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Marilyne Kafrouni, Carole Allimant, Marjolaine Fourcade, Sébastien Vauclin, Julien Delicque, Alina-Diana Ilonca, Boris Guiu, Federico Manna, Nicolas Molinari, Denis Mariano-Goulart, Fayçal Ben Bouallègue
The aim of this study was to quantitatively evaluate the body surface area (BSA) model ability to predict tumor absorbed dose and treatment outcome through retrospective voxel-based dosimetry. Methods: Data from thirty-five hepatocellular carcinoma patients with a total of forty-two resin microsphere radioembolization treatments were included. Injected activity was planned with the BSA model. Voxel dosimetry based on99m Tc-labeled macroaggregated albumin SPECT and90 Y-microsphere PET was retrospectively performed using a dedicated treatment planning system (PLANET® Dose, DOSIsoft SA, Cachan, France)...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Marie Paquet, Mathieu Gauthé, Jules Zhang Yin, Valérie Nataf, Ophélie Bélissant, Philippe Orcel, Christian Roux, Jean-Noël Talbot, Françoise Montravers
PURPOSE: Oncogenic osteomalacia is an endocrine disorder induced by small benign tumours (TIO) producing excessive fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23). The only way of curing oncogenic osteomalacia is surgical resection of the culprit TIO, which is extremely difficult to detect using conventional imaging modalities due to its small size and variable location in the body. Since TIO frequently overexpress somatostatin receptors, a clinical utility of SPECT or PET with radiolabelled somatostatin analogues has been reported...
March 12, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Luqing Wei, Xiao Hu, Yonggui Yuan, Weiguo Liu, Hong Chen
Neuropathology suggests that Parkinson's disease (PD) with depression may involve a progressive degeneration of the nigrostriatal and mesocorticolimbic dopaminergic systems. Previous positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) studies have shown that dopamine changes in individual brain regions constituting the nigrostriatal and mesocorticolimbic circuits are associated with depression in PD. However, few studies have been conducted on the circuit-level alterations in this disease...
March 9, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
Mikako Ogawa, Hideo Takakura
In vivo molecular imaging is a powerful tool to analyze the human body. Precision medicine is receiving high attention these days, and molecular imaging plays an important role as companion diagnostics in precision medicine. Nuclear imaging with PET or SPECT and optical imaging technologies are used for in vivo molecular imaging. Nuclear imaging is superior for quantitative imaging, and whole-body analysis is possible even for humans. Optical imaging is superior due to its ease of use, and highly targeted specific imaging is possible with activatable agents...
2018: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
Yusuf Menda, Mark T Madsen, Thomas M O'Dorisio, John Sunderland, Leonard G Watkins, Joseph S Dillon, Sarah L Mott, Michael King Schultz, Gideon K D Zamba, David L Bushnell, M Sue O'Dorisio
Pre-therapy PET imaging with86 Y-DOTATOC PET is considered the ideal dosimetry protocol for90 Y-DOTATOC therapy; however, its cost, low availability and the need for infusion of amino acids to mimic the therapy administration limit its use in the clinical setting. Objectives: To develop a dosimetric method for90 Y-DOTATOC therapy using90 Y-DOTATOC PET/CT and Bremsstrahlung SPECT/CT imaging and to determine if dosimetry-based administered activities differed significantly from standard administered dosages. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective Phase 2 trial of90 Y-DOTATOC therapy in patients with somatostatin receptor positive tumors...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Francesco Ceci, Paolo Castellucci, Stefano Fanti
As precision medicine evolves, the contribution of molecular imaging to the management of prostate cancer (PCa) patients, especially for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging, is gaining importance. Highly successful approaches to measure the expression of the prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) have been introduced recently. PSMA, the glutamate carboxypeptidase II (GCP-II), is a membrane bound metallo-peptidase that is overexpressed in 90-100% of PCa cells. Due to its selective over-expression, PSMA is a reliable tissue marker for prostate cancer and is considered an ideal target for tumor specific imaging and therapy...
March 8, 2018: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Ingrid J G Burvenich, Sagun Parakh, Adam C Parslow, Sze Ting Lee, Hui K Gan, Andrew M Scott
The selection of therapeutic dose for the most effective treatment of tumours is an intricate interplay of factors. Molecular imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) or single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) can address questions central to this selection: Does the drug reach its target? Does the drug engage with the target of interest? Is the drug dose sufficient to elicit the desired pharmacological effect? Does the dose saturate available target sites? Combining functional PET and SPECT imaging with anatomical imaging technologies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) allows drug occupancy at the target to be related directly to anatomical or physiological changes in a tissue resulting from therapy...
March 8, 2018: AAPS Journal
Paulo Schiavom Duarte, José Flávio Gomes Marin, José Willegaignon de Amorim de Carvalho, Marcelo Tatit Sapienza, Carlos Alberto Buchpiguel
Iodine/FDG "flip-flop" phenomenon inside large metastatic thyroid cancer lesions has been rarely described. We present a case of this phenomenon better characterized using SPECT/CT and PET/CT studies.
March 7, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Geetanjali Arora, Punit Sharma, Anshul Sharma, Anil Kumar Mishra, Puja Panwar Hazari, Ahitagni Biswas, Ajay Garg, Deepak Aheer, Rakesh Kumar
OBJECTIVES: Posttherapy changes in treated glioma patients cannot be reliably differentiated from tumor recurrence. We evaluated the role of Tc-methionine SPECT/CT for the detection of recurrent glioma and compared the same with F-FDG PET/CT and contrast-enhanced MRI (CeMRI). METHODS: Forty-four patients with histologically proven, previously treated glioma and clinical suspicion of recurrence were prospectively enrolled in the study. Of these 44 patients, 39 (28 male and 11 female subjects; age, 38...
March 7, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Mohsen Beheshti, Lukas Hehenwarter, Zeinab Paymani, Gundula Rendl, Larisa Imamovic, Rupert Rettenbacher, Oleksiy Tsybrovskyy, Werner Langsteger, Christian Pirich
PURPOSE: In this prospective study we compared the accuracy of18 F-fluorocholine PET/CT with that of99m Tc-MIBI or99m Tc-tetrofosmin SPECT/CT in the preoperative detection of parathyroid adenoma in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. We also assessed the value of semiquantitative parameters in differentiating between parathyroid hyperplasia and adenoma. METHODS: Both18 F-fluorocholine PET/CT and99m Tc-MIBI/tetrofosmin SPECT/CT were performed in 100 consecutive patients with biochemical evidence of primary hyperparathyroidism...
March 8, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Stephan Walrand, Michel Hesse, Francois Jamar, Renaud Lhommel
Our literature survey revealed a physical effect unknown to the nuclear medicine community, i.e. internal bremsstrahlung emission, and the existence of long energy resolution tails in crystal scintillation. None of these effects has ever been modelled in PET Monte Carlo simulations. This study investigates whether these two effects could be at the origin of two unexplained observations in 90Y imaging by PET: the increasing tails in the radial profile of true coincidences; the presence of spurious extra-hepatic counts post radioembolization in non-TOF PET and their absence in TOF PET...
March 7, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Eszter Boros, Omar R Pinkhasov, Peter Caravan
Background: Current analytical methods for characterizing pharmacokinetic and metabolic properties of positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) probes are limited. Alternative methods to study tracer metabolism are needed. The study objective was to assess the potential of high performance liquid chromatography - inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry (HPLC-ICP-MS) for quantification of molecular probe metabolism and pharmacokinetics using stable isotopes...
2018: EJNMMI Radiopharm Chem
Madhavi Tripathi, Atin Kumar, Chandrasekhar Bal
Neuroimaging (NI) in Parkinson's disease (PD) includes functional techniques like positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and morphological imaging using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and transcranial sonography to probe different aspects of the neurobiology of PD. Changes in neurotransmitters in various regions of the brain and their influence on brain networks is the basis for the motor symptoms of PD which are interrogated by NI. The recent Movement Disorders Society Clinical Diagnostic Criteria for PD (MDS-PD) have included the results of a few of these neuroimaging techniques to serve as single supportive criteria or absolute exclusion criteria for the diagnosis of PD...
March 2018: Neurology India
Denis Agostini, Vincent Roule, Catherine Nganoa, Nathaniel Roth, Raphael Baavour, Jean-Jacques Parienti, Farzin Beygui, Alain Manrique
PURPOSE: We assessed the feasibility of myocardial blood flow (MBF) and flow reserve (MFR) estimation using dynamic SPECT with a novel CZT camera in patients with stable CAD, in comparison with15 O-water PET and fractional flow reserve (FFR). METHODS: Thirty patients were prospectively included and underwent FFR measurements in the main coronary arteries (LAD, LCx, RCA). A stenosis ≥50% was considered obstructive and a FFR abnormal if ≤0.8. All patients underwent a dynamic rest/stress99m Tc-sestamibi CZT-SPECT and15 O-water PET for MBF and MFR calculation...
March 1, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Emily L Dennis, Talin Babikian, Christopher C Giza, Paul M Thompson, Robert F Asarnow
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant public health problem in the United States, especially for children and adolescents. Current epidemiological data estimate over 600,000 patients younger than 20 years are treated for TBI in emergency rooms annually. While many patients experience a full recovery, for others there can be long-lasting cognitive, neurological, psychological, and behavioral disruptions. TBI in youth can disrupt ongoing brain development and create added family stress during a formative period...
February 1, 2018: Neuroscientist: a Review Journal Bringing Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry
T Grieser
CLINICAL ISSUE: Foot and ankle tumours are rare. Part I of this paper provides a survey about tumour distribution regarding age and location of benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumours. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: All diagnostic radiological procedures are used for the diagnostic work-up of pedal tumours, in particular plain radiography, MRI, and ultrasonography. METHODICAL INNOVATIONS: Dual-energy CT proves to be a valuable (differential) diagnostic tool in identifying urate dihydrate crystals...
February 27, 2018: Der Radiologe
Inki Lee, Jin Su Kim, Joon Yeun Park, Byung Hyun Byun, Su Yeon Park, Joon Ho Choi, Hansol Moon, Jung Young Kim, Kyo Chul Lee, Dae Yoon Chi, Kyeong Min Kim, Ilhan Lim, Joo Hyun Kang, Soon Hyuk Ahn, Byung Il Kim, Jeong Ho Ha, Sang Moo Lim
123 I-FP-CIT and18 F-FP-CIT are radiotracers which are widely used to diagnose Parkinson's disease (PD). However, to our knowledge, no studies to date have made head-to-head comparisons between123 I-FP-CIT and18 F-FP-CIT. Therefore, in this study,123 I-FP-CIT SPECT/CT was compared with18 F-FP-CIT PET/CT in the same cohort of subjects. Patients with PD and essential tremor (ET) underwent123 I-FP-CIT SPECT/CT and18 F-FP-CIT PET/CT. Visual and semi-quantitative analyses were conducted. The specific binding ratio (SBR) and putamen to caudate ratio (PCR) were compared between subjects who underwent123 I-FP-CIT SPECT/CT and18 F-FP-CIT PET/CT...
February 27, 2018: Synapse
Ramesh Naidu Annavarapu, Srujana Kathi, Vamsi Krishna Vadla
The aim of this article is to highlight current approaches for imaging elderly brain, indispensable for cognitive neuroscience research with emphasis on the basic physical principles of various non-invasive neuroimaging techniques. The first part of this article presents a quick overview of the primary non-invasive neuroimaging modalities used by cognitive neuroscientists such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial electrical stimulation (tES), electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI), Profusion imaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) along with tractography and connectomics...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
Brooke Donnelly, Stephen Touyz, Phillipa Hay, Amy Burton, Janice Russell, Ian Caterson
Objective: In recent decades there has been growing interest in the use of neuroimaging techniques to explore the structural and functional brain changes that take place in those with eating disorders. However, to date, the majority of research has focused on patients with anorexia nervosa. This systematic review addresses a gap in the literature by providing an examination of the published literature on the neurobiology of individuals who binge eat; specifically, individuals with bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED)...
2018: Journal of Eating Disorders
J R Crawford, A K H Robertson, H Yang, C Rodríguez-Rodríguez, P L Esquinas, P Kunz, S Blinder, V Sossi, P Schaffer, T J Ruth
The development of alpha-emitting radiopharmaceuticals using211 At requires quantitative determination of the time-dependent nature of the211 At biodistribution. However, imaging-based methods for acquiring this information with211 At have not found wide-spread use because of its low abundance of decay emissions suitable for external detection. In this publication we demonstrate the theranostic abilities of the211 At/209 At isotope pair and present the first-ever209 At SPECT images. The VECTor microSPECT/PET/CT scanner was used to image209 At with a collimator suitable for the 511 keV annihilation photons of PET isotopes...
February 21, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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