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OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine the value of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) for diagnosing prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE). BACKGROUND The diagnosis of PVE remains challenging. In PVE cases, initial echocardiography is normal or inconclusive in almost 30%, leading to a decreased(More)
We report on the case of a 10-month-old female infant with a metastatic neuroblastoma which became MIBG-negative at time of relapse. We discuss the different hypothesis associated with this particular outcome, and the potential utility of FDG-PET as an alternative to follow up the residual disease at this stage.
UNLABELLED We describe a rare case of a woman who underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT during early pregnancy (fetus age, 10 wk). The fetal absorbed dose was calculated by taking into account the (18)F-FDG fetal self-dose, photon dose coming from the maternal tissues, and CT dose received by both mother and fetus. METHODS The patient (weight, 71 kg) had received(More)
AIMS Whole body imaging with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) has proven useful in various infectious diseases. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the diagnostic yield of FDG PET/CT in patients with cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infection. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 21(More)
The results of MRI and MIBG scintigraphy performed on the spine of 14 children with neuroblastoma are reported. In 6 cases of diffuse spinal bone marrow tumor infiltration, diagnosis is easier with MIBG scintigraphy than with MRI. In 5 cases, MRI detected hyposignal of the vertebral body without any spinal abnormality on MIBG scintigraphy. A discussion of(More)
UNLABELLED Our objective was to evaluate (18)F-FDG PET uptake in patients with nonmetastatic and metastatic chromaffin-derived tumors. METHODS Twenty-eight consecutive unrelated patients with chromaffin tumors, including 9 patients with genetically determined disease, were studied. A combination of preoperative imaging work-up, surgical findings, and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact of [(18)F]-FDG PET/CT image fusion in the management of carcinomas of the upper aero-digestive tract. METHODS This retrospective study included 169 patients with squamous cell cacinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract who underwent a PET/CT for : initial staging (n = 47), cervical lymphadenopathy from an unknown primary(More)
Neuro-imaging studies with 99mTc-HMPAO SPECT in fibromyalgia (FM) patients have reported only limited subcortical hypoperfusion. 99mTc-ECD SPECT is known to provide better evaluation of areas of high cerebral blood flow and regional metabolic rate. We evaluated a homogeneous group of hyperalgesic patients with FM using 99mTc-ECD SPECT. The aim of this study(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether the follow-up of pain processing recovery in hyperalgesic fibromyalgia (FM) could be objectively evaluated with brain perfusion ethyl cysteinate dimer single photon computerized tomography (ECD-SPECT) after administration of ketamine. We enrolled 17 hyperalgesic FM women patients (48.5 ± 11 years, range 25–63).(More)
The Watson-Crick base pairing rule provides the underlying principle for the antisense (AS) approach to inhibiting gene expression. Transforming growth factor α (TGFα) was the first growth factor to be associated with tumorigenesis, thus making the TGFα (mRNA) a potential target for AS therapy and offering the potential for monitoring of the progression of(More)