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UNLABELLED The expression of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is increased in prostate cancer. Recently, (68)Ga-PSMA (Glu-NH-CO-NH-Lys-(Ahx)-[(68)Ga(HBED-CC)]) was developed as a PSMA ligand. The aim of this study was to investigate the detection rate of (68)Ga-PSMA PET/CT in patients with biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy. (More)
PURPOSE Current standard imaging techniques are insufficient to reliably detect lymph node metastases in prostate cancer. Recently ligands of PSMA (prostate specific membrane antigen) were introduced in PET (positron emission tomography) of prostate cancer. Thus the aims of this retrospective analysis were to 1) investigate the diagnostic efficacy of(More)
To determine how opiate receptor distribution is co-localized with the distribution of nociceptive areas in the human brain, eleven male healthy volunteers underwent one PET scan with the subtype-nonselective opioidergic radioligand [(18)F]fluoroethyl-diprenorphine under resting conditions. The binding potential (BP), a parameter for the regional cerebral(More)
The goal of this work was to evaluate the early efficacy of 68Ga-PSMA ligand PET/CT imaging for radiotherapy of locally recurrent and/or oligometastatic prostate cancer. A total of 29 patients with biochemical recurrence received a 68Ga-PSMA ligand PET/CT for restaging of disease, followed by 3D conformal radiotherapy of metastases or intensity-modulated(More)
PURPOSE In clinical routine somatostatin analogue positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) such as (68)Ga-DOTA-Tyr-octreotide (DOTATOC)-PET/CT could substitute conventional (111)In-Octreotide scintigraphy. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) for somatostatin receptor 2 (SSTR2) might be a tool to predict positivity of (68)Ga-DOTATOC in patients where(More)
UNLABELLED The study was performed to compare the (18)F-labeled nitroimidazole compound fluoroazomycin arabinoside ((18)F-FAZA) with the standard hypoxia tracer fluoromisonidazole ((18)F-FMISO) in detection of tumor tissue hypoxia and to verify the oxygenation dependency of (18)F-FAZA uptake. METHODS Biodistribution of (18)F-FAZA was studied at various(More)
The alpha(v)beta(3)- and alpha(5)beta(1)-integrins play a key role in angiogenesis, the formation of new vessels in tissues that lack them. By serving as receptors for a variety of extracellular matrix proteins containing an arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) sequence, these integrins mediate migration of endothelial cells into the basement membrane and(More)
UNLABELLED On the basis of the high and consistent expression of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) in metastatic prostate cancer (PC), the goal of this study was the development, preclinical evaluation, and first proof-of-concept investigation of a PSMA inhibitor for imaging and therapy (PSMA I&T) for (68)Ga-based PET and (177)Lu-based(More)
UNLABELLED The objective of this study was to analyze the safety and efficacy of the (177)Lu-labeled DOTAGA-based prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) ligand (177)Lu-DOTAGA-(I-y)fk(Sub-KuE) ((177)Lu-PSMA) in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). METHODS Fifty-six mCRPC patients underwent PSMA radioligand therapy (RLT)(More)
UNLABELLED The expression of alpha(v)beta(3) and glucose metabolism are upregulated in many malignant lesions, and both are known to correlate with an aggressive phenotype. We evaluated whether assessment of alpha(v)beta(3) expression and of glucose metabolism with PET using (18)F-galacto-RGD and (18)F-FDG provides complementary information in cancer(More)