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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917675/regional-variation-in-technetium-pyrophosphate-uptake-in-transthyretin-cardiac-amyloidosis-and-impact-on%C3%A2-mortality
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Brett W Sperry, Michael N Vranian, Albree Tower-Rader, Rory Hachamovitch, Mazen Hanna, Richard Brunken, Dermot Phelan, Manuel D Cerqueira, Wael A Jaber
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the regional uptake of technetium 99m-pyrophosphate (TcPYP) in transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (ATTR) and its association with mortality. BACKGROUND: TcPYP nuclear scintigraphy is a diagnostic and prognostic tool in ATTR. Echocardiography has identified a pattern of regional variation in longitudinal strain (LS) with a gradient of improved strain from base to apex in ATTR. METHODS: Consecutive patients with ATTR were evaluated who underwent TcPYP nuclear scintigraphy with planar and attenuation corrected single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917674/prognostic-value-of-risk-factors-calcium%C3%A2-score-coronary-cta-myocardial%C3%A2-perfusion-imaging-and-invasive%C3%A2-coronary-angiography-in-kidney%C3%A2-transplantation-candidates
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Simon Winther, My Svensson, Hanne Skou Jørgensen, Laust Dupont Rasmussen, Niels Ramsing Holm, Lars Christian Gormsen, Kirsten Bouchelouche, Hans Erik Bøtker, Per Ivarsen, Morten Bøttcher
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to perform a prospective head-to-head comparison of the predictive value of clinical risk factors and a variety of cardiac imaging modalities including coronary artery calcium score (CACS), coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and invasive coronary angiography (ICA) on major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and all-cause mortality in kidney transplantation candidates. BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend screening for coronary artery disease in kidney transplantation candidates...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917649/evaluation-of-novel-111-in-labeled-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-peptides-for-human-prostate-cancer-imaging
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Jingli Xu, Changjian Feng, Yubin Miao
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the tumor targeting and imaging properties of novel (111)In-labeled gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) peptides for human prostate cancer. Three new 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid (DOTA)-linker-d-Phe-(d-Lys(6)-GnRH) peptides with different hydrocarbon linkers were designed to evaluate their effects on GnRH receptor binding affinities. The Aoc (aminooctanoic acid) linker was better than βAla (3-aminopropanoic acid) and Aun (aminoundecanoic acid) linkers in retaining strong receptor binding affinity...
September 7, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916623/efficacy-of-radioembolization-with-holmium-166-microspheres-in-salvage-patients-with-liver-metastases-a-phase-2-study
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Jip F Prince, Maurice A A J van den Bosch, J F W Nijsen, Maarten L J Smits, Andor F van den Hoven, Stavros Nikolakopoulos, Frank J Wessels, Rutger C G Bruijnen, Manon Braat, Bernard A Zonnenberg, Marnix Lam
Rationale: Radioembolization of liver malignancies with holmium-166 (166Ho) microspheres has been shown safe in a phase 1 dose-escalation study. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of 166Ho radioembolization. Methods: In this prospective single-arm study, 56 patients were enrolled, all with liver metastases refractory to systemic therapy and ineligible for surgical resection. Radioembolization was performed with a projected average absorbed dose of 60 Gy to the liver (equal to 3.8 GBq/kg liver tissue)...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916622/quantification-and-determination-of-normal-123-i-meta-iodobenzylguanidine-heart-to-mediastinum-ratio-hmr-from-cardiac-spect-ct-and-correlation-with-planar-hmr
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Raza Alvi, Edward J Miller, Taraneh Hashemi Zonouz, Veronica Sandoval, Noor Tariq, Rachel Lampert, Albert J Sinusas, Yi-Hwa Liu
Assessment of cardiac (123)I-mIBG uptake relies on the heart-to-mediastinal ratio (HMR) derived from planar images. We have developed novel semi-automated quantitative methodologies for assessing HMR from single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images using a dedicated cardiac multi-pinhole SPECT/computerized tomography (CT) system and determined the lower limit of normal (LLN) SPECT-derived HMR and the correlation to planar-derived HMR. Methods: Twenty-one healthy volunteers were injected with (123)I-meta Iodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-mIBG) and imaged using two different cameras...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913731/inter-and-intra-observer-reproducibility-of-quantitative-analysis-for-fp-cit-spect-in-patients-with-dlb
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Atsutaka Okizaki, Michihiro Nakayama, Kaori Nakajima, Takayuki Katayama, Takahiro Uno, Fumiyoshi Morikawa, Juichiro Naoe, Koji Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Dopamine transporter single photon emission CT (DAT-SPECT) is useful in the evaluation of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). The specific binding ratio (SBR) is an index to measure DAT density. However, poorly reproducible cases are occasionally experienced in clinical practice. We hypothesized that distance-weighted histogram (DWH) may be useful to improve the reproducibility of SBR. The purpose of this study was to investigate inter- and intra-observer reproducibility of SBR with conventional and DWH methods, and to visually evaluate the precision in reference voxel of interest (VOI) definition using these methods...
September 14, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913157/non-functioning-gastroenteropancreatic-gep-tumors-a-111-in-pentetreotide-spect-ct-diagnostic-study
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Angela Spanu, Orazio Schillaci, Bastiana Piras, Diego F Calvisi, Antonio Falchi, Roberta Danieli, Susanna Nuvoli, Franca Dore, Giuseppe Madeddu
In a retrospective study performed in non-functioning GEP tumor patients we further investigated (111)In-Pentetreotide SPECT/CT usefulness in diagnosis, staging and follow-up also evaluating whether the procedure may give more information than conventional imaging procedures (CIP), such as CT, MRI, US. We enrolled 104 consecutive patients with non-functioning GEP tumors, 30 in initial diagnosis and staging phases (IDS) and 74 in follow-up (FU). All patients underwent somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) whole body scan at 4, 24 and, if necessary, 48 hours followed by abdominal and chest SPECT/CT after (111)In-Pentetreotide 148-222 MBq i...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913154/pet-ct-imaging-of-the-diapeutic-alkylphosphocholine-analog-124-i-clr1404-in-high-and-low-grade-brain-tumors
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Lance T Hall, Benjamin Titz, H Ian Robins, Bryan P Bednarz, Scott B Perlman, Jamey P Weichert, John S Kuo
CLR1404 is a cancer-selective alkyl phosphocholine (APC) analog that can be radiolabeled with (124)I for PET imaging, (131)I for targeted radiotherapy and/or SPECT imaging, or (125)I for targeted radiotherapy. Studies have demonstrated avid CLR1404 uptake and prolonged retention in a broad spectrum of preclinical tumor models. The purpose of this pilot trial was to demonstrate avidity of (124)I-CLR1404 in human brain tumors and develop a framework to evaluate this uptake for use in larger studies. 12 patients (8 men and 4 women; mean age of 43...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912030/liver-function-assessment-using-technetium-99m-galactosyl-single-photon-emission-ct-ct-fusion-imaging-a-prospective-trial
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Takehiro Okabayashi, Yasuo Shima, Sojiro Morita, Yasuhiro Shimada, Tatsuaki Sumiyoshi, Kenta Sui, Jun Iwata, Tatsuo Iiyama
BACKGROUND: The prediction of postoperative liver function remains a largely subjective practice based on computed tomography (CT) volumetric analysis. However, the future liver volume after a hepatectomy is not the only factor that contributes to postoperative liver function and outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: In this prospective trial, 185 consecutive patients who underwent liver surgery between 2014 and 2015 were studied. Volumetric and functional rates of remnant liver were measured using technetium-99m-galactosyl human serum albumin single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography ((99m)Tc-GSA SPECT/CT) fusion imaging to evaluate post-hepatectomy remnant liver function...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905088/new-horizons-in-cardiac-innervation-imaging-introduction-of-novel-18-f-labeled-pet-tracers
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Ryohei Kobayashi, Xinyu Chen, Rudolf A Werner, Constantin Lapa, Mehrbod S Javadi, Takahiro Higuchi
Cardiac sympathetic nervous activity can be uniquely visualized by non-invasive radionuclide imaging techniques due to the fast growing and widespread application of nuclear cardiology in the last few years. The norepinephrine analogue (123)I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-MIBG) is a single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) tracer for the clinical implementation of sympathetic nervous imaging for both diagnosis and prognosis of heart failure. Meanwhile, positron emission tomography (PET) imaging has become increasingly attractive because of its higher spatial and temporal resolution compared to SPECT, which allows regional functional and dynamic kinetic analysis...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902733/131i-whole-body-scan-incidental-uptake-due-to-spermatocele
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Domenico Albano, Federica Motta, Carla Baronchelli, Silvia Lucchini, Francesco Bertagna
A 46-year-old man with papillary thyroid cancer post total thyroidectomy was referred for post radioiodine (I) whole-body scan. Whole-body images revealed intense I uptake in the bed thyroid and a focal abnormal uptake in the testicular area. Subsequent SPECT/CT demonstrated that the focal uptake corresponded to the left epididymis, and the pathology report revealed a spermatocele with no immunohistochemical features for thyroid tissue. Many cases of unexpected radioiodine uptake have been reported, and spermatocele could be counted for another possibility of incidental I uptake despite an unclear mechanism...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902729/comparative-effectiveness-of-ultrasonography-99mtc-sestamibi-and-18f-fluorocholine-pet-ct-in-detecting-parathyroid-adenomas-in-patients-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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Ntk Thanseer, Sanjay Kumar Bhadada, Ashwani Sood, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, Arunanshu Behera, Arun Kumar Reddy Gorla, Renjith R Kalathoorakathu, Priyanka Singh, Divya Dahiya, Uma Nahar Saikia, Sudhaker D Rao
PURPOSE: Accurate preoperative localization of parathyroid lesion(s) is crucial for successful surgical management of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). This study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of ultrasonography (USG) of the neck, Tc-sestamibi (MIBI) imaging with or without SPECT/CT, and F-fluorocholine (FCH) PET/CT imaging in the preoperative localization of parathyroid lesions in patients with PHPT. METHODS: Fifty-four consecutive patients with PHPT were included in this prospective study who underwent preoperative localization of the parathyroid lesion(s) using 3 diagnostic modalities followed by surgery...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902254/condylectomy-and-surgery-first-approach-an-expedited-treatment-for-condylar-hyperplasia-in-a-patient-with-facial-asymmetry
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Diego Fernando López, Juan Fernando Aristizábal, Rosana Martínez-Smit
Condylar Hyperplasia (CH) is a self-limiting pathology condition that produces severe facial deformity at the expense of mandibular asymmetry. In this case report a 15-year-old female patient was diagnosed with Unilateral Condylar Hiperplasia (UCH) by mean of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and histological study. A high condylectomy in the right condyle was performed to stop the active status of the hyperplasia. A month after condylectomy, orthognathic jaw impaction and asymmetric mandibular setback surgery was performed with the Surgery First Approach (SFA)...
July 2017: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901740/inhibiting-metastasis-and-preventing-tumor-relapse-by-triggering-host-immunity-with-tumor-targeted-photodynamic-therapy-using-photosensitizer-loaded-functional-nanographenes
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Xinhe Yu, Duo Gao, Liquan Gao, Jianhao Lai, Chenran Zhang, Yang Zhao, Lijun Zhong, Bing Jia, Fan Wang, Xiaoyuan Chen, Zhaofei Liu
Effective cancer therapy depends not only on destroying the primary tumor, but also on conditioning the host immune system to recognize and eliminate residual tumor cells and prevent metastasis. In this study, a tumor integrin αvβ6-targeting peptide (the HK peptide)-functionalized graphene oxide (GO) was coated with a photosensitizer (HPPH). The resulting GO conjugate, GO(HPPH)-PEG-HK, was investigated whether it could destroy primary tumors and boost host antitumor immunity. We found that GO(HPPH)-PEG-HK exhibited significantly higher tumor uptake than GO(HPPH)-PEG and HPPH...
September 13, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900880/characterizing-indeterminate-renal-masses-with-molecular-imaging-the-role-of-99m-tc-mibi-spect-ct
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REVIEW
Andrew M Reynolds, Kristin Kelly Porter
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The majority of enhancing renal masses cannot be characterized through imaging as malignant or benign; however, such characterization could save patients from unnecessary surgery and/or biopsy and associated morbidity. Herein, we review the recent literature on the emerging use of (99m)Tc-MIBI SPECT/CT in preoperative differentiation of enhancing renal masses. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent reports have shown that (99m)Tc-MIBI SPECT/CT imaging can differentiate mitochondrial-rich, benign, or indolent renal masses from renal cell carcinoma...
September 12, 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895180/recent-progress-using-the-staudinger-ligation-for-radiolabeling-applications
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Constantin Mamat, Matthew Gott, Jörg Steinbach
The increasing application of positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computer tomography (SPECT) in radiopharmacy and nuclear medicine has stimulated the development of a multitude of novel and versatile bioorthogonal conjugation techniques. Currently, there is particular interest in radiolabeling biologically active, high molecular weight compounds like peptides, proteins or antibodies, but also for the labeling of small organic compounds. An enormous challenge in radiolabeling these biologically active molecules is that the introduction of radiohalogens like fluorine-18 as well as various radiometals proceeds under harsh conditions, which could destroy the biomolecule...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888827/tumor-dose-response-in-yttrium-90-resin-microsphere-embolization-for-neuroendocrine-liver-metastases-a-tumor-specific-analysis-with-dose-estimation-using-spect-ct
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Orapin Chansanti, Younes Jahangiri, Yusuke Matsui, Akira Adachi, Yindee Geeratikun, John A Kaufman, Kenneth J Kolbeck, Jeffrey S Stevens, Khashayar Farsad
PURPOSE: To evaluate dose-response relationship in yttrium-90 ((90)Y) resin microsphere radioembolization for neuroendocrine tumor (NET) liver metastases using a tumor-specific dose estimation based on technetium-99m-labeled macroaggregated albumin ((99m)Tc MAA) single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)-CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-five tumors (mean size 3.9 cm) in 15 patients (10 women; mean age 57 y) were evaluated. Tumor-specific absorbed dose was estimated using a partition model...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879528/effects-of-chronic-kidney-disease-on-myocardial-washout-rate-of-thallium-201-in-patients-with-normal-myocardial-perfusion-on-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography
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Satoshi Kurisu, Yoji Sumimoto, Hiroki Ikenaga, Ken Ishibashi, Yukihiro Fukuda, Yasuki Kihara
BACKGROUND: Myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is often performed even in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We assessed the effects of CKD on myocardial washout rate (WR) of thallium (Tl)-201 in patients with normal myocardial perfusion on SPECT. METHODS: Two hundred and fifty-six patients with normal myocardial perfusion were enrolled in this study. CKD was defined as estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <60 ml/min/1...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878853/bilateral-renal-metastasis-of-h%C3%A3-rthle-cell-thyroid-cancer-with-discordant-uptake-between-i-131-sodium-iodide-and-f-18-fdg
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Apichaya Claimon, Minseok Suh, Gi Jeong Cheon, Dong Soo Lee, E Edmund Kim, June-Key Chung
Renal metastasis of thyroid cancer is extremely rare. We report the case of a 62-year-old woman with Hürthle cell thyroid cancer (HCTC) with lungs, bones, and bilateral kidneys metastases. The renal metastatic lesions were clearly demonstrated by (131)I whole body scan (WBS) with SPECT/CT. However, they exhibited false-negative results in (18)F-FDG PET/CT, kidney ultrasonography, and contrast-enhanced CT scan. The findings imply that tumors have low glucose metabolism and are able to accumulate radioiodine, which is not commonly found in the relatively aggressive nature of HCTC...
September 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878848/quantification-of-contraction-synchronicity-and-contraction-work-in-coronary-artery-disease
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Takanaga Niimi, Mamoru Nanasato, Hisatoshi Maeda
PURPOSE: This study quantified the contraction synchronicity (CS; with 100% representing full synchrony and -100% dyssynchrony) and contraction work (CW, millijoules per centimeter squared; representing myocardial area) in patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: CS, CW and LVEF in 104 subjects (54 CAD patients and 50 control subjects without CAD) were measured using rest electrocardiography-gated single-photon emission computed tomography (ECG SPECT)...
September 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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