Andreas Helisch

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For the internal radiotherapy of neuroendocrine tumours, the somatostatin analogue DOTATOC labelled with 90Y is frequently used [90Y-DOTA-Phe1-Tyr3-octreotide (SMT487-OctreoTher)]. Radiation exposure to the kidneys is critical in this therapy as it may result in renal failure. The aim of this study was to compare cumulative organ and tumour doses based upon(More)
OBJECTIVES Detection of disease activity in Crohn's disease (CD) is of crucial importance for diagnosis and management of the disease. Noninvasive methods for monitoring are desirable and comprise hydromagnetic resonance imaging (hydro-MRI) and leukocyte scintigraphy. In addition, a recent case report indicated the potential of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose(More)
CONTEXT Pheochromocytomas (PHEOs) and paragangliomas (PGLs) may be better detected by (18)F-fluorodihydroxyphenylalanine-positron emission tomography (FDOPA-PET) than (123)I-metaiodobenzyl-guanidine (123-I-MIBG) scintigraphy. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to correlate functional imaging results with immunohistochemical, molecular-genetic, and(More)
[(18)F]FDG-PET was found to be useful for recurrence detection in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), as a negative PET scan predicted a favorable outcome and survival. Here, we evaluate PET performance in the management of OSCC patients with recurrent/second primary disease after potentially curative second-line therapy. Forty one OSCC(More)
Stenoses are a frequent complication in patients with Crohn's disease and represent a major diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The proper assessment of the nature of a stenosis as inflammatory or fibrotic is critical for appropriate treatment, since symptomatic fibrotic stenoses require surgical resection. Standard diagnostic procedures to assess the(More)
Primary enduring negative symptoms (PENS) were studied in 26 patients with DSM-III-R schizophrenia and in 94 patients with unipolar major depressive episodes 5 years after the index episode. PENS were assessed with the Schedule for Deficit Syndrome (SDS). Negative symptoms were also assessed with the Scale for Assessment of Negative Symptoms (SANS) and(More)
Differential therapy requires repeated diagnostic assessment for mapping and monitoring of disease activity in Crohn’s disease (CD). The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the accuracy of 18F-fluorodexyglucose positron-emission tomography (FDG-PET) for non-invasive assessment of disease activity in CD. Forty-three patients with CD underwent(More)
UNLABELLED In patients with metastasized, castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) treatment with radium-223 (Xofigo) is an attractive therapeutic option. In particular, patients with high tumour load seem to profit from this treatment in regard of survival and quality of live. Aim of this study was to stratify mCRPC patients according to a quantitative(More)
The (18)F-labeled beta2-adrenergic receptor ligand (R,R)(S,S) 5-(2-(2-[4-(2-[(18)F]fluoroethoxy)phenyl]-1-methylethylamino)-1-hydroxyethyl)-benzene-1,3-diol, a derivative of the original highly selective racemic fenoterol, was synthesized in an overall radiochemical yield of 20% after 65 min with a radiochemical purity higher than 98%. The specific activity(More)
OBJECTIVE Partial volume effects caused by limited spatial resolution of conventional positron emission tomography (PET) scanners result in an underestimation of the activity concentration in small tumours. The aim of the study was to evaluate the feasibility of small animal tumour imaging with the clinical PET scanner ECAT EXACT after partial volume(More)