scan was performed at our institute whenever (1) CEA levels rose above 5 ng/ml and (2) CEA values were doubled (even if CEA level was <5 ng/ml)...
April 26, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444763/manganese-concentration-mapping-in-the-rat-brain-with-mri-pet-and-autoradiography
#4
Geoffrey J Topping, Andrew Yung, Paul Schaffer, Cornelia Hoehr, Rick Kornelsen, Piotr Kozlowski, Vesna Sossi
PURPOSE: Mn(2+) is used a contrast agent and marker for neuronal activity with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in rats and mice, but its accumulation is generally not assessed quantitatively. In this work, non-radioactive Mn and (52) Mn are injected simultaneously in rats, and imaged with MRI, positron emission tomography (PET) and autoradiography (AR). Mn distributions are compared between modalities, to assess the potential and limitations on quantification of Mn with MRI, and to investigate the potential of multimodal measurement of Mn accumulation...
April 26, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444638/nuclear-cardiology-are-we-using-the-right-protocols-and-tracers-the-right-way
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REVIEW
Maurizio Dondi, Thomas Pascual, Diana Paez, Andrew J Einstein
The field of nuclear cardiology has changed considerably over recent years, with greater attention paid to safety and radiation protection issues. The wider usage of technetium-99m (Tc-99m)-labeled radiopharmaceuticals for single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging using gamma cameras has contributed to better quality studies and lower radiation exposure to patients. Increased availability of tracers and scanners for positron emission tomography (PET) will help further improve the quality of studies and quantify myocardial blood flow and myocardial flow reserve, thus enhancing the contribution of non-invasive imaging to the management of coronary artery disease...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443926/defect-induced-ferromagnetism-in-mgo-and-its-exceptional-enhancement-upon-thermal-annealing-a-case-of-transformation-of-various-defect-states
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Nimai Pathak, Santosh Kumar Gupta, C L Prajapat, S K Sharma, P S Ghosh, Buddhadev Kanrar, P K Pujari, R M Kadam
MgO particles of few micron size are synthesized through a sol-gel method at different annealing temperatures such as 600 °C (MgO-600), 800 °C (MgO-800) and 1000 °C (MgO-1000). EDX and ICP-AES studies confirmed a near total purity of the sample with respect to paramagnetic metal ion impurities. Magnetic measurements showed a low temperature weak ferromagnetic ordering with a TC (Curie temperature) around 65 K (±5 K). Unexpectedly, the saturation magnetization (Ms) was found to be increased with increasing annealing temperature during synthesis...
April 26, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443841/automatic-concentration-and-reformulation-of-pet-tracers-via-microfluidic-membrane-distillation
#7
Philip H Chao, Jeffery Collins, Joseph P Argus, Wei-Yu Tseng, Jason T Lee, R Michael van Dam
Short-lived radiolabeled tracers for positron emission tomography (PET) must be rapidly synthesized, purified, and formulated into injectable solution just prior to imaging. Current radiosynthesizers are generally designed for clinical use, and the HPLC purification and SPE formulation processes often result in a final volume that is too large for preclinical and emerging in vitro applications. Conventional technologies and techniques for reducing this volume tend to be slow, resulting in radioactive decay of the product, and often require manual handling of the radioactive materials...
April 26, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443358/cerebral-rituximab-uptake-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-89-zr-immunopet-pilot-study
#8
Marloes Hj Hagens, Joep Killestein, Maqsood M Yaqub, Guus Ams van Dongen, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Frederik Barkhof, Bart Nm van Berckel
Previous studies have demonstrated that the chimeric monoclonal antibody rituximab significantly reduces clinical and radiological disease activity in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis as early as 4 weeks after the first administration. The exact mechanisms leading to this rapid effect have not yet been clarified. The aim of this positron emission tomography study was to assess central nervous system penetration as a possible explanation, using zirconium-89-labelled rituximab. No evidence was found for cerebral penetration of [(89)Zr]rituximab...
April 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443145/initial-single-centre-canadian-experience-with-18f-fluoromethylcholine-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-18f-fch-pet-ct-for-biochemical-recurrence-in-prostate-cancer-patients-initially-treated-with-curative-intent
#9
Simon Gauvin, Yannick Cerantola, Eléonore Haberer, Vincent Pelsser, Stephan Probst, Franck Bladou, Maurice Anidjar
INTRODUCTION: We sought to determine predictive factors (patient and prostate-specific antigen [PSA] characteristics) for 18F-fluoromethylcholine positron emission tomography-computed tomography (18F-FCH PET/CT) positivity in the context of biochemical recurrence after local treatment of prostate cancer (PCa) with curative intent. METHODS: This is a retrospective study including 60 18F-FCH PET/CT scans of patients with biochemical recurrence after initial radical prostatectomy (RP), external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), or focal high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) with curative intent...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442712/cardioprotective-effects-of-cu-ii-atsm-in-human-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-and-cardiomyocytes-mediated-by-nrf2-and-dj-1
#10
Salil Srivastava, Philip J Blower, Aisah A Aubdool, Robert C Hider, Giovanni E Mann, Richard C Siow
Cu((II))ATSM was developed as a hypoxia sensitive positron emission tomography agent. Recent reports have highlighted the neuroprotective properties of Cu((II))ATSM, yet there are no reports that it confers cardioprotection. We demonstrate that Cu((II))ATSM activates the redox-sensitive transcription factor Nrf2 in human coronary artery smooth muscle cells (HCASMC) and cardiac myocytes (HCM), leading to upregulation of antioxidant defense enzymes. Oral delivery of Cu((II))ATSM in mice induced expression of the Nrf2-regulated enzymes in the heart and aorta...
December 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442297/vertebral-and-femoral-bone-mineral-density-and-bone-strength-in-prostate-cancer-patients-assessed-in-phantomless-pet-ct-examinations
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Benedikt J Schwaiger, David L Kopperdahl, Lorenzo Nardo, Luca Facchetti, Alexandra S Gersing, Jan Neumann, Kwang J Lee, Tony M Keaveny, Thomas M Link
PURPOSE: Bone fracture risk assessed ancillary to positron emission tomography with computed tomography co-registration (PET/CT) could provide substantial clinical value to oncology patients with elevated fracture risk without introducing additional radiation dose. The purpose of our study was to investigate the feasibility of obtaining valid measurements of bone mineral density (BMD) and finite element analysis-derived bone strength of the hip and spine using PET/CT examinations of prostate cancer patients by comparing against values obtained using routine multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) scans-as validated in previous studies-as a reference standard...
April 22, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441967/comparison-of-csf-markers-and-semi-quantitative-amyloid-pet-in-alzheimer-s-disease-diagnosis-and-in-cognitive-impairment-prognosis-using-the-adni-2-database
#12
Fayçal Ben Bouallègue, Denis Mariano-Goulart, Pierre Payoux
BACKGROUND: The relative performance of semi-quantitative amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) markers in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease (AD) and predicting the cognitive evolution of patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is still debated. METHODS: Subjects from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative 2 with complete baseline cognitive assessment (Mini Mental State Examination, Clinical Dementia Rating [CDR] and Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive Subscale [ADAS-cog] scores), CSF collection (amyloid-β1-42 [Aβ], tau and phosphorylated tau) and (18)F-florbetapir scans were included in our cross-sectional cohort...
April 26, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441370/conventional-modalities-and-novel-emerging-imaging-techniques-for-musculoskeletal-tumors
#13
Meera Raghavan
BACKGROUND: Imaging of musculoskeletal tumors requires a multimodality approach and includes radiography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Topics related to primary bone and soft-tissue tumors are reviewed. The fundamental imaging principles are discussed as well as the applications of emerging imaging modalities. RESULTS: MRI is the preferred technique for the evaluation of musculoskeletal tumors, whereas other imaging modalities play a complementary role...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441368/skeletal-scintigraphy
#14
Jaime L Montilla-Soler, Rikesh Makanji
BACKGROUND: Skeletal scintigraphy remains a valuable tool in the initial and subsequent evaluation of the skeletal system in patients with a diagnosis of primary or metastatic neoplasms. METHODS: We discuss radiopharmaceuticals, nuclear medicine imaging techniques, and current as well as future oncological applications in the adult population. Pertinent literature was reviewed to describe the advantages and limitations of available technologies for the evaluation of skeletal metastatic disease...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440810/naltrexone-modulates-dopamine-release-following-chronic-but-not-acute-amphetamine-administration-a-translational-study
#15
N Jayaram-Lindström, J Guterstam, J Häggkvist, M Ericson, T Malmlöf, B Schilström, C Halldin, S Cervenka, T Saijo, A-L Nordström, J Franck
The opioid antagonist naltrexone has been shown to attenuate the subjective effects of amphetamine. However, the mechanisms behind this modulatory effect are currently unknown. We hypothesized that naltrexone would diminish the striatal dopamine release induced by amphetamine, which is considered an important mechanism behind many of its stimulant properties. We used positron emission tomography and the dopamine D2-receptor radioligand [(11)C]raclopride in healthy subjects to study the dopaminergic effects of an amphetamine injection after pretreatment with naltrexone or placebo...
April 25, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438628/diagnostic-accuracy-of-64-cu-psma-pet-ct-for-primary-lymph-node-staging-of-intermediate-to-high-risk-prostate-cancer-our-preliminary-experience
#16
Francesco Cantiello, Vincenzo Gangemi, Giuseppe Lucio Cascini, Ferdinando Calabria, Marco Moschini, Matteo Ferro, Gennaro Musi, Salvatore Butticè, Andrea Salonia, Alberto Briganti, Rocco Damiano
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of (64)Copper Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen ((64)Cu PSMA) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in the primary lymph node (LN) staging of a selected cohort of intermediate-high risk Prostate Cancer (PCa) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational prospective study was performed in 23 patients with intermediate-high risk PCa, who underwent (64)Cu-PSMA PET/CT for local and lymph nodal staging before laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) with an extended pelvic LN dissection...
April 21, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438468/clinical-results-and-economic-considerations-of-68-ga-psma-and-radiolabeled-choline-in-prostate-cancer
#17
Laura Evangelista, Maria Giuseppina Bonavina, Emilio Bombardieri
In recent years there was an impressive improvement in the options for the management of patients with prostate cancer. Nuclear Medicine has significantly enriched its diagnostic options, both in radiopharmacy and in instrumentation, in order to accurately target prostatic cancer cells, thus rendering the physicians able to adopt the best therapeutic strategy. In the present analysis, we have evaluated the available published data about 68Ga-PSMA and radio-labeled choline, two radiopharmaceutical agents for positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) examination, by reporting clinical information and considering data about legal, economic and organization aspects...
April 5, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438067/gene-therapy-for-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors-a-phase-i-study-using-gene-electrotransfer-to-muscle-with-the-integrin-inhibitor-plasmid-amep
#18
Iben Spanggaard, Karin Dahlstroem, Line Laessoee, Rasmus Hvass Hansen, Helle Hjorth Johannesen, Helle Westergren Hendel, Céline Bouquet, Pierre Attali, Julie Gehl
BACKGROUND: Gene electrotrotransfer describes the use of electric pulses to transfer DNA to cells. Particularly skeletal muscle has potential for systemic secretion of therapeutic proteins. Gene electrotransfer to muscle using the integrin inhibitor plasmid AMEP (Antiangiogenic MEtargidin Peptide) was investigated in a phase I dose escalation study. Primary objective was safety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with metastatic or locally advanced solid tumors, without further standard treatments available, were treated with once-only gene electrotransfer of plasmid AMEP to the femoral muscle...
April 25, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437735/detective-quantum-efficiency-dqe-in-pet-scanners-a-simulation-study
#19
George E Karpetas, Christos M Michail, George P Fountos, Nektarios I Kalyvas, Ioannis G Valais, Ioannis S Kandarakis, George S Panayiotakis
The aim of the present study is to introduce the detective quantum efficiency (DQE) for the image quality assessment of positron emission tomography (PET) scanners. For this purpose, a thin layer chromatography (TLC) plane source was simulated using a previously validated, scanner and source geometry, Monte Carlo (MC) model. The model was developed with the Geant4 application for tomographic emission (GATE) MC package and reconstructed images obtained with the software for tomographic image reconstruction (STIR), with cluster computing...
April 12, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437565/relaxed-ordered-subset-preconditioned-alternating-projection-algorithm-for-pet-reconstruction-with-automated-penalty-weight-selection
#20
C Ross Schmidtlein, Yizun Lin, Si Li, Andrzej Krol, Bradley J Beattie, John L Humm, Yuesheng Xu
PURPOSE: Performance of the preconditioned alternating projection algorithm (PAPA) using relaxed ordered subsets (ROS) with a non-smooth penalty function was investigated in positron emission tomography (PET). A higher order total variation (HOTV) regularizer was applied and a method for unsupervised selection of penalty weights based on the measured data is introduced. METHODS: A ROS version of PAPA with HOTV penalty (ROS-HOTV-PAPA) for PET image reconstruction was developed and implemented...
April 24, 2017: Medical Physics
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