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Authors: Thomas KS PMID: 31488596 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - September 7, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Thyroid Uptake Exceeding 100%: How Is That Possible?
Authors: Thomas KS, Alessi AM, Hall A PMID: 31488597 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - September 7, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

JUNO Jubilee: Bringing Real-Life Experiences to the Classroom!
Authors: Taggart TR Abstract As Program Director of the only Nuclear Medicine Technology program in Northeast Ohio, I am always looking for ways to simulate real life to the students before they enter the clinical experience at the local hospitals. Through the community bond initiative, our classroom was granted funds to acquire the Human Patient Simulator (HPS) JUNO, supplied through CAE Health Care, which was delivered late 2018. PMID: 31488598 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - September 7, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Erratum.
Authors: PMID: 31488599 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - September 7, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Molecular Therapy: A New Focus for SNMMI-TS.
Authors: Crosthwaite MH PMID: 31488600 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - September 7, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

JRCNMT Report.
Authors: Winn JM PMID: 31488601 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - September 7, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Intelligent Imaging: Artificial Intelligence Augmented Nuclear Medicine.
This article introduces the current clinical applications of machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL); laying a platform for the subsequent continuing education article outlining the foundations of AI, ML and DL. PMID: 31401616 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - August 13, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Intelligent Imaging: Anatomy of Machine Learning and Deep Learning.
Authors: Currie GM Abstract The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) in nuclear medicine and radiology has been accompanied by AI commentators and experts predicted that AI would make radiologists in particular extinct. More realistic perspectives suggest significant changes will occur in medical practice. There is no escaping the disruptive technology associated with AI, neural networks and deep learning; the most significant perhaps since the early days of Roentgen, Becquerel and Curie. AI is an omen, but it need not be foreshadowing a negative event but rather heralding great opportunity. The key to sustain...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - August 13, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

A Case Study: A Team Approach to Professional Development and Accountability.
Authors: Roy LT Abstract Excellent front-line care givers are often promoted to supervisory positions due to their abilities, knowledge, and excellent communication and critical thinking skills. However, they often lack knowledge in the 5 essential leadership domains. These newly appointed supervisors and managers are eager to learn these new competencies, but often their organization is not able to provide them. Management and leadership skills are often learned on the job. Professional development is left up to the individual. As stewards of their organization, it becomes crucial for upper management to assure th...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - August 13, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Rare Site Primary Soft tissue Neuroendocrine Tumour with metastases and near-complete resolution with 177Lu-DOTATATE: documenting a Promising Clinical Application of Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy.
Authors: Adnan A, Basu S Abstract Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) of the skin or soft tissue are rare tumors (mostly described as site of metastasis), while primary soft tissue neuroendocrine tumours are extremely rare; they are usually diagnosed at advanced stages with distant metastases due to their indolent nature. We herein describe our experience with two such cases. In the first case, the NET originated in the retroperitoneal soft tissue and the second patient was a middle aged lady with NET arising from soft tissue in the pelvis. Both patients were treated with 177Lu-DOTATATE in view of SSTR expressing metasta...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - August 13, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Buffering the Suffering of Breast Lymphoscintigraphy.
Conclusion: Lidocaine buffered with sodium bicarbonate injected prior to lymphoscintigraphy significantly reduces pain experienced by the patient, and also improved nuclear medicine technologist satisfaction in performing the procedure. PMID: 31182657 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 12, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Continuous repetitive data acquisition with 123I-FP-CIT SPECT: Effects of rotation speed and rotation time.
Conclusion: The combination of rotation speed and rotation times affects the image quality and quantification of 123I-FP-CIT SPECT using CRRA. When CRRA is applied in 123I-FP-CIT SPECT, it is necessary to use added projection data processes and proper rotation speeds (e.g., 0.10 - 0.17 rpm rotation speed). PMID: 31182658 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 12, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Current Status of Radionuclide Renal Cortical Imaging in Pyelonephritis.
Authors: Sarikaya I, Sarikaya A Abstract Pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidneys which is seen more commonly in children than the adults. Technetium-99m-dimercaptosuccinic acid (99mTc-DMSA) scan is a radionuclide imaging study to detect renal scarring after acute pyelonephritis (late DMSA scan) and also helps to diagnose acute pyelonephritis in febrile urinary tract infections (acute DMSA scan). Planar imaging in multiple views (posterior and posterior oblique) is generally used. Pinhole imaging with a high-resolution collimator magnification of each kidney allows detection of smaller cortical defects. Single...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 12, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Assessing effect of various blood glucose levels on 18F-FDG activity in the brain, liver and blood pool.
Conclusion: Hyperglycemia gradually reduces brain FDG uptake starting after BG of 110 mg/dl. Hyperglycemia doesn't affect FDG activity in the liver and blood pool. Hypoglycemia doesn't seem to effect brain FDG uptake but appears to reduce liver and blood pool activity. The simple formula we generated can be used to correct SUV in hyperglycemic adults in selected cases. PMID: 31182660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 12, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Best Practices of 18F-Fluciclovine PET/CT Imaging for Recurrent Prostate Cancer: A Guide for Technologists.
Authors: Tade F, Sajdak RA, Gabriel M, Wagner RH, Savir-Baruch B PMID: 31182661 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 12, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

FDG PET-CT in the Evaluation of Bing Neel Syndrome.
We present a case of BNS, presenting with confusion and left orbital pain and the use of 18F-FDG PET-CT in making the diagnosis. PMID: 31182662 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 12, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Clinical and Technical considerations for implementing PET brain imaging for dementia.
Authors: Acuff S, Mathotaarachchi S, Zukotynski K, Osborne D, Subramaniam RM Abstract The number of cases of dementia has dramatically increased over the last decade. Imaging the brain with PET has been used for many years, but in the past decade the radiopharmaceuticals and technology available for imaging dementia has vastly improved. In recent years, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved three PET radiopharmaceuticals for detecting amyloid in brain and Tau PET radiopharmaceuticals are being investigated for the use of dementia imaging in clinical trials. This paper will discuss differ...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 12, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

A Review of the HIPAA, Part 1: History, PHI, and Privacy and Security Rules.
This article-part 1 of a 2-part series-is a refresher on the HIPAA, its history, its rules, its implications, and the role imaging professionals play. PMID: 31182664 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 12, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Ambulatory Micro Dose Positron Emission Tomography: Wearable PET Scanner for Neurological Imaging.
Authors: Noble R Abstract The ambulatory micro dose positron emission tomography (AM-PET) is an innovative machine that is progressing the field of nuclear medicine neurological imaging. The AM-PET is a wearable helmet that allows for neurological PET imaging to be done while a subject is sitting upright or ambulating. It has the potential to tell researchers and physicians more about how the brain and movement are connected and give more insight on the deeper structures. The evolving design of the helmet has grown to show improvement in image quality and the ability to image the brain with useful information in re...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 12, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Findings from Quality Improvement Initiatives to Assess and Improve PET/CT FDG Injection Infiltration Rates in Multiple Centers.
Authors: Wong TZ, Benefield T, Masters SC, Kiser JW, Crowley JR, Osborne D, Mawlawi O, Barnwell J, Gupta P, Mintz A, Ryan KA, Perrin SR, Lattanze RK, Townsend DW Abstract PET/CT radiotracer infiltrations are not uncommon and often outside imaging fields of view. Infiltrations can negatively impact image quality and quantification, and can adversely affect patient management. Until recently, there has not been a simple way to routinely practice PET radiopharmaceutical administration quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA). Our objectives were to quantify infiltration rates, determine associative factors for infilt...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 12, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Diffuse hepatic accumulation of 99mTc-MAA suggesting synchronous superior and inferior venae cavae obstruction.
We report a rare case of incidental diffuse hot liver on 99mTc-MAA lung perfusion scan done to exclude pulmonary embolism. This scintigraphic finding suggested synchronous superior vena cava (SVC) and inferior vena cava (IVC) obstruction, later confirmed on CT angiogram. Although many hepatic focal uptakes are reported, diffuse uptake owing to venae cavae obstruction is scarce in literature. PMID: 31182667 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 12, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Validation of glomerular filtration rate measurement with blood sampling from the injection site.
The objective of this study was to validate the use of a single site of venous access in combination with injection site imaging, for glomerular filtration rate measurement. Methods: Twenty-two adults(≥ 18 years), who were referred for GFR determination were included prospectively. GFR was measured from the plasma clearance of 99mTc- diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (99mTc-DTPA) according to international guidelines. After administration of the tracer through an intravenous (IV) cannula, a 60-second static image of the injection site was acquired. A second IV cannula was inserted into the contralateral arm. Venous blo...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 12, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Readers Help to Shape JNMT Content.
Authors: Thomas KS PMID: 31167826 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 8, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Gastric Emptying Scintigraphy.
Authors: Farrell MB PMID: 31167827 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 8, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Solid-Meal Gastric Emptying Study.
Authors: Thomas KS, Farrell MB PMID: 31167828 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 8, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Thank You for a Wonderful Year as President of the SNMMI-TS.
Authors: Bolus NE PMID: 31167829 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 8, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

NMTCB Report: NMAA Educational Program Guidelines.
Authors: Neal K, Siska R PMID: 31167830 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - June 8, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

How Do You Want Your Eggs?
Authors: DiDea MT PMID: 31019029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Reply to Letter to the editor, re: "Pharmacology, Part 3A".
Reply to Letter to the editor, re: "Pharmacology, Part 3A". J Nucl Med Technol. 2019 Apr 24;: Authors: Currie GM PMID: 31019030 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Sister Mary Joseph's Nodule in Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Identified on Hybrid 18F-FDG PET/MR.
Authors: Yang M, Hopp AC, Bekaii-Saab TS, Collins JM Abstract Sister Mary Joseph's nodule (SMJN) is an umbilical metastatic lesion typically originating from gastrointestinal or gynecological malignancies. In pancreatic cancer, SMJN is a sign of advanced disease with an associated poor diagnosis. The novel hybrid 18F-FDG PET/MRI provides an imaging tool in the identification of SMJN and helps with improved staging of pancreatic cancer. PMID: 31019031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Use of 99mTc Labeled-Tilmanocept versus 99mTc Labeled-Sulfur Colloid in Lymphoscintigraphy: Sentinel Lymph Node Identification and Patient Reported Pain.
Conclusion: Filtered 99mTc labeled-Sulfur Colloid use in lymphoscintigraphy is an acceptable alternative to 99mTc labeled-Tilmanocept for SLN detection in breast cancer, based on filtered 99mTc labeled-Sulfur Colloid's similar intraoperative SLN identification and comparative pain scores. PMID: 31019032 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Technical Aspects and Administration Methods of Lutetium177 Lu Dotatate for Nuclear Medicine Technologists.
Authors: Davis AB, Pietryka MH, Passalaqua S Abstract At Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Arizona, we gained valuable knowledge of the different infusion methods for 177 Lu-DOT-AO-Tyr3-Octreotate (Lutetium Lu-177 dotatate, Lutathera, PRRT). Our nuclear medicine department utilized two different methods of administration called the gravity infusion method and the infusion pump protocol. The experience we had with these methods allowed us to identify aspects of the gravity infusion method that were problematic which lead us to search for and implement the infusion pump protocol. The pump protocol ensured that the ...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

An Introduction to Newer PET Diagnostic Agents and Related Therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals.
This article contains straightforward information on each tracer discussed including the disease process imaged or treated, half-life, energy, primary uses, basic protocols as well as distribution and side effect information. Although not all tracers will be available in rural locations, this information can be helpful in determining future patient care offerings. PMID: 31019034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Evaluation of the use of a modular detector system to collect data in real-time to detect and assess injection quality.
The objective of this study is testing the feasibility of this device for real-time assessment of the injected dose rather than the current mechanism that allows retrospective analysis of the acquired data. Real-time counts were collected manually from the device on twenty patients having a clinical PET scan. Time-activity curves were created from the manual real-time data and compared to the time-activity curve given from the device. The R2 value calculated for the averages across the two curves was 0.93 (93%) meaning the two curves did match. An external detector device may be used to ascertain that an injection is suffi...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Using Intragastric Meal Distribution and Antral Contractility for Enhanced Gastric Emptying Analysis.
Authors: Colletti PM PMID: 31019036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

A rare case of giant intraperitoneal lipoma in patient with nodular fasciitis: image 18f-fdg pet / ct.
A RARE CASE OF GIANT INTRAPERITONEAL LIPOMA IN PATIENT WITH NODULAR FASCIITIS: IMAGE 18F-FDG PET / CT. J Nucl Med Technol. 2019 Apr 24;: Authors: Ibañez Ibañez MJ, Reyes Marles RR, Frutos Esteban L, Claver Valderas MA Abstract Nodular fasciitis is a benign reactive proliferation of myofibroblasts but sometimes misdiagnosed as sarcoma based on cellularity, mitotic figures and rapid growth. On the other hand, giant intraperitoneal lipomas are very rare cases and most of them are reported as liposarcoma because their large size; although liposarcoma is only 0.1% of all human neoplasms, is th...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Automated quantitative analysis of ACR PET phantom images.
Conclusion: Automated quantitative scoring of the ACR PET phantom is feasible and offers advantages of more efficient, consistent, and thorough performance characterization. Acceptance ranges for SUV values and ratios likely can be tightened if normalized VOI measurements are used. Further testing with phantom data from a variety of PET scanners is necessary to establish suitable quantitative thresholds for acceptable performance. PMID: 31019038 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Intra- and interobserver agreement of SUV SPECT ® quantitative SPECT/CT processing software, applied in clinical settings for patients with solid renal tumours.
Conclusion: The high ICC values indicate a strong agreement among SUV measurements for patients with solid renal lesions undergoing a 99mTc-Sestamibi SPECT/CT examination not only in measurements of the same reader but also between two different readers. PMID: 31019039 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Increasing awareness of a quality control problem in aging gamma cameras.
Authors: Frye SA, Frye RJ, Sterkel B, Muzaffar R, Osman MM Abstract Quality control (QC) in a nuclear medicine department plays an important role in providing quality care for patients. Closely monitoring the uniformity values on extrinsic QC can give insight into problems outside typical equipment issues. This facility noticed increasing uniformity values along with a photopenic image artifact. The detector required photo-coupling gel replacement a full rebuild by service engineers. This process took time for rebuild and time for the gel to set. Another adjustment of the voltage to the photomultiplier tubes (PMT) ...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Letter to the editor, re: "Pharmacology, Part 3A".
Letter to the editor, re: "Pharmacology, Part 3A". J Nucl Med Technol. 2019 Apr 24;: Authors: Ziessman HA PMID: 31019041 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Gastric Emptying Scintigraphy Egg Radiolabeling Efficiency Pre- and Post-Microwave Cooking.
This study aimed to document the labeling efficiency of 99mTc-sulfur colloid (SC) added to whole eggs before and after microwave cooking. Methods: Whole eggs were mixed with 99mTc-SC before and after microwave cooking. The radiolabeling stability of the eggs was tested after 2 and 4 hours of incubation in hydrochloric acid (HCl) and simulated gastric fluid with HCl and pepsin. Results: The experiment showed that no matter what the testing condition, radiolabeling by adding 99mTc-SC to whole eggs before microwave cooking resulted in a significantly higher labeling efficiency than radiolabeling when the 99mTc-SC was squirted...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Clinical impact of lower limb imaging in 68Ga-PSMA PET-CT for patients with prostate cancer.
Authors: Has Simsek D, Sanli Y, Kuyumcu S, Engin MN, Buyukkaya F, Demirci E Abstract Purpose: To determine if there is a clinical benefit of the lower limb imaging in 68Ga-PSMA PET-CT scans for patients with prostate cancer (PC). Methods: A total of 701 patients with PC who underwent a 68Ga-PSMA PET-CT scan were evaluated retrospectively. All patients underwent additional lower limb imaging. Images were reanalyzed by experienced nuclear medicine physicians and metastatic sites were documented. The PSA level and Gleason score (GS) were also compared with 68Ga-PSMA PET-CT findings. Results: In 601 patients (85.7%), a...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Gated FDG/CT of the lung using a spirometric respiratory gating device : a feasibility study.
Authors: Jaudet C, Filleron T, Weyts K, Didierlaurent D, Vallot D, Ouali M, Zerdoud S, Dierickx OL, Caselles O, Courbon F Abstract Spirometric gating devices (SPI) can measure the respiratory signal with high temporal resolution and accuracy. The primary objective of this study was to assess the feasibility and tolerance of gated lung positron emission tomography / computed tomography (PET/CT) acquisition using SPI. The secondary objective was to compare the technical quality, accuracy and interoperability of SPI to the standard respiratory gating device, Real-time Position Management™ (RPM, Varian, Palo Alto...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Sincalide - A review of the clinical utility, proper infusion methodology, and alternative cholecystogogues.
Authors: Ziessman HA Abstract Sincalide (Kinevac®) is widely used in conjunction with cholescintigraphy for a variety of clinical indications. Over the years numerous publications have verified the optimal infusion methodology. Published data and consensus recommendations emphasize that sincalide 0.02 µg/kg should be infused over 60 minutes. Production problems sometimes limit the availability of sincalide. In that case, non-FDA pharmacy compounded sincalide may serve as an alternative. Fatty meals have also been used. Various illnesses and drugs may inhibit gallbladder contraction. Thus these drugs shoul...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Authentic Leadership Theory and Practical Application for Nuclear Medicine.
This article reviews the philosophical foundations of authentic leadership theory and key characteristics of an authentic leader in the context of nuclear medicine. PMID: 31019046 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - April 26, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Looking Forward to 2019.
Authors: Thomas KS PMID: 30837271 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 7, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

DaTscan Imaging.
Authors: Grabher BJ PMID: 30837272 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 7, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Erratum.
Authors: PMID: 30837273 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 7, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

Journey to the Other Side of the World.
Authors: Bolus NE PMID: 30837274 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 7, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research

ARRT Receives Reaccreditation of Five Credential Programs.
Authors: Kuechle L PMID: 30837275 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - March 7, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research