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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136287/quantification-of-mri-visibility-and-artefacts-at-3t-of-liquid-fiducial-marker-in-a-pancreas-tissue-mimicking-phantom
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Sergej Schneider, Rasmus Irming Jølck, Esther Gera Cornelia Troost, Aswin Louis Hoffmann
PURPOSE: X-ray based position verification of the target volume in image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is currently performed on solid fiducial markers that are implanted under endoscopic ultrasonography. A new biodegradable liquid fiducial marker has recently been introduced. To assess its potential use for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided photon or proton radiotherapy of PDAC, the MRI visibility and artefacts of this marker were quantified and compared against solid gold markers...
November 14, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134288/task-relevant-brain-networks-identified-with-simultaneous-pet-mr-imaging-of-metabolism-and-connectivity
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Andreas Hahn, Gregor Gryglewski, Lukas Nics, Lucas Rischka, Sebastian Ganger, Helen Sigurdardottir, Chrysoula Vraka, Leo Silberbauer, Thomas Vanicek, Alexander Kautzky, Wolfgang Wadsak, Markus Mitterhauser, Markus Hartenbach, Marcus Hacker, Siegfried Kasper, Rupert Lanzenberger
Except for task-specific functional MRI, the vast majority of imaging studies assessed human brain function at resting conditions. However, tracking task-specific neuronal activity yields important insight how the brain responds to stimulation. We specifically investigated changes in glucose metabolism, functional connectivity and white matter microstructure during task performance using several recent methodological advancements. Opening the eyes and right finger tapping had elicited an increased glucose metabolism in primary visual and motor cortices, respectively...
November 13, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133818/searching-for-prostate-cancer-by-fully-automated-magnetic-resonance-imaging-classification-deep-learning-versus-non-deep-learning
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Xinggang Wang, Wei Yang, Jeffrey Weinreb, Juan Han, Qiubai Li, Xiangchuang Kong, Yongluan Yan, Zan Ke, Bo Luo, Tao Liu, Liang Wang
Prostate cancer (PCa) is a major cause of death since ancient time documented in Egyptian Ptolemaic mummy imaging. PCa detection is critical to personalized medicine and varies considerably under an MRI scan. 172 patients with 2,602 morphologic images (axial 2D T2-weighted imaging) of the prostate were obtained. A deep learning with deep convolutional neural network (DCNN) and a non-deep learning with SIFT image feature and bag-of-word (BoW), a representative method for image recognition and analysis, were used to distinguish pathologically confirmed PCa patients from prostate benign conditions (BCs) patients with prostatitis or prostate benign hyperplasia (BPH)...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133278/imaging-for-the-detection-of-locoregional-recurrences-in-biochemical-progression-after-radical-prostatectomy-a-systematic-review
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Kristina Sandgren, Philippe Westerlinck, Joakim H Jonsson, Lennart Blomqvist, Camilla Thellenberg Karlsson, Tufve Nyholm, Piet Dirix
CONTEXT: Local and regional recurrence after radical prostatectomy (RP) can be treated using salvage radiotherapy (SRT). If the recurrence can be delineated on diagnostic imaging, this could allow for increasingly individualized SRT. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aimed at evaluating the evidence regarding the usefulness of positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in identifying local and regional recurrences, with the aim to further individualize the SRT treatment...
November 10, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128003/pet-mr-imaging-in-head-and-neck-cancer-current-applications-and-future-directions
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Samuel J Galgano, Ryan V Marshall, Erik H Middlebrooks, Jonathan E McConathy, Pradeep Bhambhvani
Clinical PET/MR imaging is being implemented at institutions worldwide as part of the standard-of-care imaging for select oncology patients. This article focuses on oncologic applications of PET/MR imaging in cancers of the head and neck. Although current published literature is relatively sparse, the potential benefits of a hybrid modality of PET/MR imaging are discussed along with several possible areas of research. With the increasing number of PET/MR imaging scanners in clinical use and ongoing research, the role of PET/MR imaging in the management of head and neck cancer is likely to become more evident in the near future...
February 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127246/non-oncologic-applications-of-pet-ct-and-pet-mr-in-musculoskeletal-orthopedic-and-rheumatologic-imaging-general-considerations-techniques-and-radiopharmaceuticals
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Ali Gholamrezanezhad, Kyle Basques, Ali Batouli, Mojtaba Olyaie, George Matcuk, Abass Alavi, Hossein Jadvar
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is often underutilized in the field of musculoskeletal imaging, with key reasons including the excellent performance of conventional musculoskeletal MRI, the limited spatial resolution of PET, and the lack of reimbursement for PET for non-oncologic musculoskeletal indications. However, with improvements in PET/CT and PET/MR imaging over the last decade as well as an increased understanding of the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal diseases, there is an emerging potential for PET as a primary or complementary modality in the management of rheumatologic and orthopedic patients...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123008/reproducibility-of-mr-based-attenuation-maps-in-pet-mri-and-the-impact-on-pet-quantification-in-lung-cancer
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Anders Olin, Claes N Ladefoged, Natasha H Langer, Sune H Keller, Johan O Löfgren, Adam E Hansen, Andreas Kjær, Seppo W Langer, Barbara M Fischer, Flemming L Andersen
AIM: Quantitative positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) is dependent upon reliable and reproducible MR-based attenuation correction (MR-AC). In this study we evaluated the quality of current vendor-provided thoracic MR-AC maps, and further investigated the reproducibility of these in terms of their impact on fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET quantification in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eleven patients with inoperable NSCLC underwent two to five thoracic PET/MRI scan-rescan examinations within 22 days...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119237/impact-of-improved-attenuation-correction-featuring-a-bone-atlas-and-truncation-correction-on-pet-quantification-in-whole-body-pet-mr
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Mark Oehmigen, Maike E Lindemann, Marcel Gratz, Julian Kirchner, Verena Ruhlmann, Lale Umutlu, Jan Ole Blumhagen, Matthias Fenchel, Harald H Quick
PURPOSE: Recent studies have shown an excellent correlation between PET/MR and PET/CT hybrid imaging in detecting lesions. However, a systematic underestimation of PET quantification in PET/MR has been observed. This is attributable to two methodological challenges of MR-based attenuation correction (AC): (1) lack of bone information, and (2) truncation of the MR-based AC maps (μmaps) along the patient arms. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of improved AC featuring a bone atlas and truncation correction on PET quantification in whole-body PET/MR...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116483/pittsburgh-compound-b-pib-pet-imaging-of-meningioma-and-other-intracranial-tumors
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Derek R Johnson, Christopher H Hunt, Mark A Nathan, Joseph E Parisi, Bradley F Boeve, Melissa E Murray, David S Knopman, Clifford R Jack, Ronald C Petersen, Val J Lowe, Geoffrey B Johnson
Meningiomas are the most common intracranial tumors. Diagnosis by MRI is generally straightforward, but lack of imaging specificity can present a diagnostic dilemma, particularly in patients with cancer. We report our experience with meningioma identification on Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) PET/CT. Patients who underwent PiB PET/CT from 2006 to 2015 were reviewed to identify those with intracranial tumors. Tumor types were classified by MR appearance, or by pathology when available. Maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) measurements of tumor PiB activity were compared across tumor types...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116052/quantitative-performance-evaluation-of-sup-124-sup-i-pet-mri-lesion-dosimetry-in-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Roel Wierts, Walter Jentzen, Harald H Quick, Hendrik J Wisselink, Ivo N A Pooters, Joachim E Wildberger, Ken Herrmann, Gerrit J Kemerink, Walter H Backes, Felix M Mottaghy
The aim was to investigate the quantitative performance of 124I PET/MRI for pre-therapy lesion dosimetry in differentiated thyroid cancer. Phantom measurements were performed on a PET/MRI system (Biograph mMR, Siemens Healthcare) using 124I and 18F. The PET calibration factor and the influence of radiofrequency coil attenuation were determined using a cylindrical phantom homogeneously filled with radioactivity. The calibration factor was 1.00 ± 0.02 for 18F and 0.88 ± 0.02 for 124I. Near the radiofrequency surface coil an underestimation of less than 5% in radioactivity concentration was observed...
November 8, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114177/associations-between-18-f-fdg-pet-dwi-and-dce-parameters-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-depend-on-tumor-grading
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Leonard Leifels, Sandra Purz, Patrick Stumpp, Stefan Schob, Hans Jonas Meyer, Thomas Kahn, Osama Sabri, Alexey Surov
Our purpose was to analyze associations between positron emission tomography (PET), diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) imaging in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The study involved 34 patients (9 women, 25 men, mean age: 56.7 ± 10.2 years). In all patients a simultaneous (18)F-FDG-PET/MR was performed. DWI was obtained by using of an axial EPI sequence. Minimal ADC values (ADCmin), mean ADC values (ADCmean), and maximal ADC values (ADCmax) were estimated...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110648/prospective-study-of-11-c-methionine-pet-for-distinguishing-between-recurrent-brain-metastases-and-radiation-necrosis-%C3%A2-limitations-of-diagnostic-accuracy-and-long-term-results-of-salvage-treatment
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Shoji Yomo, Kazuhiro Oguchi
BACKGROUND: On conventional diagnostic imaging, the features of radiation necrosis (RN) are similar to those of local recurrence (LR) of brain metastases (BM). (11)C-methionine positron emission tomography (MET-PET) is reportedly useful for making a differential diagnosis between LR and RN. In this prospective study, we aimed to investigate the diagnostic performance of MET-PET and the long-term results of subsequent patient management. METHODS: The eligible subjects had enlarging contrast-enhanced lesions (>1 cm) on MR imaging after any form of radiotherapy for BM, suggesting LR or RN...
November 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105030/what-s-new-in-imaging-for-gynecologic-cancer
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Sairah R Khan, Mubarik Arshad, Kathryn Wallitt, Victoria Stewart, Nishat Bharwani, Tara D Barwick
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the optimal modality for local staging of gynecological tumors. Advances in functional MRI with diffusion-weighted and dynamic contrast-enhanced sequences provide more detailed information regarding tumor cellularity, vascularity, and viability. Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) now has an established role in imaging for gynecological cancers, particularly staging of locally advanced cervical cancers and pre-salvage exenterative therapy in relapsed gynecologic tumors...
November 6, 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103469/improved-clinical-workflow-for-simultaneous-whole-body-pet-mri-using-high-resolution-caipirinha-accelerated-mr-based-attenuation-correction
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Martin T Freitag, Matthias Fenchel, Philipp Bäumer, Thorsten Heußer, Christopher M Rank, Marc Kachelrieß, Daniel Paech, Klaus Kopka, Sebastian Bickelhaupt, Antonia Dimitrakopoulou-Strauss, Klaus Maier-Hein, Ralf Floca, Mark E Ladd, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Florian Maier
PURPOSE: To explore the value and reproducibility of a novel magnetic resonance based attenuation correction (MRAC) using a CAIPIRINHA-accelerated T1-weighted Dixon 3D-VIBE sequence for whole-body PET/MRI compared to the clinical standard. METHODS: The PET raw data of 19 patients from clinical routine were reconstructed with standard MRAC (MRACstd) and the novel MRAC (MRACcaipi), a prototype CAIPIRINHA accelerated Dixon 3D-VIBE sequence, both acquired in 19 s/bed position...
November 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097942/the-effect-of-diagnostic-imaging-on-surgical-treatment-planning-in-diseases-of-the-thymus
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REVIEW
Aurel Ottlakan, Bernadett Borda, Zita Morvay, Aniko Maraz, Jozsef Furak
Accurate imaging of the thymus is essential in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of both neoplastic and nonneoplastic conditions. Imaging of the thymus is a rather complex task, which affects both initial diagnosis and further surgical treatment planning. Imaging techniques include a wide armamentary of possibilities, from the most frequently used computed tomography (CT) to 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography- (18-FDG-PET-) CT and chemical shift magnetic resonance imaging (CS-MRI). In cases where surgical treatment is involved diagnostic imaging is of pivotal importance, not only in distinguishing benign from malignant disease but also in making a way among subtypes of thymic conditions...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097940/hepatic-18f-fdg-uptake-measurements-on-pet-mr-impact-of-volume-of-interest-location-on-repeatability
#16
Liran Domachevsky, Hanna Bernstine, Meital Nidam, Dan Stein, Natalia Goldberg, Dorit Stern, Ifat Abadi-Korek, David Groshar
Background: To investigate same day 18F-FDG (Fluorodeoxyglucose) PET (Positron Emission Tomography)/MR (Magnetic Resonance) test-retest repeatability of Standardized Uptake Value measurements normalized for body weight (SUV) and lean body mass (SUL) in different locations in the liver. Methods: This prospective study was IRB approved with written informed consent obtained. 35 patients (20 women and 15 men, 61 ± 11.2 years) that performed a whole-body 18F-FDG PET/MR followed by liver-dedicated contrast-enhanced 18F-FDG PET/MR were included...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097924/meta-analysis-of-the-correlation-between-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-and-standardized-uptake-value-in-malignant-disease
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REVIEW
Shengming Deng, Zhifang Wu, Yiwei Wu, Wei Zhang, Jihui Li, Na Dai, Bin Zhang, Jianhua Yan
The objective of this meta-analysis is to explore the correlation between the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) on diffusion-weighted MR and the standard uptake value (SUV) of (18)F-FDG on PET/CT in patients with cancer. Databases such as PubMed (MEDLINE included), EMBASE, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Review were searched for relevant original articles that explored the correlation between SUV and ADC in English. After applying Fisher's r-to-z transformation, correlation coefficient (r) values were extracted from each study and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097407/comparison-of-pet-ct-with-sequential-pet-mri-using-an-mr-compatible-mobile-pet-system
#18
Ryusuke Nakamoto, Yuji Nakamoto, Takayoshi Ishimori, Yasutaka Fushimi, Aki Kido, Kaori Togashi
Objectives: The current study tested a newly developed flexible PET (positron emission tomography) scanner prototype. This flexible PET (fxPET) system involves dual arc-shaped detectors based on silicon photomultipliers, which are designed to fit existing magnetic resonance (MR) devices, allowing us to get fused PET and MR images by sequential PET scanning. This prospective study sought to evaluate image quality, lesion detection rate, and quantitative values of fxPET in comparison with conventional whole-body (WB) PET images, and to assess the accuracy of registration...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090673/pet-ct-with-68ga-psma-in-prostate-cancer-radiopharmaceutical-background-and-clinical-implications
#19
Giampiero Giovacchini, Elisabetta Giovannini, Mattia Riondato, Andrea Ciarmiello
In the last twenty years, positron emission tomography / computed tomography (PET/CT) with radiolabeled choline, represented the most powerful imaging modality for prostate cancer (PCa). However, the low positive detection rate of the technique for PSA < 1 ng/ml prompted the development of other tracers for imaging PCa. 68Ga-PSMA is a receptor ligand tracer, which has been identified as the most promising radiopharmaceutical for imaging PCa. The most promising feature of this radiopharmaceutical is the high positive detection rate for prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels < 1 ng/ml or less (i...
November 1, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076331/an-evaluation-of-the-benefits-of-simultaneous-acquisition-on-pet-mr-coregistration-in-head-neck-imaging
#20
Serena Monti, Carlo Cavaliere, Mario Covello, Emanuele Nicolai, Marco Salvatore, Marco Aiello
Coregistration of multimodal diagnostic images is crucial for qualitative and quantitative multiparametric analysis. While retrospective coregistration is computationally intense and could be inaccurate, hybrid PET/MR scanners allow acquiring implicitly coregistered images. Aim of this study is to assess the performance of state-of-the-art coregistration methods applied to PET and MR acquired as single modalities, comparing the results with the implicitly coregistration of a hybrid PET/MR, in complex anatomical regions such as head/neck (HN)...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
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