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Lesion-based analysis of 18F-FDG uptake and 111In-Pentetreotide uptake by neuroendocrine tumors

Purpose To characterize the heterogeneity of metastatic neuroendocrine tumor (NET) lesions, we compared the [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake and the 111In-pentetreotide (SRS) uptake for somatostatin receptor scintigraphy using the CT-based fusion imaging techniques of PET/CT and SPECT/CT. Methods Fifteen consecutive patients with NET lesions were examined using both FDG-PET...

Comparison of 11C-4′-thiothymidine, 11C-methionine, and 18F-FDG PET/CT for the detection of active lesions of multiple myeloma

PurposeThe aims of this study were to evaluate the possibility of using 11C-methionine (11C-MET) and 11C-4′-thiothymidine (11C-4DST) whole-body PET/CT for the imaging of amino acid metabolism and DNA synthesis, respectively, when searching for bone marrow involvement in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and to compare these findings with those for 18F-FDG PET/CT and aspiration...

Evaluation of Wegener’s granulomatosis using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography

Objective Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) is a relatively rare disease characterized by granulomatous necrotizing vasculitis that primarily involves small- and medium-sized vessels. Systemic findings observed on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) have not been well reported. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the FDG PET...

Long fasting is effective in inhibiting physiological myocardial 18F-FDG uptake and for evaluating active lesions of cardiac sarcoidosis

Miyako Morooka Masao Moroi 0 1 Kimiichi Uno Kimiteru Ito Jin Wu Takashi Nakagawa 1 Kazuo Kubota Ryogo Minamimoto Yoko Miyata Momoko Okasaki Osamu Okazaki 1 Yoshihito Yamada Tetsuo Yamaguchi Michiaki