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Most radiotracers used in dynamic positron emission tomography (PET) scanning act in a linear time-invariant fashion so that the measured time-course data are a convolution between the time course of the tracer in the arterial supply and the local tissue impulse response, known as the tissue residue function. In statistical terms the residue is a life table(More)
UNLABELLED Studies in animals and postmortem human brain tissue support a role for P-glycoprotein in clearance of cerebral β-amyloid across the blood-brain barrier (BBB). We tested the hypothesis that BBB P-glycoprotein activity is diminished in Alzheimer disease (AD) by accounting for an AD-related reduction in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF). (More)
BACKGROUND Chondrosarcoma has no proven systemic option in the metastatic setting. The development of a non-cross-resistant strategy, such as cellular immunotherapy using antigen-specific T cells would be highly desirable. NY-ESO-1 and PRAME are members of the Cancer Testis Antigen (CTA) family that have been identified as promising targets for T cell(More)
Clinical experience with positron emission tomography (PET) scanning of sarcoma, using fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), has established spatial heterogeneity in the standardized uptake values within the tumor mass as a key prognostic indicator of patient survival. But it may be that a more detailed quantitation of the tumor FDG uptake pattern could provide(More)
BACKGROUND The ability of T-cells to traffic to and penetrate tumors impacts the clinical efficacy of T-cell therapy therefore methods to track transferred T-cells in vivo are needed. In this preliminary report, we evaluated the use of concurrent SPECT/PET-CT imaging to monitor the egress of HER-2/neu specific T-cells in a breast cancer patient with(More)
BACKGROUND Adoptive T cell therapy represents an attractive modality for the treatment of patients with cancer. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells have been used as a source of antigen specific T cells but the very low frequency of T cells recognizing commonly expressed antigens such as NY-ESO-1 limit the applicability of this approach to other solid(More)
Hibernoma, a tumor of benign brown adipose tissue can present as a large mass that can mimic a sarcoma. Imaging characterization of large extremity tumors can be very helpful in assessment of these masses for treatment planning and follow-up. We report on a case where FDG-PET imaging was performed on a patient with a large thigh mss, suspected to be a(More)
ii Faculty The objective of this course is to teach the indications, techniques, and theoretical concepts of lymphatic mapping and sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer and melanoma. After participating in this course, surgeons should be able to begin to perform and evaluate lymphatic mapping and sentinel node biopsy with blue dye, radio-isotope, or a(More)
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