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INTRODUCTION The aim of our study was to compare the detection rate of anti-3-18F-FACBC PET/CT in comparison with 11C-choline PET/CT in the evaluation of disease recurrence of PCa after radical prostatectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-eight consecutive patients with biochemical relapse after radical prostatectomy were submitted to anti-3-18F-FACBC(More)
The use of early (interim) PET restaging during first-line therapy of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL) in clinical practice has considerably increased because of its ability to provide early recognition of treatment failure allowing patients to be transferred to more intensive treatment regimens. Between June 1997 and June 2009, 304 patients with newly diagnosed HL(More)
To compare the accuracy of 18F-FACBC and 11C-choline PET/CT in patients radically treated for prostate cancer presenting with biochemical relapse. This prospective study enrolled 100 consecutive patients radically treated for prostate cancer and presenting with rising PSA. Of these 100 patients, 89 were included in the analysis. All had biochemical relapse(More)
We present findings concerning 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) at end-treatment evaluation in follicular lymphoma (FL) in order to establish possible predictive factors for progression-free survival (PFS) and patient outcome. We retrospectively analysed data from 91 consecutive FL patients (M:F = 51:40, mean age 61) referred(More)
PURPOSE In recent years, a new PET compound (anti-3-(18)F-FACBC or (18)F-fluciclovine) was tested for the detection of prostate cancer relapse. Despite very promising results, only preliminary data were available with regard to the comparison to (11)C-choline. The aim of this study was to compare the detection rate of (18)F-FACBC and (11)C-choline in(More)
INTRODUCTION Two hundred ten patients with newly diagnosed Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) were consecutively enrolled in this prospective trial to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of fluorine-18 ((18)F)-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) scan in initial staging of patients with HL. METHODS All 210 patients were staged with(More)
Gallium-68 DOTANOC is a high affinity somatostatin receptor ligand, first introduced in 2005 for imaging neuroendocrine tumors. Due to its technically simple production, broad availability, favourable biodistribution and advantageous dosimetry, although not approved yet in all European countries, gallium-68 DOTANOC has rapidly gained acceptance in the(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to evaluate the visceral localization of the three most commonly used choline-based radiotracers (C-choline, F-methylcholine, and F-ethylcholine) with the aim of analyzing uptake in metabolically and anatomically disease-free patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 1250 standardized uptake values (SUVmax, SUVmean) were(More)
(18)F-FDG-PET is a well established standard procedure for most lymphoma subtypes. In particular the advantage of metabolic imaging stands in its strong predictivity in response. Indeed PET scan has been incorporated into revised response criteria for aggressive lymphomas and recommended to be performed at baseline and after therapy. At the same time,(More)
PURPOSE Sensitive detection of cancer foci in men experiencing biochemical recurrence following initial treatment of prostate cancer is of great clinical significance with a possible impact on subsequent treatment choice. We describe a multisite experience of the efficacy and safety of the positron emission tomography/computerized tomography agent(More)