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04.12.2018 | Original Article

Impact factors for the outcome of the first 131I radiotherapy in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma after total thyroidectomy

Differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) is a common malignancy in the endocrine system with an increasing incidence in recent years [ 1 ]. Post-operative 131 I treatment is a crucial adjuvant therapy that can significantly decrease the recurrence of …

27.11.2018 | Others Open Access

Introduction of the targeted alpha therapy (with Radium-223) into clinical practice in Japan: learnings and implementation

Radium-223 dichloride (Ra-223) is the first targeted alpha therapy approved for the treatment of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) with bone metastasis. Ra-223 improved overall survival in the international Phase III …

27.11.2018 | Original Article

Investigation of the relation between administered dose and image quality for pediatric 99mTc-DMSA renal scintigraphy: clinical study applying the JSNM (Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine) pediatric dosage card

The Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine Technology (JSNMT), the Optimization of Imaging Technique Committee for Pediatric Nuclear Medicine Studies

Japan consensus guidelines for pediatric nuclear medicine (JCG) were published by the Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine (JSNM) in March, 2013 [ 1 ]. Recommended administered dose in the JSNM guidelines was determined conforming with the European …

19.11.2018 | Original Article Open Access

Comparison between single photon emission computed tomography with computed tomography and planar scintigraphy in sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer patients

Radio-guided sentinel node (SN) biopsy is a standard method in the treatment of patients with early breast cancer [ 1 – 3 ]. Single photon emission computed tomography with computed tomography (SPECT/CT) has been used to detect hot nodes prior to …

10.11.2018 | Original Article

Clinical evaluation of CT radiation dose in whole-body 18F-FDG PET/CT in relation to scout imaging direction and arm position

Positron emission tomography (PET) with 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose ( 18 F-FDG) is widely used to evaluate oncology patients. In this examination, CT images covering the whole body are usually acquired mainly for attenuation correction and lesion …

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Annals of Nuclear Medicine is an official journal of the Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine. It develops the appropriate application of radioactive substances and stable nuclides in the field of medicine.

The journal promotes the exchange of ideas and information and research in nuclear medicine and includes the medical application of radionuclides and related subjects. It presents original articles, case reports, short communications, reviews and letters to the editor.

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