Claudio Pascali

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To investigate the possible role of positron emission tomography (PET) with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) in the prognostic evaluation of primary breast cancer, we studied 86 patients with T1–3 (TNM classification) breast tumours before surgery and compared the tumour FDG uptake, calculated as a standardized uptake value (SUV), with postoperative(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND To study the influence of blood glucose levels on the clinical reliability of positron emission tomography (PET) with [18F]-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) in the detection of liver metastases from colorectal carcinomas and in the analysis of tumor uptake of FDG. METHODS After having given their informed consent, 8 patients with 20(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the non-extremity gamma dose received by a technician while performing an ordinary nuclear medicine procedure or a static (i.e. without blood sampling) fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) study. The dose per patient was measured by means of a commercial electronic pocket Geiger(More)
Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) with radiolabelled somatostatin analogues has been demonstrated to be an effective therapeutic option in patients with disseminated neuroendocrine tumours (NET). Treatment with tandem [90Y]DOTA-TATE and [177Lu]DOTA-TATE may improve the efficacy of PRRT without increasing the toxicity. In a phase II study we(More)
METHODS The presurgical, noninvasive staging of axillary nodes for metastases was prospectively investigated in 68 patients who were diagnosed with primary breast cancer using PET with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). Four patients had bilateral nodules; therefore, the total number of evaluable cases was 72. Visual analyses of attenuation-corrected PET images(More)
One approach in the treatment of ovarian cancer MOv18/anti-CD3 (biMAb OC/TR), which recognizes a 38-kDa glycoprotein expressed on ovarian carcinomas and the CD3 T cell receptor. However, little is known about the in vivo biodistribution of injected activated lymphocytes, information that could be obtained by scintigraphic imaging of radiolabelled T cells in(More)
We investigated the potential of O-[(11)C]methyl-L-tyrosine and O-[(18) F]fluoromethyl-L-tyrosine as positron-emitting tracers for tumor imaging. The two tracers had similar distribution patterns in rats bearing AH109A hepatoma, with pancreas and, on a lesser extent, AH109A showing the highest uptake. Uptake of both tracers in the AH109A and uptake ratios(More)
The production and use of [18F]fluoromethyl triflate ([18F]CH2FOTf), a more reactive [18F]fluoromethylating agent than [18F]fluoromethyl bromide ([18F]CH2BrF), is described. [18F]CH2FOTf was prepared from [18F]CH2BrF. The latter was synthesized by nucleophilic substitution of CH2Br2 with no-carrier-added [18F]fluoride and purified by four Sep-Pak Plus(More)
We evaluated whether 18F-3′-deoxy-3′-fluorothymidine positron emission tomography (FLT PET) can predict the final postoperative histopathological response in primary breast cancer after the first cycle of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT). In this prospective cohort study of 15 patients with locally advanced operable breast cancer, FLT PET evaluations were(More)
A simple automated preparation of [11C]raclopride by reaction of [11C]methyl triflate with demethylraclopride triflate is described. The conventional bubbling of [11C]methyl triflate into the precursor solution was compared with two alternative methods which used a commercially available C18 cartridge (on-column method) or an empty PTFE tube (loop method)(More)