Inés Domínguez-Prado

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UNLABELLED We have investigated dual-time-point (18)F-FDG PET for the detection and delineation of high-grade brain tumors using quantitative criteria applied on a voxel basis. METHODS Twenty-five patients with suspected high-grade brain tumors and inconclusive MRI findings underwent (11)C-methionine PET and dual-time-point (18)F-FDG PET. Images from each(More)
BACKGROUND Accuracy in the quantification of the SUV is a critical point in PET because proper quantification of tumor uptake is essential for therapy monitoring and prognosis evaluation. Recent advances such as time-of-flight (TOF) and point-spread-function (PSF) reconstructions have dramatically improved detectability. However, first experiences with(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the performance of the Biograph mCT PET/CT TrueV scanner with time of flight (TOF) and point spread function (PSF) modeling. MATERIAL AND METHODS The PET/CT scanner combines a 64-slice CT and PET scanner that incorporates in the reconstruction the TOF and PSF information. PET operating characteristics were evaluated according to(More)
Molecular imaging of breast cancer has undoubtedly permitted a substantial development of the overall diagnostic accuracy of this malignancy in the last years. Accurate tumour staging, design of individually suited therapies, response evaluation, early detection of recurrence and distant lesions have also evolved in parallel with the development of novel(More)
PURPOSE In order to measure spatial resolution of a PET tomograph in clinical conditions, this study describes and validates a method based on the recovery coefficient, a factor required to compensate underestimation in measured radioactivity concentration for small structures. METHODS In a PET image, the recovery factors of radioactive spheres were(More)
PURPOSE 90Y-microspheres are widely used for the radioembolization of metastatic liver cancer or hepatocellular carcinoma and there is a growing interest for imaging 90Y-microspheres with PET. The aim of this study is to evaluate the performance of a current generation PET/CT scanner for 90Y imaging and to optimize the PET protocol to improve the assessment(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate quantitative methods of tumor proliferation using 3'-[(18)F]fluoro-3'-deoxythymidine ([(18)F]FLT) PET in patients with breast cancer (BC), studied before and after one bevacizumab administration, and to correlate the [(18)F]FLT-PET uptake with the Ki67 index. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty patients with newly diagnosed, untreated BC(More)
AIM To study in detail the accuracy and repeatability of three commonly used methods for SUV estimation in solitary pulmonary nodules. MATERIAL AND METHODS We have designed a realistic framework based on simulated FDG-PET acquisitions from an anthropomorphic activity model that included solitary pulmonary nodules (different sizes) of well-known SUV. This(More)
The spill-in counts from neighbouring regions can significantly bias the quantification over small regions close to high activity extended sources. This effect can be a drawback for (18)F-based radiotracers positron emission tomography (PET) when quantitatively evaluating the bladder area for diseases such as prostate cancer. In this work, we use Monte(More)