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Bing-Yang Huang, Xin-Min Li, Xiao-Yong Song, Jun-Jun Zhou, Zhuang Shao, Zhi-Qi Yu, Yi Lin, Xin-Yu Guo, Da-Jiang Liu, Lu Li
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to retrospectively evaluate the 10-year overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and local control rates of patients with inoperable stage Ia non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who underwent computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in a single center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty patients with inoperable NSCLC underwent RFA between 2004 and 2016. Thoracic surgeons evaluated the patients and performed RFA under CT guidance...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Jiao Liu, Baoping Liu, Yanxia Yu, Fangfang Chao, Yan Liu, Xingmin Han
OBJECTIVE: In the follow-up of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), several patients had elevated serum levels of antithyroglobulin antibody (TgAb), undetectable serum thyroglobulin (Tg), and negative radioiodine whole body scan (131 I-WBS). We describe the use of neck ultrasonography (US) and fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18 F-FDG PET/CT) imaging in these patients to investigate this clinically challenging problem and propose treating...
March 20, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Taku Yasumoto, Kenji Uemoto, Koichi Yamada, Hakketsu Koh, Masaru Yamazaki, Norihisa Masai, Daisaku Tatsumi, RyoongJin Oh
A 70's man had been treated with gemcitabine(GEM)and nab-paclitaxel(nabPTX)combination for advanced pancreatic tail cancer with splenic invasion and liver metastases. However, the primary lesion was not controlled, then intensity-modulat- ed radiation therapy(76.5 Gy/17 Fr)was performed for primary lesion. Three grown hypovascular liver metastases were detected by follow-up EOB-MRI and PET-computed tomography(CT)imaging with 18F-FDG. Unfortunately, these lesions were not detected by intravenous injection of contrast media with CT nor ultrasonography...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Stephanie R Rainey-Smith, Gavin N Mazzucchelli, Victor L Villemagne, Belinda M Brown, Tenielle Porter, Michael Weinborn, Romola S Bucks, Lidija Milicic, Hamid R Sohrabi, Kevin Taddei, David Ames, Paul Maruff, Colin L Masters, Christopher C Rowe, Olivier Salvado, Ralph N Martins, Simon M Laws
The glymphatic system is postulated to be a mechanism of brain Aβ-amyloid clearance and to be most effective during sleep. Ablation of the astrocytic end-feet expressed water-channel protein, Aquaporin-4, in mice, results in impairment of this clearance mechanism and increased brain Aβ-amyloid deposition, suggesting that Aquaporin-4 plays a pivotal role in glymphatic function. Currently there is a paucity of literature regarding the impact of AQP4 genetic variation on sleep, brain Aβ-amyloid burden and their relationship to each other in humans...
February 26, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
Simon Kirste, Gian Kayser, Anne Zipfel, Anca-Ligia Grosu, Thomas Brunner
BACKGROUND: Perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas) are rare mesenchymal tumors occurring in various anatomic regions. Although diagnostic criteria and treatment management are not established, current treatment options consist of surgery and chemotherapy including mTOR inhibitors. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a non-invasive ablative treatment which has shown excellent control rates for more common types of unresectable liver tumors and metastases. In this report we present a rare case of PEComa of the liver that was treated by stereotactic radiotherapy followed by resection...
February 20, 2018: Radiation Oncology
Julia S Taylor, Leah Keller, Majid Maybody
In the past five years, the utilization of PET/CT guidance is more commonly used for cancer patients undergoing biopsy and ablations at this NCI-Designated Cancer Center. The interventional use of PET/CT imaging requires nurses to have a thorough understanding of the mechanisms involved in order to provide the best care in an environment that is safe for patients and staff. Evidence suggests cohesive care and safe practice measures are achieved when patients actively participate and understand their care. This article will discuss how a collaborative, patient-centered approach in caring for oncologic patients undergoing PET/CT interventions is necessary for achieving quality patient outcomes...
June 2017: Journal of Radiology Nursing
Joseph M Pappachan, Nyo Nyo Tun, Ganesan Arunagirinathan, Ravinder Sodi, Fahmy W F Hanna
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) are uncommon catecholamine-producing neuroendocrine neoplasms that usually present with secondary hypertension. This review is to update the current knowledge about these neoplasms, the pathophysiology, genetic aspects and diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms based on scientific literature mostly within the past 3 years. RECENT FINDINGS: Eighty to eighty-five percent of PPGLs arise from the adrenal medulla (pheochromocytomas; PCCs) and the remainder from the autonomic neural ganglia (paragangliomas; PGLs)...
January 22, 2018: Current Hypertension Reports
Erik H J G Aarntzen, Linda Heijmen, Wim J G Oyen
Driven by the continuous improvement of the accuracy of cross-sectional imaging, image-guided minimally invasive local ablative therapies have received incremental interest over the past years. This study systematically reviews the currently available literature on [18F]FDG PET/CT to monitor the efficacy of these local ablative therapies. By including all local ablative treatment modalities, tumor types and organ sites, we provide a comprehensive overview of current status, identify general patterns across studies and provide recommendations for future studies and clinical practice...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Qiufang Liu, Yuyi Qian, Panli Li, Sihang Zhang, Jianjun Liu, Xiaoguang Sun, Michael Fulham, Dagan Feng, Gang Huang, Wei Lu, Shaoli Song
Purpose: Transcatheter hepatic artery embolization therapy is a minimally invasive alternative for treating inoperable liver cancer but recurrence is frequent. Multifunctional agents, however, offer an opportunity for tumor eradication. In this study, we were aim to synthesized poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres encapsulating hollow CuS nanoparticles (HCuSNPs) and paclitaxel (PTX) that were then labeled with radioiodine-131 (131I) to produce 131I-HCuSNPs-MS-PTX. This compound combines the multi-theranostic properties of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and photothermal therapy...
2018: Theranostics
Nandita M deSouza, Yan Liu, Arturo Chiti, Daniela Oprea-Lager, Géraldine Gebhart, Bernard E Van Beers, Ken Herrmann, Frederic E Lecouvet
Patients with oligometastatic disease (OMD) often have controllable symptoms, and cures are possible. Technical improvements in surgery and radiotherapy have introduced the option of metastasis-directed ablative therapies as an adjunct or alternative to standard-of-care systemic therapies. Several clinical trials and registries are investigating the benefit of these therapeutic approaches across several cancer sites. This requires that patients are correctly included and followed with appropriate imaging. This article discusses the evidence and offers recommendations for the implementation of standard-of-care (Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumours measurements on computed tomography [CT], magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] and bone scintigraphy) and advanced imaging modalities (functional, metabolic and radionuclide targeted) for identifying and following up patients with OMD...
March 2018: European Journal of Cancer
Joseph Frankl, Naghmehossadat Eshghi, Tamara F Lundeen, Phillip H Kuo
A 65-year-old woman with metastatic lung cancer was referred for CT-guided cryoablation of a right adrenal metastasis. For cryoablation, probes were placed into the adrenal region. FDG PET/CT 3 months later showed new activity in hepatic segment 6 initially suspected to be metastasis. Proximity of the hepatic lesion to the adrenal metastasis was a strange coincidence and prompted review of imaging from the cryoablation. CT showed the probe entered the liver, and postablation image demonstrated injury to the liver adjacent to the adrenal metastasis...
February 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Xifu Wang, Zhanliang Su, Tianchu Lyu, Matteo Figini, Daniel Procissi, Junjie Shangguan, Chong Sun, Bin Wang, Na Shang, Shanzhi Gu, Quanhong Ma, Andrew C Gordon, Kai Lin, Jian Wang, Robert J Lewandowski, Riad Salem, Vahid Yaghmai, Andrew C Larson, Zhuoli Zhang
Purpose To test the hypothesis that biomarkers of fluorine 18 (18 F) fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) can be used for the early detection of therapeutic response to irreversible electroporation (IRE) of liver tumor in a rodent liver tumor model. Materials and Methods The institutional animal care and use committee approved this study. Rats were inoculated with McA-RH7777 liver tumor cells in the left median and left lateral lobes. Tumors were allowed to grow for 7 days to reach a size typically at least 5 mm in longest diameter, as verified with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
December 12, 2017: Radiology
Ryan M Phillips, Michael A Gorin, Steven P Rowe, Martin G Pomper, Kenneth J Pienta, Ashley E Ross, Phuoc T Tran
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Urology Case Reports
Rie Aoyama, Hitoshi Takano, Yasuhiro Kobayashi, Mitsunobu Kitamura, Kuniya Asai, Yasuo Amano, Shin-Ichiro Kumita, Wataru Shimizu
BACKGROUND: The purposes of this study were to assess the usefulness of myocardial 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) for evaluating myocardial metabolic status in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and the therapeutic efficacy of alcohol septal ablation (ASA) in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). METHODS: Thirty HCM patients (64.4±10.5 years, 14 male, 12 hypertrophic non-obstructive cardiomyopathy [HNCM], 16 HOCM, and 2 dilated phase of HCM) underwent 18F-FDG-PET/CT...
2017: PloS One
Roberto Luigi Cazzato, Julien Garnon, Behnam Shaygi, Guillaume Koch, Georgia Tsoumakidou, Jean Caudrelier, Pietro Addeo, Philippe Bachellier, Izzie Jacques Namer, Afshin Gangi
Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) represents an emerging imaging guidance modality that has been applied to successfully guide percutaneous procedures such as biopsies and tumour ablations. The aim of the present narrative review is to report the indications, advantages and disadvantages of PET/CT-guided procedures in the field of interventional oncology and to briefly describe the experience gained with this new emerging technique while performing biopsies and tumor ablations.
November 23, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
Serena Grimaldi, Marie Terroir, Caroline Caramella
INTRODUCTION: RECIST 1.1 criteria are the standard for the response assessment of most solid tumors on computed tomography (CT). Nevertheless, the emergence of new classes of treatment in the lasts decades has brought new challenges in the response evaluation. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A PubMed online database literature search was performed in order to identify papers in English with full text available published up to September 2017. EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: Some oncologic treatments, such as anti-angiogenic agents, immunotherapy and local treatments, have proven to be effective despite atypical patterns of responses...
November 22, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Maja Davidson, Randall J Olsen, April A Ewton, Richard J Robbins
OBJECTIVE: Although loco-regional metastases occur in 5-10% of patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), distant metastases are rare, especially to the pancreas. Here we review the literature regarding metastases to the pancreas from PTC and present an illustrative patient. METHODS: The literature search was performed through . The information regarding our illustrative case was obtained from the medical records of our institution. RESULTS: Since 1991, 11 cases of pancreas metastases of PTC have been reported...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
M I Ronden, J R van Sörnsen de Koste, C Johnson, B J Slotman, F O B Spoelstra, C J A Haasbeek, G Blom, E M Bongers, A Warner, A Ward, D Palma, S Senan
PURPOSE: To investigate, in the setting of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer, the incidence and patterns of change in high-risk radiologic features (HRFs) in patients known to have no local recurrence. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Computed tomography (CT) scans of patients treated using volumetric modulated arc therapy SABR between 2008 and 2013 were eligible if follow-up scans were available for 2 years and no local recurrences were diagnosed...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Sharath K Bhagavatula, Jason Lane, Paul Shyn
Image-guided percutaneous, minimally invasive ablation techniques offer a wide variety of new modalities to treat tumors in some of the most medically complicated patients coming to our hospitals. The use of computed tomography, PET, ultrasound imaging, and MRI to guide radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, and cryoablation techniques now makes it possible to treat patients on a short stay or outpatient basis with very good immediate outcomes. This rapid expansion of new tumor ablation techniques often presents challenges for the non-operating room anesthesia team...
December 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
Thomas Brodowicz, Peyman Hadji, Daniela Niepel, Ingo Diel
Bone metastases are common in patients with advanced solid tumors, and many individuals experience debilitating skeletal-related events (SREs; e.g. pathologic fracture, hypercalcemia, radiotherapy or surgery to bone, and spinal cord compression). These events substantially affect disease outcomes, including survival and quality of life, and healthcare systems. Plain radiography is the most widely used imaging modality for the detection of bone metastases; skeletal scintigraphy, computed tomography, positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging offer greater sensitivity but their use in routine practice is restricted by high costs and limited availability...
December 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
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