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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197764/new-frontiers-in-prostate-cancer-imaging-clinical-utility-of-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-positron-emission-tomography
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REVIEW
Asim Afaq, Deepak Batura, Jamshed Bomanji
Prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography (PSMA PET) is a relatively new method of imaging prostate cancer that increases diagnostic accuracy in detecting and guiding management in various stages of the disease pathway. Gallium-68-labelled PSMA PET has increased the sensitivity of detection of disease recurrence at low PSA levels, thus allowing an optimal window for salvage treatment. Apart from its use in disease recurrence, PSMA PET has the potential for increasing sensitivity and specificity for primary tumour localisation and in detecting lymph node disease, leading to a more accurate initial staging of the condition...
February 14, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194631/development-of-a-new-folate-derived-ga-68-based-pet-imaging-agent
#2
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/28153955/bi-modal-molecular-imaging-of-porcine-urinary-bladder-sentinel-lymph-nodes
#3
Hak J Lee, Christopher V Barback, Carl K Hoh, Qin Zhengtao, Kader Kareem, Hall J David, David R Vera, Christopher J Kane
: The primary objective was to test the ability of a laparoscopic camera system to detect the fluorescent signal emanating from sentinel lymph nodes approximately two days after injection and imaging of a positron-emitting molecular imaging agent into the submucosa of the porcine urinary bladder. METHODS: Three female pigs underwent a submucosal injection of the bladder with fluorescent-tagged tilmanocept, radiolabeled with both gallium-68 (68Ga) and technetium-99m (99mTc)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138732/limited-value-of-ga-68-dotatoc-pet-ct-in-routine-screening-of-patients-with-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1
#4
Max B Albers, Damiano Librizzi, Caroline L Lopez, Jerena Manoharan, Jonas C Apitzsch, Emily P Slater, Carmen Bollmann, Peter H Kann, Detlef K Bartsch
BACKGROUND: Routine screening is recommended for patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) to enable early detection and treatment of associated neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN). Gallium(68)-DOTATOC-Positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (Ga-68-DOTATOC-PET-CT) is a very sensitive and specific imaging technique for the detection of sporadic neuroendocrine tumors. The present study evaluated the value of Ga-68-DOTATOC-PET-CT in routine screening of patients with MEN1...
January 30, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119212/preparation-and-68-ga-radiolabeling-of-porous-zirconia-nanoparticle-platform-for-pet-ct-imaging-guided-drug-delivery
#5
Andras Polyak, Lívia Naszalyi Nagy, Judith Mihaly, Sebastian Görres, Alexander Wittneben, Ina Leiter, Jens P Bankstahl, Laszlo Sajti, Miklós Kellermayer, Miklós Zrínyi, Tobias L Ross
This paper describes the preparation of gallium-68 ((68)Ga) isotope labeled porous zirconia (ZrO2) nanoparticle (NP) platform of nearly 100nm diameter and its first pharmacokinetic and biodistribution evaluation accomplished with a microPET/CT (μPet/CT) imaging system. Objectives of the investigations were to provide a nanoparticle platform which can be suitable for specific delivery of various therapeutic drugs using surface attached specific molecules as triggering agents, and at the same time, suitable for positron emission tomography (PET) tracing of the prospective drug delivery process...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102031/dual-nano-sized-contrast-agents-in-pet-mri-a-systematic-review
#6
REVIEW
Afsaneh Lahooti, Saeed Sarkar, Sophie Laurent, Saeed Shanehsazzadeh
Nowadays molecular imaging plays a vital role in achieving a successful targeted and personalized treatment. Hence, the approach of combining two or more medical imaging modalities was developed. The objective of this review is to systematically compare recent dual contrast agents in Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and in some cases Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/MRI in terms of some their characteristics, such as tumor uptake, and reticuloendothelial system uptake (especially liver) and their relaxivity rates for early detection of primary cancer tumor...
November 2016: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075350/hydroxypyridinone-chelators-from-iron-scavenging-to-radiopharmaceuticals-for-pet-imaging-with-gallium-68
#7
REVIEW
Ruslan Cusnir, Cinzia Imberti, Robert C Hider, Philip J Blower, Michelle T Ma
Derivatives of 3,4-hydroxypyridinones have been extensively studied for in vivo Fe(3+) sequestration. Deferiprone, a 1,2-dimethyl-3,4-hydroxypyridinone, is now routinely used for clinical treatment of iron overload disease. Hexadentate tris(3,4-hydroxypyridinone) ligands (THP) complex Fe(3+) at very low iron concentrations, and their high affinities for oxophilic trivalent metal ions have led to their development for new applications as bifunctional chelators for the positron emitting radiometal, (68)Ga(3+), which is clinically used for molecular imaging in positron emission tomography (PET)...
January 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034291/radiopharmaceuticals-for-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-neuroendocrine-differentiated-prostate-cancer
#8
Giampiero Giovacchini, Elisabetta Giovannini, Mattia Riondato, Andrea Ciarmiello
Neuroendocrine differentiation of prostate cancer (PCa) is a relatively frequent event, generally understudied, that carries important prognostic information. It is most frequently observed during the advanced stages of disease, when PCa has lost its sensitivity to androgen deprivation therapy or to chemotherapy, moderate to diffuse bone metastatic spread dominates the imaging scenario and it is responsible for painful clinical symptomatology. However, evidences indicate that neuroendocrine differentiation is a progressive phenomenon that starts at the very early part of the pathogenesis of cancer transformation contributing to it...
December 29, 2016: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026127/well-differentiated-bronchial-neuroendocrine-tumors-clinical-management-and-outcomes-in-105-patients
#9
Marinos Pericleous, Anna Karpathakis, Christos Toumpanakis, Heather Lumgair, Jonathan Reiner, Laura Marelli, Christina Thirlwell, Martyn E Caplin
INTRODUCTION: Bronchial neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare tumors representing approximately 20%-30% of all neuroendocrine tumors and 2%-3% of all adult lung cancers. Here, they present a large case series of well-differentiated bronchial NETs with the aim of investigating the behavior of these tumors and long-term outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 105 patients with bronchial NETs managed in a tertiary referral center in the period between January 1998 and January 2012...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981835/radiolabeled-selective-matrix-metalloproteinase-13-mmp-13-inhibitors-radio-syntheses-and-in-vitro-and-first-in-vivo-evaluation
#10
Verena Hugenberg, Stefan Wagner, Klaus Kopka, Michael Schäfers, Robert C Schuit, Albert D Windhorst, Sven Hermann
The noninvasive imaging of MMP activity in vivo could have a high impact in basic research as well as in clinical applications. This approach can be established using radiolabeled MMP inhibitors (MMPIs) as tracers for the detection of activated MMPs by means of PET. However, the complexity of diseases associated with dysregulated MMP expression necessitates the imaging of distinct MMPs or MMP subgroups to distinguish their individual role in specific diseases. To this end, selective and potent MMP-13 inhibitors based on a N,N'-bis(benzyl)pyrimidine-4,6-dicarboxamide core have been synthesized and successfully radiolabeled with carbon-11, fluorine-18, and gallium-68...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980050/in-vivo-pet-imaging-of-the-cancer-integrin-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-6-using-gallium-68-labelled-cyclic-rgd-nonapeptides
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Johannes Notni, Dominik Reich, Oleg V Maltsev, Tobias G Kapp, Katja Steiger, Frauke Hoffmann, Irene Esposito, Wilko Weichert, Horst Kessler, Hans-Jürgen Wester
: Expression of the cellular transmembrane receptor αvβ6 integrin is essentially restricted to malignant epithelial cells in carcinomas of a broad variety of lineages, while it is virtually absent in normal adult tissues. Thus, it is a highly attractive target for tumor imaging and therapy. Furthermore, αvβ6 integrin plays an important role for the epithelial-mesenchymal interaction and the development of fibrosis. METHODS: On the basis of the Gallium-68 chelators TRAP (triazacyclononane-triphosphinate) and NODAGA, we synthesized mono- di- and trimeric conjugates of the αvβ6 integrinselective peptide cyclo(FRGDLAFp(NMe)K) via click chemistry (CuAAC)...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966893/enhancing-pet-signal-at-target-tissue-in-vivo-dendritic-and-multimeric-tris-hydroxypyridinone-conjugates-for-molecular-imaging-of-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-integrin-expression-with-gallium-68
#12
Cinzia Imberti, Samantha Y A Terry, Carleen Cullinane, Fiona Clarke, Georgina H Cornish, Nisha K Ramakrishnan, Peter Roselt, Andrew P Cope, Rodney J Hicks, Philip J Blower, Michelle T Ma
Tris(hydroxypyridinone) chelators conjugated to peptides can rapidly complex the positron-emitting isotope gallium-68 ((68)Ga) under mild conditions, and the resulting radiotracers can delineate peptide receptor expression at sites of diseased tissue in vivo. We have synthesized a dendritic bifunctional chelator containing nine 1,6-dimethyl-3-hydroxypyridin-4-one groups (SCN-HP9) that can coordinate up to three Ga(3+) ions. This derivative has been conjugated to a trimeric peptide (RGD3) containing three peptide groups that target the αvβ3 integrin receptor...
February 15, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956089/outcome-analysis-of-first-line-somatostatin-analog-treatment-in-metastatic-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-tumors-and-prognostic-significance-of-18-fdg-pet-ct
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Alberto Bongiovanni, Federica Recine, Nada Riva, Flavia Foca, Chiara Liverani, Laura Mercatali, Silvia Nicolini, Federica Pieri, Dino Amadori, Toni Ibrahim
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary carcinoids (PCs) are classed according to the World Health Organization 2004 classification as typical or atypical carcinoids. Owing to their rarity, no dedicated clinical trials with somatostatin analogs (SSAs) have been carried out on primary PCs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2007 to December 2015, 30 patients with metastatic PCs underwent first-line SSA treatment (20 with octreotide long-acting repeatable 30 mg and 10 with lanreotide 120 mg every 28 days)...
November 21, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910132/a-simple-method-for-preparation-of-pure-68-ga-acetate-precursor-for-formulation-of-radiopharmaceuticals-physicochemical-characteristics-of-the-68-ga-eluate-of-the-sno2-based-68-ge-68-ga-column-generator
#14
Sankha Chattopadhyay, Md Neyar Alam, Madhu Smita, Umesh Kumar, Sujata Saha Das, Luna Barua
Gallium-68 radioisotope is an excellent source in clinical positron emission tomography application due to its ease of availability from germanium-68 ((68) Ge)/gallium-68 ((68) Ga) generator having a shelf life of 1 year. In this paper, a modified method for purification of the primary eluate of (68) Ge-(68) Ga generator by using a small cation exchange resin (Dowex-50) column has been described. The breakthrough of (68) Ge before and after purification of (68) Ga eluate was 0.014% and 0.00027%, respectively...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904870/preclinical-study-of-68-ga-dotatoc-biodistribution-assessment-in-syrian-rats-and-evaluation-of-absorbed-dose-in-human-organs
#15
Mojdeh Naderi, Samaneh Zolghadri, Hassan Yousefnia, Ali Ramazani, Amir Reza Jalilian
OBJECTIVES: Gallium-68 DOTA-DPhe(1)-Tyr(3)-Octreotide ((68)Ga-DOTATOC) has been applied by several European centers for the treatment of a variety of human malignancies. Nevertheless, definitive dosimetric data are yet unavailable. According to the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, researchers are investigating the safety and efficacy of this radiotracer to meet Food and Drug Administration requirements. The aim of this study was to introduce the optimized procedure for (68)Ga-DOTATOC preparation, using a novel germanium-68 ((68)Ge)/(68)Ga generator in Iran and evaluate the absorbed doses in numerous organs with high accuracy...
2016: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876341/imaging-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-pancreas
#16
C Dromain, D Déandréis, J-Y Scoazec, D Goere, M Ducreux, E Baudin, L Tselikas
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are rare and represent a heterogeneous disease. PNET can be functioning or non-functioning with different clinical presentations and different prognosis based on WHO and pTNM classifications. The role of imaging includes the localization of small functioning tumor, differentiation of these tumors from adenocarcinoma, identification of signs of malignancy and evaluation of extent. PNETs have a broad spectrum of appearance. On CT and MRI, most of functioning PNETs are well defined small tumors with intense and homogeneous enhancement on arterial and portal phases...
December 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843513/bilateral-choroidal-metastases-from-endobronchial-carcinoid-treated-with-somatostatin-analogues
#17
Deborah De Bruyn, Jan Lamont, Erik Vanderstraeten, Simon Van Belle, Elise Platteau, Julie De Zaeytijd, Kristien P Hoornaert
OBJECTIVE: To describe a patient with bilateral multifocal choroidal metastases from an endobronchial carcinoid treated with a somatostatin analogue. METHOD: A 60-year-old woman presenting with photopsia in the left eye underwent an extensive ophthalmic examination, including fluorescein angiography, OCT and ultrasound. RESULTS: Fundoscopy revealed a small retinal tear in the left eye, for which she received laser treatment. In addition, choroidal masses were detected in both eyes...
2016: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829184/inorganic-oxides-with-potential-application-in-the-preparation-of-a-68-ge-68-ga-generator-system
#18
E Romero, M A Morcillo
The ion exchange properties of some tin and titanium oxides with potential application in the development of a (68)Ge/(68)Ga generator were determined. The best potential candidates, SnO2 and calcined SnO2, were further characterized by powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area analysis and its radiation stability was also determined. Two (68)Ge/(68)Ga pilot generators (1.85MBq) based on SnO2 and calcined SnO2 were developed and evaluated over 100 and 200 elution cycles respectively, using as eluent different concentrations of HCl...
January 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819034/quantification-of-%C3%AE-cell-mass-in-intramuscular-islet-grafts-using-radiolabeled-exendin-4
#19
Daniel Espes, Ramkumar Selvaraju, Irina Velikyan, Martin Krajcovic, Per-Ola Carlsson, Olof Eriksson
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing interest in alternative implantation sites to the liver for islet transplantation. Intramuscular implantation has even been tested clinically. Possibilities to monitor β-cell mass would be of huge importance not only for the understanding of islet engraftment but also for the decision of changing the immunosuppressive regime. We have therefore evaluated the feasibility of quantifying intramuscular β-cell mass using the radiolabeled glucagon like peptide-1 receptor agonist DO3A-VS-Cys(40)-Exendin-4...
August 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804868/gallium-68-in-medical-imaging
#20
Lucia Martiniova, Louis De Palatis, Elba Etchebehere, Gregory Ravizzini
Over the past several years, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging agents labeled with 68Gallium (68Ga) have undergone a significant increase in clinical utilization. 68Ga is conveniently produced from a germanium-68/gallium-68 (68Ge/68Ga) generator. Because of the compact size and ease of use of the generator, 68Ga labeled compounds may be more cost-effective than PET radioisotopes that are cyclotron-produced. The convenient half-life of 68Ga (T1/2=68 min) provides sufficient radioactivity for various PET imaging applications, while delivering acceptable radiation doses to patients...
October 28, 2016: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
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