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  1. 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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    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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  4. Content type: Original research

    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. Content type: Review

    The main challenge for systemic radiation therapy using radiopharmaceuticals (SRT) is to optimise the dose delivered to the tumour, while minimising normal tissue irradiation. Dosimetry could help to increase ...

    Authors: Daphne Merel Valerie Huizing, Berlinda Jantina de Wit-van der Veen, Marcel Verheij and Marcellus Petrus Maria Stokkel

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:89

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  35. Content type: Original research

    The validation of the most appropriate compartmental model that describes the kinetics of a specific tracer within a specific tissue is mandatory before estimating quantitative parameters, since the behaviour ...

    Authors: Erica Silvestri, Valentina Scolozzi, Gaia Rizzo, Luca Indovina, Marco Castellaro, Maria Vittoria Mattoli, Paolo Graziano, Giuseppe Cardillo, Alessandra Bertoldo and Maria Lucia Calcagni

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:88

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  36. Content type: Original research

    The folate receptor α (FRα)-targeting antibody-drug conjugate (ADC), IMGN853, shows great antitumor activity against FRα-expressing tumors in vivo, but patient selection and consequently therapy outcome are ba...

    Authors: Christian Brand, Ahmad Sadique, Jacob L. Houghton, Kishore Gangangari, Jose F. Ponte, Jason S. Lewis, Naga Vara Kishore Pillarsetty, Jason A. Konner and Thomas Reiner

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:87

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  37. Content type: Original research

    A radiomic approach was applied in 18F-FDG PET endometrial cancer, to investigate if imaging features computed on the primary tumour could improve sensitivity in nodal metastases detection. One hundred fifteen...

    Authors: Elisabetta De Bernardi, Alessandro Buda, Luca Guerra, Debora Vicini, Federica Elisei, Claudio Landoni, Robert Fruscio, Cristina Messa and Cinzia Crivellaro

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:86

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  38. Content type: Short communication

    The InSPira HD system, a novel brain-dedicated SPECT scanner, allows for imaging with a high spatial resolution. Here, we tested whether this scanner can be used to image the dopamine transporter adequately. T...

    Authors: Sofie M. Adriaanse, Tim C. de Wit, Mette Stam, Eline Verwer, Kora M. de Bruin and Jan Booij

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:85

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  39. Content type: Original research

    Several radiolabeled prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) inhibitors based on the lysine-urea-glutamate (KuE) motif as the pharmacophore proved to be suitable tools for PET/SPECT imaging of the PSMA expre...

    Authors: Martina Wirtz, Alexander Schmidt, Margret Schottelius, Stephanie Robu, Thomas Günther, Markus Schwaiger and Hans-Jürgen Wester

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:84

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  40. Content type: Original research

    Recent developments in hardware and software for PET technologies have resulted in wide variations in basic performance. Multicentre studies require a standard imaging protocol and SUV harmonization to reduce ...

    Authors: Yuji Tsutsui, Hiromitsu Daisaki, Go Akamatsu, Takuro Umeda, Matsuyoshi Ogawa, Hironori Kajiwara, Shigeto Kawase, Minoru Sakurai, Hiroyuki Nishida, Keiichi Magota, Kazuaki Mori and Masayuki Sasaki

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:83

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  41. Content type: Original research

    Programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) inhibitors act as immune checkpoint inhibitors and are more effective for improving survival time with less toxicity as compared with conventional chemotherapies. In anti PD-1 th...

    Authors: Mayu Tomita, Hironobu Yasui, Kei Higashikawa, Kohei Nakajima, Hideo Takakura, Tohru Shiga, Yuji Kuge and Mikako Ogawa

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:82

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  42. Content type: Original research

    Erlotinib is an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeting tyrosine kinase inhibitor approved for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. The wide inter-individual pharmacokinetic (PK) variability of e...

    Authors: Dorra Amor, Sébastien Goutal, Solène Marie, Fabien Caillé, Martin Bauer, Oliver Langer, Sylvain Auvity and Nicolas Tournier

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:81

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  43. Content type: Original research

    [18F]Fluoro-2-deoxy-2-d-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is commonly used in the clinic for diagnosis of cancer and for follow-up of therapy outcome. Additional to the well-established value in tumo...

    Authors: Stefanie Pektor, Lina Hilscher, Kerstin C. Walzer, Isabelle Miederer, Nicole Bausbacher, Carmen Loquai, Mathias Schreckenberger, Ugur Sahin, Mustafa Diken and Matthias Miederer

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:80

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  44. Content type: Short communication

    Off-target binding in the choroid plexus (CP) may cause spill-in of the tau PET tracer [18F] flortaucipir into the adjacent hippocampus region. The impact of this spill-in on hippocampal uptake was assessed using...

    Authors: Emma E. Wolters, Sandeep S. V. Golla, Tessa Timmers, Rik Ossenkoppele, Chris W. J. van der Weijden, Philip Scheltens, Lothar Schwarte, Robert C. Schuit, Albert D. Windhorst, Frederik Barkhof, Maqsood Yaqub, Adriaan A. Lammertsma, Ronald Boellaard and Bart N. M. van Berckel

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:79

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  45. Content type: Short communication

    The recently growing interest in targeted alpha-therapy (TAT) calls for improvement of the labelling chemistry of the corresponding radionuclides. 213BiIII is a short-lived alpha emitter which emits only one alph...

    Authors: Jakub Šimeček, Petr Hermann, Christof Seidl, Frank Bruchertseifer, Alfred Morgenstern, Hans-Jürgen Wester and Johannes Notni

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:78

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  46. Content type: Original research

    Irradiation with α-particles creates densely packed damage tracks along particle trajectories in exposed cells, including complex DNA damage and closely spaced double-strand breaks (DSBs) in hit nuclei. Here, ...

    Authors: Sarah Schumann, Uta Eberlein, Jessica Müller, Harry Scherthan and Michael Lassmann

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:77

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  47. Content type: Original research

    The bone marrow (BM) is a main organ at risk in Lu-177-PSMA-617 therapy of prostate cancer and Lu-177-Octreotate therapy of neuroendocrine tumours. BM dosimetry is challenging and time-consuming, as different ...

    Authors: Astrid Gosewisch, Andreas Delker, Sebastian Tattenberg, Harun Ilhan, Andrei Todica, Julia Brosch, Lena Vomacka, Anika Brunegraf, Franz Josef Gildehaus, Sibylle Ziegler, Peter Bartenstein and Guido Böning

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:76

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  48. Content type: Original research

    The D1-dopamine receptor radioligand [11C]SCH23390 has been frequently used in PET studies. In drug-naïve patients with schizophrenia, the findings have been inconsistent, with decreases, increases, and no change...

    Authors: Per Stenkrona, Granville J. Matheson, Simon Cervenka, Pontus Plavén Sigray, Christer Halldin and Lars Farde

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2018 8:74

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