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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337299/comparison-of-acrylic-polymer-adhesive-tapes-and-silicone-optical-grease-in-light-sharing-detectors-for-positron-emission-tomography
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Devin John Van Elburg, Scott D Noble, Simone Hagey, Andrew L Goertzen
Optical coupling is an important factor in detector design as it improves optical photon transmission by mitigating internal reflections at light-sharing boundaries. In this work we compare optical coupling materials, namely double-sided acrylic polymer tapes and silicone optical grease (SiG), in the context of positron emission tomography (PET). Four double-sided tapes from 3M of varying thicknesses (0.229mm-1.016mm) and adhesive materials ('100MP', adhesive 100 'A100', 'VHB') were characterized with spectrophotometer measurements and photopeak amplitude and energy resolution measurements using lutetium-yttrium oxy-orthosilicate (LYSO) coupled to photomultiplier tubes (PMT) or silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs)...
January 16, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333565/manual-on-the-proper-use-of-lutetium-177-labeled-somatostatin-analogue-lu-177-dota-tate-injectable-in-radionuclide-therapy-2nd-ed
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Makoto Hosono, Hideharu Ikebuchi, Yoshihide Nakamura, Nobutaka Nakamura, Takahiro Yamada, Sachiko Yanagida, Asami Kitaoka, Kiyotaka Kojima, Hiroyasu Sugano, Seigo Kinuya, Tomio Inoue, Jun Hatazawa
Here we present the guideline for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors using Lu-177-DOTA-TATE on the basis of radiation safety aspects in Japan. This guideline was prepared by a study supported by Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, and approved by Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine. Lu-177-DOTA-TATE treatment in Japan should be carried out according to this guideline. Although this guideline is applied in Japan, the issues for radiation protection shown in this guideline are considered internationally useful as well...
January 15, 2018: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320333/prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-pet-clinical-utility-in-prostate-cancer-normal-patterns-pearls-and-pitfalls
#3
Michael S Hofman, Rodney J Hicks, Tobias Maurer, Matthias Eiber
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a transmembrane glycoprotein that is overexpressed in prostate cancer. Radiolabeled small molecules that bind with high affinity to its active extracellular center have emerged as a potential new diagnostic standard of reference for prostate cancer, resulting in images with extraordinary tumor-to-background contrast. Currently, gallium 68 (68Ga)-PSMA-11 (or HBED-PSMA) is the most widely used radiotracer for PSMA positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) or PSMA PET/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315139/-dtpa-pabn-leu5-des-acyl-ghrelin-1-5-as-a-new-carrier-of-radionuclides-and-potential-precursor-of-radiopharmaceuticals
#4
Grzegorz Wójciuk, Marcin Kruszewski
BACKGROUND: Ghrelin is a peptide consisting of 28 aminoacids and an octadecyl side chain (acyl group) binding to the growth hormone secretagogue receptor type 1a (GHS-R1a). Its des-acylated form, des-acyl ghrelin (DAG) binds to the corticotropin releasing factor receptor type 2a (CRF2a) located on endocrine cancer cells such as the prostate carcinoma cell line DU 145. AIM: The aim of this study is to develop a new DAG-based carrier of radionuclides with potential application in therapy...
January 8, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315138/peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-with-177lu-dota-octreotate-dosimetry-nephrotoxicity-and-the-effect-of-hematological-toxicity-on-survival
#5
Anastassia Löser, Sarah M Schwarzenböck, Martin Heuschkel, Holger S Willenberg, Bernd J Krause, Jens Kurth
OBJECTIVES: Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) with lutetium-177 (Lu)-DOTATATE is regarded as a safe treatment option with promising results for patients with neuroendocrine neoplasia (NEN). We aimed to study the absorbed organ and tumor doses, the renal and hematological toxicity as well as their mutual interaction. Another aim was the identification of adverse effects as possible predictors which may affect survival. METHODS: A total of 30 (14 female and 16 male) patients with inoperable/metastatic NEN were treated with 7...
January 8, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278583/prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-theranostics-therapy-with-lutetium-177
#6
Justin Ferdinandus, John Violet, Shahneen Sandhu, Michael S Hofman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) theranostics offers a new approach for a personalized and targeted treatment for metastatic prostate cancer. Lutetium-177-labelled PSMA-ligands (Lu-PSMA) is a radionuclide therapy that is directed to PSMA expressing prostate cancer. Clinical experience with Lu-PSMA in men with advanced prostate cancer is growing. The purpose of this review is to outline the mechanism of action of this therapy, summarize recent efficacy and toxicity data and highlight future direction and challenges in establishing Lu-PSMA treatment as part of routine clinical practice...
December 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241344/sustainability-of-rare-earth-elements-chain-from-production-to-food-a-review
#7
Christian Turra
Rare earth elements (REE) are a group of chemical elements that include lanthanoids (lanthanum to lutetium), scandium and yttrium. In the last decades, the REE demand in the industry and other areas has increased significantly. In general, REE have shown low concentrations in soils, plants, water and atmosphere, but they may accumulate in such environments due to anthropogenic inputs. In areas where there is REE contamination, the slow accumulation of these elements in the environment could become problematic...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222959/development-of-depth-encoding-small-animal-pet-detectors-by-using-dual-ended-readout-of-pixelated-scintillator-arrays-with-sipms
#8
Zhonghua Kuang, Ziru Sang, Xiaohui Wang, Xin Fu, Ning Ren, Xianming Zhang, Yunfei Zheng, Qian Yang, Zhanli Hu, Junwei Du, Dong Liang, Xin Liu, Hairong Zheng, Yongfeng Yang
PURPOSE: The performance of current small animal PET scanners is mainly limited by the detector performance and depth encoding detectors are required to develop PET scanner to simultaneously achieve high spatial resolution and high sensitivity. Among all depth encoding PET detector approaches, dual-ended readout detector has the advantage to achieve the highest depth of interaction (DOI) resolution and spatial resolution. Silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) is believed to be the photodetector of the future for PET detector due to its excellent properties as compared to the traditional photodetectors such as photomultiplier tube (PMT) and avalanche photodiode (APD)...
December 9, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188768/radiolabeling-of-benzylpenicillin-with-lutetium-177-quality-control-and-biodistribution-study-to-develop-theranostic-infection-imaging-agent
#9
Muhammad Adeel Shahzad, Syed Ali Raza Naqvi, Rashid Rasheed, Muhammad Yameen, Fozia Anjum, Muhammad Tauqeer Ahmed, Zaib Hussain, Syed Jawad Hussain Gillani
Benzylpenicillin acts through binding with beta-lactamase enzyme and inhibiting the bacterial cell wall biosynthesis. Therefore, the radiolabeling of benzylpenicillin with lutetium-177 is expected to serve as a theranostic agent for deep-seated bacterial infections. The radiolabeling of benzylpenicillin resulted ~93% radiochemical yield at optimized reaction conditions. Radiochemical purity analysis was tested with the help of Whatman No. 2 paper and instant thin layer chromatography. Biodistribution study with healthy New Zeeland white rabbit revealed moderate accumulation in different organs...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173809/the-feasibility-study-of-177lu-production-in-miniature-neutron-source-reactors-using-a-multi-stage-approach-in-isfahan-iran
#10
A Golabian, M A Hosseini, M Ahmadi, B Soleimani, M Rezvanifard
Miniature neutron source reactors (MNSRs) are among the safest and economic research reactors with potentials to be used for neutron studies. This manuscript explores the feasibility of 177Lu production in Isfahan MNSR reactor using direct production route. In this study, to assess the specific activity of the produced radioisotope, a simulation was carried out through the MCNPX2.6 code. The simulation was validated by irradiating a lutetium disc-like (99.98 chemical purity) at the thermal neutron flux of 5 × 1011 ncm2s-1 and an irradiation time of 4min...
November 15, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172491/non-chelated-phosphoniomethylidene-complexes-of-scandium-and-lutetium
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Weiqing Mao, Li Xiang, Laurent Maron, Xuebing Leng, Yaofeng Chen
The first phosphoniomethylidene complexes of scandium and lutetium, [LLn(CHPPh3)X] (L = [MeC(NDIPP)CHC(NDIPP)Me]-; Ln = Sc, X = Me, I, TfO; Ln = Lu, X = CH2SiMe3), have been synthesized and fully characterized. DFT calculations clearly demonstrate the presence of an allylic Ln, C, P π-type interaction in these complexes. X-ray diffraction indicates that the scandium iodide complex has the shortest ScC bond length to date (2.044(5) Å). These phosphoniomethylidene complexes readily convert into the ylide complexes, and the reactivity is affected by both X- anion and Ln3+ ion...
November 27, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160772/crystal-identification-for-a-dual-layer-offset-lyso-based-pet-system-via-lu-176-background-radiation-and-mean-shift-algorithm
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Qingyang Wei, Tianyu Ma, Tianpeng Xu, Ming Zeng, Yu Gu, Tiantian Dai, Yaqiang Liu
Modern positron emission tomography (PET) detectors are made from pixelated scintillation crystal arrays and readout by Anger logic. The interaction position of the gamma-ray should be assigned to a crystal using a crystal position map or look-up table. Crystal identification is a critical procedure for pixelated PET systems. In this paper, we propose a novel crystal identification method for a dual-layer-offset LYSO based animal PET system via Lu-176 background radiation and mean shift algorithm. Single photon event data of the Lu-176 background radiation are acquired in list-mode for 3 hours to generate a single photon flood map (SPFM)...
November 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158832/clinical-translation-and-first-in-human-use-of-44sc-sc-psma-617-for-pet-imaging-of-metastasized-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Elisabeth Eppard, Ana de la Fuente, Martina Benešová, Ambreen Khawar, Ralph A Bundschuh, Florian C Gärtner, Barbara Kreppel, Klaus Kopka, Markus Essler, Frank Rösch
BACKGROUND: Various trivalent radiometals are well suited for labeling of DOTA-conjugated variants of Glu-ureido-based prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) inhibitors. The DOTA-conjugate PSMA-617 has proven high potential in PSMA radioligand therapy (PSMA-RLT) of prostate cancer as well as PET imaging when labeled with lutetium-177 and gallium-68 respectively. Considering the relatively short physical half-life of gallium-68 this positron emitter precludes prolonged acquisition periods, as required for pre-therapeutic dosimetry or intraoperative applications...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144820/pheochromocytoma-a-genetic-and-diagnostic-update
#14
Leilani B Mercado-Asis, Katherine I Wolf, Ivana Jochmanova, David Taïeb
OBJECTIVE: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) are neuroendocrine tumors derived from adrenal or extra-adrenal locations, respectively. Upon suspicion of PPGL, specific metabolomic, molecular, biochemical, imaging, and histopathological studies are performed to prove, localize, treat, and monitor disease progression. Recently, improved diagnostic tools allow physicians to accurately diagnose PPGL, even in patients presenting with small (less than 1 cm) or biochemically silent tumors, which previously delayed proper detection and treatment...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134280/delayed-response-after-repeated-177-lu-psma-617-radioligand-therapy-in-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Kambiz Rahbar, Martin Bögeman, Anna Yordanova, Maria Eveslage, Michael Schäfers, Markus Essler, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar
PURPOSE: Radioligand therapy (RLT) using Lutetium-177 labeled PSMA-617 (Lu-PSMA) ligand is a new therapeutic option for salvage therapy in heavily pretreated patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze response in patients receiving 3 cycles of Lu-PSMA. METHODS: Seventy-one patients (median age: 72 years; range 44-87) received 3 cycles of RLT with Lu-PSMA (mean administered activity: 6.016 ± 0...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120610/strategic-materials-in-the-automobile-a-comprehensive-assessment-of-strategic-and-minor-metals-use-in-passenger-cars-and-light-trucks
#16
Frank R Field, Timothy J Wallington, Mark P Everson, Randolph E Kirchain
A comprehensive component-level assessment of several strategic and minor metals (SaMMs) including copper, manganese, magnesium, nickel, tin, niobium, light rare earth elements (lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, and samarium), cobalt, silver, tungsten, heavy rare earth elements (yttrium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, and lutetium) and gold use in the 2013 model year Ford Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, and F-150 is presented. Representative material contents in cars and light-duty trucks are estimated using comprehensive, component-level data reported by suppliers...
November 9, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097938/labelling-of-90-y-and-177-lu-dota-bioconjugates-for-targeted-radionuclide-therapy-a-comparison-among-manual-semiautomated-and-fully-automated-synthesis
#17
Michele Iori, Pier C Capponi, Sara Rubagotti, Luca Rosario Esposizione, Johanna Seemann, Riccardo Pitzschler, Thorsten Dreger, Debora Formisano, Elisa Grassi, Federica Fioroni, Annibale Versari, Mattia Asti
In spite of the hazard due to the radiation exposure, preparation of (90)Y- and (177)Lu-labelled radiopharmaceuticals is still mainly performed using manual procedures. In the present study the performance of a commercial automatic synthesizer based on disposable cassettes for the labelling of (177)Lu- and (90)Y-DOTA-conjugated biomolecules (namely, DOTATOC and PSMA-617) was evaluated and compared to a manual and a semiautomated approach. The dose exposure of the operators was evaluated as well. More than 300 clinical preparations of both (90)Y- and (177)Lu-labelled radiopharmaceuticals have been performed using the three different methods...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074285/local-salvage-treatment-of-post-brachytherapy-recurrent-prostate-cancer-via-theranostic-application-of-psma-labeled-lutetium-177
#18
Mehmet Onur Demirkol, Murat Can Kiremit, Omer Acar, Okan Falay, Burcu Ucar, Tarik Esen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 23, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043399/immunohistochemical-evaluation-of-molecular-radiotherapy-target-expression-in-neuroblastoma-tissue
#19
Jennifer E Gains, Neil J Sebire, Veronica Moroz, Keith Wheatley, Mark N Gaze
PURPOSE: Neuroblastoma may be treated with molecular radiotherapy, (131)I meta-Iodobenzylguanidine and (177)Lu Lutetium DOTATATE, directed at distinct molecular targets: Noradrenaline Transporter Molecule (NAT) and Somatostatin Receptor (SSTR2), respectively. This study used immunohistochemistry to evaluate target expression in archival neuroblastoma tissue, to determine whether it might facilitate clinical use of molecular radiotherapy. METHODS: Tissue bank samples of formalin fixed paraffin embedded neuroblastoma tissue from patients for whom clinical outcome data were available were sectioned and stained with haematoxylin and eosin, and monoclonal antibodies directed against NAT and SSTR2...
October 17, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031024/use-of-a-lyso-based-compton-camera-for-prompt-gamma-range-verification-in-proton-therapy
#20
Meei-Ling Jan, Ing-Tsung Hsiao, Hsuan-Ming Huang
PURPOSE: A Compton camera (CC), which measures prompt gammas (PGs) emitted during proton therapy, is a potentially useful imaging device for proton range verification. The aim of this study is to evaluate how well the reconstructed PG images obtained from various two-stage CC configurations reproduce the distal falloff of the PG emission. METHODS: We conducted Monte Carlo simulations to evaluate different two-stage CCs positioned orthogonal to a proton pencil beam irradiating a water phantom...
October 14, 2017: Medical Physics
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