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UNLABELLED This study evaluated the potential usefulness of (11)C-choline PET/CT for detection and localization of tumors within the prostate. We used the results of step-section histopathologic examination as the standard of reference. METHODS The results were analyzed on a sextant basis. We reviewed the results of the (11)C-choline PET/CT scans of 36(More)
The aim of this work was the evaluation of biodistribution and radiation dosimetry of 68Ga-DOTANOC in patients affected by neuroendocrine tumors. We enrolled nine patients (six male and three female) affected by different types of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Each patient underwent four whole body positron emission tomography (PET) scans, respectively, at(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Although gastric dysmotility and dyspeptic symptoms are often associated, their relationship remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between gastric emptying abnormalities and clinical features in functional dyspepsia. METHODS In 343 patients with functional dyspepsia, the gastric emptying of solids was(More)
In this paper, we showed that Cerenkov radiation (CR) escaping from the surface of small living animals injected with (18)F-FDG can be detected with optical imaging techniques. (18)F decays by emitting positrons with a maximum energy of 0.635 MeV; such positrons, when travelling into tissues faster than the speed of light in the same medium, are responsible(More)
2-[18F]Fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18F-FDG) is a widely used PET radiotracer for the in vivo diagnosis of several diseases such as tumours. The positrons emitted by 18F-FDG, travelling into tissues faster than the speed of light in the same medium, are responsible for Cerenkov radiation (CR) emission which is prevalently in the visible range. The purpose of(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIM Scintigraphic imaging of infection and inflammation with 67Ga-citrate is an established and powerful diagnostic tool in the management of patients with infectious or inflammatory diseases. 68Ga is a short-lived positron-emitting radionuclide (half-life 67.6 min, positron energy 2.92 MeV), which allows better imaging qualities than 67Ga(More)
This study evaluates the prognostic value of captopril renal scintigraphy in hypertensive patients undergoing renal artery revascularization. Preoperative studies of 51 patients were correlated with blood pressure results at 6- and 12-mo follow-up. Captopril-renal scintigraphy was carried out 1 hr after oral administration of 50 mg of captopril, using(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence and scan interpretation criteria useful in identifying non-tumoural F-FDG focal uptakes (potential pitfalls) in patients who had been previously treated for a malignant lymphoma studied by positron emission tomography (PET). MATERIALS Nine hundred and ninety-six consecutive PET scans obtained in 706 patients with(More)
Somatostatin receptors 1-5 are over expressed in neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). 68Ga-labelled [1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid]-1-Nal3-Octreotide (DOTA NOC), a recent synthesized somatostatin analogue, shows high affinity for those receptors. Herein, modifications of a commercial module for the labelling of DOTA NOC with 68Ga, as(More)
AIM To verify the potential role and feasibility of carbidopa premedication in pediatric patients undergoing ¹⁸F-DOPA (Fluorine-18 fluorodihydroxyphenylalanine) PET scanning. MATERIALS AND METHODS For this limited study, 5 patients (M:F=3:2; mean age 4.8 years) with a positive history for neuroblastoma who had been referred to our institution for(More)