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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025985/safety-biodistribution-and-radiation-dosimetry-of-68-ga-ops202-68-ga-nodaga-jr11-in-patients-with-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-prospective-phase-i-imaging-study
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Guillaume P Nicolas, Seval Beykan, Hakim Bouterfa, Jens Kaufmann, Andreas Bauman, Michael Lassmann, Jean Claude Reubi, Jean E F Rivier, Helmut R Maecke, Melpomeni Fani, Damian Wild
Preclinical and preliminary clinical evidence indicates that radiolabeled somatostatin receptor (sst) antagonists perform better than agonists in terms of detecting neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). This prospective phase I/II study is the first to evaluate an sst antagonist, (68)Ga-OPS202 ((68)Ga-NODAGA-JR11; NODAGA=1,4,7-triazacyclononane,1-glutaric acid-4,7-acetic acid and JR11=Cpa-c(DCys-Aph(Hor)-DAph(Cbm)-Lys-Thr-Cys)-DTyr-NH2)) for PET imaging. Here, we report results of the phase I component of the study...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021660/18f-fludeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-guided-diagnosis-of-prostatic-and-leptomeningeal-tuberculosis
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Madhuri Shimpi Mahajan, Akshay Bedmutha, Natasha Singh
Genitourinary tuberculosis contributes to 10%-14% of extrapulmonary TB. Prostate tuberculosis is rare and usually found incidentally following transurethral resection of the prostate for benign prostatic hyperplasia. We report a case of an immunocompetent patient with pyrexia of unknown origin, on evaluation with whole-body 18F-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography computed tomography scan found to have suspicious prostatic primary, with hypermetabolic abnormalities involving the brain. Histopathological diagnosis was established as multifocal tuberculosis involving prostate, meninges, and intracranial tuberculomas...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019888/an-upper-cervical-cord-compression-secondary-to-occult-follicular-thyroid-carcinoma-metastases-successfully-treated-with-multiple-radioiodine-therapies-a-clinical-case-report
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Ping Dong, Ni Chen, Lin Li, Rui Huang
RATIONALE: The spine is the most common site of bone metastases due to thyroid cancer; however, spinal cord compression as a complication of metastatic thyroid cancer is very rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 48-year-old female patient was presented to the Neurosurgical Department, complaining of progressive back neck pain with bilateral upper extremities numbness and weakness for 4 months. DIAGNOSIS: Imaging studies revealed osteolytic destruction in bodies and accessories of the second and third cervical vertebrae with a huge soft-tissue mass compressing spinal cord and causing swelling...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019325/ambiguity-of-whole-body-pet-ct-scans-in-diagnosis-of-co-existing-tuberculosis-and-malignancy-is-histopathological-confirmation-mandatory
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Prekshi Chaudhary, Sweety Gupta, Nitin Leekha, Ravi S Rajendra, Shiv S Mishra, Vandana Arora, Sudarsan De, Sandeep Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Whole body PET CT is an important investigation tool in malignancy patients and helps in ascertaining the metabolic activity and exact stage of the disease. However, like any other investigation, false positive results do exist and certain diseases other than cancer may show increased uptake. Hence, a careful evaluation of PET CT and clinical correlation in malignancy patients is a must to accomplish the suitable treatment. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, seven cases of cancer with concomitant tuberculosis were included...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017490/germline-mutation-within-col2a1-associated-with-lethal-chondrodysplasia-in-a-polled-holstein-family
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Sina Reinartz, Hartmut Mohwinkel, Christian Sürie, Maren Hellige, Karsten Feige, Deborah Eikelberg, Andreas Beineke, Julia Metzger, Ottmar Distl
BACKGROUND: The bulldog calf syndrome is a lethal form of the inherited congenital chondrodysplasias. Among the progeny of the polled Holstein bull Energy P cases of lethal chondrodysplasia were observed. Pedigrees of the cases and the frequency of 3/8 cases among the offspring of Energy P at our teaching and experimental farm Ruthe (LuFG Ruthe) supported the assumption of a germline mutation with a mosaic of normal and defective sperm. RESULTS: All three malformed calves were examined using necropsy, histopathology and computed tomography scanning...
October 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993708/body-mass-index-is-associated-with-cortical-thinning-with-different-patterns-in-mid-and-late-life
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M E Shaw, P S Sachdev, W Abhayaratna, K J Anstey, N Cherbuin
OBJECTIVE: High BMI at midlife is associated with increased risk of dementia as well as faster decline in cognitive function. In late-life, however, high BMI has been found to be associated with both increased and decreased dementia risk. The objective of this study was to investigate the neural substrates of this age-related change in BMI risk. METHODS: We measured longitudinal cortical thinning over the whole brain, based on MRI scans for 910 individuals aged 44 to 66 years at baseline...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992628/ultrastructural-confocal-and-viscoelastic-characteristics-of-whole-blood-and-plasma-after-exposure-to-cadmium-and-chromium-alone-and-in-combination-an-ex-vivo-study
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Chantelle Venter, Hester Magdalena Oberholzer, Janette Bester, Mia-Jeanne van Rooy, Megan Jean Bester
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Heavy metal pollution is increasing in the environment, contaminating water, food and air supplies. This can be linked to many anthropogenic activities. Heavy metals are absorbed through the skin, inhalation and/or orally. Irrespective of the manner of heavy metal entry in the body, the blood circulatory system is potentially the first to be affected following exposure and adverse effects on blood coagulation can lead to associated thrombotic disease. Although the plasma levels and the effects of cadmium (Cd) and chromium (Cr) on erythrocytes and lymphocytes have been described, the environmental exposure to heavy metals are not limited to a single metal and often involves metal mixtures, with each metal having different rates of absorption, different cellular, tissue, and organ targets...
October 9, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988289/whole-body-magnetic-resonance-imaging-wb-mri-and-brain-mri-baseline-surveillance-in-tp53-germline-mutation-carriers-experience-from-the-li-fraumeni-syndrome-education-and-early-detection-lead-clinic
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Jasmina Bojadzieva, Behrang Amini, Suzanne F Day, Tiffiny L Jackson, Parijatham S Thomas, Brandy J Willis, Whitney R Throckmorton, Najat C Daw, Therese B Bevers, Louise C Strong
Individuals with Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) have a significantly increased lifetime cancer risk affecting multiple organ sites. Therefore, novel comprehensive screening approaches are necessary to improve cancer detection and survival in this population. The objective of this study was to determine the diagnostic performance of whole body MRI (WB-MRI) and dedicated brain MRI screening as part of a comprehensive screening clinic called Li-Fraumeni Education and Early Detection (LEAD) at MD Anderson Cancer Center...
October 7, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983807/relationship-between-tumor-volume-and-quantitative-values-calculated-using-two-dimensional-bone-scan-images
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Shota Hosokawa, Kazumasa Inoue, Yasuyuki Takahashi, Kazunori Kawakami, Daisuke Kano, Yoshihiro Nakagami, Masahiro Fukushi
The bone scan index (BSI) is calculated from a whole-body bone scan image; it shows the tumor burden in bone as a percentage of total skeletal mass. It has been used to determine the prognosis and to assess treatment effects; however, little has been reported on whether the BSI calculated using a two-dimensional image can accurately evaluate the three-dimensional spread in tumor volume. We investigated the relationship between tumor volume and BSI using Monte Carlo simulation (MCS). We simulated a gamma camera and constructed a voxel phantom based on an anthropomorphic phantom computed tomography (CT) image and gamma rays emitted from each part according to technetium-99m-labeled methylene diphosphonate ((99m)Tc-MDP) uptake (bone 1, soft tissue 0...
October 5, 2017: Radiological Physics and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982588/low-1-level-mechanical-vibration-improves-bone-microstructure-tissue-mechanical-properties-and-porous-titanium-implant-osseointegration-by-promoting-anabolic-response-in-type-1-diabetic-rabbits
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Da Jing, Zedong Yan, Jing Cai, Shichao Tong, Xiaokang Li, Zheng Guo, Erping Luo
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is associated with reduced bone mass, increased fracture risk, and impaired bone defect regeneration potential. These skeletal complications are becoming important clinical challenges due to the rapidly increasing T1DM population, which necessitates developing effective treatment for T1DM-associated osteopenia/osteoporosis and bone trauma. This study aims to investigate the effects of whole-body vibration (WBV), an easy and non-invasive biophysical method, on bone microstructure, tissue-level mechanical properties and porous titanium (pTi) osseointegration in alloxan-diabetic rabbits...
October 2, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981878/a-novel-method-to-estimate-lymphocyte-dose-and-application-to-pediatric-and-young-adult-ct-patients-in-the-united-kingdom
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Choonsik Lee, Lindsay M Morton, Amy Berrington de Gonzalez
Despite decades of epidemiological research, it remains uncertain whether ionizing radiation can cause lymphomas. Most epidemiological studies of lymphoma risk following non-uniform exposure used dose to red bone marrow (RBM), constituting a small fraction of the lymphocytes, as a surrogate of dose to the lymphocytes. We developed a method to estimate dose to the lymphocytes using the reference distribution of lymphocytes throughout the body and Monte Carlo simulations of computational human phantoms. We applied our method to estimating lymphocyte doses for a pediatric CT patient cohort in the United Kingdom...
July 28, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976337/incidental-tc-99m-methylene-diphosphonate-uptake-in-an-active-thyroid-nodule
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Derya Çayır, Mine Araz, Şafak Akın, Melia Karaköse, Erman Çakal
Tc-99m-methylene diphosphonate (MDP) whole body scintigraphy is the method of choice for detection of metastatic bone diseases. It is primarily used to help diagnose various bone-related conditions such as primary or metastatic cancer of the bone, location of bone inflammation, and fractures that may not be visible on traditional X-ray images, as well as detection of bone damage due to infections and other conditions. In addition, bone scanning is often used for the follow-up or evaluation of response to treatment in some malignancies like prostate and breast cancers...
October 3, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976336/cyclosporine-and-vancomycin-amikacin-induced-hot-kidney-appearance-in-a-young-adult-and-a-pediatric-patient
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Derya Çayır, Mine Araz, Mustafa Filik, Mehmet Erdoğan
The appearance of a hot kidney on bone scintigraphy is rare and can be seen due to various factors. In our clinic, we observed hot kidney appearance in two patients to whom technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate (Tc-99m MDP) whole body scan has been performed: a young male adult at the age of 18 who was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia with a presumptive diagnosis of avascular necrosis, and a 9-year-old girl with cystitis for a pre-diagnosis of osteomyelitis. The first patient had a history of cyclosporine usage and the second patient was being treated with amikacin + vancomycin...
October 3, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971512/reduced-acoustic-noise-in-diffusion-tensor-imaging-on-a-compact-mri-system
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Ek T Tan, Christopher J Hardy, Yunhong Shu, Myung-Ho In, Arnaud Guidon, John Huston, Matt A Bernstein, Thomas K F Foo
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of substantially reducing acoustic noise while performing diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) on a compact 3T (C3T) MRI scanner equipped with a 42-cm inner-diameter asymmetric gradient. METHODS: A-weighted acoustic measurements were made using 10 mT/m-amplitude sinusoidal waveforms, corresponding to echo-planar imaging (EPI) echo spacing of 0.25 to 5.0 ms, on a conventional, whole-body 3T MRI and on the C3T. Acoustic measurements of DTI with trapezoidal EPI waveforms were then made at peak gradient performance on the C3T (80 mT/m amplitude, 700 T/m/s slew rate) and at derated performance (33 mT/m, 10 to 50 T/m/s) for acoustic noise reduction...
October 2, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971346/combined-pet-mri-global-warming-summary-report-of-the-6th-international-workshop-on-pet-mri-march-27-29-2017-t%C3%A3-bingen-germany
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D L Bailey, B J Pichler, B Gückel, G Antoch, H Barthel, Z M Bhujwalla, S Biskup, S Biswal, M Bitzer, R Boellaard, R F Braren, C Brendle, K Brindle, A Chiti, C la Fougère, R Gillies, V Goh, M Goyen, M Hacker, L Heukamp, G M Knudsen, A M Krackhardt, I Law, J C Morris, K Nikolaou, J Nuyts, A A Ordonez, K Pantel, H H Quick, K Riklund, O Sabri, B Sattler, E G C Troost, M Zaiss, L Zender, Thomas Beyer
The 6th annual meeting to address key issues in positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was held again in Tübingen, Germany, from March 27 to 29, 2017. Over three days of invited plenary lectures, round table discussions and dialogue board deliberations, participants critically assessed the current state of PET/MRI, both clinically and as a research tool, and attempted to chart future directions. The meeting addressed the use of PET/MRI and workflows in oncology, neurosciences, infection, inflammation and chronic pain syndromes, as well as deeper discussions about how best to characterise the tumour microenvironment, optimise the complementary information available from PET and MRI, and how advanced data mining and bioinformatics, as well as information from liquid biomarkers (circulating tumour cells and nucleic acids) and pathology, can be integrated to give a more complete characterisation of disease phenotype...
October 2, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966469/usefulness-of-nuclear-whole-body-bone-scanning-for-diagnosis-of-leprosy
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Hector Marquez, Joseph McDevitt, Orhan K Öz, Jason Wachsmann
Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is rare in the United States. Given its rarity, as well as the pathognomonic dermatologic findings, there are few cases in which nuclear medicine imaging plays a role in the diagnostic workup. We present a 39-year-old man who presented with chronic abdominal pain, skin ulcers, and hypercalcemia who underwent computed tomography of the chest and a whole-body bone scan to evaluate for possible underlying neoplasm due to his profound hypercalcemia. Although the diagnosis of leprosy had been established by lower-extremity skin biopsy upon admission, workup for other potential concurrent etiologies of hypercalcemia was performed before initiating therapy...
October 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966232/esophageal-smooth-muscle-hypertrophy-causing-regurgitation-in-a-rabbit
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Lily Parkinson, Carrie Kuzma, Arno Wuenschmann, Christoph Mans
A five-year-old rabbit was evaluated for a 7 to 8 month history of regurgitation, weight loss, and hyporexia. Previously performed whole body radiographs, plasma biochemistry results and complete blood count revealed had no significant abnormalities. A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a circumferential caudal esophageal thickening. The animal received supportive care until euthanasia was performed 6 weeks later. Caudal esophageal smooth muscle hypertrophy was diagnosed on necropsy. This case indicates that regurgitation can occur in rabbits and advanced imaging can investigate the underlying cause...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964568/sound-wave-propagation-on-the-human-skull-surface-with-bone-conduction-stimulation
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Ivo Dobrev, Jae Hoon Sim, Stefan Stenfelt, Sebastian Ihrle, Rahel Gerig, Flurin Pfiffner, Albrecht Eiber, Alexander M Huber, Christof Röösli
BACKGROUND: Bone conduction (BC) is an alternative to air conduction to stimulate the inner ear. In general, the stimulation for BC occurs on a specific location directly on the skull bone or through the skin covering the skull bone. The stimulation propagates to the ipsilateral and contralateral cochlea, mainly via the skull bone and possibly via other skull contents. This study aims to investigate the wave propagation on the surface of the skull bone during BC stimulation at the forehead and at ipsilateral mastoid...
September 23, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963927/human-biodistribution-and-dosimetry-of-18-f-nifene-an-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-2-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-pet-tracer
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Tobey J Betthauser, Ansel T Hillmer, Patrick J Lao, Emily Ehlerding, Jogeshwar Mukherjee, Charles K Stone, Bradley T Christian
INTRODUCTION: The α4β2* nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) system is implicated in many neuropsychiatric pathologies. [(18)F]Nifene is a positron emission tomography (PET) ligand that has shown promise for in vivo imaging of the α4β2* nAChR system in preclinical models and humans. This work establishes the radiation burden associated with [(18)F]nifene PET scans in humans. METHODS: Four human subjects (2M, 2F) underwent whole-body PET/CT scans to determine the human biodistribution of [(18)F]nifene...
August 17, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948859/whole-body-distribution-of-leukemia-and-functional-total-marrow-irradiation-based-on-flt-pet-and-dual-energy-ct
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Taiki Magome, Jerry Froelich, Shernan G Holtan, Yutaka Takahashi, Michael R Verneris, Keenan Brown, Kathryn Dusenbery, Jeffrey Wong, Susanta K Hui
This report describes a multimodal whole-body 3'-deoxy-3'[(18)F]-fluorothymidine positron emission tomography (FLT-PET) and dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) method to identify leukemia distribution within the bone marrow environment (BME) and to develop disease- and/or BME-specific radiation strategies. A control participant and a newly diagnosed patient with acute myeloid leukemia prior to induction chemotherapy were scanned with FLT-PET and DECT. The red marrow (RM) and yellow marrow (YM) of the BME were segmented from DECT using a basis material decomposition method...
January 2017: Molecular Imaging
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