Hans-Jürgen Biersack

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=222) and the group with negative radioiodine scan (n=166), respectively. Specificity was 90% in the whole patient group. Sensitivity and specificity of WBS were 50% and 99%, respectively. When the results of FDG-PET and WBS were considered in combination, tumour tissue was missed in only 7%. Sensitivity and specificity of MIBI/Tl were 53% and 92%,(More)
PURPOSE To assess the diagnostic performance of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) for N- and M-staging of cutaneous melanoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a retrospective and blinded study of 250 consecutive patients (105 women, 145 men; age 58 +/- 16 years) who underwent FDG-PET/CT for staging(More)
UNLABELLED Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT), a catheter-based liver-directed modality for treating primary and metastatic liver cancer, requires appropriate planning to maximize its therapeutic response and minimize its side effects. (99m)Tc-macroaggregated albumin (MAA) scanning should precede the therapy to detect any extrahepatic shunting to(More)
The introduction of 99mTc-labeled anti-granulocyte antibodies seemed to provide advantages in comparison with formerly used in vitro methods to label autologous white blood cells for inflammation imaging. For this reason, we have undertaken a study to evaluate the clinical significance of this method. Thirty unselected patients with suspected bone(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the maximum tolerated dose of rhenium-188 hydroxyethylidene diphosphonate (HEDP) in prostate cancer patients with osseous metastases who are suffering from bone pain. Twenty-two patients received a single injection of escalating doses of carrier-added 188Re-HEDP [1.3 GBq (35 mCi), 2.6 GBq (70 mCi), 3.3 GBq (90 mCi) and(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the feasibility of staging recurrent breast carcinoma employing fluorine-18-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) under routine clinical conditions. In 75 patients with suspected recurrent or metastatic disease, whole-body FDG-PET was performed and results correlated with morphological imaging(More)
UNLABELLED Myelosuppression may be the dose-limiting toxicity in peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT). The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence, severity, and reversibility of long-term hematotoxicity in a large cohort of patient undergoing PRRT with (177)Lu-octreotate for metastatic neuroendocrine tumors. The impact of potential risk(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess whether the induction of specific immune responses by vaccination with the murine monoclonal anti-idiotypic antibody ACA125, which imitates the tumor-associated antigen CA125, has a positive influence on the survival of patients with recurrent ovarian carcinoma. Forty-two patients with platinum-pretreated(More)
The aims of the present study were to investigate regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in heroin-dependent patients during withdrawal and to assess the relation between these changes and duration of heroin consumption and withdrawal data. The rCBF was measured using brain SPECT with 99mTc-HMPAO in 16 heroin-dependent patients during heroin withdrawal.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the binding of various typical and atypical neuroleptics to striatal D2 dopamine receptors in schizophrenic patients. METHOD Fifty-six inpatients with schizophrenia, including 14 with schizoaffective disorder and one with schizophreniform disorder, were evaluated. Fourteen patients were neuroleptic free.(More)