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Recently, positron emission tomography (PET) imaging using PSMA-ligands has gained high attention as a promising new radiotracer in patients with prostate cancer (PC). Several studies promise accurate staging of primary prostate cancer and restaging after biochemical recurrence with (68)Ga-PSMA ligand Positron emission tomography/computed tomography(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety of radioembolization (RE) with (90)Yttrium ((90)Y) resin microspheres depending on coiling or no-coiling of aberrant/high-risk vessels. MATERIALS AND METHODS Early and late toxicity after 566 RE procedures were analyzed retrospectively in accordance with the National Cancer Institute's Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse(More)
Dosimetry is critical to achieve the optimal therapeutic effect of radioligand therapy (RLT) with limited side effects. Our aim was to perform image-based absorbed dose calculation for the new PSMA ligand 177Lu-DKFZ-PSMA-617 in support of its use for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer. Whole-body planar images and SPECT/CT images of the abdomen(More)
High levels of coagulation factor VII (FVII) in plasma have been associated with the increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in some studies. Both environmental and genetic factors are responsible for different levels of FVII in plasma. In the FVII gene there are two common polymorphisms (-323A1/A2 and IVS7)which are related to the level of FVII. The(More)
The diagnosis of osteomyelitis and implant-associated infections in patients with nonspecific laboratory or radiological findings is often unsatisfactory. We retrospectively evaluated the contributions of [18F]FDG PET and [18F]FDG PET/CT to the diagnosis of osteomyelitis and implant-associated infections, enabling timely and appropriate decision-making for(More)
UNLABELLED The present study evaluated safety, efficacy, and prognostic factors for (90)Y-yttrium microsphere radioembolization of unresectable liver metastases from breast cancer. METHODS Eighty-one patients were treated with radioembolization. Acute toxicity was monitored through daily physical examination and serum tests until 3 d after(More)
We evaluated the accuracy of (68)Ga-prostate-specific membrane antigen-HBED-CC ((68)Ga-PSMA) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for nodal staging prior to lymph node dissection (LND) in patients with prostate cancer (PCa). Thirty-four patients with histologically proven PCa underwent (68)Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC PET/CT prior to radical(More)
Our aim was to provide further evidence for the efficacy/safety of radioembolization using yttrium-90-resin microspheres for unresectable chemorefractory liver metastases from colorectal cancer (mCRC). We followed 104 consecutively treated patients until death. Overall survival (OS) was calculated from the day of the first radioembolization procedure.(More)
UNLABELLED This study analyzed the predictive value of (99m)Tc-labeled macroaggregated albumin ((99m)Tc-MAA) SPECT for (90)Y-labeled resin microsphere therapy (radioembolization) by comparing uptake on pretherapeutic (99m)Tc-MAA SPECT with uptake on posttherapeutic (90)Y-bremsstrahlung SPECT. METHODS We included 502 patients (55% male; mean age ± SD, 62 ±(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluates the diagnostic accuracy of SUV-based parameters derived from [(18) F]-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in order to optimize non-invasive prediction of soft tissue tumour (STT) grade. METHODS One hundred and twenty-nine lesions from 123 patients who underwent FDG-PET for primary staging (n =(More)