Kurt Kletter

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UNLABELLED Nuclear medicine plays an important role in the imaging of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) with (111)In-labeled somatostatin receptor analogs is a standard procedure for the detection and staging of NET. Based on the ability of NETs to store biogenic amines, this study evaluated whether 6-(18)F-fluoro-L-DOPA(More)
UNLABELLED The multidrug efflux transporter P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is expressed in high concentrations at the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and is believed to be implicated in resistance to central nervous system drugs. We used small-animal PET and (R)-11C-verapamil together with tariquidar, a new-generation P-gp modulator, to study the functional activity of(More)
UNLABELLED Imaging with radiolabeled somatostatin/vasoactive intestinal peptide analogs has recently been established for the localization diagnosis of a variety of human tumors including neuroendocrine tumors, intestinal adenocarcinomas and lymphomas. This study reports on the biodistribution, safety and radiation absorbed dose of(More)
There is an increasing interest in the underlying mechanisms of the antidepressant and anxiolytic treatment effect associated with changes in serotonergic neurotransmission after treatment with selective serotonin (5-HT) reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in humans. The 5-HT(1A) receptor is known to play a crucial role in the pathophysiology of affective(More)
UNLABELLED There is great variation in technique and interpretation of diuresis renography between different establishments. METHODS To address this problem, an International Consensus Committee was appointed by the Ninth International Symposium on Radionuclides in Nephrourology in 1994. RESULTS The final document was produced and addressed: objectives,(More)
BACKGROUND Results from studies in serotonin-1A (5-HT1A) knockout mice and previous positron emission tomography (PET) studies in humans imply a role for 5-HT1A receptors in normal state anxiety as well as in certain anxiety disorders. The objective of this study was to investigate 5-HT1A receptor binding potential (BP) in social anxiety disorder (SAD). (More)
Imaging of amino acid transport in brain tumours is more sensitive than fluorine-18 2-fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET). The most frequently used tracer in this field is carbon-11 methionine (MET), which is unavailable for PET centres without a cyclotron because of its short half-life. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the(More)
We have determined the predictive value of [18F]2-fluoro-2-deoxy-glucose (FDG-PET) in patients with Hodgkin's disease (HD) and aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) scheduled for high-dose therapy with stem cell transplantation (HDT/SCT). Inclusion criteria were the presence of an FDG-PET scan after chemotherapy (ChT) within 8 weeks prior to HDT/SCT and(More)
BACKGROUND 18F-fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG-PET) has become a routine measure for staging and follow-up of patients with aggressive lymphoma. By contrast, its usefulness to visualize indolent lymphomas characterized by a lower cellular turnover has not clearly been defined. We have investigated accuracy and clinical usefulness(More)
OBJECTIVES Various studies indicate that serotonin regulates impulsivity and the inhibitory control of aggression. Aggression is also known to be modified by sex hormones, which exert influence on serotonergic neurotransmission. The present study aimed to elucidate potential interactions between human aggression, the inhibitory serotonergic 5-HT(1A)(More)