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UNLABELLED Tumor hypoxia hampers the efficacy of radiotherapy because of its increased resistance to ionizing radiation. The aim of the present study was to estimate the potential added clinical value of the specific hypoxia tracer (18)F-fluoroazomycin arabinoside ((18)F-FAZA) over commonly used (18)F-FDG in the treatment of advanced-stage non-small cell(More)
UNLABELLED We have characterized the biodistribution and dosimetry of (18)F-3'-F-6-OH-BTA1 ((18)F-GE067), a newly developed radioligand to visualize and quantify amyloid burden, in healthy elderly human subjects. METHODS Six subjects (5 men and 1 woman; age range, 51-74 y) underwent dynamic whole-body PET/CT for 6 h after a bolus injection of (18)F-GE067.(More)
The validity domain of voxel-based statistical analysis of SPECT neuroactivation studies with statistical parametric mapping (SPM) has been investigated by a limited number of theoretical and simulation studies. In this work, an experimental setup is described with an assessment of its activation detection performance together with the influence of(More)
[18F]DPA-714 is a radiotracer with high affinity for TSPO. We have characterized the kinetics of [18F]DPA-714 in rat brain and evaluated its ability to quantify TSPO expression with PET using a neuroinflammation model induced by unilateral intracerebral injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Dynamic small-animal PET scans with [18F]DPA-714 were performed in(More)
UNLABELLED The histamine 3 (H3) receptor is a presynaptic autoreceptor in the central nervous system that regulates the synthesis and release of histamine and modulates the release of other major neurotransmitters. H3 receptor inverse agonists (IAs) may be efficacious in the treatment of various central nervous system disorders, including excessive daytime(More)
BACKGROUND In ALK-positive advanced NSCLC, crizotinib has a high response rate and effectively increases quality of life and survival. CT measurement of the tumor may insufficiently reflect the actual tumor load changes during targeted therapy with crizotinib. We explored whether 18F-FDG PET measured metabolic changes are different from CT based changes and(More)
UNLABELLED The cannabinoid type-1 (CB1) receptor is one of the most abundant G-coupled protein receptors in the human body and is responsible for signal transduction of both endogenous and exogenous cannabinoids. The endocannabinoid system is strongly implicated in regulation of homeostasis and several neuropsychiatric disorders, obesity, and associated(More)
UNLABELLED (11)C-Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) marks Abeta amyloidosis, a key pathogenetic process in Alzheimer disease (AD). The use of (11)C-PiB is limited to centers with a cyclotron. Development of the (18)F-labeled thioflavin derivative of PiB, (18)F-flutemetamol, could hugely increase the availability of this new technology. The aims of this phase 1(More)
Geant4 application for tomographic emission (GATE) is a recently developed simulation platform based on Geant4, specifically designed for PET and SPECT studies. In this paper we present validation results of GATE based on the comparison of simulations against experimental data, acquired with a standard SPECT camera. The most important components of the(More)