George Barberio Coura-Filho

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BACKGROUND Renal function is related to thyroid hormonal status, and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) seems to be impaired in patients with hypothyroidism. The aim of this work was to evaluate quantitatively the effect of hypothyroidism on GFR using a (51)Cr-EDTA radioisotope assay. METHODS Twenty-eight patients without known renal disease or dysfunction(More)
PURPOSE The precise determination of organ mass (mth) and total number of disintegrations within the thyroid gland (Ã) are essential for thyroid absorbed-dose calculations for radioiodine therapy. Nevertheless, these parameters may vary according to the method employed for their estimation, thus introducing uncertainty in the estimated thyroid absorbed(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze standardized uptake values (SUVs) using three different tube current intensities for attenuation correction on (18)FNaF PET/CT scans. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 254 (18)F-NaF PET/CT studies were analyzed using 10, 20 and 30 mAs. The SUVs were calculated in volumes of interest (VOIs) drawn on three skeletal regions, namely, right(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the cutoff values established by ROC curves to classify (18)F-NaF uptake as normal or malignant. MATERIALS AND METHODS PET/CT images were acquired 1 hour after administration of 185 MBq of (18)F-NaF. Volumes of interest (VOIs) were drawn on three regions of the skeleton as follows: proximal right humerus diaphysis (HD), proximal right(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to establish a concise method for determining a diagnostic reference level (DRL) for adult and pediatric nuclear medicine patients on the basis of diagnostic procedures and administered radioisotope as a means of controlling medical exposure. METHODS A screening was carried out in all Brazilian Nuclear Medicine Service (NMS)(More)
Dose calibrator linearity testing is indispensable for evaluating the capacity of this equipment in measuring radioisotope activities at different magnitudes, a fundamental aspect of the daily routine of a nuclear medicine department, and with an impact on patient exposure. The main aims of this study were to evaluate the feasibility of substituting the(More)
INTRODUCTION Graves disease (GD) is the most common cause of hiperthyroidism, and the most common treatment options are surgery, antithyroid drugs and radioiodine therapy. In radiodosimetric calculations to determine radioiodine dosage it is possible to use thyroid volume estimatives based on ultrasound or scintigraphy. OBJECTIVE The present study aimed(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the impact of the use of single-photon emission computed tomography fused with computed tomography (SPECT-CT) on thoracoscopic biopsy of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in the internal mammary chain in patients with breast cancer by evaluating resultant changes in staging and their clinical implications. (More)
UNLABELLED : Therapy of Graves' hyperthyroidism (HTG) with I is still mostly performed on an empirical basis. The present study was carried out to evaluate clinical and dosimetric variables associated with outcome in HTG therapy, which could contribute to planning and defining the most appropriate activity to be administered. METHODS Patients with HTG(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to present a comparison of iodine-131 (I) biokinetics and radiation doses to red-marrow (rm) and whole-body (wb), following the administration of tracer and therapeutic activities, as a means of confirming whether I clearance and radiation doses for therapy procedures can be predicted by tracer activities. METHODS Eleven(More)