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BACKGROUND Gallium-68 somatostatin receptor positron emission tomography (PET) has been used in the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). The compounds often used in molecular imaging of NETs with PET are 68Ga-DOTATOC, 68Ga-DOTATATE, and 68Ga-DOTANOC. There is varying affinity to different somatostatin receptors. PURPOSE To systematically review and(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-1-amino-3-[18F]fluorocyclobutane-1-carboxylic acid (anti-3-18F-FACBC) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), 11 C-choline PET/CT, 111In-capromab pendetide, and T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been used for detecting prostate carcinoma relapse. PURPOSE To systematically review and perform a(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study is to investigate whether combined application of ultrasound and 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT/CT had the incremental value in accurately detecting parathyroid tissue in patients with SHPT over either method alone. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty patients with SHPT on hemodialysis were evaluated preoperatively with parathyroid(More)
Constraint satisfaction problems (CSPs) in artificial intelligence have been an important focus of research and have been a useful model for various applications. Most CSP solving techniques rely on a single processor. With the increasing popularization of multiple processors, parallel search methods are becoming alternatives to speed up search processing.(More)
OBJECTIVE Iodine-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine (I-123 MIBG) scintigraphy is gradually replacing I-131 MIBG scans in the diagnostic workup of neuroblastoma. High-dose I-131 MIBG, however, is commonly used for subsequent therapy in patients with proven MIBG-avid lesions. The objective of this study was to compare the sensitivities of pretherapy I-123 MIBG and(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to systematically review and perform a meta-analysis of published data on the diagnostic value of F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT in the diagnosis of patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO). MATERIALS AND METHODS A comprehensive computer literature search of studies published through 31 March 2012 on the use of(More)
BACKGROUND Spondylolysis is a defect of the pars interarticularis and is most commonly encountered in the lower lumbar spine of pediatric patients. Stress reaction of the pars interarticularis was regarded as an early stage of this pathological diagnosis in which no obvious anatomical change is detected. Both SPECT with (99m)Tc MDP and CT of the lumbar(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a frequent and challenging issue in patients undergoing dialysis for chronic kidney disease. Surgical intervention in the form of parathyroidectomy is generally considered only in cases of severe SHPT. However, identification of the exact location of the parathyroid glands (PTGs) before(More)
OBJECTIVE Surgical intervention in the form of parathyroidectomy is generally considered only for severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT). However, correct location of the parathyroid glands before parathyroidectomy is a challenge. The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic value of early and delayed phase (99m)Tc-sestamibi SPECT/CT in the(More)
Increased metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) activity in the kidneys is usually focal and commonly attributed to radioactive urine accumulation in the renal pelvis. Hereby, we present 2 cases of abnormal diffuse MIBG activity in the kidneys caused by compromised renal blood flow. The patterns should be differentiated from physiologic renal MIBG activity,(More)