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J. of East Asian Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.537, h-index: 20)
J. of Echocardiography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.22, h-index: 3)
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J. of Educational Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.961, h-index: 21)
J. of Elasticity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.851, h-index: 45)
J. of Electroceramics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.577, h-index: 57)
J. of Electronic Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.609, h-index: 75)
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J. of Electronics (China)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 9)
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J. of Family and Economic Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.396, h-index: 32)
J. of Family Violence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.639, h-index: 56)
J. of Financial Services Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.273, h-index: 10)
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J. of Fixed Point Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.644, h-index: 13)
J. of Fluorescence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.465, h-index: 56)
J. of Food Measurement and Characterization     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.307, h-index: 4)
J. of Food Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.441, h-index: 29)
J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.495, h-index: 27)
J. of Forestry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.304, h-index: 14)
J. of Fourier Analysis and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.18, h-index: 42)
J. of Friction and Wear     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.373, h-index: 7)
J. of Fusion Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.387, h-index: 19)
J. of Gambling Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.171, h-index: 57)
J. of Gastroenterology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.651, h-index: 88)
J. of Gastrointestinal Cancer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.304, h-index: 39)
J. of Gastrointestinal Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.64, h-index: 99)
J. of General Internal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.804, h-index: 134)
J. of General Plant Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.554, h-index: 22)
J. of Genetic Counseling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.902, h-index: 39)
J. of Genetics     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.458, h-index: 28)
J. of Geodesy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.173, h-index: 56)
J. of Geographical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.8, h-index: 23)
J. of Geographical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.822, h-index: 39)
J. of Geometric Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.491, h-index: 27)
J. of Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 15)
J. of Global Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.992, h-index: 60)
J. of Global Policy and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
J. of Grid Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.414, h-index: 37)
J. of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.881, h-index: 39)
J. of Hematopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 13)
J. of Heuristics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.308, h-index: 50)
J. of High Energy Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.052, h-index: 153)
J. of Homotopy and Related Structures     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.232, h-index: 2)
J. of Housing and the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.648, h-index: 28)
J. of Huazhong University of Science and Technology [Medical Sciences]     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.344, h-index: 19)
J. of Ichthyology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.304, h-index: 10)
J. of Immigrant and Minority Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.759, h-index: 37)
J. of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.331, h-index: 46)
J. of Indian Council of Philosophical Research     Hybrid Journal  
J. of Indian Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.127, h-index: 12)
J. of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.966, h-index: 80)
J. of Industry, Competition and Trade     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.327, h-index: 15)
J. of Infection and Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.673, h-index: 46)
J. of Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 1.474, h-index: 55)
J. of Information Technology Teaching Cases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
J. of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.25, h-index: 36)
J. of Inherited Metabolic Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.389, h-index: 77)
J. of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials     Partially Free   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 33)
J. of Insect Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.569, h-index: 39)
J. of Insect Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.872, h-index: 43)
J. of Intelligent and Robotic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.629, h-index: 43)
J. of Intelligent Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.691, h-index: 43)
J. of Intelligent Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.397, h-index: 54)
J. of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.93, h-index: 43)
J. of Intl. Business Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 4.208, h-index: 130)
J. of Intl. Entrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.549, h-index: 23)
J. of Intl. Migration and Integration / Revue de l integration et de la migration internationale     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.308, h-index: 13)
J. of Intl. Relations and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.793, h-index: 22)
J. of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.394, h-index: 27)
J. of Logic, Language and Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 25)
J. of Low Temperature Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.531, h-index: 52)
J. of Machinery Manufacture and Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.203, h-index: 7)
J. of Mammalian Evolution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.134, h-index: 37)
J. of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.252, h-index: 83)
J. of Management and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.805, h-index: 33)
J. of Management Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.605, h-index: 6)
J. of Marine Science and Application     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.439, h-index: 11)
J. of Marine Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.235, h-index: 19)
J. of Maritime Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.228, h-index: 8)
J. of Market-Focused Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Marketing Analytics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
J. of Material Cycles and Waste Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.449, h-index: 22)
J. of Materials Engineering and Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.544, h-index: 40)
J. of Materials Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.836, h-index: 123)
J. of Materials Science : Materials in Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
J. of Materials Science : Materials in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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J. of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.22, h-index: 22)
J. of Mathematical Imaging and Vision     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.901, h-index: 53)
J. of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.414, h-index: 23)
J. of Mathematical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.272, h-index: 23)
J. of Mathematics Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.062, h-index: 20)
J. of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Mechanical Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.589, h-index: 26)
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J. of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.299, h-index: 18)
J. of Medical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.717, h-index: 44)
J. of Medical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.874, h-index: 28)
J. of Medical Ultrasonics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 13)
J. of Medicine and the Person     Hybrid Journal  
J. of Membrane Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.738, h-index: 82)
J. of Micro-Bio Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.28, h-index: 3)
J. of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.741, h-index: 43)
J. of Mining Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.317, h-index: 16)
J. of Molecular Evolution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.952, h-index: 108)
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J. of Molecular Neuroscience     Partially Free   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.988, h-index: 69)
J. of Mountain Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.418, h-index: 15)
J. of Muscle Research and Cell Motility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 55)
J. of Nanoparticle Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.583, h-index: 84)
J. of Natural Medicines     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.602, h-index: 28)
J. of Near-Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.689, h-index: 55)
J. of Network and Systems Management     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.466, h-index: 26)
J. of Neural Transmission     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.034, h-index: 86)
J. of Neuro-Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.274, h-index: 90)
J. of Neuroimmune Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.662, h-index: 45)
J. of Neurology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.429, h-index: 105)
J. of NeuroVirology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.979, h-index: 69)
J. of Nondestructive Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.863, h-index: 27)
J. of Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.887, h-index: 42)
J. of Nonverbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.723, h-index: 47)
J. of Nuclear Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 1.024, h-index: 68)
J. of Nutrition, Health and Aging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.919, h-index: 60)
J. of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.214, h-index: 6)
J. of Occupational Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.811, h-index: 51)
J. of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Ocean University of China (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.237, h-index: 11)
J. of Oceanography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.796, h-index: 52)
J. of Ocular Biology, Diseases, and Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.183, h-index: 11)
J. of Optical and Fiber Communications Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
J. of Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.214, h-index: 8)
J. of Optimization Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 65)
J. of Ornithology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
J. of Orofacial Orthopedics / Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.574, h-index: 33)

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Journal Cover European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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   ISSN (Print) 1619-7089 - ISSN (Online) 1619-7070
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  • Combined evaluation of regional coronary artery calcium and myocardial
           perfusion by 82 Rb PET/CT in the identification of obstructive coronary
           artery disease
    • Authors: Emilia Zampella; Wanda Acampa; Roberta Assante; Carmela Nappi; Valeria Gaudieri; Ciro Gabriele Mainolfi; Roberta Green; Valeria Cantoni; Mariarosaria Panico; Michele Klain; Mario Petretta; Piotr J. Slomka; Alberto Cuocolo
      Pages: 521 - 529
      Abstract: Purpose Cardiac imaging with PET/CT allows measurement of coronary artery calcium (CAC), myocardial perfusion and coronary vascular function. We investigated whether the combined assessment of regional CAC score, ischemic total perfusion deficit (ITPD) and quantitative coronary vascular function would further improve the diagnostic accuracy of PET/CT in predicting obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods We analyzed 113 patients with suspected CAD referred to 82Rb PET/CT myocardial perfusion imaging with available coronary angiographic data. Obstructive CAD was defined as ≥75% stenosis. The receiver operating characteristic area under curve (AUC) was applied to evaluate the ability of CAC score, ITPD, hyperemic myocardial blood flow (MBF) and coronary flow reserve (CFR) to identify CAD. Results Vessels with obstructive CAD (71 vessels) had higher ITPD (4.6 ± 6.2 vs. 0.6 ± 1.3) and lower hyperemic MBF (1.01 ± 0.5 vs. 1.75 ± 0.6 ml/min/g) and CFR (1.56 ± 0.6 vs. 2.38 ± 0.7; all p < 0.001) than those without. In prediction of per-vessel CAD, the AUCs for the models including CAC/ITPD/hyperemic MBF (0.869) and CAC/ITPD/CFR (0.875) were higher (both p < 0.01) than for the model including CAC/ITPD (0.790). Compared with CAC/ITPD, continuous net reclassification improvement was 0.69 (95% bootstrap confidence interval, CI, 0.365–1.088) for the CAC/ITPD/hyperemic MBF model and 0.99 (95% bootstrap CI 0.64–1.26) for the CAC/ITPD/CFR model. Conclusion Hyperemic MBF and CFR provide incremental information about the presence of CAD over CAC score and perfusion imaging parameters. The combined use of CAC, myocardial perfusion imaging and quantitative coronary vascular function in may help predict more accurately the presence of obstructive CAD.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-018-3935-1
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • Prediction of functional recovery after primary PCI using the estimate of
    • Authors: Raffaella Calabretta; Angelo Castello; Flavia Linguanti; Francesca Tutino; Alfonso Ciaccio; Cristina Giglioli; Roberto Sciagrà
      Pages: 530 - 537
      Abstract: Purpose Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) aims to achieve myocardial salvage (MS). Because the reference method for measuring MS requires myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) after tracer injection before PCI, alternative approaches have been proposed, but none has gained wide acceptance. Gated SPECT MPI can assess infarct size (IS), but can also show myocardial stunning. Thus, we compared functional and perfusion abnormalities early after AMI to estimate MS, and to predict left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) recovery at follow-up. Methods We studied 120 patients with AMI. Gated SPECT MPI was performed early (before hospital discharge) and at 6 months after AMI to measure IS, MS and functional outcome. MS was defined as the difference between the number of segments with abnormal thickening (i.e. the stunned area or area at risk) and the number of segments with abnormal perfusion (i.e. the final IS), expressed as a percentage of the total number of segments in the AHA model. LVEF was calculated using quantitative gated SPECT. Results The area at risk was 40 ± 25%, IS was 17.3 ± 16% and MS was 22 ± 19%. Early LVEF was 46.6 ± 11.6% and late LVEF was 51.4 ± 11.6%, with 54 patients showing at least an increase in LVEF of more than 5 units. ROC analysis showed that MS was able to predict LVEF recovery with an area under the curve (AUC) of 0.79 (p < 0.0001), and using a cut off >23% detected LVEF recovery with 74% sensitivity and 71% specificity. Conversely, IS was associated with an AUC 0.53 (not significant). Conclusion MS assessed by a single early gated SPECT MPI study can accurately predict LVEF evolution after primary PCI for AMI.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3891-1
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • Low baseline and subsequent higher aortic abdominal aneurysm FDG uptake
           are associated with poor sac shrinkage post endovascular repair
    • Authors: Pierre-Yves Marie; Didier Plissonnier; Stéphanie Bravetti; Raphael Coscas; Martin Rouer; Stéphan Haulon; Damien Mandry; Jean-Marc Alsac; Sergueï Malikov; Nicla Settembre; Yann Gouëffic; Olivier Morel; Véronique Roch; Emilien Micard; Zohra Lamiral; Jean-Baptiste Michel; Patrick Rossignol
      Pages: 549 - 557
      Abstract: Purpose The growth phases of medically treated abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are frequently associated with an 18F–fluorodesoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) pattern involving low baseline and subsequent higher FDG uptake. However, the FDG-PET patterns associated with the endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of larger AAA are presently unknown. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between serial AAA FDG uptake measurements, obtained before EVAR and 1 and 6 months post-intervention and subsequent sac shrinkage at 6 months, a well-recognized indicator of successful repair. Methods Thirty-three AAA patients referred for EVAR (maximal diameter: 55.4 ± 6.0 mm, total volume: 205.7 ± 63.0 mL) underwent FDG-PET/computed tomography (CT) before EVAR and at 1 and 6 months thereafter, with the monitoring of AAA volume and of a maximal standardized FDG uptake [SUVmax] averaged between the axial slices encompassing the AAA. Results Sac shrinkage was highly variable and could be stratified into three terciles: a first tercile in which shrinkage was absent or very limited (0–29 mL) and a third tercile with pronounced shrinkage (56–165 mL). SUVmax values were relatively low at baseline in the 1st tercile (SUVmax: 1.69 ± 0.33), but markedly increased at 6 months (2.42 ± 0.69, p = 0.02 vs. baseline). These SUV max values were by contrast much higher at baseline in the 3rd tercile (SUVmax: 2.53 ± 0.83 p = 0.009 vs. 1st tercile) and stable at 6 months (2.49 ± 0.80), while intermediate results were documented in the 2nd tercile. Lastly, the amount of sac shrinkage, expressed in absolute values or in percentages of baseline AAA volumes, was positively correlated with baseline SUVmax (p = 0.001 for both). Conclusion A low pre-EVAR FDG uptake and increased AAA FDG uptake at 6 months are associated with reduced sac shrinkage. This sequential FDG-PET pattern is similar to that already shown to accompany growth phases of medically treated AAA.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3883-1
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • [68Ga]Pentixafor-PET/MRI for the detection of Chemokine receptor 4
           expression in atherosclerotic plaques
    • Authors: Xiang Li; Daniel Heber; Tatjana Leike; Dietrich Beitzke; Xia Lu; Xiaoli Zhang; Yongxiang Wei; Markus Mitterhauser; Wolfgang Wadsak; Saskia Kropf; Hans J. Wester; Christian Loewe; Marcus Hacker; Alexander R. Haug
      Pages: 558 - 566
      Abstract: Purpose The expression of chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) was found co-localized with macrophages on the atherosclerotic vessel wall and participated in the initial emigration of leukocytes. Gallium-68 [68Ga]Pentixafor has recently been introduced for the imaging of atherosclerosis by targeting CXCR4. We sought to evaluate human atherosclerotic lesions using [68Ga]Pentixafor PET/MRI. Methods Thirty-eight oncology patients underwent [68Ga]Pentixafor PET/MR imaging at baseline. Maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) were derived from hot lesions in seven arterial segments and target-to-blood ratios (TBR) were calculated. ANOVA post-hoc and paired t test were performed for statistical comparison, Spearman’s correlation coefficient between uptake ratios and cardiovascular risk factors were assessed. The reproducibility of [68Ga]Pentixafor PET/MRI was assessed in seven patients with a follow-up exanimation by Pearson’s regression and Bland–Altman plots analysis. Results Thirty-four of 38 patients showed 611 focal [68Ga]Pentixafor uptake that followed the contours of the large arteries. Both prevalence and mean TBRmax were highest in the descending aorta. There were significantly higher TBR values found in men (1.9 ± 0.3) as compared to women (1.7 ± 0.2; p < 0.05). Patients with mean TBRmax > 1.7 showed a significantly higher incidence of diabetes, hypertension hypercholesterolemia and history of cardiovascular disease than patients with mean TBRmax ≤ 1.7. [68Ga]Pentixafor uptake showed a good reproducibility (r = 0.6, p < 0.01), and there was no difference between the mean TBRmax values of plaque lesions (TBRbaseline1.8 ± 0.3 vs TBRfollow-up1.8 ± 0.3) (p = 0.9). Conclusion Patients with high arterial uptake showed increased incidence of cardiovascular risk factors, suggesting a potential role of [68Ga]Pentixafor in characterization of atherosclerosis.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3831-0
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • Impact of initial myocardial perfusion imaging versus invasive coronary
           angiography on outcomes in coronary artery disease: a nationwide cohort
    • Authors: Guang-Uei Hung; Kuan-Yin Ko; Cheng-Li Lin; Ruoh-Fang Yen; Chia-Hung Kao
      Pages: 567 - 574
      Abstract: Purpose In patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD), two main options exist to guide management: initial invasive coronary angiography (CAG), or selective CAG after risk stratification using myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). This study compared clinical outcomes between these two strategies in a large, real-world population. Methods The initial cohort comprised 1,000,000 randomly selected patients who had been entered in the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan between 2000 and 2011. Patients with acute coronary syndromes, prior myocardial infarction (MI) or coronary revascularization, and prior treadmill testing or stress echocardiography were excluded. The remaining patients with suspected or known CAD were divided into those in whom initial CAG had been performed and those in whom initial MPI had been performed, and were followed until the end of 2011 for all-cause mortality, MI, and revascularization. A Cox proportional hazards model was used to estimate the risk of events after adjusting for covariates. Results The MPI and CAG groups each comprised 4,495 patients after frequency matching, with a similar Charlson comorbidity index (CCI). The MPI group had a significantly and dramatically lower incidence of revascularization (729 vs. 2,380, p < 0.001), MI (268 vs. 1,044, p < 0.001), and all-cause mortality (522 vs. 784, p < 0.001) than the CAG group. Multivariable analysis adjusting for age, gender, CCI, and comorbidities showed that in the MPI group fewer patients had revascularization (HR 0.24, 95% CI 0.22–0.26) and MI (HR 0.23, 95% CI 0.20–0.26), and the rate of all-cause mortality was lower (HR 0.58, 95% CI 0.52–0.64). Conclusions In patients with suspected stable CAD, compared with initial invasive CAG, a selective strategy guided by MPI was associated with lower rates of revascularization and MI and improved survival.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3872-4
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • Effect of CRP value on 18 F–FDG PET vascular positivity in Takayasu
           arteritis: a systematic review and per-patient based meta-analysis
    • Authors: Léa Gomez; Philippe Chaumet-Riffaud; Nicolas Noel; Olivier Lambotte; Cécile Goujard; Emmanuel Durand; Florent L. Besson
      Pages: 575 - 581
      Abstract: Purpose The aim of this study was to quantify the association between the CRP value and 18F–FDG PET vascular positivity in Takayasu arteritis (TAK) through a structured dedicated systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods From January 2000 to December 2016, the PubMed/MEDLINE database was searched for articles specifically dealing with the assessment of vascular inflammation using 18F–FDG PET and CRP biomarkers in TAK. Inclusion criteria for the qualitative analysis were (1) 18F–FDG PET used to assess the disease activity, (2) The use of the ACR criteria for the diagnosis of TAK, (3) No case mixed vasculitis (i.e., no giant cell arteritis), and (4) CRP concentration and clinical disease activity available. For the meta-analysis, PET-positive and PET-negative subgroups with the corresponding CRP concentrations were generated based on per patient data. The standard mean difference, which represents the effect of the CRP concentrations on the 18F–FDG PET vascular uptake, was computed for all studies, and then the results were pooled together. Results Among the 33 initial citations, nine complete articles including 210 patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Five studies found a significant correlation between the 18F–FDG PET and CRP concentration, one provided a trend towards association and three did not find any association between the two biomarkers. Six studies found a significant association between 18F–FDG PET and clinical disease activity, one found a trend towards association and the last two studies did not evaluate this correlation. The meta-analysis (121 patients) provided the following results: Standard Mean Deviation = 0.54 [0.15;0.92]; Chi2 = 3.35; I2 = 0%; Test for overall effect: Z = 2.70 (P = 0.007). Conclusion The CRP concentration only moderately reflects the 18F–FDG PET vascular positivity in TAK, suggesting dissociated information. Standardized longitudinal prospective studies are necessary to assess the value of 18F–FDG PET as an independent biomarker for subtle vascular wall inflammation detection.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3798-x
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • One-step synthesis of an 18 F-labeled boron-derived methionine analog: a
           substitute for 11 C-methionine'
    • Authors: Zhen Liu; Emily B. Ehlerding; Weibo Cai; Xiaoli Lan
      Pages: 582 - 584
      Abstract: Amino acid-based tracers have been extensively investigated for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of brain tumors, and 11C-methionine (11C-MET) is one of the most extensively investigated. However, widespread clinical use of 11C-MET is challenging due to the short half-life of 11C and low radiolabeling yield. In this issue of the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Yang and colleagues report an 18F-labeled boron-derived methionine analog, 18F-B-MET, as a potential substitute for 11C-MET in PET imaging of glioma. The push-button synthesis, highly efficient radiolabeling, and good imaging performance in glioma models make this tracer a promising candidate for future clinical translation.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3927-6
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • Preclinical evaluation of an 18 F-trifluoroborate methionine derivative
           for glioma imaging
    • Authors: Xiangyu Yang; Zhibo Liu; Huimin Zhang; Zhu Li; Jeeva P. Munasinghe; Gang Niu; Gaojun Teng; Xiaoyuan Chen
      Pages: 585 - 592
      Abstract: Purpose 11C–methionine (MET) is one of the most commonly used amino acid tracers for PET imaging of brain tumors. In this study, we report an 18F-labeled boron-derived methionine analogue, denoted as 18F-B-MET, as a potential substitute of 11C–MET for glioma PET imaging. Methods 19F-B-MET was synthesized from readily available chemicals according to our previous publication. For kit development, 19F-B-MET was aliquoted in quantities of 10 nmol for on-demand one-step labeling. The 18F-labeling was performed by 18F-19F isotope exchange, and quality control was performed by both HPLC and radio-TLC. Uptake of the tracer was determined in GL26, C6 and U87 tumor cells. PET imaging and the biodistribution assay were performed on mice bearing subcutaneous or orthotopic C6 and U87 tumor xenografts. Results Starting with 740–1110 MBq 18F-fluoride, >370 MBq of 18F-B-MET was obtained in 25 min (n = 5) with >99% purity and high specific activity (>37 GBq/μmol). 18F-B-MET demonstrated excellent in vitro stability with <1% decomposition after incubation with plasma for 2 h. In vitro cell uptake assay showed that 18F-B-MET accumulated in tumor cells in a time dependent manner and could be competitively inhibited by natural methionine and other L-type transporter transported amino acids. In vivo biodistribution and imaging studies showed high tumor accumulation (2.99 ± 0.23 %ID/g, n = 6) compared with low uptake of brain (0.262 ± 0.05 %ID/g, n = 6) at 60 min after injection in a subcutaneous C6 tumor model. Orthotropic C6 and U87 tumors were clearly visualized with high tumor to brain ratios at 60 min post-injection, corroborating with tumor L-type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT-1) expression levels. Conclusion 18F-B-MET was radiolabeled with high yield in a one-step labeling process, showed excellent pharmacokinetic properties in vivo, with high tumor-to-brain contrast.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3910-2
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • 11 C–MET PET/MRI for detection of recurrent glioma
    • Authors: C. Deuschl; J. Kirchner; T. D. Poeppel; B. Schaarschmidt; S. Kebir; N. El Hindy; J. Hense; H. H. Quick; M. Glas; K. Herrmann; L. Umutlu; C. Moenninghoff; A. Radbruch; M. Forsting; M. Schlamann
      Pages: 593 - 601
      Abstract: Introduction Radiological assessment of brain tumors is widely based on the Radiology Assessment of Neuro-Oncology (RANO) criteria that consider non-specific T1 and T2 weighted images. Limitation of the RANO criteria is that they do not include metabolic imaging techniques that have been reported to be helpful to differentiate treatment related changes from true tumor progression. In the current study, we assessed if the combined use of MRI and PET with hybrid 11C–MET PET/MRI can improve diagnostic accuracy and diagnostic confidence of the readers to differentiate treatment related changes from true progression in recurrent glioma. Methods Fifty consecutive patients with histopathologically proven glioma were prospectively enrolled for a hybrid 11C–MET PET/MRI to differentiate recurrent glioma from treatment induced changes. Sole MRI data were analyzed based on RANO. Sole PET data and in a third evaluation hybrid 11C–MET-PET/MRI data were assessed for metabolic respectively metabolic and morphologic glioma recurrence. Diagnostic performance and diagnostic confidence of the reader were calculated for the different modalities, and the McNemar test and Mann-Whitney U Test were applied for statistical analysis. Results Hybrid 11C–MET PET/MRI was successfully performed in all 50 patients. Glioma recurrence was diagnosed in 35 of the 50 patients (70%). Sensitivity and specificity were calculated for MRI (86.11% and 71.43%), for 11C–MET PET (96.77% and 73.68%), and for hybrid 11C–MET-PET/MRI (97.14% and 93.33%). For diagnostic accuracy hybrid 11C–MET-PET/MRI (96%) showed significantly higher values than MRI alone (82%), whereas no significant difference was found for 11C–MET PET (88%). Furthermore, by rating on a five-point Likert scale significantly higher scores were found for diagnostic confidence when comparing 11C–MET PET/MRI (4.26 ± 0,777) to either PET alone (3.44 ± 0.705) or MRI alone (3.56 ± 0.733). Conclusion This feasibility study showed that hybrid PET/MRI might strengthen RANO classification by adding metabolic information to conventional MRI information. Future studies should evaluate the clinical utility of the combined use of 11C–MET PET/MRI in larger patient cohorts.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3916-9
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • Up-front PET/CT changes treatment intent in patients with head and neck
           squamous cell carcinoma
    • Authors: Max Rohde; Anne L. Nielsen; Jørgen Johansen; Jens A. Sørensen; Anabel Diaz; Jon T. Asmussen; Oke Gerke; Anders Thomassen; Niels Gyldenkerne; Helle Døssing; Kristine Bjørndal; Poul Flemming Høilund-Carlsen; Christian Godballe
      Pages: 613 - 621
      Abstract: Purpose In patients with newly diagnosed head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), we wanted to examine the differences in overall treatment decisions, i.e. curative versus palliative treatment intent, reached by a multidisciplinary team conference (MDTC) based on 18F–fluoro-deoxy-glucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) or chest X-ray + MRI of the head and neck (CXR/MRI). Patients and methods This was a prospective blinded cohort study based on paired data. Consecutive patients with histologically verified primary HNSCC were invited to participate. All included patients underwent CXR/MRI and PET/CT before diagnostic biopsy. An ordinary MDTC using all available imaging was conducted as per standard practice. After at least 3 months (to eliminate recall bias in the team), the first project MDTC was conducted, based on either CXR/MRI or PET/CT, and the tumor board drew conclusions regarding treatment. After an additional 3 months, a second project MDTC was conducted using the complementary imaging modality. Results A total of 307 patients were included. Based on CXR/MRI, 303 patients (99%) were recommended for curative treatment and only four patients (1%) for palliative treatment. Based on PET/CT, the MDTC concluded that 278 (91%) patients were suitable for curative treatment and 29 (9%) patients for palliative treatment. The absolute difference of 8% was statistically significant (95% CI: 4.8%–11.5%, p < 0.001). Conclusions A PET/CT-based imaging strategy significantly changed the decisions regarding treatment intent made by a MDTC for patients diagnosed with HNSCC, when compared with the standard imaging strategy of CXR/MRI.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3873-3
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • Comparison of 18 F–FDG PET/MRI and MRI alone for whole-body staging and
           potential impact on therapeutic management of women with suspected
           recurrent pelvic cancer: a follow-up study
    • Authors: Lino M. Sawicki; Julian Kirchner; Johannes Grueneisen; Verena Ruhlmann; Bahriye Aktas; Benedikt M. Schaarschmidt; Michael Forsting; Ken Herrmann; Gerald Antoch; Lale Umutlu
      Pages: 622 - 629
      Abstract: Purpose To evaluate the diagnostic performance of 18F–FDG PET/MRI for whole-body staging and potential changes in therapeutic management of women with suspected recurrent pelvic cancer in comparison with MRI alone. Methods Seventy-one consecutive women (54 ± 13 years, range: 25–80 years) with suspected recurrence of cervical (32), ovarian (26), endometrial (7), vulvar (4), and vaginal (2) cancer underwent PET/MRI including a diagnostic contrast-enhanced MRI protocol. PET/MRI and MRI datasets were separately evaluated regarding lesion count, localization, categorization (benign/malignant), and diagnostic confidence (3-point scale; 1–3) by two physicians. The reference standard was based on histopathology results and follow-up imaging. Diagnostic accuracy and proportions of malignant and benign lesions rated correctly were retrospectively compared using McNemar’s chi2 test. Differences in diagnostic confidence were assessed by Wilcoxon test. Results Fifty-five patients showed cancer recurrence. PET/MRI correctly identified more patients with cancer recurrence than MRI alone (100% vs. 83.6%, p < 0.01). In contrast to PET/MRI, MRI alone missed 4/15 patients with pelvic recurrence and miscategorized 8/40 patients with distant metastases as having local recurrence only. Based on the reference standard, 241 lesions were detected in the study cohort (181 malignant, 60 benign). While PET/MRI provided correct identification of 181/181 (100%) malignant lesions, MRI alone correctly identified 135/181 (74.6%) malignant lesions, which was significantly less compared to PET/MRI (p < 0.001). PET/MRI offered superior diagnostic accuracy (99.2% vs. 79.3%, p < 0.001) and diagnostic confidence in the categorization of malignant lesions compared with MRI alone (2.7 ± 0.5 vs. 2.4 ± 0.7, p < 0.001). Conclusion PET/MRI demonstrates excellent diagnostic performance and outperforms MRI alone for whole-body staging of women with suspected recurrent pelvic cancer, indicating potential changes in therapy management based on evaluation of local recurrence and distant metastatic spread.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3881-3
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • 18 F-Fluorocholine PET/CT as a second line nuclear imaging technique
           before surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism
    • Authors: Alessio Imperiale; David Taïeb; Elif Hindié
      Pages: 654 - 657
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3920-0
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • F18-choline PET/CT guided surgery in primary hyperparathyroidism when
           ultrasound and MIBI SPECT/CT are negative or inconclusive: the APACH1
    • Authors: Elske Quak; David Blanchard; Benjamin Houdu; Yannick Le Roux; Renaud Ciappuccini; Barbara Lireux; Dominique de Raucourt; Jean-Michel Grellard; Idlir Licaj; Stéphane Bardet; Yves Reznik; Bénédicte Clarisse; Nicolas Aide
      Pages: 658 - 666
      Abstract: Purpose To evaluate the sensitivity of F18-choline (FCH) PET/CT for parathyroid adenoma detection prior to surgery in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and negative or inconclusive cervical ultrasound and Tc99m-sestaMIBI SPECT/CT. Methods We conducted a prospective bicentric study (NCT02432599). All patients underwent FCH PET/CT. The result was scored positive, inconclusive or negative. The number of uptakes and their sites were recorded. The FCH PET/CT result guided the surgical procedure (minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, bilateral cervical exploration, or other in case of multiple or ectopic foci). FCH PET/CT results were compared to the surgical and pathological findings and the follow-up. Results Twenty-five patients were included. Mean calcium and PTH levels prior to surgery were 2.76 ± 0.17 mmol/l and 94.8 ± 37.4 ng/l. Nineteen (76%) FCH PET/CTs were scored positive, 3 (12%) inconclusive and 3 (12%) negative, showing 21 cases of uniglandular disease, including 1 ectopic localization and 1 case of multiglandular (3 foci) disease. Mean lesion size was 13.1 ± 8.6 mm. Twenty-four patients underwent surgery. FCH PET/CT guided surgery in 22 (88%) patients, allowing for 17 minimally invasive parathyroidectomies, 1 bilateral cervical exploration for multifocality and 4 other surgical procedures. Two patients with negative FCH-PET/CT underwent bilateral cervical exploration. When dichotomizing the FCH PET/CT results, thereby classifying the inconclusive FCH PET/CT results as positive, the per lesion and per patient sensitivities were 91.3% (95%CI: 72.0–98.9) and 90.5% (95%CI: 69.6–98.8) and the corresponding positive predictive values were 87.5% (95%CI: 67.6–97.3) and 86.4% (95%CI: 65.1–97.1), respectively. Twenty-one (88%) patients were considered cured after surgery. Their mean calcium level after surgery was 2.36 ± 0.17 mmol/l. Conclusions Preoperative FCH PET/CT has a high sensitivity and positive predictive value for parathyroid adenoma detection in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and negative or inconclusive conventional imaging results. Bilateral cervical exploration could be avoided in the majority (75%) of patients.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3911-1
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma on 68 Ga-PSMA PET/CT: opening new
    • Authors: Nishikant Avinash Damle; Chandrasekhar Bal; Tejesh Pratap Singh; Ravikant Gupta; Sreenivasa Reddy; Rajeev Kumar; Madhavi Tripathi
      Pages: 667 - 668
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3904-0
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • FDG PET-CT as a powerful tool for diagnosing and monitoring treatment
           outcomes of relapsing polychondritis
    • Authors: Pauline Baudart; Achille Aouba; Marie Beaufrère; Nicolas Aide
      Pages: 669 - 670
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3906-y
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • Isam Alobid and Paolo Castelnuovo (editors): Nasoseptal Perforations:
           Endoscopic Repair Techniques
    • Authors: Fabrizia de Falco; Nicola Mansi
      Pages: 671 - 671
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-018-3928-0
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • Chun K. Kim and Katherine A. Zukotynski (editors): SPECT and SPECT/CT: a
           clinical guide
    • Authors: Mariarosaria Manganelli; Luigi Mansi
      Pages: 672 - 673
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-018-3929-z
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • Val M. Runge. Imaging of Cerebrovascular Disease. A Practical Guide
    • Authors: Manuela Amato; Luigi Mansi
      Pages: 674 - 674
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-018-3930-6
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • Correction to: Diagnostic and prognostic value of baseline FDG PET/CT
           skeletal textural features in diffuse large B cell lymphoma
    • Authors: Nicolas Aide; Marjolaine Talbot; Christophe Fruchart; Gandhi Damaj; Charline Lasnon
      Pages: 675 - 675
      Abstract: The formulae for Dice and Jaccard indices used to assess volumes concordance should read as follows:
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3915-x
      Issue No: Vol. 45, No. 4 (2018)
  • Correction to: Dosimetry in clinical radionuclide therapy: the devil is in
           the detail
    • Authors: Francesco Giammarile; Kristoff Muylle; Roberto Delgado Bolton; Jolanta Kunikowska; Uwe Haberkorn; Wim Oyen
      Pages: 676 - 676
      Abstract: The above article which was published in Volume 44/ Issue 12 has incorrect page numbers. Instead of 1-3, it should have been 2137-2139.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3921-z
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