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The purpose of this study was to assess the efficiency of fluorine-18 fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in the characterisation and primary staging of suspicious renal masses, in comparison with computed tomography, the current standard imaging modality. Fifty-three FDG PET studies were performed within the framework of a(More)
We prospectively evaluated whether a strategy using point spread function (PSF) reconstruction for both diagnostic and quantitative analysis in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients meets the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) guidelines for harmonization of quantitative values. The NEMA NU-2 phantom was used to determine the optimal(More)
CONTEXT In patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma, postablation (131)I scintigraphy aims to detect residual neck disease and distant metastases, usually found in lungs and bones. New hybrid single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT-CT) cameras that permit functional and anatomical image fusion may improve its clinical(More)
Point spread function (PSF) reconstruction improves spatial resolution throughout the entire field of view of a PET system and can detect smaller metastatic deposits than conventional algorithms such as OSEM. We assessed the impact of PSF reconstruction on quantitative values and diagnostic accuracy for axillary staging of breast cancer patients, compared(More)
Point-spread function (PSF) or PSF + time-of-flight (TOF) reconstruction may improve lesion detection in oncologic PET, but can alter quantitation resulting in variable standardized uptake values (SUVs) between different PET systems. This study aims to validate a proprietary software tool (EQ.PET) to harmonize SUVs across different PET systems independent(More)
AIM To evaluate the accuracy of semi-quantitative small-animal PET data, uncorrected for attenuation, and then of the same semi-quantitative data corrected by means of recovery coefficients (RCs) based on phantom studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS A phantom containing six fillable spheres (diameter range: 4.4-14 mm) was filled with an 18F-FDG solution(More)
OBJECTIVE Neck and thorax single photon emission computed tomography with computed tomography (SPECT-CT) improves the reliability of postablation (131)I whole-body scan (WBS) for differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic value for persistent or recurrent disease of postablation (131)I scintigraphy combining WBS(More)
OBJECTIVE FDG PET has been recognized as an efficient imaging technique for the treatment of oncology patients. However, false-positive results can occur. The purpose of this study is to describe three oncology patients with persistent FDG up-take around inguinal mesh prostheses that occurred up to 10 years after the surgical repair of inguinal hernias and(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to evaluate whether (18)F-fluorodihydroxyphenylalanine ((18)F-FDOPA) PET is accurate for the diagnosis and follow-up of any type of well-differentiated digestive endocrine tumor and to assess its performance compared with standard somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) using (111)In-pentetreotide. METHODS We reviewed(More)
A 46-year-old woman, with biopsy proven pulmonary sarcoidosis, was referred for an [18F]-FDG PET/CT scan that depicted multivisceral involvement and an unusual [18F]-FDG focus located in the pituitary fossa consistent with pituitary sarcoidosis. This was confirmed by decreased antidiuretic hormone blood levels and contrast-enhanced CT scan. This unsuspected(More)