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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913827/intra-lesional-spatial-correlation-of-static-and-dynamic-fet-pet-parameters-with-mri-based-cerebral-blood-volume-in-patients-with-untreated-glioma
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Jens Göttler, Mathias Lukas, Anne Kluge, Stephan Kaczmarz, Jens Gempt, Florian Ringel, Mona Mustafa, Bernhard Meyer, Claus Zimmer, Markus Schwaiger, Stefan Förster, Christine Preibisch, Thomas Pyka
PURPOSE: (18)F-fluorethyltyrosine-(FET)-PET and MRI-based relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) have both been used to characterize gliomas. Recently, inter-individual correlations between peak static FET-uptake and rCBV have been reported. Herein, we assess the local intra-lesional relation between FET-PET parameters and rCBV. METHODS: Thirty untreated glioma patients (27 high-grade) underwent simultaneous PET/MRI on a 3 T hybrid scanner obtaining structural and dynamic susceptibility contrast sequences...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912910/molecular-imaging-for-prostate-cancer-performance-analysis-of-68-ga-psma-pet-ct-versus-choline-pet-ct
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L Michaud, K A Touijer
INTRODUCTION: There is a need for a precise and reliable imaging to improve the management of prostate cancer. In recent years the PET/CT with choline has changed the handling of prostate cancer in Europe, and it is commonly used for initial stratification or for the diagnosis of a biochemical recurrence, although it does not lack limitations. Other markers are being tested, including the ligand of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), that seems to offer encouraging prospects. The goal of this piece of work was to critically review the role of choline and PSMA PET/CT in prostate cancer...
November 29, 2016: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910823/optimized-mlaa-for-quantitative-non-tof-pet-mr-of-the-brain
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Didier Benoit, Claes N Ladefoged, Ahmadreza Rezaei, Sune H Keller, Flemming L Andersen, Liselotte Højgaard, Adam E Hansen, Søren Holm, Johan Nuyts
For quantitative tracer distribution in positron emission tomography, attenuation correction is essential. In a hybrid PET/CT system the CT images serve as a basis for generation of the attenuation map, but in PET/MR, the MR images do not have a similarly simple relationship with the attenuation map. Hence attenuation correction in PET/MR systems is more challenging. Typically either of two MR sequences are used: the Dixon or the ultra-short time echo (UTE) techniques. However these sequences have some well-known limitations...
December 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908174/respiratory-motion-compensation-for-simultaneous-pet-mr-based-on-highly-undersampled-mr-data
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Christopher M Rank, Thorsten Heußer, Andreas Wetscherek, Martin T Freitag, Oliver Sedlaczek, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Marc Kachelrieß
PURPOSE: Positron emission tomography (PET) of the thorax region is impaired by respiratory patient motion. To account for motion, the authors propose a new method for PET/magnetic resonance (MR) respiratory motion compensation (MoCo), which uses highly undersampled MR data with acquisition times as short as 1 min/bed. METHODS: The proposed PET/MR MoCo method (4D jMoCo PET) uses radial MR data to estimate the respiratory patient motion employing MR joint motion estimation and image reconstruction with temporal median filtering...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900641/cardiovascular-pet-mr-we-need-evidence-not-hype
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EDITORIAL
Afshin Farzaneh-Far, Raymond Y Kwong
Recent introduction of hybrid positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR) scanners has created excitement regarding potential applications in cardiovascular medicine. This has led to a number of optimistic assessments of its potential value in the nuclear cardiology literature, although most published data are still at the feasibility or pre-clinical level. Such excitement is understandable and provides "fuel" for generation of the necessary clinical validation studies, which will be required. Given the current scrutiny from payers and government agencies to reduce the costs of cardiac imaging, the responsibility for showing additive benefit lies on the shoulders of those advocating for new, more expensive technologies...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891551/colorectal-cancer-staging-comparison-of-whole-body-pet-ct-and-pet-mr
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Onofrio A Catalano, Artur M Coutinho, Dushyant V Sahani, Mark G Vangel, Michael S Gee, Peter F Hahn, Thomas Witzel, Andrea Soricelli, Marco Salvatore, Ciprian Catana, Umar Mahmood, Bruce R Rosen, Debra Gervais
PURPOSE: Correct staging is imperative for colorectal cancer (CRC) since it influences both prognosis and management. Several imaging methods are used for this purpose, with variable performance. Positron emission tomography-magnetic resonance (PET/MR) is an innovative imaging technique recently employed for clinical application. The present study was undertaken to compare the staging accuracy of whole-body positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) with whole-body PET/MR in patients with both newly diagnosed and treated colorectal cancer...
November 28, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887852/morphological-and-functional-imaging-of-neck-paragangliomas
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J-P Guichard, N Fakhry, J Franc, P Herman, C-A Righini, D Taieb
OBJECTIVE: To review the optimal techniques for localization and characterization of neck paragangliomas (PGL). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Systematic review of the literature from the PubMed/Medline database. RESULTS: Neck PGL are hypervascular tumours essentially arising from paraganglionic tissue situated at the carotid bifurcation (carotid body) and along the vagus nerve. Morphological and functional imaging are indicated to confirm the diagnosis, identify multifocal disease and for local and regional staging...
November 22, 2016: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878065/corticobulbar-tract-involvement-in-neuropsychiatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report
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Ho Kyun Kim, Mun Han, Hui Joong Lee
A 36-year-old woman, diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), showed bulbar symptoms including impaired memory, slurred speech and swallowing difficulty 7 days before admission. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed symmetric confluent hyperintensities in the bilateral cerebral white matter on T2 weighted imaging (T2-WI), extended into the genu of the internal capsule and the crus cerebri of the midbrain. MR spectroscopy showed increased choline and decreased N-acetyl aspartate (NAA) peak and positron emission computed tomography (PET CT) showed decreased fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake on the lateral portion of the frontal lobe, suggesting demyelination of the white matter...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871000/comparison-of-atlas-based-techniques-for-whole-body-bone-segmentation
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Hossein Arabi, Habib Zaidi
We evaluate the accuracy of whole-body bone extraction from whole-body MR images using a number of atlas-based segmentation methods. The motivation behind this work is to find the most promising approach for the purpose of MRI-guided derivation of PET attenuation maps in whole-body PET/MRI. To this end, a variety of atlas-based segmentation strategies commonly used in medical image segmentation and pseudo-CT generation were implemented and evaluated in terms of whole-body bone segmentation accuracy. Bone segmentation was performed on 23 whole-body CT/MR image pairs via leave-one-out cross validation procedure...
November 12, 2016: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858404/advances-in-multimodal-molecular-imaging
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Luigi Auletta, Matteo Gramanzini, Gargiulo Sara, Sandra Albanese, Marco Salvatore, Adelaide Greco
INTRODUCTION: Preclinical molecular imaging is an emerging field. Improving the ability of scientists to study the molecular basis of human pathology in animals is of the utmost importance for future advances in all fields of human medicine. Moreover, the possibility of developing new imaging techniques or of implementing old ones adapted to the clinic is a significant area. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Cardiology, neurology, immunology and oncology have all been studied with preclinical molecular imaging...
November 18, 2016: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858030/robust-surface-coating-for-a-fast-facile-fluorine-18-labeling-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-pet-mr-dual-modality-imaging
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Ziyan Sun, Kai Cheng, Fengyu Wu, Hongguang Liu, Xiaowei Ma, Xinhui Su, Yang Liu, Liming Xia, Zhen Cheng
Grafting a robust organic shell around inorganic nanoparticles can optimize their colloidal features to dramatically improve their physicochemical properties. Here, we have developed a polymer coating procedure for providing colloidal stability to the nanoparticles and, more importantly, for applying a fast, facile fluorine-18 labeling of iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) for positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) dual-modality imaging. The structure of the amphiphilic polymer is based on a backbone of polyacrylic acid, conjugated with multiple oleylamines to form a comb-like branched structure...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856786/a-high-resolution-in-vivo-atlas-of-the-human-brain-s-serotonin-system
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Vincent Beliveau, Melanie Ganz, Ling Feng, Brice Ozenne, Liselotte Højgaard, Patrick M Fisher, Claus Svarer, Douglas N Greve, Gitte M Knudsen
: The serotonin (5-HT) system modulates many important brain functions and is critically involved in many neuropsychiatric disorders. We here present a high-resolution multi-dimensional in vivo atlas of four of the human brain's 5-HT receptors (5-HT1A, 5-HT1B, 5-HT2A, and 5-HT4) as well as of the 5-HT transporter (5-HTT). The atlas is created from molecular and structural high-resolution neuroimaging data consisting of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans, acquired in a total of 210 healthy individuals...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837005/glial-activation-colocalizes-with-structural-abnormalities-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Mohamad J Alshikho, Nicole R Zürcher, Marco L Loggia, Paul Cernasov, Daniel B Chonde, David Izquierdo Garcia, Julia E Yasek, Oluwaseun Akeju, Ciprian Catana, Bruce R Rosen, Merit E Cudkowicz, Jacob M Hooker, Nazem Atassi
OBJECTIVE: In this cross-sectional study, we aimed to evaluate brain structural abnormalities in relation to glial activation in the same cohort of participants. METHODS: Ten individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and 10 matched healthy controls underwent brain imaging using integrated MR/PET and the radioligand [(11)C]-PBR28. Diagnosis history and clinical assessments including Upper Motor Neuron Burden Scale (UMNB) were obtained from patients with ALS...
November 11, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834725/do-gadolinium-based-contrast-agents-affect-the-18f-fdg-pet-ct-uptake-in-the-dentate-nucleus-and-the-globus-pallidus-a-pilot-study
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Kyle Bauer, Alaina Lathrum, Osama Raslan, Patrick Kelly, Yihua Zhou, Debra Hewing, Crystal Botkin, James Turner, Medhat M Osman
OBJECTIVES: Gadolinium (Gd) is toxic and to avoid its deposition in the tissues, it must be chemically bonded with nonmetal ions to facilitate its excretion by the kidneys. High signal intensity in the dentate nucleus (DN) and globus pallidus (GP) on unenhanced T1-weighted MR images has been both morphologically and pathologically linked to gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) retention in the brain. The purpose of this study is to determine if repeated administrations of GBCA would affect the uptake of (18)F-FDG in the DN and GP on PET/CT...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834593/an-mrs-and-pet-guided-biopsy-tool-for-intraoperative-neuronavigational-systems
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Matthew Grech-Sollars, Babar Vaqas, Gerard Thompson, Tara Barwick, Lesley Honeyfield, Kevin O'Neill, Adam D Waldman
OBJECTIVE Glioma heterogeneity and the limitations of conventional structural MRI for identifying aggressive tumor components can limit the reliability of stereotactic biopsy and, hence, tumor characterization, which is a hurdle for developing and selecting effective treatment strategies. In vivo MR spectroscopy (MRS) and PET enable noninvasive imaging of cellular metabolism relevant to proliferation and can detect regions of more highly active tumor. Here, the authors integrated presurgical PET and MRS with intraoperative neuronavigation to guide surgical biopsy and tumor sampling of brain gliomas with the aim of improving intraoperative tumor-tissue characterization and imaging biomarker validation...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825433/advancement-of-mr-and-pet-mr-in-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Liza Lindenberg, Mark Ahlman, Baris Turkbey, Esther Mena, Peter Choyke
Multiparametric magnetic resonance (mpMRI) imaging has assumed a larger role in the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer. The current method of detecting prostate cancer relies on blind systematic biopsy, guided only by transrectal ultrasound that generally directs the needle biopsy to sextants of the prostate rather than specific lesions. MpMRI is playing an increasing role in the detection of primary cancer as it can visualize cancers and direct biopsies. However, even mpMRI is inherently nonspecific and numerous biopsies performed under MR guidance prove to be negative...
November 2016: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817158/a-pet-mri-study-towards-finding-the-optimal-18-f-fluciclovine-pet-protocol-for-detection-and-characterisation-of-primary-prostate-cancer
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Mattijs Elschot, Kirsten M Selnæs, Elise Sandsmark, Brage Krüger-Stokke, Øystein Størkersen, May-Britt Tessem, Siver A Moestue, Helena Bertilsson, Tone F Bathen
PURPOSE: [(18)F]Fluciclovine PET imaging shows promise for the assessment of prostate cancer. The purpose of this PET/MRI study is to optimise the PET imaging protocol for detection and characterisation of primary prostate cancer, by quantitative evaluation of the dynamic uptake of [(18)F]Fluciclovine in cancerous and benign tissue. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with high-risk primary prostate cancer underwent an integrated [(18)F]Fluciclovine PET/MRI exam before robot-assisted radical prostatectomy with extended pelvic lymph node dissection...
November 5, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816875/differentiation-of-recurrent-spinal-ependymoma-from-postradiation-treatment-necrosis-through-multiparametric-pet-mr-and-perfusion-mri
#18
Mojgan Hojjati, Vasant Garg, Chaitra A Badve, Salim E Abboud, Andrew E Sloan, Leo J Wolansky
A 67-year-old male presented with papilledema and back pain localized to the T10 level. Initial workup revealed multifocal spinal ependymoma which was resected and treated with external beam radiotherapy. Nine years after treatment, the patient had a relapse of back pain, and MRI was inconclusive in distinguishing posttreatment radiation necrosis from recurrent tumor. We present the first described report with the utilization of multiparametric positron emission tomography-magnetic resonance imaging and perfusion MRI to distinguish recurrent spinal ependymoma from radiation necrosis...
September 13, 2016: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812923/the-effect-of-defective-pet-detectors-in-clinical-simultaneous-18-f-fdg-time-of-flight-pet-mr-imaging
#19
Edwin E G W Ter Voert, Gaspar Delso, Felipe de Galiza Barbosa, Martin Huellner, Patrick Veit-Haibach
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of defective positron emission tomography (PET) detectors on clinical PET image quality in simultaneous PET/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for both time-of-flight (TOF) and non-TOF reconstructed images. PROCEDURES: A total of six patients with various malignant tumors were included and underwent a 2-deoxy-2-[(18)F]fluoro-D-glucose PET scan in a fully functional simultaneous TOF PET/MRI. TOF and non-TOF PET images were reconstructed before and after simulating defective detector units...
November 3, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806602/whole-body-bone-segmentation-from-mri-for-pet-mri-attenuation-correction-using-shape-based-averaging
#20
Hossein Arabi, Habib Zaidi
PURPOSE: The authors evaluate the performance of shape-based averaging (SBA) technique for whole-body bone segmentation from MRI in the context of MRI-guided attenuation correction (MRAC) in hybrid PET/MRI. To enhance the performance of the SBA scheme, the authors propose to combine it with statistical atlas fusion techniques. Moreover, a fast and efficient shape comparison-based atlas selection scheme was developed and incorporated into the SBA method. METHODS: Clinical studies consisting of PET/CT and MR images of 21 patients were used to assess the performance of the SBA method...
November 2016: Medical Physics
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