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PURPOSE Glucose transporters 1 (GLUT1) facilitates glucose uptake in cancer. An inverse relationship between I-131 and F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in PET/CT ("flip-flop phenomenon") was described for thyroid cancers (TCs) during dedifferentiation. We investigated the relationship among GLUT1 expression, proliferation, iodine concentration, and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to assess the diagnostic performance of integrated positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast for lesion detection and local tumor staging of patients with primary breast cancer in comparison to PET/computed tomography (CT) and MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by the local(More)
OBJECTIVE Optimization of a specially developed automatic microaspirator for fine-needle aspiration of suspicious thyroid nodules. PATIENTS, METHOD In a preliminary test biopsy effectiveness was evaluated in 20 native resected thyroid glands in vitro with both a Cameco® gun and a specially designed microaspirator respectively. In addition in both(More)
BACKGROUND Bone scintigraphy is the standard procedure for the detection of bone metastases in breast cancer patients. FDG-PET/CT has been reported to be a sensitive tool for tumor staging in different malignant diseases. However, its accuracy for the detection of bone metastases has not been compared to bone scintigraphy. PURPOSE To compare whole-body(More)
PURPOSE This retrospective study aimed (1) to compare the diagnostic accuracy of whole-body FDG PET/CT for initial breast cancer staging with the accuracy of a conventional, multimodal imaging algorithm, and (2) to assess potential alteration in patient management based on the FDG PET/CT findings. METHODS Patients with primary breast cancer (106 women,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the positron emission tomography (PET) component of [(18)F]choline PET/MRI and compare it with the PET component of [(18)F]choline PET/CT in patients with histologically proven prostate cancer and suspected recurrent prostate cancer. METHODS Thirty-six patients were examined with simultaneous [(18)F]choline(More)
PURPOSE Renal radiation during peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) may result in glomerular damage, a potential reduction of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and ultimately lead to renal failure. While reported PRRT nephrotoxicity is limited to data derived from serum creatinine-allowing only approximate estimates of GFR-the aim of this study is to(More)
BACKGROUND Panobinostat, a pan-deacetylase inhibitor, overcomes imatinib resistance in preclinical models of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST). Here we determined the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and dose-limiting toxicities (DLT) of panobinostat in combination with imatinib (IM) for treatment of patients with refractory GIST. METHODS Following a(More)
PURPOSE Features of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) including sonographic aspects, androgens, LH and LH/FSH ratio as well as Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) were evaluated according to their diagnostic potency in detecting different degrees of PCOS severity. METHODS 80 women with PCOS diagnosed according to the Rotterdam ESHRE/ASRM-Sponsored PCOS(More)
PURPOSE This study compares intrinsically coregistered 124I positron emission tomography (PET) and CT (PET/CT) and software coregistered 124I PET and MRI (PET/MRI) images for the diagnosis and dosimetry of thyroid remnant tissues and lymph node metastases in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). METHODS After thyroidectomy, 33 high-risk(More)