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This study was approved by the IRB at MedStar Health and all participants signed informed consent. Participants were injected with 925 MBq (25 mCi) of 99mTc-sestamibi intravenously and whole body images were acquired after ~1h with acquisition speed 4cm/min with parallel-hole low-energy collimator. Extra spot view, pinhole view, or SPECT/CT images were performed when necessary. Two blinded nuclear medicine physicians independently interpreted the 99mTc-sestamibi images, and graded each foci 1-5 (1 = definite physiological uptake or artifact; 2 = most likely physiological uptake or artifact; 3 = indeterminate; 4 = most likely recurrence or metastasis; 5 = definite recurrence or metastasis). Discordant findings were resolved by consensus. Foci graded 3-5 were categorized as positive result and was followed-up for confirmation. Results A total of four patients completed the sestamibi scan to date. One out of four patients (Patient1) was positive on the sestamibi scan for distant metastasis. In Patient 1, the sestamibi whole-body posterior image demonstrated abnormal focal uptake in the right posterior calvarium and corresponding to an occipital lytic bone lesion on the SPECT/CT (Figure 1). The patient underwent surgical resection of the skull metastasis, and pathology confirmed metastatic thyroid cancer. Five months post-surgery the suppressed Tg was markedly reduced and stable at ~3.2ng/ml. Table 1 shows the sestamibi scan results, subsequent management and follow-up. With conf...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Endocrine/Neuroendocrine Posters Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Head and Neck Source Type: research
Conclusions: In our study, 13 (12primary plus1 metastasis) patients showed uptake equal to or more than of liver comprising of 65% of study population. From the therapeutic point of view 9 patients showed uptake more than liver. One patient showed intense uptake in distant metastasis with no primary or nodal lesion in neck.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: New Trends in Endocrine Therapy Source Type: research
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Source: Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology - Category: Chemistry Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research
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Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Therapy Concepts I: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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