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  1. Content type: Original research

    Among the many peptide receptor systems, gastrin-releasing-peptide (GRP) receptors, the mammalian equivalent of bombesin (BN) receptors, are potential targets for diagnosis and therapy of breast tumors due to ...

    Authors: Kakali De, Dibyanti Mukherjee, Samarendu Sinha and Shantanu Ganguly

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:25

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    Metabolic parameters are increasingly being used to characterize tumors. Motion artifacts due to patient respiration introduce uncertainties in quantification of metabolic parameters during positron emission t...

    Authors: Esther M. M. Smeets, Dominique S. Withaar, Willem Grootjans, John J. Hermans, Kees van Laarhoven, Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei, Martin Gotthardt and Erik H. J. G. Aarntzen

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:24

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    Today, the standardized uptake value (SUV) is essentially the only means for quantitative evaluation of static [18F-]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) investigations. However, the SUV ap...

    Authors: Frank Hofheinz, Jens Maus, Sebastian Zschaeck, Julian Rogasch, Georg Schramm, Liane Oehme, Ivayla Apostolova, Jörg Kotzerke and Jörg van den Hoff

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:23

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    The heart-to-mediastinum ratio (HMR) obtained in myocardial sympathetic innervation imaging using 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) is used for heart failure or Lewy body diseases (LBD). Discovery NM/CT 670 CZT...

    Authors: Nanami Okano, Iichiro Osawa, Saki Tsuchihashi, Masafumi Takahashi, Mamoru Niitsu and Ichiro Matsunari

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:22

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  5. Content type: Original research

    Hybrid positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) scanners are increasingly used for both clinical and preclinical imaging. Especially functional MRI sequences such as diffusion-weig...

    Authors: Jakob Albrecht, Dietrich Polenz, Anja A. Kühl, Julian M. M. Rogasch, Annekatrin Leder, Igor M. Sauer, Magor Babos, Gabor Mócsai, Nicola Beindorff, Ingo G. Steffen, Winfried Brenner and Eva J. Koziolek

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:21

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    223Ra imaging is crucial to evaluate the successfulness of the therapy of bone metastasis of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The goals of this study were to establish a quantitative tomographic 223Ra...

    Authors: Nadia Benabdallah, Michela Bernardini, Marta Bianciardi, Claire de Labriolle-Vaylet, Didier Franck and Aurélie Desbrée

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:20

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  7. Content type: Original research

    We have developed a multi-modal imaging approach for SIRT, combining 99mTc-MAA SPECT/CT and/or 90Y PET, 18F-FDG PET/CT, and contrast-enhanced CBCT for voxel-based dosimetry, as a tool for treatment planning and v...

    Authors: Esmaeel Jafargholi Rangraz, Walter Coudyzer, Geert Maleux, Kristof Baete, Christophe M. Deroose and Johan Nuyts

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:19

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  8. Content type: Original research

    We have previously developed the caspase-based radiotracer, 18F-ICMT-11, for PET imaging to monitor treatment response. We further validated 18F-ICMT-11 specificity in a murine melanoma death-switch tumour model ...

    Authors: Vessela Vassileva, Stephen M. Stribbling, Chris Barnes, Laurence Carroll, Marta Braga, Joel Abrahams, Kathrin Heinzmann, Caroline Haegeman, Marion MacFarlane, Kathryn L. Simpson, Caroline Dive, Jamie Honeychurch, Timothy M. Illidge and Eric O. Aboagye

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:18

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  9. Content type: Original research

    The glucagon receptor (GCGR) is emerging as an important target in anti-diabetic therapy, especially as part of the pharmacology of dual glucagon-like peptide-1/glucagon (GLP-1/GCG) receptor agonists. However,...

    Authors: Irina Velikyan, Torsten Haack, Martin Bossart, Andreas Evers, Iina Laitinen, Philip Larsen, Oliver Plettenburg, Lars Johansson, Stefan Pierrou, Michael Wagner and Olof Eriksson

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:17

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  10. Content type: Original research

    Bone marrow failure syndrome (BMFS) is a heterogeneous group of disorders associated with single- or multiple-lineage cytopenia and failure of normal hematopoiesis. We assessed the feasibility of integrated PE...

    Authors: Tetsuya Tsujikawa, Toshiki Tasaki, Naoko Hosono, Tetsuya Mori, Akira Makino, Yasushi Kiyono, Paolo Zanotti-Fregonara, Takahiro Yamauchi and Hidehiko Okazawa

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:16

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    Hyperglycaemia can influence 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake due to competition for glucose transport and phosphorylation by hexokinase. Major international nuclear medicine societies recommend blood glucose ...

    Authors: David A. Pattison, Lisa L. MacFarlane, Jason Callahan, Emma L. Kane, Timothy Akhurst and Rodney J. Hicks

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:15

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  12. Content type: Original research

    Total metabolic active tumour volume (TMATV) and total tumour burden (TTB) are increasingly studied as prognostic and predictive factors in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. In this study, we invest...

    Authors: Guilherme D. Kolinger, David Vállez García, Gerbrand M. Kramer, Virginie Frings, Egbert F. Smit, Adrianus J. de Langen, Rudi A. J. O. Dierckx, Otto S. Hoekstra and Ronald Boellaard

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:14

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  13. Content type: Original research

    Partial-volume effects generally result in an underestimation of tumor tracer uptake on PET-CT for small lesions, necessitating partial-volume correction (PVC) for accurate quantification. However, investigati...

    Authors: M. C. F. Cysouw, S. V. S. Golla, V. Frings, E. F. Smit, O. S. Hoekstra, G. M. Kramer and R. Boellaard

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:12

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  14. Content type: Original research

    Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is commonly used to assess patients with cardiovascular disease. However, in certain scenarios, it may have limited sp...

    Authors: John P. Bois, Chris Scott, Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, Raymond J. Gibbons and Martin Rodriguez-Porcel

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:11

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  15. Content type: Original research

    4′-[Methyl-11C] thiothymidine (4DST) has been introduced as a new cell proliferation imaging PET tracer that incorporates into DNA directly. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of 4D...

    Authors: Masatoshi Hotta, Ryogo Minamimoto, Kazuhiko Yamada, Kyoko Nohara, Daisuke Soma, Kazuhiko Nakajima, Jun Toyohara and Kei Takase

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:10

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  16. Content type: Original research

    Positron emission tomography (PET) is a non-invasive molecular imaging technique that traces the distribution of radiolabeled molecules in experimental animals and human subjects. We hypothesized that PET coul...

    Authors: Magnus Schou, Pär Ewing, Zsolt Cselenyi, Markus Fridén, Akihiro Takano, Christer Halldin and Lars Farde

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:9

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    Immunotherapy represents a new therapeutic approach in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) with the potential for prolonged benefits. Because of the systemic nature and heterogeneity of tumoral diseases, as ...

    Authors: Lucas Goldfarb, Boris Duchemann, Kader Chouahnia, Laurent Zelek and Michael Soussan

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:8

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    We sought to assess the machine learning-based combined diagnostic accuracy of three types of quantitative indices obtained using dopamine transporter single-photon emission computed tomography (DAT SPECT)—spe...

    Authors: Yu Iwabuchi, Tadaki Nakahara, Masashi Kameyama, Yoshitake Yamada, Masahiro Hashimoto, Yohji Matsusaka, Takashi Osada, Daisuke Ito, Hajime Tabuchi and Masahiro Jinzaki

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:7

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    Despite recent technological advances allowing for quantitative single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), quantitative SPECT has not been widely used in the clinical practice. The aim of this study i...

    Authors: Samuli Arvola, Ivan Jambor, Anna Kuisma, Jukka Kemppainen, Sami Kajander, Marko Seppänen and Tommi Noponen

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:6

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  20. Content type: Original research

    Rupture-prone atherosclerotic plaques are characterized by heavy macrophage infiltration, and the presence of certain macrophage subsets might be a sign for plaque vulnerability. The mannose receptor (MR, CD20...

    Authors: Zohreh Varasteh, Sarajo Mohanta, Yuanfang Li, Nicolás López Armbruster, Miriam Braeuer, Stephan G. Nekolla, Andreas Habenicht, Hendrik B. Sager, Geert Raes, Wolfgang Weber, Sophie Hernot and Markus Schwaiger

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:5

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  21. Content type: Original research

    4′-[Methyl-11C] thiothymidine (4DST) PET/CT provides DNA synthesis imaging, which represented a higher correlation with the proliferation in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) than that from imaging with...

    Authors: Ryogo Minamimoto, Yuichiro Takeda, Masatoshi Hotta, Jun Toyohara, Kazuhiko Nakajima, Go Naka and Haruhito Sugiyama

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:4

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  22. Content type: Original research

    18F-GP1 is a novel positron emission tomography (PET) tracer that targets glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptors on activated platelets. The study objective was to explore the feasibility of directly imaging acute arte....

    Authors: Sun Young Chae, Tae-Won Kwon, Soyoung Jin, Sun U. Kwon, Changhwan Sung, Seung Jun Oh, Sang Ju Lee, Jungsu S. Oh, Youngjin Han, Yong-Pil Cho, Narae Lee, Ji Young Kim, Norman Koglin, Mathias Berndt, Andrew W. Stephens and Dae Hyuk Moon

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:3

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  23. Content type: Original research

    Prosthetic joint infections may lead to failures of total joint arthroplasty. Radionuclide imaging can play a diagnostic role in identifying such infections, which require two-stage exchange arthroplasty (inst...

    Authors: Jing-Ren Tseng, Yu-Han Chang, Lan-Yan Yang, Chen-Te Wu, Szu-Yuan Chen, Chih-Hsing Wan, Ing-Tsung Hsiao and Tzu-Chen Yen

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2019 9:2

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  24. Content type: Original research

    The aim of this study is to determine if the choice of the 18F-FDG-PET protocol, especially matrix size and reconstruction algorithm, is of importance to discriminate between immunohistochemical subtypes (luminal...

    Authors: Nicolas Aide, Thibault Salomon, Cécile Blanc-Fournier, Jean-Michel Grellard, Christelle Levy and Charline Lasnon

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:114

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  25. Content type: Original research

    The G-protein-coupled receptor 44 (GPR44) is a beta cell-restricted target that may serve as a marker for beta cell mass (BCM) given the development of a suitable PET ligand.

    Authors: Mahabuba Jahan, Peter Johnström, Ram K. Selvaraju, Marie Svedberg, Maria Sörhede Winzell, Jenny Bernström, Lee Kingston, Magnus Schou, Zhisheng Jia, Stanko Skrtic, Lars Johansson, Olle Korsgren, Lars Farde, Christer Halldin and Olof Eriksson

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:113

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  26. Content type: Original research

    Aim of this study was to automatically select a suitable pseudo-reference brain region for the accurate, non-invasive quantification of neuroinflammation in a rat brain using dynamic [18F]DPA-714 PET imaging.

    Authors: Igor Fagner Vieira, Dieter Ory, Cindy Casteels, Fernando R. A. Lima, Koen Van Laere, Guy Bormans and Michel Koole

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:112

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  27. Content type: Short communication

    Molecular imaging techniques visualise biomarkers for both drug development and personalised medicine. In this field, Cherenkov luminescence imaging (CLI) seems to be very attractive by allowing imaging with c...

    Authors: Emiko Desvaux, Alan Courteau, Pierre-Simon Bellaye, Mélanie Guillemin, Camille Drouet, Paul Walker, Bertrand Collin and Richard A. Decréau

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:111

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  28. Content type: Original research

    18F-FDG brain PET measures metabolic changes in neurodegenerative disorders and may discriminate between different diseases even at an early stage. The objective of this study was to classify patients with amyot....

    Authors: Martijn Devrome, Donatienne Van Weehaeghe, Joke De Vocht, Philip Van Damme, Koen Van Laere and Michel Koole

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:110

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  29. Content type: Original research

    Bone fracture healing is dependent upon the rapid migration and engraftment of bone marrow (BM) progenitor and stem cells to the site of injury. Stromal cell-derived factor-1 plays a crucial role in recruiting...

    Authors: Kingsley O. Asiedu, Munira Ferdousi, Phuongnga T. Ton, Stephen S. Adler, Peter L. Choyke and Noriko Sato

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:109

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  30. Content type: Original research

    Gastrin-releasing peptide receptor antagonists have promise in theranostics of several highly incident tumours, including prostate and breast. This study presents the first human dosimetry of 68Ga-NODAGA-MJ9 in t...

    Authors: Silvano Gnesin, Francesco Cicone, Periklis Mitsakis, Axel Van der Gucht, Sébastien Baechler, Raymond Miralbell, Valentina Garibotto, Thomas Zilli and John O. Prior

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:108

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  31. Content type: Original research

    A standardised method for quantifying β-amyloid PET tracers would allow comparison across different tracers and different sites. The development of the Centiloid scale has aimed to achieve this, applying a com...

    Authors: Mark R. Battle, Lovena Chedumbarum Pillay, Val J. Lowe, David Knopman, Bradley Kemp, Christopher C. Rowe, Vincent Doré, Victor L. Villemagne and Christopher J. Buckley

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:107

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  32. Content type: Short communication

    Due to the high noise emission generated by the gradients in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an efficient method of noise protection is mandatory. In addition to providing hearing protection, appropriate hea...

    Authors: Lutz Tellmann, Hans Herzog, Frank Boers, Christoph Lerche and N. Jon Shah

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:106

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  33. Content type: Original research

    Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) after intratumoral injection of 99mTc labeled nanocolloid and imaging with scintigraphy and SPECT/CT in renal tumors is feasible. However, sentinel lymph node (SN) non-detection ...

    Authors: Teele Kuusk, Maarten L. Donswijk, Renato A. Valdés Olmos, Roderick E. De Bruijn, Oscar R. Brouwer, Kees Hendricksen, Simon Horenblas, Katarzyna Jóźwiak, Warner Prevoo, Henk G. Van Der Poel, Bas W. G. Van Rhijn, Esther M. Wit and Axel Bex

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:105

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  34. Content type: Original research

    18FDG PET/CT is crucial before neck surgery for nodal recurrence localization in iodine-refractory differentiated or poorly differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC/PDTC). A dedicated head-and-neck (HN) acquisition pe....

    Authors: Renaud Ciappuccini, Cédric Desmonts, Idlir Licaj, Cécile Blanc-Fournier, Stéphane Bardet and Nicolas Aide

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:104

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  35. Content type: Original research

    This study’s aim was to develop our dosimetric methodology using a commercial workstation for the routine evaluation of the organs at risk during peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) with 177Lu.

    Authors: Lore Santoro, Erick Mora-Ramirez, Dorian Trauchessec, Soufiane Chouaf, Pierre Eustache, Jean-Pierre Pouget, Pierre-Olivier Kotzki, Manuel Bardiès and Emmanuel Deshayes

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:103

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  36. Content type: Original research

    The PET radioligand (R)-[11C]PK11195 is used to quantify the 18-kDa translocator protein (TSPO), a marker for glial activation. Since there is no brain region devoid of TSPO, an arterial input function (AIF) is i...

    Authors: Pontus Plavén-Sigray, Granville James Matheson, Zsolt Cselényi, Aurelija Jucaite, Lars Farde and Simon Cervenka

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:102

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  37. Content type: Original research

    Metastatic melanoma patients can have durable responses to systemic therapy and even long-term survival. However, a large subgroup of patients does not benefit. Tumour metabolic alterations may well be involve...

    Authors: Ellen C. de Heer, Adrienne H. Brouwers, Ronald Boellaard, Wim J. Sluiter, Gilles F. H. Diercks, Geke A. P. Hospers, Elisabeth G. E. de Vries and Mathilde Jalving

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:101

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  38. Content type: Original research

    Dopamine transporter (DAT) imaging may be of diagnostic value in patients with clinically suspected parkinsonian disease. The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of DAT imaging with...

    Authors: Susanna Jakobson Mo, Jan Axelsson, Lars Jonasson, Anne Larsson, Mattias J. Ögren, Margareta Ögren, Andrea Varrone, Linda Eriksson, David Bäckström, Sara af Bjerkén, Jan Linder and Katrine Riklund

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:100

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  39. Content type: Original research

    In FDG-PET, SUV images are hampered by large potential biases. Our aim was to develop an alternative method (ParaPET) to generate 3D kinetic parametric FDG-PET images easy to perform in clinical oncology.

    Authors: Elyse Colard, Sarkis Delcourt, Laetitia Padovani, Sébastien Thureau, Arthur Dumouchel, Pierrick Gouel, Justine Lequesne, Bardia Farman Ara, Pierre Vera, David Taïeb, Isabelle Gardin, Dominique Barbolosi and Sébastien Hapdey

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:99

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  40. Content type: Original research

    The aim of this study was to assess the value of 18F-FDG PET/CT for quantitative assessment of hepatic metabolism in patients with different stages of liver fibrosis/cirrhosis.

    Authors: Niklas Verloh, Ingo Einspieler, Kirsten Utpatel, Karin Menhart, Stefan Brunner, Frank Hofheinz, Jörg van den Hoff, Philipp Wiggermann, Matthias Evert, Christian Stroszczynski, Dirk Hellwig and Jirka Grosse

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:98

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  41. Content type: Original research

    Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-directed radioligand therapy (RLT) is a promising yet not curative approach in castration-resistant (CR) prostate cancer (PC). Rational combination therapies may impro...

    Authors: Katharina Lückerath, Liu Wei, Wolfgang P. Fendler, Susan Evans-Axelsson, Andreea D. Stuparu, Roger Slavik, Christine E. Mona, Jeremie Calais, Matthew Rettig, Robert E. Reiter, Ken Herrmann, Caius G. Radu, Johannes Czernin and Matthias Eiber

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:96

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  42. Content type: Original Research

    HEPES is a favorable buffer for 68Ga-complexations in radiochemical laboratories. The drawback of this buffer is its prescribed limit of 200 μg per recommended application volume in the final formulation. Current...

    Authors: Sarah Pfaff, Tina Nehring, Verena Pichler, Jens Cardinale, Markus Mitterhauser, Marcus Hacker and Wolfgang Wadsak

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:95

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  43. Content type: Original research

    Cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is a rare but potentially life-threatening disease that causes conduction disturbance, systolic dysfunction, and, most notably, sudden cardiac death. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron...

    Authors: Sho Furuya, Osamu Manabe, Hiroshi Ohira, Kenji Hirata, Tadao Aikawa, Masanao Naya, Ichizo Tsujino, Kazuhiro Koyanagawa, Toshihisa Anzai, Noriko Oyama-Manabe and Tohru Shiga

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:94

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  44. Content type: Original research

    The aim of this pilot study is to investigate the impact of virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) on brain metabolism and connectivity.

    Authors: Antoine Verger, Eric Malbos, Emmanuelle Reynaud, Pierre Mallet, Daniel Mestre, Jean-Marie Pergandi, Stéphanie Khalfa and Eric Guedj

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:93

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  45. Content type: Original research

    We investigated the feasibility of left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) volume and function estimation using a first-pass gated 15O-water PET. This prospective study included 19 patients addressed for...

    Authors: Fayçal Ben Bouallègue, Denis Mariano-Goulart, Denis Agostini and Alain Manrique

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:92

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  46. Content type: Original research

    Glioma grading with dynamic 18F-FET PET (0–40 min p.i.) is typically performed by analysing the mean time-activity curve of the entire tumour or a suspicious area within a heterogeneous tumour. This work aimed to...

    Authors: Lena Vomacka, Marcus Unterrainer, Adrien Holzgreve, Erik Mille, Astrid Gosewisch, Julia Brosch, Sibylle Ziegler, Bogdana Suchorska, Friedrich-Wilhelm Kreth, Jörg-Christian Tonn, Peter Bartenstein, Nathalie Lisa Albert and Guido Böning

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:91

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  47. Content type: Original research

    CXCR4 is a chemokine receptor frequently overexpressed in invasive breast cancer that has been shown to play a major role in signaling pathways involved in metastasis. The aim of this retrospective analysis wa...

    Authors: Tibor Vag, Katja Steiger, Andreas Rossmann, Ulrich Keller, Aurelia Noske, Peter Herhaus, Johannes Ettl, Markus Niemeyer, Hans-Jürgen Wester and Markus Schwaiger

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:90

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