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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377340/-combined-use-of-thin-section-ct-and-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-characterization-of-solitary-pulmonary-nodules
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Yun-Yan Ren, You-Cai Li, Hu-Bing Wu, Quan-Shi Wang, Yan-Jiang Han, Wen-Lan Zhou, Hong-Sheng Li, Zhen Wang, Mohammed Shah Alam Mohammed Shah Alam
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) combined with thin-section CT improves the diagnostic performance for solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs). METHODS: A total of 267 patients underwent examinations with (18)F-FDG PET/CT and thin-section CT for evaluating the SPNs with undetermined nature, which was further confirmed by pathological examination or clinical follow-up. The performance of two diagnostic criteria based on findings in PET/CT alone (Criterion 1) and in PET/CT combined with thin-section CT (Criterion 2) were compared...
March 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329162/the-value-of-fluorine-18-deoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-scans-in-patients-with-ventricular-assist-device-specific-infections%C3%A2
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Alexander M Bernhardt, Mustafa A Pamirsad, Chantal Brand, Daniel Reichart, Milena Tienken, Markus J Barten, Andreas Schaefer, Hanno Grahn, Meike Rybczynski, Tobias Deuse, Hermann Reichenspurner, Florian M Wagner
BACKGROUND: Infections are major complications in patients with ventricular assist devices (VAD). Positron emission tomography with deoxyglucose marked by fluorine-18 ( 18 F-FDG PET/CT) is a diagnostic tool to scan for tissue with high metabolism as present in infections. The specificity of 18 F-FDG PET/CT to discriminate between infection and an aseptic reaction of the implanted device is not defined and its evaluation is the aim of this retrospective analysis. METHODS: Until September 2015 a total of 100 patients underwent VAD implantations in our institution...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315906/nineteen-cases-with-synchronous-multiple-primary-cancers-studied-by-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
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Lifang Pang, Guobing Liu, Hongcheng Shi, Pengcheng Hu, Beilei Li, Dengfeng Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the value of fluorine -18-fuoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) in evaluating synchronous multiple primary cancers (SMPC). METHODS: Nineteen patients with pathologically-confirmed SMPC were collected. Clinical and (18)F-FDG PET/CT characteristics of these patients were reviewed and analyzed. Maximum standardized uptake value, (SUVmax) of all lesions was measured and difference (Δ)SUVmax between the SUV of two primary tumors in each patient was calculated as: [(the larger SUVmax - the smaller SUVmax)/ the larger SUVmax]×100%...
January 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287948/spectrum-of-ct-findings-in-thoracic-extranodal-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Mathew P Bligh, Joy N Borgaonkar, Steven C Burrell, David A MacDonald, Daria Manos
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) frequently manifests in extranodal structures in the chest, often in the form of secondary involvement but occasionally as primary disease. Because staging and treatment are affected by the presence of extranodal disease at imaging, radiologists' interpretation and management of suspicious findings are critical to patient care. Unfortunately, owing to considerable imaging overlap with other diseases, primary extranodal lymphoma is difficult to diagnose with imaging alone. Radiologists should have a heightened degree of suspicion in patients at risk (including patients with immune compromise, autoimmune diseases, or a history of stem cell or solid organ transplant) or with particular imaging appearances (including the vertebral wraparound sign, nonresolving consolidation, an infiltrative soft-tissue mass, and lesions demonstrating vascular encasement without invasion)...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256158/treatment-outcomes-and-patterns-of-radiologic-appearance-after-hypofractionated-image-guided-radiotherapy-delivered-with-helical-tomotherapy-hht-for-lung-tumours
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Stefano Arcangeli, Lorenzo Falcinelli, Stefano Bracci, Alessandro Greco, Alessia Monaco, Jessica Dognini, Cinzia Chiostrini, Rita Bellavita, Cynthia Aristei, Vittorio Donato
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate treatment outcomes and patterns of CT lung injury after hypofractionated image-guided radiotherapy delivered with helical tomotherapy (HHT) in a series of inoperable lung lesions. METHODS: 68 patients who were medically inoperable (69 lesions) without evidence of viable extrathoracic disease were included. Dose prescription was driven by tumour location (hilar/pericentral vs peripheral) and/or target volume. 52% of the lesions received a biological equivalent dose (BED10) ≥100 Gy...
March 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252525/comparative-characteristics-of-quantitative-indexes-for-18f-fdg-uptake-and-metabolic-volume-in-sequentially-obtained-pet-mri-and-pet-ct
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Soo Jin Lee, Jin Chul Paeng, Jin Mo Goo, Jeong Min Lee, Gi Jeong Cheon, Dong Soo Lee, June-Key Chung, Keon Wook Kang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare quantitative indexes for fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose uptake and metabolic volume between PET/MRI and PET/CT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-six patients with solid tumors (32 with lung cancer and 34 with pancreatic cancer) who underwent sequential fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose PET/MRI and PET/CT were retrospectively enrolled. On PET images, maximum and peak standardized uptake values (SUVmax and SUVpeak, respectively), and maximum tumor-to-liver ratio (TLRmax) were measured...
April 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209906/first-evaluation-of-pet-based-human-biodistribution-and-dosimetry-of-18-f-faza-a-tracer-for-imaging-tumor-hypoxia
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Annarita Savi, Elena Incerti, Federico Fallanca, Valentino Bettinardi, Francesca Rossetti, Cristina Monterisi, Antonia Compierchio, Giampiero Negri, Piero Zannini, Luigi Gianolli, Maria Picchio
Fluorine-18 labelled fluoroazomycinarabinoside ((18)F-FAZA) is a positron emission tomography (PET) biomarker for non-invasive identification of regional tumor hypoxia. Aim of the present Phase I study was to firstly evaluate in non-small cell lung cancer patients the human biodistribution and dosimetry of (18)F-FAZA. Methods: Five patients awaiting surgical resection after histologically proven or radiologically suspected non-small cell lung cancer were prospectively enrolled for the study. The patients underwent a PET/computed tomography (CT) study after the injection of 371±32 MBq of (18)F-FAZA...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111709/the-effect-of-sodium-fluoride-on-cell-apoptosis-and-the-mechanism-of-human-lung-beas-2b-cells-in-vitro
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Jun Ying, Jie Xu, Liping Shen, Zhijie Mao, Jingchen Liang, Shuangxiang Lin, Xinyan Yu, Ruowang Pan, Chunxia Yan, Shengbin Li, Qiyu Bao, Peizhen Li
Sodium fluoride (NaF) is a source of fluoride ions used in many applications. Previous studies found that NaF suppressed the proliferation of osteoblast MC3T3 E1 cells and induced the apoptosis of chondrocytes. However, little is known about the effects of NaF on human lung BEAS-2B cells. Therefore, we investigated the mode of cell death induced by NaF and its underlying molecular mechanisms. BEAS-2B cells were treated with NaF at concentrations of 0, 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, and 4.0 mmol/L. Cell viability decreased and apoptotic cells significantly increased as concentrations of NaF increased over specific periods of time...
January 22, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009175/carbon-11-and-fluorine-18-radiolabeled-pyridopyrazinone-derivatives-for-positron-emission-tomography-pet-imaging-of-phosphodiesterase-5-pde5
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Rufael Chekol, Olivier Gheysens, Muneer Ahamed, Jan Cleynhens, Peter Pokreisz, Greet Vanhoof, Stefan Janssens, Alfons Verbruggen, Guy Bormans
The cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) specific phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) plays an important role in various pathologies including pulmonary arterial hypertension and cardiomyopathy. PDE5 represents an important therapeutic and/or prognostic target, but noninvasive assessment of PDE5 expression is lacking. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate pyridopyrazinone derivatives labeled with carbon-11 or fluorine-18 as PDE5-specific PET tracers. In biodistribution studies, highest PDE5-specific retention was observed for [(11)C]-12 and [(18)F]-17 in the lungs of wild-type mice and in the myocardium of transgenic mice with cardiomyocyte-specific PDE5 overexpression at 30 min postinjection...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977537/pretreatment-metabolic-parameters-measured-by-18f-fdg-pet-to-predict-the-outcome-of-first-line-chemotherapy-in-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Xiaozhou Yu, Yanjia Zhu, Jian Wang, Xiuyu Song, Lei Zhu, Xiaoyuan Men, Xiaofeng Li, Dong Dai, Wengui Xu
OBJECTIVE: Patients' pretreatment metabolic burden, as measured by radiotracer fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/computed tomography (CT), has been shown to predict treatment outcome in various malignancies. However, its predictive role in extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has not been definitively determined. This retrospective study investigated the viability of using common pretreatment metabolic parameters, obtained through F-FDG-PET/CT, to predict outcomes of first-line chemotherapy in extensive-stage SCLC...
February 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904872/background-based-delineation-of-internal-tumor-volume-in-static-positron-emission-tomography-in-a-phantom-study
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Yangchun Chen, Xiangrong Chen, Ji-An Liu, Fanyong Li
OBJECTIVES: Considering the fact that the standardized uptake value (SUV) of a normal lung tissue is expressed as x±SD, x+3×SD could be considered as the threshold value to outline the internal tumor volume (ITV) of a lung neoplasm. METHODS: Three hollow models were filled with 55.0 kBq/mL fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) to represent tumors. The models were fixed to a barrel filled with 5.9 kBq/mL (18)F-FDG to characterize normal lung tissues as a phantom...
2016: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895731/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-f-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary
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Xiaozhou Yu, Xiaofeng Li, Xiuyu Song, Dong Dai, Lei Zhu, Yanjia Zhu, Jian Wang, Huiqin Zhao, Wengui Xu
Carcinoma of unknown primary is a type of malignant disease where the primary carcinoma cannot be identified by conventional examination, which presents challenges in diagnosis and therapy. This study aims to evaluate the detailed clinical value and indications of using fluorine-18-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-18 FDG PET/CT) in a large sample. A total of 449 patients who were selected under strict standards were retrospectively included in this study. F-18 FDG PET/CT accurately detected the primary carcinoma in 115 of 449 patients whose primaries could not be detected by conventional examination (25...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884713/paclitaxel-loaded-polymeric-nanoparticles-combined-with-chronomodulated-chemotherapy-on-lung-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Jie Hu, Shaozhi Fu, Qiuxia Peng, YunWei Han, Jie Xie, Ning Zan, Yue Chen, Juan Fan
The objective of our study was to examine the anti-tumor effect of paclitaxel (PTX)-loaded polymeric nanoparticles (PTX-NPs) combined with circadian chronomodulated chemotherapy. Our intention was to screen out the best time of the day for the drug to be administered. PTX-NPs with a diameter of approximately 168nm were prepared through a thin film dispersion technique. The PTX in PTX-NPs showed an initial fast release subsequently a slower and sustained release. The cytotoxicity of chronomodulated administration of PTX-NPs in vitro confirmed that its cytotoxic effect was lower than that of PTX injection, and showed a time-dependent effect...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846378/tumor-delineation-and-quantitative-assessment-of-glucose-metabolic-rate-within-histologic-subtypes-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-using-dynamic-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-pet
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Tineke W H Meijer, Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei, Eric P Visser, Wim J G Oyen, Monika G Looijen-Salamon, Dimitris Visvikis, Ad F T M Verhagen, Johan Bussink, Dennis Vriens
Purpose To assess whether dynamic fluorine 18 ((18)F) fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) has added value over static (18)F-FDG PET for tumor delineation in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) radiation therapy planning by using pathology volumes as the reference standard and to compare pharmacokinetic rate constants of (18)F-FDG metabolism, including regional variation, between NSCLC histologic subtypes. Materials and Methods The study was approved by the institutional review board. Patients gave written informed consent...
May 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833322/fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-a-rare-case-of-carcinoma-stomach-with-concomitant-silicosis
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Arun Sasikumar, Ajith Joy, Madhavan Unni, Jayaprakash Madhavan
The role of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose. ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography. (PET)/computed tomography. (CT) in the initial staging of various malignancies is now well established. However, nonspecificity of FDG occasionally results in tracer uptake in benign lung lesions. The authors describe a complicated case of carcinoma stomach with multiple nodules and a cavitary lesion in lungs where (18)F-FDG PET CT done for initial staging revealed FDG avid mass in stomach, FDG avid multiple mediastinal lymph nodes and multiple intensely FDG avid bilateral lung lesions...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833314/fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-new-ray-of-hope
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Unnati Desai, Vinaya S Karkhanis, Sandip Basu, Jyotsna M Joshi
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive interstitial lung disease with median survival of 2-3 years. It is described as fibroproliferative rather than pro-inflammatory disorder with limited treatment options. IPF diagnostics and therapeutics are a hot topic of current research. We describe a case elaborating the utility of the whole body positron emission tomography with 2-deoxy-2-(fluorine-18) fluoro-D-glucose (F-18 FDG) integrated with computed tomography technique in IPF. The area of most intense pulmonary F--18 FDG uptake corresponded to regions of honeycombing suggesting metabolically active disease amenable to pharmacologic intervention...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816633/cargo-influences-on-the-biodistribution-of-hollow-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-as-studied-by-quantitative-19-f-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Alexander Pochert, Ina Vernikouskaya, Felix Pascher, Volker Rasche, Mika Lindén
HYPOTHESIS: Biodistribution is a key issue when it comes to medical applications of nanomaterials. Hollow mesoporous silica nanoparticles (HMSNs) loaded with fluorine compounds can be applied as positive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents (CAs). These CAs exhibit an unusual biodistribution which is influenced by the cargo and which could be linked to their serum protein adsorption behaviour. EXPERIMENTS: HMSNs were post-synthetically loaded with perfluoro-15-crown-5-ether (PFCE)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736925/in-vivo-detection-and-tracking-of-t-cells-in-various-organs-in-a-melanoma-tumor-model-by-19f-fluorine-mrs-mri
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Christine Gonzales, Hikari A I Yoshihara, Nahzli Dilek, Julie Leignadier, Melita Irving, Pascal Mieville, Lothar Helm, Olivier Michielin, Juerg Schwitter
BACKGROUND: 19F-MRI and 19F-MRS can identify specific cell types after in-vitro or in-vivo 19F-labeling. Knowledge on the potential to track in-vitro 19F-labeled immune cells in tumor models by 19F-MRI/MRS is scarce. AIM: To study 19F-based MR techniques for in-vivo tracking of adoptively transferred immune cells after in-vitro 19F-labeling, i.e. to detect and monitor their migration non-invasively in melanoma-bearing mice. METHODS: Splenocytes (SP) were labeled in-vitro with a perfluorocarbon (PFC) and IV-injected into non-tumor bearing mice...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732568/sirt3-is-attenuated-in-systemic-sclerosis-skin-and-lungs-and-its-pharmacologic-activation-mitigates-organ-fibrosis
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Kaname Akamata, Jun Wei, Mitra Bhattacharyya, Paul Cheresh, Michael Y Bonner, Jack L Arbiser, Kirtee Raparia, Mahesh P Gupta, David W Kamp, John Varga
Constitutive fibroblast activation is responsible for organ fibrosis in fibrotic disorders including systemic sclerosis (SSc), but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood, and effective therapies are lacking. We investigated the expression of the mitochondrial deacetylase sirtuin 3 (SIRT3) and its modulation by hexafluoro, a novel fluorinated synthetic honokiol analogue, in the context of fibrosis. We find that augmenting cellular SIRT3 by forced expression in normal lung and skin fibroblasts, or by hexafluoro treatment, blocked intracellular TGF-ß signaling and fibrotic responses, and mitigated the activated phenotype of SSc fibroblasts...
October 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712073/highly-stable-fluorinated-nanocarriers-with-irgd-for-overcoming-the-stability-dilemma-and-enhancing-tumor-penetration-in-an-orthotopic-breast-cancer
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Shengnan Ma, Jie Zhou, Yuxin Zhang, Yiyan He, Qian Jiang, Dong Yue, Xianghui Xu, Zhongwei Gu
The stability dilemma and limited tumor penetration of nanocarriers in cancer chemotherapy remain two predominant challenges for their successful clinical translation. Herein, the pH-sensitive fluorocarbon functionalized nanocarriers (SFNs) with a tumor homing and penetrating peptide iRGD are reported to overcome the stability dilemma and enhance tumor accumulation and penetration in an orthotopic breast cancer. The highly stable SFNs with a low critical association concentration provide a safe and spacious harbor for hydrophobic drugs...
October 7, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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