Detecting cancer in the brain by scanning for salt

Yale scientists have devised a way to non-invasively locate tumors in the brain, by using an MRI scan to find where salt levels are imbalanced.
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Conclusion: Global changes in brain glucose metabolism occur after PCI and are detectable using advanced image processing techniques. These changes may reflect radiation-induced damage and thus may provide a novel method for studying radiation-induced cognitive impairment. PMID: 33020232 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research
Authors: Khaleefah MM, Narayanan S, Dallal HAA, Jones CM, Friedland RP, Palade AE, Remmel KS, Shah JJ Abstract An isolated third nerve palsy presenting as the primary manifestation of a lymphoma is rare, with only few cases having been described. The present study reports an unusual case of a healthy 67-year old male diagnosed with isolated right oculomotor nerve palsy (ONP), who was found to have an underlying B cell lymphoma. The patient's medical records were accessed upon consent. A thorough physical examination, including stroke and infections work-ups were performed. A chest computerized tomography (CT), brai...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
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Conclusions: This study demonstrated that a noninvasive imaging strategy enables rapid quantification of receptor availability in response to therapy, a capability that could be leveraged in preclinical drug development, patient stratification, and treatment monitoring.
Source: Theranostics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
In conclusion, it remains unclear if brain-specific regional and temporal changes occur in the expression of the different APP variants during AD progression. Since APP is also found in blood cells, assessing the changes in APP mRNA expression in peripheral blood cells from AD patients has been considering an alternative. However, again the quantification of APP mRNA in peripheral blood cells has generated controversial results. Brain APP protein has been analyzed in only a few studies, probably as it is difficult to interpret the complex pattern of APP variants and fragments. We previously characterized the soluabl...
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CONCLUSION: Large pre-treatment contrast-enhancing tumor mass and higher ADC identify patients who may experience a survival benefit from bevacizumab plus radiotherapy. Persistent 18FET-PET signal of no longer contrast-enhancing tumor after concomitant bevacizumab plus radiotherapy suggests pseudoresponse and predicts poor outcome. TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT01443676. PMID: 32967939 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Cancer Res Source Type: research
ConclusionspcPET tracers present potential utility in the differential diagnosis, estimation of prognosis, evaluation of recurrence and treatment planning in patients with glioma. These radiotracers may hold a complementary role in conjunction with advanced MRI techniques in the non-invasive grading of gliomas.
Source: Clinical and Translational Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We observed a correlation between PoETV and OS. This imaging biomarker may help predict the OS of patients with GBM. PMID: 32938221 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Radiologica - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Acta Radiol Source Type: research
Conclusion4FMFES allowed visualization of ER expression in the pituitary in humans and two different rodent species with better contrast than FES. Improvement in clinical spatial resolution might allow visualization and analysis of other ER-rich brain areas in humans. Further work is now possible to link 4FMFES pituitary uptake to cognitive functions.
Source: Molecular Imaging and Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Abstract In an asymptomatic 77-yearold woman, former 55 packyears smoker, a routine X-ray showed a 45-mm superior left lobe lesion. A chest CT scan confirmed a 36-mm superior left lobe lesion and an aortic-pulmonary lymph node enlargement measuring 42 mm, suspicious for neoplasia. A PET-CT scan showed an elevated uptake in the primary lesion, in the aortic-pulmonary lymph node, and in the left hilar lymph node with a standardized uptake value - 40 and 4.3, respectively. CT-guided lung biopsy showed a lung squamous cell carcinoma. An endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for lymph-node st...
Source: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.) - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncology (Williston Park) Source Type: research
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