Glenn D. Flux

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We tested the feasibility and toxicity of high activities Rhenium-186 hydroxyethylidene diphosphonate, with peripheral blood stem cell rescue in patients with progressive hormone refractory prostate cancer metastatic to bone. Twenty-five patients received between 2500 and 5000 MBq of Rhenium-186 hydroxyethylidene diphosphonate followed 14 days later by the(More)
The purpose of the EANM Dosimetry Committee Series on “Standard Operational Procedures for Pre-therapeutic Dosimetry” (SOP) is to provide advice to scientists and clinicians on how to perform pre-therapeutic and/or therapeutic patient-specific absorbed dose assessments. This particular SOP gives advice on how to tailor the therapeutic activity to be(More)
The level of administered activity in radionuclide therapy is often limited by haematological toxicity resulting from the absorbed dose delivered to the bone marrow. The purpose of these EANM guidelines is to provide advice to scientists and clinicians on data acquisition and data analysis related to bone-marrow and whole-body dosimetry. The guidelines are(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the inter- and intrapatient variability of absorbed dose to the whole body, kidneys, and tumor, as well as the question of whether the first therapy could serve as a guide for future therapies. Fifty (50) (90)Y-DOTATOC therapies were given to 30 patients diagnosed with refractory stage IV neuroendocrine tumors (20(More)
Quantitative 124I PET imaging is challenging as 124I has a complex decay scheme. In this study the performance of a Philips Gemini dual GS PET/CT system was optimized and assessed for 124I. The energy window giving the maximum noise equivalent count rate (NECR) and NEMA 2001-NU2 image quality were measured. The activity concentration (AC) accuracy of images(More)
Primary liver cancers (i.e. hepatocellular carcinoma or cholangiocarcinoma) are worldwide some of the most frequent cancers, with rapidly fatal liver failure in a large majority of patients. Curative therapy consists of surgery (i.e. resection or liver transplantation), but only 10–20% of patients are candidates for this. In other patients, a variety of(More)
Bone pain is a common symptom of metastatic disease in cancer, experienced with various intensities by about 30% of cancer patients, during the development of their disease, up to 60–90% in the latest phases. In addition to other therapies, such as analgesics, bisphosphonates, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and external beam radiotherapy, bone-seeking(More)
Targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT) is an increasingly used treatment modality for a range of cancers. To date, few treatments have involved the use of dosimetry either to plan treatment or to retrospectively ascertain the absorbed dose delivered during treatment. Also the correlation between absorbed dose and biological effect has been difficult to(More)
UNLABELLED The aims of this study were to examine the relationship between whole-body absorbed dose and hematologic toxicity and to assess the most accurate method of delivering a prescribed whole-body absorbed dose in (131)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine ((131)I-MIBG) therapy for neuroblastoma. METHODS A total of 20 children (1-12 y), 5 adolescents (13-17 y),(More)
Meta-iodobenzylguanidine, or Iobenguane, is an aralkylguanidine resulting from the combination of the benzyl group of bretylium and the guanidine group of guanethidine (an adrenergic neurone blocker). It is a noradrenaline (norepinephrine) analogue and so-called “false” neurotransmitter. This radiopharmaceutical, labeled with 131I, could be used as a(More)