The New Reality
J Nucl Med Technol. 2021 Mar;49(1):1.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33658250 (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 4, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Kathy S Thomas Source Type: research

Intramuscular Injections for COVID-19 Vaccinations
J Nucl Med Technol. 2021 Mar;49(1):11-12. doi: 10.2967/jnmt.121.262049.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33658251 | DOI:10.2967/jnmt.121.262049 (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 4, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Kathy S Thomas Source Type: research

Guidance and Best Practices for Reestablishment of Non-Emergent Care in Nuclear Cardiology Laboratories During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: An Information Statement from ASNC, IAEA, and SNMMI
J Nucl Med Technol. 2021 Mar;49(1):13-18. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.120.251355.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33658252 | DOI:10.2967/jnumed.120.251355 (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 4, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Hicham Skali Venkatesh L Murthy Diana Paez Elisa M Choi Felix Y J Keng McGhie A Iain Mouaz Al-Mallah Roxana Campisi Timothy M Bateman Ignasi Carrio Rob Beanlands Dennis A Calnon Vasken Dilsizian Maurizio Dondi Alessia Gimelli Robert Pagnanelli Donna M Pol Source Type: research

Update on Current Initiatives
J Nucl Med Technol. 2021 Mar;49(1):7A.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33658253 (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 4, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tina Buehner Source Type: research

Kathy England Thompson Hunt, MS, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS, 1954-2020
J Nucl Med Technol. 2021 Mar;49(1):8A-9A.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33658254 (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 4, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

James Wirrell, BS, MS, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS, 1939-2020
J Nucl Med Technol. 2021 Mar;49(1):9A-10A.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33658255 (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 4, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Erratum
J Nucl Med Technol. 2021 Mar;49(1):101.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33658256 (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 4, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

The New Reality
J Nucl Med Technol. 2021 Mar;49(1):1.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33658250 (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 4, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Kathy S Thomas Source Type: research

Intramuscular Injections for COVID-19 Vaccinations
J Nucl Med Technol. 2021 Mar;49(1):11-12. doi: 10.2967/jnmt.121.262049.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33658251 | DOI:10.2967/jnmt.121.262049 (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 4, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Kathy S Thomas Source Type: research

Guidance and Best Practices for Reestablishment of Non-Emergent Care in Nuclear Cardiology Laboratories During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: An Information Statement from ASNC, IAEA, and SNMMI
J Nucl Med Technol. 2021 Mar;49(1):13-18. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.120.251355.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33658252 | DOI:10.2967/jnumed.120.251355 (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 4, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Hicham Skali Venkatesh L Murthy Diana Paez Elisa M Choi Felix Y J Keng McGhie A Iain Mouaz Al-Mallah Roxana Campisi Timothy M Bateman Ignasi Carrio Rob Beanlands Dennis A Calnon Vasken Dilsizian Maurizio Dondi Alessia Gimelli Robert Pagnanelli Donna M Pol Source Type: research

Update on Current Initiatives
J Nucl Med Technol. 2021 Mar;49(1):7A.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33658253 (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 4, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tina Buehner Source Type: research

Kathy England Thompson Hunt, MS, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS, 1954-2020
J Nucl Med Technol. 2021 Mar;49(1):8A-9A.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33658254 (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 4, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

James Wirrell, BS, MS, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS, 1939-2020
J Nucl Med Technol. 2021 Mar;49(1):9A-10A.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33658255 (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 4, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Erratum
J Nucl Med Technol. 2021 Mar;49(1):101.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33658256 (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 4, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Satisfying Program Level Outcomes by Integrating Primary Literature into the "Online" Classroom.
Satisfying Program Level Outcomes by Integrating Primary Literature into the "Online" Classroom. J Nucl Med Technol. 2021 Jan 22;: Authors: Patchoros GP, Wenzler G Abstract Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, there has been a paradigm shift from traditional classroom instruction to a remote online modality. In an effort to expose students to the most current and relevant information in the field of Nuclear Medicine Technology without access to traditional resources found on a college campus, it has become imperative that access to primary literature within the field be made readily available. Nucle...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - January 25, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

COVID-19 Vaccination: An Overview and Education Tool for Nuclear Medical Technologists.
Authors: Barnswell LH, Crosthwaite MH Abstract SNMMI-TS COVID-19 Task Force recognizes that some nuclear medicine technologists may be asked to administer COVID-19 vaccines, particularly since the procedure of administering an intramuscular (IM) injection is within their scope of practice, even if they have not performed the procedure in some time.5 Administering the COVID-19 vaccine may be the first clinical experience administering a vaccine that some healthcare workers have ever had.3 For this reason, the CDC has organized online COVID-19 vaccination training programs and reference materials for healthcare profe...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - January 25, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Multicenter study of quantitative SPECT imaging: reproducibility of 99mTc quantitation using a conjugated gradient minimization reconstruction algorithm.
Conclusion: We concluded that the reproducibility of the commercially available quantitative SPECT application using an OSCGM reconstruction engine was high, and comparable to that of positron emission tomography (PET), for comparatively large (~7L) homogeneous objects. PMID: 33419954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - January 10, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Nuclear Disaster Preparedness Level of Medical Responders in Pakistan.
Conclusion: Although medical responders had good educational background and knowledge in their specific fields and were found quite active and energetic in response against conventional injuries and natural disasters but in order to effectively respond to nuclear/radiological disasters a dire need was felt to enhance their level of knowledge/preparedness against unconventional disasters/injuries. PMID: 33380518 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - January 2, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

18F-Sodium Fluoride (NaF) PET/CT in obese patients on LYSO PET/CT system: Patient dosimetry, optimization of injected activity and acquisition time.
Conclusion: 18F-NaF PET/CT can be beneficial in obese patients due to its better pharmacokinetics. Optimal osseous staging can be achieved with relatively low doses and radiation burden. Lesion delineation was excellent regardless of the various acquisition times assessed. However, it is recommended to do 3min per bed position acquisition in patients with BMI>40. PMID: 33380519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - January 2, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

PIDSC Remote Viewing Guidelines Document.
Authors: Wallis J, Klein R, Bradshaw T, Catana C, Hatt M, Laforest R, Liu C, Mawlawi O, McCall K, Osborne D, Tang J, Wells RG, Ghesani M PMID: 33380520 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - January 2, 2021 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Bullying in the Nuclear Medicine Department and Clinical Education.
Conclusion: Explanations for underreported workplace bullying include fear of retaliation; nonenforcement and lack of awareness of antibullying policies; organizational complacency; and perceived hierarchical power. Recommendations to minimize workplace bullying include adopting and publicizing a descriptive definition, implementing antibullying policies, mediation procedures, and noncompliance penalties. Decreasing incidences of workplace bullying increase employee satisfaction and retention, patient safety, and enhances student success. PMID: 33361177 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - December 30, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Educational effect of remote lessons.
This study analyzes post-lecture questionnaire responses regarding face-to-face and remote teaching in the subject of Nuclear Medicine Examination Technology. We examine the educational effect of using remote lectures. Methods: We conducted a questionnaire survey among students by means of a five-point evaluation scale about satisfaction, comprehension, concentration, preparation, reviewing, and the question environment for face-to-face and remote lectures. Results: We present the results as means and standard deviations. Satisfaction results for face-to-face and remote lectures were 3.30 ± 0.72 and 3.36 ± 0....
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - December 30, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Added Value of Computed Tomography Attenuation Correction and Prone Position in Improvement of Breast and Subdiaphragmatic Attenuations in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging.
Conclusion: both CT and prone imaging increased the specificity and diagnostic accuracy of myocardial perfusion imaging without affecting the sensitivity. PMID: 33361179 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - December 30, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Optimization of number of iterations as a reconstruction parameter in bone SPECT imaging using a novel thoracic spine phantom.
Conclusion: Using a thoracic spine phantom to evaluate the optimal reconstruction parameter in bone SPECT imaging, the optimal number of iterations for a given number of subsets (10) was determined to be 10. PMID: 33361180 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - December 30, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Identification of Concomitant Iatrogenic Lower Extremity Lymphedema and Pelvic Lymphatic Leak on Lymphoscintigraphy and SPECT/CT.
We report a cervical carcinoma patient status post hysterectomy and lymphadenectomy who developed concomitant left lower extremity lymphedema and pelvic lymphatic leak identified on lymphoscintigraphy and SPECT/CT. PMID: 33361181 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - December 30, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

PET/CT in the evaluation of hypoxia for radiotherapy planning in head and neck tumors: systematic literature review.
Conclusion: There is a decrease in relapses and an increased likelihood of disease-free survival. PMID: 33361182 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - December 30, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Pitfalls and Artifacts of DaTscan Imaging in Parkinsonian Syndromes- A quality improvement teaching tool.
Conclusion: The technologist and nuclear radiologist must identify the expected imaging findings to avoid the most common mistakes related to artifacts. Our main goal is to improve image quality by reviewing the most common pitfalls and artifacts of DaTscan that can compromise an accurate diagnosis and lead to misinterpretation. PMID: 33361183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - December 30, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Yttrium-90 positron emission tomography for qualitative and quantitative assessment of residual activity in delivery apparatus after radioembolization.
Authors: Kao YH, Corlett A, Jorna K, Rhodes A, Sivaratnam D Abstract Assessment of residual activity is critical for quality assurance after yttrium-90 radioembolization. The resin microsphere manufacturer's indirect method of estimating the residual activity is laborious and vulnerable to inaccuracies. Furthermore, their method cannot localize the exact site of residual activity. Yttrium-90 PET/CT for qualitative and quantitative assessment of residual activity has not been described. We show an example of yttrium-90 PET/CT of residual activity in the delivery apparatus and catheters packed inside the delivery box...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - December 30, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Intelligent Imaging: Developing a Machine Learning Project.
Authors: Currie GM Abstract Artificial intelligence (AI) has rapidly progressed with exciting opportunities that drive enthusiasm for significant projects. A sensible and sustainable approach would be to start building an AI footprint with smaller, machine learning (ML) based initiatives using artificial neural networks (ANN) before progressing to more complex deep learning (DL) approaches using convolutional neural networks (CNN). A number of strategies and examples of entry level projects are outlined, including mock potential projects using CNN to progress toward. The examples provide a narrow snapshot of potent...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - December 30, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

The utility of adding a liquid nutrient meal to aid interpretation of small bowel transit scintigraphy.
Conclusion: The number of equivocal SBTS cases decreased after administration of a LNM at 6 hours, converting to a definitive result. This suggests that with use of a LNM a majority of patients can complete SBTS in one day without the need for repeat imaging at 24 hours. Administering a LNM appears to be less effective for patients with gastric disorders. However, the clinical significance remains to be explored and it is unclear if these patients have both a gastric and small bowel disorder, hence reducing any motility-promoting effect of the LNM. PMID: 33361186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of ...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - December 30, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Fewer Angle SPECT/CT (FASpecT/CT) Blood Pool Imaging for Infection and Inflammation.
Conclusion: FASpecT/CT blood pool images help localize focal sites of hyperemia/inflammation which can increase exam sensitivity and specificity. Additionally, utilizing a FASpecT/CT imaging protocol decreases imaging time by up to 90%. PMID: 33361187 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - December 30, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

2020 - A Year Like No Other.
Authors: Thomas KS PMID: 33273030 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - December 6, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Hepatobiliary Imaging.
Authors: Doonan M PMID: 33273031 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - December 6, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Lymphoscintigraphy: Breast and Melanoma.
Authors: Thomas KS, Williams J PMID: 33273032 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - December 6, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Life-Long Learning in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Authors: Buehner TM PMID: 33273033 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - December 6, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

18F-FDG PET imaging predicts the epileptogenic zone prospectively in recurrent cryptogenic meningoencephalitis and with subsequent simple partial visual seizures.
We present a case of 18F-FDG PET imaging in a patient with recurrent cryptogenic meningoencephalitis. 18F-FDG PET imaging after resolution of the encephalitis revealed hypometabolism in previous hypermetabolic areas. Hence, the initial 18F-FDG PET scan prospectively predicted the epileptogenic zone/seizure onset zone (EZ/SOZ). PMID: 33219155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - November 23, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Isolated malignant portal vein thrombus in colon carcinoma- A rare finding on 18F-FDG PET/CT.
We present a 61-year old male diagnosed with primary sigmoid colon carcinoma and 18F-FDG PET/CT scan showed, in addition to FDG avid primary lesion, a FDG avid filling defect in portal vein, likely malignant thrombus. PMID: 33219156 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - November 23, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Parathyroid scintigraphy with incidental indirect finding of pancreas cancer.
Authors: Nguyen BD Abstract Modifications of the biodistribution of 99mTC sestamibi during the myocardial perfusion and parathyroid imaging may be secondary to benign or malignant processes of visualized anatomic structures not related to the target organs of these imaging procedures. The author presents a case of pancreatic adenocarcinoma indirectly depicted on parathyroid scintigraphy. PMID: 33219157 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - November 23, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Review of Palliative Radium 223 (223Ra) in metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC): Experience at West Virginia University (WVU) Cancer Center.
CONCLUSION: While the science supporting the development and clinical use of Ra-223 is compelling, optimal clinical benefit will likely require earlier referral for Ra-223, before patients have exhausted most conventional therapies. At WVU, we found that our referred patients had practically all ADT, radiation, and cytotoxic therapy before starting Ra-223. A 2019 report from McMaster University using Ra-223 in 60 men with heavily pre-treated mCRPC also found a median OS of 8.2 months with only 42% completing all six treatment cycles, results almost identical to ours(2). Other studies confirmed that men with less advanced m...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - November 23, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Management of challenging radioiodine treatment protocols: a case series and review of the literature.
Conclusion: These cases highlight unique challenges that can be encountered during radioactive iodine administration and approaches that can overcome these challenges. We conclude that provider collaboration and treatment customization are critical to overcome patient-specific challenges. PMID: 33219159 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - November 23, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Evaluation of left atrium indices among high heart rate and heart rate variability patients with advancement in computed tomography technology: The CONVERGE registry.
Authors: Cherukuri L, Birudaraju D, Kinninger A, Chaganti BT, Pidikiti S, Pozon RG, Pozon ACG, Lakshmanan S, Dahal S, Hamal S, Flores F, Dialing C, Andreini D, Pontone G, Conte E, Nakanishi R, O'Rourke R, Hamilton-Craig C, Nasir K, Roy SK, Mao SS, Budoff MJ Abstract Introduction: We intended to assess the ability of current generation 256-slice coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) to measure LA volume (LAV) comparing patients with high heart rate (HiHR) of> 70bpm and heart rate variability such as atrial fibrillation (AFib). Methods: Using the prospective CONVERGE Registry of patients undergoing 256 ...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - November 23, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Texture feature comparison between step-and-shoot and continuous bed motion in 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography.
Conclusion: The magnitude in differences between texture features of SS and CBM images were different depending on types of features. Because entropy for GLCM exhibits minimal differences between SS and CBM images irrespective of resampling conditions, it may be the optimal feature to reduce the differences between the two scanning techniques. PMID: 33020230 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - October 8, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Poorly differentiated Neuroendocrine carcinoma (small cell) of Parotid Gland and 'Moderately differentiated' Hepatic metastases: a Discordant Histopathology clarified by dual tracer PET-CT (68Ga-DOTATATE and 18F-FDG) for predicting tumor biology and treatment decision-making.
Authors: Sharma P, Basu S Abstract Metastatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN) of the parotid gland, with discordant histopathology reports between primary parotid tumor (poorly differentiated small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma) and large hepatic metastasis (atypical carcinoid with moderately differentiation status, Ki-67 15-20%), and the value of dual tracer PET-CT imaging (68Ga-DOTATATE and 18F-FDG) features in such clinical setting are illustrated. Minimal 68Ga-DOTATATE and high grade 18FDG uptake of the lesions indicated a poor differentiation status helped in clarifying tumor biology, with its potential implica...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - October 8, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Pilot Study: Texture analysis of PET imaging demonstrates changes in 18F-FDG uptake of the brain after prophylactic cranial irradiation.
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)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - October 8, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Performing an additional lateral decubitus PET/CT scan to resolve a respiratory motion artifact.
We report a case of a patients affected by breast cancer who underwent PET/CT after therapy; a focal 18F-FDG uptake of not univocal interpretation was observed between liver and pleura. A subsequent acquisition on the right lateral decubitus showed the pleural location of lesion, thus improving the diagnostic accuracy of the PET/CT finding. PMID: 33020233 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - October 8, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Analysis of the radiometry performed in patients undergoing radioactive iodine therapy.
Conclusion: The results can contribute to an optimization of the radiological protection of patients submitted to RIT, as well as allow better logistics of their admission, which can lead to more appropriate accommodation for the patient with a better use of resources. PMID: 33020234 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - October 8, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Axillary lymph nodal metastases from differentiated thyroid carcinoma: report of two cases with review of literature.
Authors: Singh SS, Krishnan S, Tigapuram NK, Sood A, Satapathy S, Rohilla M, Tanigassalam S, Mittal BR Abstract Thyroid carcinoma has excellent long-term outcome for loco-regional disease with adequate treatment, however outcome declines sharply in distant metastatic disease. Axillary lymph nodal metastases (ALNM) are very unusual in thyroid carcinoma with poorer outcome as they are usually associated with aggressive histopathologies, extensive loco-regional and distant metastatic disease. The authors report two patients of thyroid carcinoma with ALNM and their management, and review of literature of such cases. ...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - October 8, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Introduction to the D-SPECT for Technologists: Workflow Using a Dedicated Digital Cardiac Camera.
Authors: Johnson RD, Bath NK, Rinker J, Fong S, St James S, Pampaloni MH, Hope TA Abstract Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in the United States (1). Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is one of the most frequently used diagnostic tools for patients at risk for CAD, and has significant prognostic value (2). Dedicated cardiac SPECT cameras such as the D-SPECT have been specifically designed for MPI studies. Equipped with new technology, the D-SPECT camera has demonstrated superior image quality when compared to standard SPECT or SPE...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - October 8, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Dose optimization in 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography based on NECR measurement and image quality assessment.
Authors: Rana N, Kaur M, Singh H, Mittal BR Abstract RATIONALE: The present study aims to optimize injected dose of 18F-FDG in whole body PET/CT scan and assess its effect on Noise Equivalent count rate (NECR) and visual image quality (IQ) assessment. Methods: Patients scheduled to undergo 18F-FDG PET/CT were prospectively recruited in the study from January to December 2019, regardless of the indication/underlying disease. Patients were divided into four groups and injected different amounts of 18F-FDG radioactivity/kg body weight (1.85 MBq/kg, 3.7 MBq/kg, 5.5 MBq/kg and 7.4 MBq/kg). All patients underwent 18F-FDG...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - September 6, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Review of myocardial viability using Nuclear Medicine imaging in rare cardiac malposition of dextrocardia - understanding right approach.
Conclusion: The acquisition protocol of SPECT being semicircular orbit needs careful selection of arc by keeping the patient position as 'feet first supine' for various types of dextrocardia. The processing and reconstruction of data by changing patient position to prone was found to be most useful method to match the septal and lateral wall orientation for interpretation of images. PMID: 32887761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - September 6, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research