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BACKGROUND The European Association of Nuclear Medicine procedure guidelines for whole-body fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography (FDG-PET) scanning prescribe a dose proportional to the patient's body mass. However, clinical practice shows degraded image quality in obese patients indicating that using an FDG dose proportional to body mass does not… (More)
Distant metastases of a papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is rare, and usually involves the lung or the bones. Adrenal metastasis of a PTC has been described only in three patients. We describe a 74-year-old woman with adrenal metastasis of a PTC, detected with a total body iodine scan and a PET-CT scan.
We have examined the capacity of the nitroimidazole aziridine antitumour drug RSU 1069 to react with DNA in vitro in order to get a better understanding of its mechanism of action. Moreover, we have utilized biologically active phi X174 DNA to investigate the biological relevance of the chemical DNA modification induced by the drug. Incubation of RSU 1069… (More)
In non-small-cell lung cancer, positive lymph nodes with increased fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake may be missed by mediastinoscopy. Lack of pathological confirmation may lead to radical, but unnecessary lung surgery. To minimize these false-negative results, the feasibility and potential value of three-dimensional (3D) FDG-PET/computed tomography (CT)… (More)
Incubation of RSU 1069 in the presence of biologically active double-stranded phi X174 DNA resulted in, depending on pH, ionic strength and concentration of drug, inactivation of the DNA. A variety of lesions are induced including a high number of single-strand breaks and alkali-labile lesions, which are at most partly lethal. The main inactivating damage… (More)