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See detailHepatobiliary disease : primary and metastatic liver tumours
Hustinx, Roland ULg; Detry, Olivier ULg

in Cook, Gary JR; Maisey, Michael M; Britton, Keith (Eds.) et al Clinical Nuclear Medicine (2007)

PET and PET-CT in Oncology describes the principles of positron emission tomography and is a useful resource for incorporating the technique in clinical practice. In a clear and straightforward fashion ... [more ▼]

PET and PET-CT in Oncology describes the principles of positron emission tomography and is a useful resource for incorporating the technique in clinical practice. In a clear and straightforward fashion, this heavily-illustrated text offers instructive information and overviews of the basic principles of PET and PET-CT as well as the routine clinical PET scanning procedures for all important oncological indications. It is designed to serve as a reference work for specialists in nuclear medicine and radiology (including therapy planning) and for oncologists. It also provides student and physicians in other medical specialities with a general introduction to the effective integration of this modern technique into routine clinical diagnostics. Above all, this volume illustrates the importance of PET and PET-CT in comparison with other imaging techniques. [less ▲]

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See detailTomographie a emission de positons: un premier bilan.
Jerusalem, Guy ULg; Withofs, Nadia ULg; Rorive, Andrée ULg et al

in Revue du Praticien (La) (2007), 57(17), 1864-70

Positron emission tomography (PET) has been widely used for several years for staging and response evaluation in oncology. It is time to critically review its role in routine patient care. [18F]-labelled ... [more ▼]

Positron emission tomography (PET) has been widely used for several years for staging and response evaluation in oncology. It is time to critically review its role in routine patient care. [18F]-labelled fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]-FDG) remains the radiotracer of choice in most indications. Its high sensitivity, the half-life of 110 minutes and the easy production of this radiotracer explain its routine use although the specificity is not very good. Infectious or inflammatory processes can mimic tumours. Appropriate selection of patients studied in the recommended indications and interpretation of images by an experienced team having access to both clinical information and other diagnostic studies allows reducing the risk of false positives. Although PET is highly accurate, not all patients suffering from cancer need a PET study. Major improvements were also observed with conventional imaging techniques over the past 10 years. It is important to avoid long waiting lists because otherwise treatment delay may counterbalance the benefit of PET studies. [less ▲]

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See detail18f-Fdg Pet Imaging in Assessing Exudative Pleural Effusions
DUYSINX, Bernard ULg; Larock, Marie-Paule ULg; Nguyen, Delphine et al

in Nuclear Medicine Communications (2006), 27(12), 971-6

BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the accuracy of [F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (F-FDG PET) imaging with semi-quantitative analysis for differentiating benign from malignant pleural ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the accuracy of [F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (F-FDG PET) imaging with semi-quantitative analysis for differentiating benign from malignant pleural exudates and for guiding the search for the primary tumour of pleural metastases. METHODS: Whole-body 18F-FDG PET was performed in 79 patients with exudative pleurisy. Standard uptake values were normalized for body weight, body surface area, lean body mass (SUVbw, SUVbsa, SUVlbm) with and without correction for blood glucose levels. Thoracoscopy was systematically performed to reveal pathological diagnosis. RESULTS: All SUVs were significantly higher in all malignant pleural diseases (n = 51) than in benign (n = 28) (P < 0.001). Moreover SUVs were greater in the pleural metastases from pulmonary primaries (n = 25) and in mesotheliomas (n = 8) than in extrathoracic primaries (n = 18) (P < 0.01) with no significant difference between lung cancers and mesotheliomas. Receiver operating curve (ROC) analysis between benign and malignant lesions showed areas under the curves that ranged from 0.803 (SUVbsa g) to 0.863 (SUVbw). The cut-off value for SUVbw which gave the best accuracy (82.3%) was 2.2. When comparing thoracic with extrathoracic primaries the highest accuracy (80.4%) was found for a cut-off value of 2.6. CONCLUSION: Semi-quantitative analysis of 18F-FDG PET imaging helps to differentiate malignant from benign pleural exudates and to distinguish between thoracic or extrathoracic primaries. [less ▲]

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See detailPericardite aspergillaire avec tamponnade cardiaque et syndrome hemophagocytaire: un cas non classique d'immunodeficience
Delcroix, Geoffrey ULg; Vanstraelen, G.; Hustinx, Roland ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2006), 61(10), 713-8

We report the case of a 31-year-old woman who died in a context of haemophagocytic syndrome with multiple opportunist infections:viral, mycobacterial and fungal. To our knowledge, this is the tenth case ... [more ▼]

We report the case of a 31-year-old woman who died in a context of haemophagocytic syndrome with multiple opportunist infections:viral, mycobacterial and fungal. To our knowledge, this is the tenth case of invasive aspergillosis manifested by an aspergillus pericarditis with cardiac tamponade. Search for HIV infection, neoplasia, haematological malignancies was negative. In addition, the patient carried on a nonviral, non-ethylic cirrhosis, the etiology of which remained unknow. We will particularly develop the aspergillus pericarditis with cardiac tamponade and the haemophagocytic syndrome. [less ▲]

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See detailClinical applications of pinhole single photon emission tomography
Seret, Alain ULg; Hustinx, Roland ULg

in Current Medical Imaging Reviews (2006), 2(3), 347-352

For some planar scintigraphic explorations, like thyroid or hip, the pinhole collimator is usually preferred to the usual parallel hole collimators because it allows a superior resolution. Progress in 3D ... [more ▼]

For some planar scintigraphic explorations, like thyroid or hip, the pinhole collimator is usually preferred to the usual parallel hole collimators because it allows a superior resolution. Progress in 3D tomography reconstruction methods allows single photon emission tomography (SPET) to be today performed using the-pinhole collimator with again the advantage of a higher resolution. Pinhole collimator imposes a short distance (a few centimetres) to the target area and a restricted field of view. Over the last ten years, the potential of pinhole SPET has been essentially investigated for the ankle and the hind foot, the detection of thyroid nodules or abnormal parathyroid glands, the exploration of axillary lymph nodes. The technique was usually compared to planar scintigraphy performed with parallel hole or pinhole collimator. Sometimes a comparison to standard (with parallel hole collimator) SPET or to a morphologic imaging technique was also available. All studies highlight the improvement in resolution afforded by the use of the pinhole collimator. In bone scintigraphy, the delineation of the structures was largely superior allowing the visualisation of significant details usually never seen on scintigraphic images. In thyroid scintigraphy, the better resolution allowed to detect more nodules (essentially infra-centimetre nodules), and to reduce the number of equivocal cases. For abnormal parathyroid gland detection, the number of false negative cases decreased, with a concomitant increase of true positive cases; the glands were more sharply delineated on the images. Pinhole SPET with Tc-99m-tetrofosmin was the only scintigraphic method able to successfully reveal the number of involved lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer. In conclusion pinhole single photon appears as a promising new scintigraphic method allowing to explore small areas with a high resolution. [less ▲]

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See detailFDG-PET for the routine follow-up in NHL: First prospective evaluation
Jerusalem, Guy ULg; Silvestre, R.; Beguin, Yves ULg et al

in Journal of Clinical Oncology (2006, June 20), 24(18, Part 1 Suppl. S), 439

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See detailF-18-FDG PET imaging of rheumatoid knee synovitis correlates with dynamic magnetic resonance and sonographic assessments as well as with the serum level of metalloproteinase-3
Beckers, Catherine ULg; Jeukens, Xavier; Ribbens, Clio ULg et al

in European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2006), 33(3), 275-280

Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synovitis with positron emission tomography (PET) and F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18-FDG) in comparison with dynamic magnetic ... [more ▼]

Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synovitis with positron emission tomography (PET) and F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18-FDG) in comparison with dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography (US). Methods: Sixteen knees in 16 patients with active RA were assessed with PET, MRI and US at baseline and 4 weeks after initiation of anti-TNF-alpha treatment. All studies were performed within 4 days. Visual and semi-quantitative (standardised uptake value, SUV) analyses of the synovial uptake of FDG were performed. The dynamic enhancement rate and the static enhancement were measured after i.v. gadolinium injection and the synovial thickness was measured in the medial, lateral patellar and suprapatellar recesses by US. Serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) were also measured. Results: PET was positive in 69% of knees while MRI and US were positive in 69% and 75%. Positivity on one imaging technique was strongly associated with positivity on the other two. PET-positive knees exhibited significantly higher SUVs, higher MRI parameters and greater synovial thickness compared with PET-negative knees, whereas serum CRP and MMP-3 levels were not significantly different. SUVs were significantly correlated with all MRI parameters, with synovial thickness and with serum CRP and MMP-3 levels at baseline. Changes in SUVs after 4 weeks were also correlated with changes in MRI parameters and in serum CRP and MMP-3 levels, but not with changes in synovial thickness. Conclusion: F-18-FDG PET is a unique imaging technique for assessing the metabolic activity of synovitis. The PET findings are correlated with MRI and US assessments of the pannus in RA, as well as with the classical serum parameter of inflammation, CRP, and the synovium-derived parameter, serum MMP-3. Further studies are warranted to establish the place of metabolic imaging of synovitis in RA. [less ▲]

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See detailDiagnostic and therapeutic management of carcinoma of unknown primary: radio-imaging investigations.
Jerusalem, Guy ULg; Rorive, Andrée ULg; Ancion, G. et al

in Annals of Oncology (2006), 17 Suppl 10

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See detailIntratissular Lymphaticovenous Anastomoses Demonstrated by Perioperative Intramuscular Injection of 99mtc-Colloids
Heymans, Olivier; Fallais, Charles ULg; Hustinx, Roland ULg

in Lymphatic Research and Biology (2006), 4(1, Spring), 29-33

BACKGROUND: The existence of intratissular lymphaticovenous anastomoses has often been suggested, but it has never been demonstrated. This study aims at demonstrating the presence of such anastomoses ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The existence of intratissular lymphaticovenous anastomoses has often been suggested, but it has never been demonstrated. This study aims at demonstrating the presence of such anastomoses. METHODS AND RESULTS: The free flap model was used to investigate the drainage of radiolabeled colloid particles whose size prevents direct passage to the blood vessels. The tracer was injected into the muscle or the skin during the surgical procedure. Blood samples were sequentially drawn from the venous pedicle over the 30 minutes that followed the tracer injection. The blood samples were counted using a gamma well-counter. In all 14 patients, the venous blood radioactivity steadily increased over time. Radiochemical analyses performed on the blood samples demonstrated that the radioactivity is related to the labeled colloids and not to free pertechnetate. Planar imaging performed 24 hours after the surgical procedure showed a significant liver uptake, and no accumulation in the area of normal lymphatic relays. CONCLUSIONS: As, in the free flap model, there is no lymphatic drainage through the classical pathways whatsoever, and since the size of the radiolabeled particles prevents them from directly entering the blood stream, the results strongly suggest the presence of functional intratissular lymphovenous anastomoses. [less ▲]

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See detailClinical added-value of 18FDG PET in neuroendocrine-merkel cell carcinoma
Belhocine, Tarik; Pierard, Gérald ULg; Frühling, Janos et al

in Oncology Reports (2006), 16(2), 347-352

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and highly malignant skin cancer with neuroendocrine differentiation. We studied the potential value of 18FDG PET in the management of MCC. Eleven patients with MCC ... [more ▼]

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and highly malignant skin cancer with neuroendocrine differentiation. We studied the potential value of 18FDG PET in the management of MCC. Eleven patients with MCC were examined by 18FDG PET and PET-CT for staging purpose (n=4) or for detection of recurrence (n=7). Qualitative and quantitative interpretation of PET studies was performed routinely. 18FDG PET observations were compared to clinical and radiological findings. In 6 patients, PET findings were also compared to histology. In 7 patients, the 18FDG tumor uptake was compared to the MCC proliferative activity expressed by the Ki-67 index. 18FDG PET was contributive in 10/11 MCC patients. In 7 patients, 18FDG PET detected focal lesions or a disseminated stage of the disease including dermal, nodal and visceral metastases. In 3 patients, a normal 18FDG PET confirmed complete remission of disease. Most MCC patients exhibited highly 18FDG-avid sites suggestive of increased glucose metabolism. This imaging pattern was related to a high proliferative activity (Ki-67 index >50%). In 1 patient with a weakly proliferative nodal MCC (Ki-67<10%), a false negative result was yielded by metabolic imaging. In 4/11 patients, 18FDG PET revealed an unsuspected second neoplasm in addition to MCC. It is concluded that whole-body 18FDG PET may be useful in the management of MCC patients. However, a normal 18FDG PET aspect cannot rule out MCC with low proliferative activity. [less ▲]

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See detailPET and PET/CT Imaging in Lung Cancer
Rigo, Pierre ULg; Hustinx, Roland ULg; Bury, Thierry ULg

in Valk, PE; Delbeke, D; Bailey, DL (Eds.) et al Positron Emission Tomography - Clnical practice (2006)

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See detailEffect of diazepam on the efficacy of dual-phase FDG PET imaging.
Zhuang, Hongming; Hustinx, Roland ULg; Alavi, Abass

in European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2006), 33(2), 228-9230

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. Colite a clostridium difficile.
Laret, Vinciane ULg; Sion, C.; Bataille, Christian et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2006), 61(11), 750-2

A 55-year-old patient with mant e cels underwent a cytotoxic chemotherapy (D.H.A.P. + Rituximab). During the medullar aplasia related to the third cycle, diarrhoea due to Clostridium difficile arised and ... [more ▼]

A 55-year-old patient with mant e cels underwent a cytotoxic chemotherapy (D.H.A.P. + Rituximab). During the medullar aplasia related to the third cycle, diarrhoea due to Clostridium difficile arised and relapsed 15 days later despite normal blood counts. This colitis was very severe with pluribacterial peritonitis, but resolved with intensive medical treatment. The incidence, the patient's risk factors, the iatrogenic and nosocomial characters of cl. difficile colitis are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailPET imaging of arthritis
Hustinx, Roland ULg; Malaise, Michel ULg

in PET Clinics (2006), 1

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See detailPET imaging in lung cancer
Rigo, Pierre ULg; Hustinx, Roland ULg; Bury, Thierry ULg

in Valk, Peter E.; Delbeke, Dominique; Bailey, Dale L. (Eds.) et al Positron emission tomography (2006)

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See detailPET and PET/CT imaging in lymphomas.
Jerusalem, Guy ULg; Hustinx, Roland ULg; Rigo, Pierre ULg

in Valk, Peter E.; Delbeke, Dominique; Bailey, Dale L. (Eds.) et al Positron emission tomography (2006)

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See detailThe lymphomas. Nuclear Medicine
Jerusalem, Guy ULg; Hustinx, Roland ULg

in Canellos, George P.; Lister, Andrew T.; Young, Brian (Eds.) The lymphomas. (2006)

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See detailSequential positron emission tomography using [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose for monitoring response to chemotherapy in metastatic breast cancer.
Couturier, Olivier; Jerusalem, Guy ULg; N'Guyen, Jean-Michel et al

in Clinical Cancer Research : An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research (2006), 12(21), 6437-43

PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical value of positron emission tomography (PET) for monitoring chemotherapy in metastatic breast cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Twenty patients with hormonorefractory or ... [more ▼]

PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical value of positron emission tomography (PET) for monitoring chemotherapy in metastatic breast cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Twenty patients with hormonorefractory or hormonoreceptor-negative multimetastatic breast cancer were prospectively included. PET studies were done at baseline, at day 21 after the first cycle and at day 21 after the third cycle of chemotherapy. Metabolic response was defined based on visual and various modes of standardized uptake value (SUV) analysis of sequential PET studies. RESULTS: After one cycle, PET indicated a partial response in 12 patients, stable disease in 7 patients, and progressive disease in 1 patient, according to the visual analysis. After three cycles, PET showed a complete response in 5 patients, partial response in 11 patients, stable disease in 3 patients, and progressive disease in 1 patient. Seventy-five percent of the patients showing a metabolic response on visual analysis effectively responded to the treatment. The average SUV decreased on both the second and the third PET study, but only changes measured after three cycles of chemotherapy predicted the clinical response to chemotherapy and the overall survival. All methods for calculating the SUV (normalized for body weight, body surface area, or lean body mass) provided similar results. CONCLUSION: Semiquantitative analysis of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose-PET studies done after three cycles of chemotherapy is useful for monitoring the response to chemotherapy in metastatic breast cancer. [less ▲]

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See detailIs 3 '-deoxy-3 '-[F-18] fluorothymidine ([F-18]-FLT) the next tracer for routine clinical PET after R [F-18]-FDG?
Couturier, Olivier; Léost, Françoise; Campone, Mario et al

in Bulletin du Cancer (2005), 92(9), 789-798

Positron emission tomography (PET) with {F-18}-FDG is nowfirmly established as a clinical tool in oncology. Its applications are however limited in some indications, due to the lack of specificity of its ... [more ▼]

Positron emission tomography (PET) with {F-18}-FDG is nowfirmly established as a clinical tool in oncology. Its applications are however limited in some indications, due to the lack of specificity of its uptake mechanism for tumors, or the low avidity of some cancer types such as prostate. Alternative tracers are thus being developed, in order to fill up this void. Proliferation as a biological target is particularly attractive in cancer imaging. From that perspective, fluorothymidine ({F-18}-FLT or FLT) has generated a strong interest among the scientific community, especially since the radiosynthesis process has been improved and simplified, thus making possible to envision a routine use for the tracer. This article aims at summarizing the status of the current scientific data regarding FLT The uptake mechanism of FLT is well known, relying on the thymidine kinase 1 (TK1) enzymatic activity, and thus on DNA synthesis, Preclinical studies have shown a clear relationship between tracer accumulation and level of tumor proliferation, even though DNA salvage pathwayss intervene in the process and may complicate the interpretation of the results. Several clinical studies suggest a good specificity for tumor, albeit with a lower sensitivity than with FDG. In all likelihood however, the future of FLT lies in the evaluation of antitumor response and possibly the pretherapeutic prognostic characterization, rather than in the diagnosis and staging of malignancies. Although the scientific data regarding this issue remain limited, initial results are encouraging. Further significant work remains to he done in order to fully assess the clinical performances of the tracer, on the one hand, and to determine its place relative to FDG and other emerging tracers, on the other hand. Until these studies are completed, FLT should he considered as a promising tracer, hut remaining at an experimental stage of its development. [less ▲]

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See detailDistribution of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) in abdominal aortic aneurysm: High accumulation in macrophages seen on PET Imaging and immunohistology
Defawe, O. D.; Hustinx, Roland ULg; Defraigne, Jean-Olivier ULg et al

in Clinical Nuclear Medicine (2005), 30(5), 340-341

A 68-year-old man was hospitalized for unstable angina and underwent emergency coronary artery bypass surgery. During the operation, a pulsatile large abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) was discovered. To ... [more ▼]

A 68-year-old man was hospitalized for unstable angina and underwent emergency coronary artery bypass surgery. During the operation, a pulsatile large abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) was discovered. To define the optimal treatment of the abdominal aneurysm, after bypass surgery, CT scans and positron emission tomography (PET) were performed, as we routinely do. PET imaging combined with immunohistologic examination showed a region of increased F-18 FDG uptake corresponding to an inflammatory infiltrate in the aortic wall in contrast to the thrombus in the aneurysm (devoid of inflammatory cells). The luminal area showed midlevel F-18 FDG uptake corresponding to circulating mediators. [less ▲]

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