FDG-PET/CT foretells melanoma therapy response

FDG-PET/CT scans performed during early treatment for melanoma could help clinicians...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: JNM: Radiolabeled benzamides could aid melanoma patients ARRS: CT plus serum data predict survival in melanoma patients
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ConclusionIn conclusion, integrated 18F-FDG PET/MR does not reliably differentiate N-positive from N-negative melanoma patients. Additional DWI does not increase the sensitivity of 18F-FDG PET/MR. Hence, sentinel lymph node biopsy cannot be replaced by 18F-FDG-PE/MR or 18F-FDG-PET/CT.
Source: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
FDG-PET/CT scans can predict the success of radiation therapy in patients with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET/CT helps stage men with breast cancer, too FES-PET enhances treatment for metastatic breast cancer Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT? CMS again declines coverage for NaF-PET scans Extremity PET/CT scans unnecessary for melanoma patients
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ConclusionWith ICG-99mTc-nanocolloid, the SN biopsy procedure has become more accurate and independent of the use of blue dye. With that, the procedure has evolved to be universal for different malignancies and anatomical locations.
Source: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Kepekci AH, Kig C, Gundogan GI Abstract Malignant mucosal melanoma is an uncommon disease with a low rate of survival. Malignancies of nasal mucosa which usually presents with nasal obstruction, epistaxis and back drip are difficult to treat and often have poor prognosis. The present case had presented to our clinic with classic symptoms and diagnostic findings of nasal polyposis. Consistently, the patient had previously been diagnosed with and treated for nasal polyposis in another ENT clinic. Physical examination, rhinoscopic examination, computed tomography (CT) scan of the head did not reveal any findi...
Source: International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology - Category: Physiology Tags: Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol Source Type: research
In this case report, we describe a patient with an inoperable mucosal melanoma of the sinonasal cavity who achieved an ongoing complete response to combined immunotherapy with ipilimumab and nivolumab after initial pseudoprogression. Despite massive enlargement of the tumor 9 weeks after treatment initiation, we decided to continue with checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy because of lacking potent therapeutic alternatives and the possibility of pseudoprogression. In the computed tomography scan 3 months later, the tumor was no longer detectable. To date, the patient is still in remission. However, she developed severe immun...
Source: Anti-Cancer Drugs - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
Can FDG-PET/CT be used to direct the treatment of locally advanced cervical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Extremity PET/CT scans unnecessary for melanoma patients FDG-PET/CT could improve treatment for NSCLC patients ASTRO: PET predicts outcomes in vulvar cancer patients
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AbstractDifferent types of imaging modalities are used in the diagnosis of ocular cancer. Selection of an imaging modality is based on the features of a tumor as well as the inherent characteristics of the imaging technique. It is vital to select an appropriate imaging modality in diagnosis of ocular tumor with confidence. This review focuses on five most commonly used imaging modalities, i.e., positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), optical coherence tomography (OCT), ultrasound (US), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The principal of imaging modal...
Source: The AAPS Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the accuracy of computed tomography (CT) derived regional skeletal muscle volume (SMV) measurements to predict whole body SMV in patients with melanoma. METHODS: 148 patients with advanced melanoma who underwent whole-body positron emission tomography (PET)/CT were studied. Whole body SMV was measured on CT and used as the reference standard. CT derived regional measures of SMV were obtained in the thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and lower limbs. Models were developed on a discovery cohort (n-98), using linear regression to model whole body SMV as a function of each regional measure, an...
Source: The British Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Br J Radiol Source Type: research
ConclusionWith ICG-99mTc-nanocolloid, the SN biopsy procedure has become more accurate and independent of the use of blue dye. With that, the procedure has evolved to be universal for different malignancies and anatomical locations.
Source: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 August 2018Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Emiri Tsumiyama, Hideaki Yamakawa, Shintaro Sato, Tomohiro Oba, Tomotaka Nishizawa, Rie Kawabe, Keiichi Akasaka, Masako Amano, Teppei Kamikawa, Masanobu Horikoshi, Kazuyoshi Kuwano, Hidekazu MatsushimaAbstractWe herein report the first case, to our knowledge, of tracheobronchial ulcer with anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (anti-MDA 5) antibody-positive interstitial lung disease (ILD). A 53-year-old man complained of shoulder and wrist pain and was suspected of having polymyalgia rheumatica at another hospital...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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