Thorsten Dirk Poeppel

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Dissociations in the ability to produce words of different grammatical categories are well established in neuropsychology but have not been corroborated fully with evidence from brain imaging. Here we report on a PET study designed to reveal the anatomical correlates of grammatical processes involving nouns and verbs. German-speaking subjects were asked to(More)
UNLABELLED Radiolabeled somatostatin analogs represent valuable tools for both in vivo diagnosis and therapy of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) because of the frequent tumoral overexpression of somatostatin receptors (sst). The 2 compounds most often used in functional imaging with PET are (68)Ga-DOTATATE and (68)Ga-DOTATOC. Both ligands share a quite similar(More)
UNLABELLED Radioembolization with (90)Y microspheres is a novel treatment for hepatic tumors. Generally, hepatic arteriography and (99m)Tc-macroaggregated albumin (MAA) scanning are performed before selective internal radiation therapy to detect extrahepatic shunting to the lung or the gastrointestinal tract. Whereas previous studies have used only planar(More)
By targeting somatostatin receptors (sst) radiopeptides have been established for both diagnosis and therapy. For physiologically normal human tissues the study provides a normative database of maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) and sst mRNA. A total of 120 patients were subjected to diagnostic 68Ga-DOTATOC positron emission tomography (PET)/CT (age(More)
UNLABELLED Myelosuppression may be the dose-limiting toxicity in peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT). The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence, severity, and reversibility of long-term hematotoxicity in a large cohort of patient undergoing PRRT with (177)Lu-octreotate for metastatic neuroendocrine tumors. The impact of potential risk(More)
Sentinel lymph node (SLN) excision is included in various cancer guidelines to identify microscopic metastatic disease. Although effective, SLN excision is an invasive procedure requiring radioactive tracing. Novel imaging approaches assessing SLN metastatic status could improve or replace conventional lymph node excision protocols. In our first-in-human(More)
CONTEXT Malignant melanoma has become an increasing interdisciplinary public health challenge worldwide. Sentinel lymph node excision (SLNE) is considered the most sensitive and specific staging test for the detection of micrometastatic melanoma in regional lymph nodes. OBJECTIVE To compare metastatic node detection and disease-free survival using(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) complement each other's strengths in integrated PET/CT. PET is a highly sensitive modality to depict the whole-body distribution of positron-emitting biomarkers indicating tumour metabolic activity. However, conventional PET imaging is lacking detailed anatomical information to precisely(More)
Dopaminergic synaptic function may be assessed either at the presynaptic terminal or at the postsynaptic binding sites using molecular in vivo imaging methods. Apart from the density of binding sites, parameters such as alterations in dopamine synthesis, dopamine storage or dopamine release can be quantified either by application of specific radiotracers or(More)
PURPOSE To assess the feasibility of hybrid imaging of the heart with fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) on an integrated 3-T positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging system. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present study was approved by the local institutional review board. Written informed consent was obtained from all patients(More)