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Gamma probes have been used for sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma and breast cancer. However, these probes can provide only radioactivity counts and variable pitch audio output based on the intensity of the detected radioactivity. We have developed a small semiconductor gamma camera (SSGC) that allows visualisation of the size, shape and location of(More)
Several small gamma cameras (SGCs) intended for surgical use are now in development or currently being marketed. In this review, we discuss the characteristics, performance, and clinical use of SGCs which are hand-held and small enough to be easily managed by surgeons during their procedures. We expect that SGCs have the potential to be used more widely in(More)
Osteogenic potential of biomaterials used in bone regenerative therapy has been mainly examined in an animal-implantation study. We have here evaluated the applicability of bone scintigraphy in imaging ectopic bone formation, especially its initial phase, by beta-tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP) particles that were implanted in rat dorsal subcutaneous(More)
The dynamic analyses of bone scintigraphy were performed in 30 cases of hemodialysed patients. The regression analyses between biochemical data or duration and K indexes obtained from the 2-compartment model analysis in the maxillofacial region were carried out. The obtained results were as follows. 1) The duration and K indexes were significantly(More)
UNLABELLED We previously reported the basic performance of a prototype small cadmium telluride (CdTe) gamma-camera (SSGC) intended for use in radioguided surgeries. In this study, we sought to confirm the favorable previous results and to extend the preliminary findings to examine the efficacy of the SSGC in an animal study and a clinical setting for(More)
PURPOSE Skeletal scintigraphy, a sensitive diagnostic tool used to detect changes in bone, is helpful for evaluating bone invasion by oral cancer. However, the exact sites of accumulation of 99mTc-phosphate compounds in the mandible have not yet been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to determine the localization of 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate(More)
We sought to develop dual-modality imaging probes using functionalized silica nanoparticles to target human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-overexpressing breast cancer cells and achieve efficient target imaging of HER2-expressing tumors. Polyamidoamine-based functionalized silica nanoparticles (PCSNs) for multimodal imaging were synthesized with(More)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been widely applied in regenerative therapy due to its high concentration of growth factors. Previous in vitro and in vivo studies have provided evidence supporting the angiogenic activity of PRP. To more directly demonstrate how PRP acts on endothelial cells, we examined the PRP-induced changes in the motility of human(More)
Background: We propose a new approach to facilitate sentinel node biopsy examination by multimodality imaging in which radioactive and near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent nanoparticles depict deeply situated sentinel nodes and fluorescent nodes with anatomical resolution in the surgical field. For this purpose, we developed polyamidoamine (PAMAM)-coated silica(More)
Nodular fasciitis (NF) is a benign reactive lesion of the soft tissues related to the fascia and characterized by fibroblastic proliferation. The most common site is the upper extremities (46%), followed by the head and neck region (20%). In the orofacial region, the lesion typically develops within the subcutaneous structures overlying the angle and(More)