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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523582/first-in-human-radiation-dosimetry-of-68-ga-nodaga-rgdyk
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Silvano Gnesin, Periklis Mitsakis, Francesco Cicone, Emmanuel Deshayes, Vincent Dunet, Augusto F Gallino, Marek Kosinski, Sébastien Baechler, Franz Buchegger, David Viertl, John O Prior
BACKGROUND: Integrin-targeting radiopharmaceuticals have potential broad applications, spanning from cancer theranostics to cardiovascular diseases. We have previously reported preclinical dosimetry results of (68)Ga-NODAGA-RGDyK in mice. This study presents the first human dosimetry of (68)Ga-NODAGA-RGDyK in the five consecutive patients included in a clinical imaging protocol of carotid atherosclerotic plaques. Five male patients underwent whole-body time-of-flight (TOF) PET/CT scans 10, 60 and 120 min after tracer injection (200 MBq)...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522739/imaging-macrophage-accumulation-in-a-murine-model-of-chronic-pancreatitis-with-125-i-iododpa-spect-ct
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Catherine A Foss, Liansheng Liu, Ronnie C Mease, Haofan Wang, Pankaj Pasricha, Martin G Pomper
Background and Aims: Pancreatitis remains a diagnostic challenge in patients with mild to moderate disease, with current imaging modalities inadequate. Given the prominent macrophage infiltrate in chronic pancreatitis, we hypothesized that (125)I-iodo-DPA-713 (iodoDPA), a small-molecule radiotracer that specifically targets macrophages, could be used with single photon emission computed tomography-computed tomography (SPECT-CT) to image pancreatic inflammation in a relevant experimental model. Methods: Chronic pancreatitis was induced in C57BL/6 mice with cerulein and were contrasted with vehicle-injected controls...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520558/data-driven-event-by-event-respiratory-motion-correction-using-tof-pet-list-mode-centroid-of-distribution
#3
Silin Ren, Xiao Jin, Chung Chan, Yiqiang Jian, Tim Mulnix, Chi Liu, Richard E Carson
Data-driven respiratory gating techniques were developed to correct for respiratory motion in PET studies, without the help of external motion tracking systems. Due to the greatly increased image noise in gated reconstructions, it is desirable to develop a data-driven event-by-event respiratory motion correction method. In this study, using the Centroid-of-distribution (COD) algorithm, we established a data-driven event-by-event respiratory motion correction technique using TOF PET list-mode data, and investigated its performance by comparing with an external system-based correction method...
May 18, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515126/radiomanganese-pet-detects-changes-in-functional-%C3%AE-cell-mass-in-mouse-models-of-diabetes
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Reinier Hernandez, Stephen A Graves, Trillian Gregg, Halena R VanDeusen, Rachel J Fenske, Haley N Wienkes, Christopher G England, Hector F Valdovinos, Justin J Jeffery, Todd E Barnhart, Gregory W Severin, Robert J Nickles, Michelle E Kimple, Matthew J Merrins, Weibo Cai
The noninvasive measurement of functional β-cell mass would be clinically valuable for monitoring the progression of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as the viability of transplanted insulin-producing cells. Although previous work employing magnetic resonance imaging has shown promise for functional β-cell mass determination through voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channel (VDCC)-mediated internalization of Mn(2+), the clinical utility of this technique is limited by the cytotoxic levels of Mn(2+) contrast agent...
May 17, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498800/locally-applied-5-fluorouracil-loaded-slow-release-patch-prevents-pancreatic-cancer-growth-in-an-orthotopic-mouse-model
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In Kyong Shim, Hye-Jin Yi, Hee-Gyeong Yi, Chan Mi Lee, Yu Na Lee, Yeong-Jin Choi, Seong-Yun Jeong, Eunsung Jun, Robert M Hoffman, Dong-Woo Cho, Song Cheol Kim
To obtain improved efficacy against pancreatic cancer, we investigated the efficacy and safety of a locally-applied 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-loaded polymeric patch on pancreatic tumors in an orthotopic nude-mouse model. The 5-FU-releasing polymeric patch was produced by 3D printing. After application of the patch, it released the drug slowly for 4 weeks, and suppressed BxPC-3 pancreas cancer growth. Luciferase imaging of BxPC3-Luc cells implanted in the pancreas was performed longitudinally. The drug patch delivered a 30...
April 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496188/preclinical-evaluation-of-pac1-targeting-with-radiolabeled-maxadilan
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Lieke Joosten, Maarten Brom, Martin K H Schäfer, Otto C Boerman, Eberhard Weihe, Martin Gotthardt
There is an ongoing search for new tracers to optimize imaging of beta cell-derived tumors (insulinomas). The PAC1 receptor, expressed by insulinomas, can be used for targeting of these tumors. Here, we investigated whether radiolabeled maxadilan could be used for insulinoma imaging. Maxadilan was C- or N-terminally conjugated with DTPA (termed maxadilan-DPTA or DTPA-maxadilan respectively). BALB/c nude mice bearing subcutaneous INS-1 tumors were injected with either In-111-labeled maxadilan-DTPA or In-111-DTPA-maxadilan...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493949/prediction-of-pancreatic-fistula-after-pancreatoduodenectomy-by-preoperative-dynamic-ct-and-fecal-elastase-1-levels
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Jung-Hyun Kang, Joon Seong Park, Jeong-Sik Yu, Jae-Joon Chung, Joo Hee Kim, Eun-Suk Cho, Dong Sup Yoon
OBJECTIVE: To validate preoperative dynamic CT and fecal elastase-1 level in predicting the development of pancreatic fistulae after pancreatoduodenectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For 146 consecutive patients, CT attenuation values of the nontumorous pancreatic parenchyma were retrospectively measured on precontrast, arterial and equilibrium phase images for calculation of enhancement ratios. CT enhancement ratios and preoperative fecal elastase-1 levels were correlated with the development of pancreatic fistulae using independent t-test, logistic regression models, ROC analysis, Youden method and tree analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493070/quality-of-routine-diagnostic-abdominal-images-generated-from-a-novel-detector-based-spectral-ct-scanner-a-technical-report-on-a-phantom-and-clinical-study
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Mojgan Hojjati, Steven Van Hedent, Negin Rassouli, Curtis Tatsuoka, David Jordan, Amar Dhanantwari, Prabhakar Rajiah
PURPOSE: To evaluate the image quality of routine diagnostic images generated from a novel detector-based spectral detector CT (SDCT) and compare it with CT images obtained from a conventional scanner with an energy-integrating detector (Brilliance iCT), Routine diagnostic (conventional/polyenergetic) images are non-material-specific images that resemble single-energy images obtained at the same radiation, METHODS: ACR guideline-based phantom evaluations were performed on both SDCT and iCT for CT adult body protocol...
May 10, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489536/dual-frequency-piezoelectric-endoscopic-transducer-for-imaging-vascular-invasion-in-pancreatic-cancer
#9
Brooks D Lindsey, Jinwook Kim, Paul A Dayton, Xiaoning Jiang
Cancers of the pancreas have the poorest prognosis among all cancers, as many tumors are not detected until surgery is no longer a viable option. Surgical viability is typically determined via endoscopic ultrasound imaging. However, many patients who may be eligible for resection are not offered surgery due to diagnostic challenges in determining vascular or lymphatic invasion. In this article, we describe the development of a dual-frequency piezoelectric transducer for rotational endoscopic imaging designed to transmit at 4 MHz and receive at 20 MHz in order to image microbubble-specific superharmonic signals...
May 8, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489126/solid-pseudopapillary-tumor-of-the-pancreas-clinical-features-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Carlos Anselmo Lima, Angela Silva, Carlos Alves, Antonio Alves, Sonia Lima, Elisanio Cardoso, Erika Brito, Matheus Macedo-Lima, Divaldo Lyra, Pollyanna Lyra, Marcia Macedo Lima
Introduction: Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (SPTP) is a rare neoplasm of low malignant potential with uncertain behavior, diagnosed mainly in young women. Method: Our report comprises a series of cases of SPTP reviewed retrospectively, highlighting clinical, tomographic and immunohistochemical features, treatment performed and outcomes. Results: Thirteen patients were found to have pancreatic [solid] masses on computed tomography scan measuring a mean diameter of 8...
March 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484200/pancreatic-schwannoma-revealed-contrast-by-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-a-case-report
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Takatoshi Egami, Takanori Yamada, Tomoharu Matsuura, Atsushi Tsuji, Yurimi Takahashi, Yuzo Sasada, Hideto Ochiai, Shohachi Suzuki, Shioto Suzuki, Yasuhiko Saida
An asymptomatic pancreatic tumor was discovered in a 77-year-old man during a medical check-up. An abdominal computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a cystic mass containing a septum-like solid portion in the head of the pancreas, measuring 3.5cm in diameter. Additionally, abdominal contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (US) revealed increased flow in the solid portion and a tumor capsule in its early phase. We preoperatively diagnosed the lesion as a cystic-degenerated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor or solid-pseudopapillary tumor and performed a pancreatoduodenectomy...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476308/magnetic-resonance-elastography-of-the-pancreas-measurement-reproducibility-and-relationship-with-age
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Arunark Kolipaka, Samuel Schroeder, Xiaokui Mo, Zarine Shah, Phil A Hart, Darwin L Conwell
PURPOSE: To determine magnetic resonance elastography (MRE)-derived stiffness of pancreas in healthy volunteers with emphasis on: 1) short term and midterm repeatability; and 2) variance as a function of age. METHODS: Pancreatic MRE was performed on 22 healthy volunteers (age range:20-64years) in a 3T-scanner. For evaluation of reproducibility of stiffness estimates, the scans were repeated per volunteer on the same day (short term) and one month apart (midterm)...
May 2, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470823/modifications-of-pancreatic-diffusion-mri-by-tissue-characteristics-what-are-we-weighting-for
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REVIEW
Noam Nissan
Diffusion-weighted imaging holds the potential to improve the diagnosis and biological characterization of pancreatic disease, and in particular pancreatic cancer, which exhibits decreased values of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC). Yet, variable and overlapping ADC values have been reported for the healthy and the pathological pancreas, including for cancer and other benign conditions. This controversy reflects the complexity of probing the water-diffusion process in the pancreas, which is dependent upon multiple biological factors within this organ's unique physiological environment...
May 4, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465854/high-risk-neuroblastoma-with-metastases-to-bilateral-kidneys-at-diagnosis
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Toshihide Yoshikawa, Akihiko Tanizawa, Koji Suzuki, Kazumi Ikeda, Eishi Nomura, Yumekichi Maeda, Nanae Tanaka, Kenta Yamada, Yasuhiro Sakai, Yoshiaki Imamura, Yusei Ohshima
Renal metastasis at diagnosis with neuroblastoma is rare. We present a 14-month-old boy who was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma with multiple metastases, including bilateral kidneys. He received five cycles of induction chemotherapy and high-dose chemotherapy with autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. All of the lesions shrank, and magnetic resonance imaging indicated that some of the metastases had disappeared. However, there were residual masses in the bilateral kidneys, and histological examination revealed the presence of tumor cells...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465633/unusual-gastric-tumors-and-tumor-like-lesions-radiological-with-pathological-correlation-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Yuan-Mao Lin, Nai-Chi Chiu, Anna Fen-Yao Li, Chien-An Liu, Yi-Hong Chou, Yi-You Chiou
Although gastric tumors have overlapping radiologic appearances, some unusual tumors may present specific imaging features. Using multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), with water as a negative oral contrast agent and intravenous contrast medium, can provide critical information for the diagnosis of gastric diseases. In addition, MDCT can evaluate the involvement of the gastric wall and extragastric extent of the disease, as compared with gastroenteroscopy and double-contrast upper gastrointestinal study...
April 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463669/pancreatic-cystic-lesions-diagnostic-management-and-indications-for-operation-part-i
#16
Ferdinand Bauer
We notice an increasing frequency in the detection and evaluation of pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) over the last three decades. They show awide spectrum of imaging and clinical features. The diagnosis and discrimination of these lesions are very important because of the risk for concurrent or later development of malignancy. The main reason is the increased awareness of these lesions and the extensive use of cross-sectional imaging, an always improving technique (1). Commonly, PCLs are diagnosed incidentally during investigation for often unrelated and nonspecific abdominal complaints using state-of-the art abdominal imaging (CT, MRT)...
March 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454564/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-dwi-of-the-pancreatic-adenocarcinomas-monoexponential-and-biexponential-apparent-diffusion-parameters-and-histopathological-correlations
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Chao Ma, Yanjun Li, Li Wang, Yang Wang, Yong Zhang, He Wang, Shiyue Chen, Jianping Lu
BACKGROUND: To investigate the associations between the diffusion parameters obtained from multiple-b-values diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and the aggressiveness and local stage prediction, and assess the values of the quantitative parameters for the discrimination of tumors from healthy pancreas. METHODS: Fifty-one patients with surgical pathology-proven PDAC (size, 35 ± 12 mm) and fifty-seven healthy volunteers were enrolled...
April 28, 2017: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454444/anterior-mediastinum-invasion-by-multiple-myeloma-a-case-report
#18
Ying-Hui Xu, Lu-Guo Sun, Chao Sun, Ou Bai, Ting-Ting Liang, Ke-Wei Ma
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a clonal proliferation of malignant plasma cells in the bone marrow (BM) that secretes monoclonal paraproteins in the blood serum and urine. Bone marrow MM cells can invade and damage the functions of other tissues and organs, such as the lungs, spleen, liver, pancreas, kidneys and lymph nodes. However, the invasion of MM cells primarily located in the BM to the anterior mediastinum at the site of the thymus is an extremely rare event. The current study reports the case of a 53-year-old female who presented with MM with involvement of the anterior mediastinum...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449429/pancreatic-lymphoepithelial-cysts-diagnosed-with-endosonography-guided-fine-needle-aspiration
#19
Youngmin Oh, Yonghyeok Choi, Seung Myoung Son, Jisun Lee, Yook Kim, Joung Ho Han, Seon Mee Park
Although lymphoepithelial cysts (LECs) of the pancreas are benign lesions, most of them have been treated with surgical resection due to diagnostic difficulty. We report a 66-year-old woman diagnosed with pancreatic LECs. Abdominal ultrasound revealed two masses in the pancreas, which were not visible on the abdominal computed tomography. In an abdominal magnetic resonance imaging, pancreas lesions showed solid tumors, which revealed a low signal intensity on T1-, moderate high signal intensity on T2 weighted images, and homogeneous delayed enhancement in the portal venous phase...
April 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447108/split-bolus-intravenous-contrast-material-injection-vs-single-bolus-injection-in-patients-following-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-repair-evar
#20
Johannes Boos, Vassilios Raptopoulos, Alexander Brook, Olga R Brook
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility and accuracy of a split-bolus contrast injection CTA (SB-CTA) compared to a single-bolus injection CTA (SI-CTA) protocol of post-EVAR patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this IRB-approved study, patients who underwent SB-CTA and SI-CTA after EVAR were evaluated. Attenuation and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) of vessels and parenchymal organs were assessed. Subjective enhancement of vessels, quality of 3D reconstructions, and enhancement phase of parenchymal organs were assessed by two independent readers...
April 26, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
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