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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226736/automatic-segmentation-of-lungs-in-spect-images-using-active-shape-model-trained-by-meshes-delineated-in-ct-images
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Cheimariotis Grigorios-Aris, Al-Mashat Mariam, Haris Kostas, Aletras H Anthony, Jogi Jonas, Bajc Marika, Maglaveras Nicolaos, Heiberg Einar, Cheimariotis Grigorios-Aris, Al-Mashat Mariam, Haris Kostas, Aletras H Anthony, Jogi Jonas, Bajc Marika, Maglaveras Nicolaos, Heiberg Einar, Bajc Marika, Al-Mashat Mariam, Jogi Jonas, Heiberg Einar, Haris Kostas, Maglaveras Nicolaos, Aletras H Anthony, Cheimariotis Grigorios-Aris
This paper presents a fully automated method for segmentation of 3D SPECT ventilation and perfusion images. It relies on statistical information on lung shape derived by CT manual segmentation and its main processing steps are: shape model extraction, binary segmentation, positioning of mean shape in SPECT images and iterative shape adaptation based on intensity profiles and on what is considered `plausible' lung shape. The Active Shape Model is used to generate accurate anatomic results in SPECT images with functional information and thus unclear borders, especially in the case of pathologies...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225997/intrathoracic-stomach-mimicking-bone-metastasis-from-thyroid-cancer-in-whole-body-iodine-131-scan-diagnosed-by-spect-ct
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Francisco Javier García-Gómez, Pablo Antonio de la Riva-Pérez, Cinta Calvo-Morón, Cristina Buján-Lloret, Teresa Cambil-Molina, Juan Castro-Montaño
The whole-body iodine-131 scintigraphy is an imaging technique in monitoring patients with a history of thyroid cancer. Although the rate of false positives is negligible, it is not nonexistent. We report the case of an intervened and treated patient for thyroid cancer with good clinical and biochemical response. Scintigraphic findings were consistent with unsuspected bone metastasis. Fused SPECT/CT data allowed accurate diagnosis of giant diaphragmatic hernia associated with intrathoracic stomach, a very rare pathology that can lead to false positive results...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222509/galantamine-response-associates-with-agitation-and-the-prefrontal-cortex-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Sachiko Nakayama, Akimitsu Suda, Hajime Nakanishi, Yumiko Motoi, Nobutaka Hattori
Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) occur in up to 80% of AD patients and represent one of the largest factors contributing to caregiver burden. To analyze the effect of galantamine on BPSD and caregiver burden, we treated a total of 50 patients with mild AD for 12 weeks and evaluated them using the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) and Japanese version of the Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview (ZBI). We also performed regional cerebral blood flow single photon emission computed tomography (rCBF SPECT) at baseline using three-dimensional sterotatic surface projections...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219319/biomarkers-in-alzheimer-s-disease-recent-update
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Sushil Sharma, Walter Lipincott
Alzheimer disease (AD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by loss of memory and cognitive function. It is the common cause of dementia in elderly and is a global health concern as the population of people aged 85 and older, is growing alarmingly. Although pharmacotherapy for the treatment of AD has improved, lot of work remains to treat this devastating disease. AD pathology begins even before the onset of clinical symptoms. Because therapies could be more effective if implemented early in the disease progression, it is highly prudent to discover reliable biomarkers, to detect its exact pathophysiology during pre-symptomatic stage...
February 20, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219209/-value-of-99-tc-m-mdp-spect-ct-in-clinical-decision-making-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-and-a-comparison-of-the-values-of-different-imaging-techniques-for-diagnosing-skull-base-bone-invasion
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W Li, R S Zhang, L Q Zhang, B G Lu, W H Fu
Objective: To analyze the clinical value of SPECT/CT in diagnosis of skull base bone invasion and clinical decision-making for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), and to compare their diagnostic value with SPECT/CT, CT, MRI, and MRI combined with SPECT (MRI-SPECT) for skull base bone invasion. Methods: Before treatment, among 348 newly diagnosed NPC patients, CT scan was performed in 186 patients (group A) and the remaining 162 patients received MRI scan (group B). Clinical doctors then made clinical management decisions according to the CT or MRI results...
February 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218487/radiolabelled-polymeric-materials-for-imaging-and-treatment-of-cancer-quo-vadis
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REVIEW
Kritee Pant, Ondřej Sedláček, Robin A Nadar, Martin Hrubý, Holger Stephan
Owing to their tunable blood circulation time and suitable plasma stability, polymer-based nanomaterials hold a great potential for designing and utilising multifunctional nanocarriers for efficient imaging and effective treatment of cancer. When tagged with appropriate radionuclides, they may allow for specific detection (diagnosis) as well as the destruction of tumours (therapy) or even customization of materials, aiming to both diagnosis and therapy (theranostic approach). This review provides an overview of recent developments of radiolabelled polymeric nanomaterials (natural and synthetic polymers) for molecular imaging of cancer, specifically, applying nuclear techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)...
February 20, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218350/parathyroid-hyperplasia-detected-by-f-18-choline-pet-ct-negative-on-tc-99m-mibi-spect-ct-and-f-18-deoxyglucose-pet-ct-scans
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Anna Nocuń, Mariusz Kędra, Bogusław Stefaniak, Beta Chrapko
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215398/incidental-finding-of-131-i-uptake-in-mesenteric-cystic-lymphangioma-on-post-therapy-131-i-spect-ct-imaging
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G Shao, Y Zhao, J Song, S Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209913/rapid-imaging-of-tumor-cell-death-in-vivo-using-the-c2a-domain-of-synaptotagmin-i
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André A Neves, Bangwen Xie, Sarah Fawcett, Israt S Alam, Timothy H Witney, Maaike M de Backer, Julia Summers, William Hughes, Sarah McGuire, Dmitry Soloviev, Jodie Miller, William J Howat, De-En Hu, Tiago B Rodrigues, David Y Lewis, Kevin M Brindle
Cell death is an important target for imaging the early response of tumors to treatment. We describe here validation of a phosphatidylserine-binding agent for detecting tumor cell death in vivo based on the C2A domain of Synaptotagmin-I. Methods: The capability of near infrared fluorophore-labeled and 99mTechnetium- and (111)Indium-labeled derivatives of C2Am for imaging tumor cell death, using planar near infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging and single photon computed tomography (SPECT) respectively, was evaluated in implanted and genetically engineered mouse models of lymphoma and in a human colorectal xenograft...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209907/equivalent-dose-rate-at-1m-of-patients-with-known-or-suspected-neuroendocrine-tumor-exiting-a-nuclear-medicine-department-after-68-ga-dotatoc-18-f-fdopa-or-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-or-111-in-pentetreotide-or-123-i-mibg-spect-ct
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Jules Zhang-Yin, Anne-Sophie Dirand, Myriam Sasanelli, Gwenaelle Corrégé, Aude Peudon, Thierry Kiffel, Valérie Nataf, Jérôme Clerc, Françoise Montravers, Jean-Noël Talbot
(123)I-mIBG and (111)In-pentetrotide SPECT have been used for functional imaging of neuroendocrine tumors (NET) for the last two decades. More recently, PET/CT imaging with (18)F-FDG, (18)F-FDOPA and (68)Ga somatostatin-receptor ligands in NETs has been expanding. No direct measurements of the dose rate from NET patients exiting the nuclear medicine department could be found in the literature after PET/CT with (18)F-FDOPA or (68)Ga-DOTATOC, a somatostatin analogue. Methods: We measured the dose rates from NET patients undergoing PET/CT or SPECT/CT in our centers...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208058/monitoring-of-macrophage-accumulation-in-statin-treated-atherosclerotic-mouse-model-using-sodium-iodide-symporter-imaging-system
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Ran Ji Yoo, Min Hwan Kim, Sang-Keun Woo, Kwang Il Kim, Tae Sup Lee, Yang-Kyu Choi, Joo Hyun Kang, Sang Moo Lim, Yong Jin Lee
INTRODUCTION: Macrophages play a key role in atherosclerotic plaque formation in atherosclerosis, but its detailed understanding has poorly investigated until now. Thus, we sought to demonstrate a noninvasive technique for macrophage tracking to atherosclerotic lesions in apolipoprotein E(-/-)(ApoE(-/-)) mice with an imaging system based on sodium iodide symporter (NIS) gene coupled with (99m)Tc-single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). METHODS AND RESULTS: Macrophage cells (RAW264...
January 25, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207950/simplifying-volumes-of-interest-vois-definition-in-quantitative-spect-beyond-manual-definition-of-3d-whole-organ-vois
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Esther M Vicente, Martin A Lodge, Steven P Rowe, Richard L Wahl, Eric C Frey
PURPOSE: We investigated the feasibility of using simpler methods than manual whole-organ volume-of-interest (VOI) definition to estimate the organ activity concentration in single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in cases where the activity in the organ can be assumed to be uniformly distributed on the scale of the voxel size. In particular, we investigated an anatomic region-of-interest (ROI) defined in a single transaxial slice, and a single sphere placed inside the organ boundaries...
February 16, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205000/aortic-knob-width-reflects-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-assessed-by-gated-myocardial-perfusion-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-normal-myocardial-perfusion
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Satoshi Kurisu, Tadanao Higaki, Yoji Sumimoto, Hiroki Ikenaga, Noriaki Watanabe, Ken Ishibashi, Yoshihiro Dohi, Yukihiro Fukuda, Yasuki Kihara
BACKGROUND: Aortic knob width on chest radiography represents the extent of aortic dialation and tortuosity of the aortic arch. We tested the hypothesis that aortic knob width reflected left ventricular (LV) diastolic function assessed by gated myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in patients with normal myocardial perfusion. METHODS: One hundred and thirty patients with preserved LV ejection fraction and normal myocardial perfusion were enrolled in this study...
February 15, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198536/prevalence-of-risk-factors-and-asymptomatic-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-diabetic-patients-screened-for-silent-myocardial-ischemia-by-spect-myocardial-imaging
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Irena Peovska Mitevska, Natalija Baneva, Marijan Bosevski, Elizabeta Srbinovska Kostovska
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate whether there is any association between myocardial ischemia, common risk factors and carotid artery ultrasound parameters in asymptomatic type 2 diabetic (DMT2) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 60 asymptomatic DMT2 patients (pts) without known coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent one day rest Dypiridamole stress Tc-99m sestamibi single photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS)...
2017: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198517/a-monte-carlo-study-for-optimizing-the-detector-of-spect-imaging-using-a-xcat-human-phantom
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Mohammad Khoshakhlagh, Jalil Pirayesh Islamian, Seyyed Mohammad Abedi, Babak Mahmoudian, Masoud Shayesteh Azar
BACKGROUND: Acquiring a high quality image has assigned an important concern for obtaining accurate diagnosis in nuclear medicine. Detector is a critical component of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) imaging system for giving accurate information from exact pattern of radionuclide distribution in the target organ. The images are strongly affected by the attenuation, scattering, and response of the detector. The conventional detector is mainly made from sodium iodide activated by thallium [NaI(Tl)] in nuclear medicine imaging...
2017: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197324/-125-i-f56-peptide-as-radioanalysis-agent-targeting-vegfr1-in-mice-xenografted-with-human-gastric-tumor
#16
Hua Zhu, Chuanke Zhao, Fei Liu, Lixin Wang, Junnan Feng, Chengchao Shou, Zhi Yang
(125)I-Radiolabeled F56 peptide was designed as a radioactive analogue of F56 (peptide WHSDMEWWYLLG) to bind with VEGFR1 receptor. It was synthesized in high radiochemical yield and specific activity. The in vitro stability of (125)I-F56 was tested, and the bioactivity of (125)I-F56 was confirmed by both cell uptake and binding affinity measurement in VEGFR1 positive BGC-823 cells. The time-radioactivity relationship and biodistribution of (125)I-F56 tracer were conducted using nude mice bearing human gastric carcinoma BGC-823, by noninvasive micro-SPECT/CT imaging...
February 9, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197219/factors-determining-altered-perfusion-after-acute-pulmonary-embolism-assessed-by-quantified-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-perfusion-scan
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Marc Meysman, Hendrik Everaert, Walter Vincken
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to analyze the evolution of perfusion (Q)-defects in patients treated for acute pulmonary embolism (PE), correlation with baseline parameters and evaluation of recurrence risk. METHODS: This is a single-center prospective observational cohort study in symptomatic normotensive PE. Comparison of the ventilation/perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (V/Q-SPECT) acquired at baseline with a quantified SPECT (Q-SPECT) repeated at 1 week and 6 months...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196364/technetium-99m-or-cy7-labeled-rituximab-as-an-imaging-agent-for-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Ximena Camacho, Camila Longo Machado, María Fernanda García, Juan Pablo Gambini, Agustina Banchero, Marcelo Fernández, Natalia Oddone, Daniela Bertolini Zanatta, Carolina Rosal, Carlos Alberto Buchpiguel, Roger Chammas, Eloisa Riva, Pablo Cabral
INTRODUCTION: Rituximab was the first monoclonal antibody approved for the treatment of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) expressing CD20 antigen. This antibody has also the potential to be used as a specific fluorescent and radiolabel agent for targeting NHL. OBJECTIVE: To radiolabel rituximab with technetium-99m (99mTc) or Cy7 and evaluate both probes as potential imaging agents for NHL. METHODS: Rituximab was derivatized with the trifluoroacetyl hydrazino protected form of succinimidyl ester of HYNIC and radiolabeled with 99mTc...
February 15, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195902/mibg-localization-of-a-subclinical-paraganglioma-of-the-bladder
#19
Ayman Mithqal, Pasha Darvishi, Patrice Rehm
Urinary bladder paragangliomas are very rare, and the majority are hormonally active. Nonfunctioning paragangliomas are even rarer and more difficult to diagnose because of absence of catecholamine secretion. We present a 27-year-old woman with an asymptomatic paraganglioma of the urinary bladder discovered incidentally in a patient with prior resection of a functional pararenal paraganglioma. Metabolic profiles and cystoscopy were nondiagnostic. We demonstrate the increased sensitivity of I-MIBG SPECT/CT compared with planar scintigraphy for detection of a nonfunctional paraganglioma of the urinary bladder, which makes it valuable in evaluation of functional and nonfunctional paragangliomas...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194631/development-of-a-new-folate-derived-ga-68-based-pet-imaging-agent
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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
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