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Lung cancer MRI

Benjamin Wilson, Allison Becker, Thomas Estes, Jayanth Keshavamurthy, Darko Pucar
Distinguishing adrenal incidentalomas (5% of all abdominal CT scans) from metastasis is a frequent diagnostic challenge in primary malignancies with a propensity for adrenal spread, such as lung cancer. Adrenal myelolipoma and adenoma can be definitively characterized as benign by demonstrating gross and microscopic fat, respectively, on CT and MRI and an absence of abnormal uptake on PET. Unfortunately, adrenal sampling is frequently necessary in indeterminate cases for adequate staging of extra-adrenal primary malignancy...
March 20, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Matthew J Farrell, Jehan B Yahya, Catherine Degnin, Yiyi Chen, John M Holland, Mark A Henderson, Jerry J Jaboin, Matthew M Harkenrider, Charles R Thomas, Timur Mitin
PURPOSE: Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) in patients with limited-stage small-cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC) is considered the standard of care. Meta-analysis of 7 clinical trials indicates a survival benefit to PCI, but all of these trials were conducted in the pre-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) era. Therefore, routine brain imaging with MRI before PCI-as recommended by National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines-is not directly supported by the evidence. Current US practice patterns for patients with LS-SCLC are unknown...
February 23, 2018: Clinical Lung Cancer
Kenkichi Baba, Hayato Kaida, Chikayuki Hattori, Koichiro Muraki, Tomoko Kugiyama, Hiromasa Fujita, Masatoshi Ishibashi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the palliative and tumoricidal effects of concurrent therapy of strontium-89 chloride (89 SrCl2 ) and zoledronic acid (ZA) for painful bone metastases. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fifty-one patients with painful bone metastases prostate cancer (n=17), lung cancer (n=13), breast cancer (n=12), other cancers (n=9) were treated. Bone metastases was confirmed in all patients by technetium-99m hydroxymethylene diphosphonate (99m Tc-HMDP) bone scintigraphy...
March 20, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Ruth Ec Evans, Stuart A Taylor, Sandra Beare, Steve Halligan, Alison Morton, Alf Oliver, Andrea Rockall, Anne Miles
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate perceived patient burden and acceptability of whole body MRI (WB-MRI) compared to standard staging investigations, and identify predictors of reduced tolerance.  Methods: Patients recruited to multi-centre trials comparing WB-MRI with standard staging scans for lung and colorectal cancer were invited to complete two questionnaires: a baseline questionnaire at recruitment, measuring demographics, comorbidities, and distress; and a follow-up questionnaire after staging, measuring recovery time, comparative acceptability/satisfaction between WB-MRI and CT (colorectal cancer) and PET-CT (lung cancer), and perceived scan burden (scored 1 low to 7 high)...
March 12, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
Michael Meier-Schroers, Alois Martin Sprinkart, Manuel Becker, Rami Homsi, Daniel Thomas
PURPOSE:  To determine the suitability of T2-weighted PROPELLER MRI for the assessment of pulmonary emphysema. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  60 participants in a lung cancer screening program (30 subjects with pulmonary emphysema, and 30 control subjects without emphysema) were included for this retrospective study. All subjects were examined with low-dose CT (LDCT) and MRI within the screening program. The use of a T2-weighted PROPELLER sequence for the assessment of emphysema was analyzed and correlated with the results of LDCT...
March 7, 2018: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
Satoshi Fukai, Naoyuki Okabe, Hayato Mine, Hironori Takagi, Hiroyuki Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Garcin syndrome, which consists of unilateral palsies of almost all cranial nerves without either sensory or motor long-tract disturbances or intracranial hypertension, can be caused by malignant tumors at the skull base. The case of a patient with lung cancer that metastasized to the sphenoid bone and resulted in Garcin syndrome is presented. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old woman was diagnosed as having non-small cell lung cancer with pericardial and diaphragmatic infiltration, cT4N1M0, stage 3A...
March 6, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Neil J Stewart, Ho-Fung Chan, Paul J C Hughes, Felix C Horn, Graham Norquay, Madhwesha Rao, Denise P Yates, Rob H Ireland, Matthew Q Hatton, Bilal A Tahir, Paul Ford, Andrew J Swift, Rod Lawson, Helen Marshall, Guilhem J Collier, Jim M Wild
BACKGROUND: To support translational lung MRI research with hyperpolarized129 Xe gas, comprehensive evaluation of derived quantitative lung function measures against established measures from3 He MRI is required. Few comparative studies have been performed to date, only at 3T, and multisession repeatability of129 Xe functional metrics have not been reported. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To compare hyperpolarized129 Xe and3 He MRI-derived quantitative metrics of lung ventilation and microstructure, and their repeatability, at 1...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Tomohiro Tate, Yudai Fukui, Kenji Tomizawa, Yutaka Hanaoka, Shigeo Toda, Shuichiro Matoba, Hiroya Kuroyanagi
BACKGROUND: The local recurrence of rectal cancer classifies 4 types, anterior, posterior, lateral compartment and anastomotic site. This study evaluates outcome of laparoscopic lateral lymph node dissection(LLND)against the lateral lymph node recurrence. METHOD: Five patients were diagnosed as the lateral lymph node recurrence and underwent laparoscopic LLND. We diagnosed the lateral lymph node recurrence by CT, MRI and PET-CT. All cases revealed abnormal uptake on PET-CT...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Kyle M Jones, Carol A Stuehm, Charles C Hsu, Phillip H Kuo, Mark D Pagel, Edward A Randtke
Performing chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in lung tissue is difficult because of motion artifacts. We, therefore, developed a CEST MRI acquisition and analysis method that performs retrospective respiration gating. Our method used an acquisition scheme with a short 200-millisecond saturation pulse that can accommodate the timing of the breathing cycle, and with saturation applied at frequencies in 0.03-ppm intervals. The Fourier transform of each image was used to calculate the difference in phase angle between adjacent pixels in the longitudinal direction of the respiratory motion...
December 2017: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
Jens M Hohlfeld, Jens Vogel-Claussen, Heike Biller, Dominik Berliner, Korbinian Berschneider, Hanns-Christian Tillmann, Simone Hiltl, Johann Bauersachs, Tobias Welte
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hyperinflation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with reduced biventricular end-diastolic volumes and increased morbidity and mortality. The combination of a long-acting β agonist (LABA) and a muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) is more effective in reducing hyperinflation than LABA-inhaled corticosteroid combination therapy but whether dual bronchodilation improves cardiac function is unknown. METHODS: We did a double-blind, randomised, two-period crossover, placebo-controlled, single-centre study (CLAIM) at the Fraunhofer Institute of Toxicology and Experimental Medicine (Hannover, Germany), a specialty clinic...
February 21, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Wei-Yuan Chang, Yi-Lin Wu, Po-Lan Su, Szu-Chun Yang, Chien-Chung Lin, Wu-Chou Su
Previous studies have demonstrated the association between EGFR mutations and distant metastasis. However, the association for subsequent brain metastasis (BM) in stages I-III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients remains inconclusive. We conducted a retrospective analysis to clarify the impact of EGFR mutations on the incidence of BM and associated survival in patients with stage I-III NSCLC. A total of 491 patients screened for EGFR mutations were retrospectively enrolled. Brain MRI or CT was used to detect the BM...
2018: PloS One
Markus Leitinger, Mihael V Varosanec, Slaven Pikija, Romana E Wass, Dave Bandke, Serge Weis, Michael Studnicka, Susanne Grinzinger, Mark R McCoy, Larissa Hauer, Johann Sellner
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are antibodies, which enhance cellular and humoral immune responses and are approved for the treatment of various tumors. Immune-related adverse events (irAE) involving different organs and systems are, however, among the side-effects. Recent reports of severe persistent neurological deficits and even fatal cases underpin the need for better understanding of the exact pathomechanisms of central nervous system (CNS) toxicity. To our knowledge, we report the first biopsy-proven case of fatal necrotizing encephalopathy after treatment with nivolumab...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Naveed Malek, Maxwell Damian
We discuss the assessment and differential diagnoses of a middle-aged man who presented with trismus, double vision and behavioural problems. MRI scan of the brain was initially normal, but a month later showed high signal in the hippocampal region on fluid attenuated inversion recovery sequence (FLAIR) imaging. We suspected a paraneoplastic brainstem encephalitis because of his smoking history, rapidly progressive symptoms and abnormal brainstem signs. A positron emission tomography-CT scan identified abnormal subcarinal nodes, shown on biopsy to be metastatic small cell lung cancer...
February 13, 2018: Practical Neurology
Quentin Gillebert, Virginie Huchet, Caroline Rousseau, Alexandre Cochet, Pierre Olivier, Frédéric Courbon, Eric Gontier, Valérie Nataf, Sona Balogova, Jean-Noël Talbot
AIM: To prospectively evaluate the clinical impact and the diagnostic performance of FCH-PET/CT in patients with occult biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer (PCa). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Results of 179 patients (mean PSA = 7.5ng/mL) with negative/inconclusive results of pelvic-MRI and of bone-scintigraphy were analysed. To determine the impact of FCH-PET/CT on diagnostic thinking and on patient management, the referring physicians prospectively filled-in a 1st and 2nd questionnaire related to patient's planned management before and after FCH-PET/CT...
2018: PloS One
Yoshiharu Ohno, Yuji Kishida, Shinichiro Seki, Hisanobu Koyama, Masao Yui, Kota Aoyagi, Takeshi Yoshikawa
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the interobserver agreements and diagnostic accuracies for IASLC/ITMIG (International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/International Thymic Malignancies Interest Group) thymic epithelial tumor staging of co-registered fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (FDG-PET/MRI), MRI, integrated fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT), and conventional imaging examination...
January 22, 2018: Academic Radiology
Fei-Ting Hsu, Hua-Shan Liu, Ahmed Atef Ahmed Ali, Ping-Huei Tsai, Yu-Chieh Kao, Chia-Feng Lu, Hsu-Shan Huang, Cheng-Yu Chen
Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors are commonly used as the first-line treatment for advanced NSCLC; however, the efficacy of drug delivery remains unknown. Hence, we successfully developed erlotinib-conjugated iron oxide nanoparticles (FeDC-E NPs) as theranostic probe that can potentially provide a new avenue for monitoring drug delivering through noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging. MRI ΔR2* relaxivity measurements offer an opportunity to quantitatively evaluate the uptake of FeDC-E NPs at cellular and tumoral levels...
January 29, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Xiaoling Zhang, Xinyuan Li, Meihong Meng, Jie Cao, Xiaonan Song, Kangding Liu, Shaokuan Fang
RATIONALE: Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is the obstruction of blood flow through the SVC, causing complete or partial blockade of the collateral circulation of returning venous blood. SVCS is frequently presented with facial, neck, trunk, and upper limbs swelling and so on. However, to the best of our knowledge, the obstruction of the venous return in the spinal veins is rarely a manifestation of SVCS. PATIENT CONCERNS: We presented a rare case of a 52-year-old male patient with 2-month history of progressive right upper limb numbness and swelling and 10-day history of extremities malfunctioning...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Bettina Beuthien-Baumann
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Magnet resonance imaging (MRI) is an excellent anatomical reference method for the combination with positron emission tomography (PET). But MRI does not produce data, which can be directly used for attenuation correction of PET data, potentially compromising quantitative accuracy of PET. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Hybrid-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is an established standard diagnostic tool, particularly for staging and restaging in oncology...
January 29, 2018: Der Radiologe
Keitaro Kanie, Genzo Iguchi, Hironori Bando, Yasunori Fujita, Yukiko Odake, Kenichi Yoshida, Ryusaku Matsumoto, Hidenori Fukuoka, Wataru Ogawa, Yutaka Takahashi
Cancer immunotherapy has emerged as treatment of multiple advanced cancer types. Immune checkpoint inhibitors, namely anticytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4), antiprogrammed cell death-1 (PD-1), and antiprogrammed cell death-1 ligand 1 (PD-L1) antibodies, have been used for treatment of various cancers. Classified as immune-related adverse events, several endocrinopathies, including hypophysitis, are associated with these agents. Although anti-CTLA-4-induced hypophysitis has been frequently observed, hypophysitis upon use of anti-PD-1 and anti-PD-L1 antibodies is rare...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the Endocrine Society
Danny Lee, Peter B Greer, Chiara Paganelli, Joanna Ludbrook, Taeho Kim, Paul Keall
PURPOSE: Breathing management can reduce breath-to-breath (intra-fraction) and day-by-day (inter-fraction) variability in breathing motion whilst utilizing the respiratory motion of internal and external surrogates for respiratory guidance. Audiovisual (AV) biofeedback, an interactive personalized breathing motion management system, has been developed to improve reproducibility of intra- and inter-fraction breathing motion. However, the assumption of the correlation of respiratory motion between surrogates and tumors is not always verified during medical imaging and radiation treatment...
January 23, 2018: Medical Physics
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