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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219319/biomarkers-in-alzheimer-s-disease-recent-update
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Sushil Sharma, Walter Lipincott
Alzheimer disease (AD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by loss of memory and cognitive function. It is the common cause of dementia in elderly and is a global health concern as the population of people aged 85 and older, is growing alarmingly. Although pharmacotherapy for the treatment of AD has improved, lot of work remains to treat this devastating disease. AD pathology begins even before the onset of clinical symptoms. Because therapies could be more effective if implemented early in the disease progression, it is highly prudent to discover reliable biomarkers, to detect its exact pathophysiology during pre-symptomatic stage...
February 20, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218487/radiolabelled-polymeric-materials-for-imaging-and-treatment-of-cancer-quo-vadis
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REVIEW
Kritee Pant, Ondřej Sedláček, Robin A Nadar, Martin Hrubý, Holger Stephan
Owing to their tunable blood circulation time and suitable plasma stability, polymer-based nanomaterials hold a great potential for designing and utilising multifunctional nanocarriers for efficient imaging and effective treatment of cancer. When tagged with appropriate radionuclides, they may allow for specific detection (diagnosis) as well as the destruction of tumours (therapy) or even customization of materials, aiming to both diagnosis and therapy (theranostic approach). This review provides an overview of recent developments of radiolabelled polymeric nanomaterials (natural and synthetic polymers) for molecular imaging of cancer, specifically, applying nuclear techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)...
February 20, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218350/parathyroid-hyperplasia-detected-by-f-18-choline-pet-ct-negative-on-tc-99m-mibi-spect-ct-and-f-18-deoxyglucose-pet-ct-scans
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Anna Nocuń, Mariusz Kędra, Bogusław Stefaniak, Beta Chrapko
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218347/breast-cancer-early-diagnosis-and-effective-treatment-by-drug-delivery-tracing
#4
Mahdiyeh Shamsi, Jalil Pirayesh Islamian
Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in women and it is the main reason of cancer-related deaths of women worldwide. Different types of breast cancer diagnostic examinations are also available, such as mammography, MRI, biopsy, ultrasound and molecular imaging. Radionuclide-based imaging methods including SPECT and PET are useful in early diagnosis and treatment of the cancer. The radiolabeling of chemo drugs with nanoparticles should be recommended from the standpoint of an early diagnosis and effective treatment of breast cancer...
2017: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215236/hyperdopaminergism-in-lenticulostriate-stroke-related-restless-legs-syndrome-an-imaging-study
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Elisabeth Ruppert, Marc Bataillard, Izzie Jacques Namer, Laurent Tatu, Aurélien Hacquard, Laurence Hugueny, Jeffrey Hubbard, Ulker Kilic-Huck, Valérie Wolff, Patrice Bourgin
OBJECTIVE: The pathophysiology of restless legs syndrome (RLS) involves a dopaminergic dysregulation that remains poorly understood, with controversial data from the literature. Stroke-related RLS is a rare condition that involves primarily the basal ganglia, the paramedian pons, and the thalamus. Given these elements, we studied dopaminergic metabolism in patients with RLS secondary to lenticulostriate infarction using structural and nuclear imaging in the striatum ipsilateral to the infarction area, as compared to the contralateral side...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209907/equivalent-dose-rate-at-1m-of-patients-with-known-or-suspected-neuroendocrine-tumor-exiting-a-nuclear-medicine-department-after-68-ga-dotatoc-18-f-fdopa-or-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-or-111-in-pentetreotide-or-123-i-mibg-spect-ct
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Jules Zhang-Yin, Anne-Sophie Dirand, Myriam Sasanelli, Gwenaelle Corrégé, Aude Peudon, Thierry Kiffel, Valérie Nataf, Jérôme Clerc, Françoise Montravers, Jean-Noël Talbot
(123)I-mIBG and (111)In-pentetrotide SPECT have been used for functional imaging of neuroendocrine tumors (NET) for the last two decades. More recently, PET/CT imaging with (18)F-FDG, (18)F-FDOPA and (68)Ga somatostatin-receptor ligands in NETs has been expanding. No direct measurements of the dose rate from NET patients exiting the nuclear medicine department could be found in the literature after PET/CT with (18)F-FDOPA or (68)Ga-DOTATOC, a somatostatin analogue. Methods: We measured the dose rates from NET patients undergoing PET/CT or SPECT/CT in our centers...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194631/development-of-a-new-folate-derived-ga-68-based-pet-imaging-agent
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Christian Brand, Valerie A Longo, Mike Groaning, Wolfgang A Weber, Thomas Reiner
PURPOSE: The folate receptor (FR) has emerged as an interesting diagnostic and therapeutic drug target with many potential applications in oncologic and inflammatory disorders. It was therefore the aim of this study to develop a folate-derived Ga-68-based positron emission tomography (PET) imaging tracer that is straightforward to radiolabel and could be broadly used in clinical studies. We validated its target binding affinity and specificity and compared it to [(99m)Tc]EC20, the folate single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging tracer that has been most extensively studied clinically so far...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194558/structural-imaging-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-may-not-be-enough-overview-of-functional-and-metabolic-imaging-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Samuel S Shin, James W Bales, C Edward Dixon, Misun Hwang
A majority of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) present as mild injury with no findings on conventional clinical imaging methods. Due to this difficulty of imaging assessment on mild TBI patients, there has been much emphasis on the development of diffusion imaging modalities such as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). However, basic science research in TBI shows that many of the functional and metabolic abnormalities in TBI may be present even in the absence of structural damage. Moreover, structural damage may be present at a microscopic and molecular level that is not detectable by structural imaging modality...
February 13, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193503/clinical-translation-of-a-psma-inhibitor-for-99m-tc-based-spect
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Guillermina Ferro-Flores, Myrna Luna-Gutiérrez, Blanca Ocampo-García, Clara Santos-Cuevas, Erika Azorín-Vega, Nallely Jiménez-Mancilla, Emmanuel Orocio-Rodríguez, Jenny Davanzo, Francisco O García-Pérez
BACKGROUND: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is highly over-expressed in advanced prostate cancers. (68)Ga-labeled PSMA inhibitors (iPSMA) are currently used for prostate cancer detection by PET imaging. The availability of simple, efficient and reproducible radiolabeling procedures is essential for developing new SPECT radiopharmaceuticals for clinical translation. The aim of this research was to prepare (99m)Tc-EDDA/HYNIC-Lys(Nal)-Urea-Glu ((99m)Tc-EDDA/HYNIC-iPSMA) obtained from lyophilized kit formulations and evaluate the in vitro and in vivo radiopharmaceutical binding to prostate cancer cells over-expressing PSMA, as well as the (99m)Tc-EDDA/HYNIC-iPSMA normal biodistribution in humans and the preliminary uptake in patients with prostate cancer...
February 3, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184160/tunable-and-noncytotoxic-pet-spect-mri-multimodality-imaging-probes-using-colloidally-stable-ligand-free-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Th Nguyen Pham, Nigel A Lengkeek, Ivan Greguric, Byung J Kim, Paul A Pellegrini, Stephanie A Bickley, Marcel R Tanudji, Stephen K Jones, Brian S Hawkett, Binh Tt Pham
Physiologically stable multimodality imaging probes for positron emission tomography/single-photon emission computed tomography (PET/SPECT)-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were synthesized using the superparamagnetic maghemite iron oxide (γ-Fe2O3) nanoparticles (SPIONs). The SPIONs were sterically stabilized with a finely tuned mixture of diblock copolymers with either methoxypolyethylene glycol (MPEG) or primary amine NH2 end groups. The radioisotope for PET or SPECT imaging was incorporated with the SPIONs at high temperature...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174532/resting-state-brain-abnormalities-in-chronic-subjective-tinnitus-a-meta-analysis
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Yu-Chen Chen, Fang Wang, Jie Wang, Fan Bo, Wenqing Xia, Jian-Ping Gu, Xindao Yin
Purpose: The neural mechanisms that give rise to the phantom sound of tinnitus have not been fully elucidated. Neuroimaging studies have revealed abnormalities in resting-state activity that could represent the neural signature of tinnitus, but there is considerable heterogeneity in the data. To address this issue, we conducted a meta-analysis of published neuroimaging studies aimed at identifying a common core of resting-state brain abnormalities in tinnitus patients. Methods: A systematic search was conducted for whole-brain resting-state neuroimaging studies with SPECT, PET and functional MRI that compared chronic tinnitus patients with healthy controls...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174106/radiosynthesis-and-evaluation-of-a-99m-tc-folic-acid-radiotracer-prepared-using-99m-tcn-pnp-2-metal-fragment
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Kusum Vats, Suresh Subramanian, Anupam Mathur, Haladhar Dev Sarma, Sharmila Banerjee
Folate receptors (FR) are over-expressed on a wide variety of tumor cells and are a potential molecular target for radiolabeled folates. In this respect, several SPECT and PET based radiofolates have been evaluated in the past albeit with their high renal uptake posing limitation towards their clinical use. To overcome this, a new (99m)Tc labeled folic acid was synthesized via the use of [(99m)TcN(PNP)](2+) metal fragment, where the presence of the latter pharmacophore redirects in vivo clearance via the hepatobiliary pathway...
March 30, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171851/utility-of-gray-matter-segmentation-of-ictal-interictal-perfusion-spect-and-interictal-18-f-fdg-pet-in-medically-refractory-epilepsy
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Kathryn C Elkins, Valeria M Moncayo, Hyunmi Kim, Larry D Olson
PURPOSE: We present a method of gray-matter segmentation of functional neuroimaging for localization of seizure onset zone (SOZ) in epilepsy surgery. (18)F-FDG-PET hypometabolism and ictal SPECT hyperperfusion may correspond to SOZ. We hypothesize that limiting functional images to gray matter improves identification of small, subtle, or obscure cortical volumes of (18)F-FDG-PET hypometabolism and eliminates hyperperfused seizure propagation pathways within white matter in ictal perfusion SPECT...
January 30, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153945/metabolic-imaging-in-exercise-physiology
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Thorsten Rudroff, Nathaniel B Ketelhut, John H Kindred
This mini-review focuses on selected, noninvasive imaging techniques that have been used in the study of exercise physiology. These imaging modalities can be roughly divided into two categories: tracer based and non-tracer based. Tracer based methods use radio-labeled substrates whose location and quantity can subsequently be imaged once they are incorporated into metabolic processes. Non-tracer based imaging modalities rely on specific properties of substrates to identify metabolites and determine their concentrations...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150111/spect-and-pet-in-ischemic-heart-failure
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George Angelidis, Gregory Giamouzis, Georgios Karagiannis, Javed Butler, Ioannis Tsougos, Varvara Valotassiou, George Giannakoulas, Nikolaos Dimakopoulos, Andrew Xanthopoulos, John Skoularigis, Filippos Triposkiadis, Panagiotis Georgoulias
Heart failure is a common clinical syndrome associated with significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of heart failure, at least in the industrialized countries. Proper diagnosis of the syndrome and management of patients with heart failure require anatomical and functional information obtained through various imaging modalities. Nuclear cardiology techniques play a main role in the evaluation of heart failure. Myocardial single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with thallium-201 or technetium-99 m labelled tracers offer valuable data regarding ventricular function, myocardial perfusion, viability, and intraventricular synchronism...
February 2, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146214/case-report-multivessel-coronary-disease-assessment-with-spect-99mtc-sestamibi-and-rubidium-82-pet-ct
#16
Bruno Gomes Padilha, Daniela Sabino, Maria Clementina Giorgi, José Soares, Marisa Izaki, José Claudio Meneghetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134695/multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2b-unmasked-by-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-131i-mibg-spect-ct
#17
Xun Sun, Maher Mohamad Rajab Arnous, Xiaoli Lan
F-FDG PET/CT was performed to detect an occult malignancy in a 26-year-old woman with complicated medical history which included paroxysmal hypertension and significantly elevated tumor marker. The images revealed lesions in the thyroid, lymph nodes, and bilateral adrenal glands. Further I-MIBG SPECT/CT revealed intense activity in the lesion in the left adrenal gland, which was consistent with pheochromocytoma. The pathology examination after subsequent neck biopsy demonstrated medullary thyroid carcinoma...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113072/rapid-synthesis-of-68-ga-labeled-macroaggregated-human-serum-albumin-maa-for-routine-application-in-perfusion-imaging-using-pet-ct
#18
D Mueller, Harshad Kulkarni, Richard P Baum, Andreas Odparlik
(99m)Tc-labeled MAA is commonly used for single photon emission computed tomography SPECT. In contrast, positron emission tomography/CT (PET/CT) delivers images with significantly higher resolution. The generator produced radionuclide (68)Ga is widely used for PET/CT imaging agents and (68)Ga-labeled MAA represents an attractive alternative to (99m)Tc-labeled MAA. We report a simple and rapid NaCl based labeling procedure for the labeling of MAA with (68)Ga using a commercially available MAA labeling kit for (99m)Tc...
January 9, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110838/molecular-imaging-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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REVIEW
Julia Brangsch, Carolin Reimann, Federico Collettini, Ralf Buchert, René M Botnar, Marcus R Makowski
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) represent a vascular disease with severe complications. AAAs are currently the overall 10th leading cause of death in western countries and their incidence is rising. Although different diagnostic techniques are currently available in clinical practice, including ultrasound (US), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT), imaging-based prediction of life-threatening complications such as aneurysm-rupture remains challenging. Molecular imaging provides a novel diagnostic approach for in vivo visualization of biological processes and pathological alterations at a cellular and molecular level...
January 16, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108738/spect-and-pet-radiopharmaceuticals-for-molecular-imaging-of-apoptosis-from-bench-to-clinic
#20
Xiaobo Wang, Han Feng, Shichao Zhao, Junling Xu, Xinyu Wu, Jing Cui, Ying Zhang, Yuhua Qin, Zhiguo Liu, Tang Gao, Yongju Gao, Wenbin Zeng
Owing to the central role of apoptosis in many human diseases and the wide-spread application of apoptosis-based therapeutics, molecular imaging of apoptosis in clinical practice is of great interest for clinicians, and holds great promises. Based on the well-defined biochemical changes for apoptosis, a rich assortment of probes and approaches have been developed for molecular imaging of apoptosis with various imaging modalities. Among these imaging techniques, nuclear imaging (including single photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography) remains the premier clinical method owing to their high specificity and sensitivity...
January 18, 2017: Oncotarget
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