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18.01.2019 | Original Article

An assessment of bone-seeking radionuclides for palliation of metastatic bone pain in a vertebral model

The spine is one of the most frequent sites for bone metastases. Bone metastases occur in patients who developed cancer, especially prostate, lung and breast. Intolerable pain is the major symptom of bone metastases. Persistent bone pain reduces …

16.01.2019 | Original Article

18F-FDG uptake in the normal appendix in adults: PET/CT evaluation

There have been several studies regarding physiological fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake within the bowel, but only one study has described the normal biodistribution of FDG for the appendix in children [ 1 , 2 ]. The authors in this study concluded …

03.01.2019 | Original Article

Distribution of bone tracer uptake in symptomatic knees after ACL reconstruction compared to asymptomatic non-operated knees: a method for better differentiating patient-specific from disease-specific bone tracer uptake in SPECT/CT

The clinical value of combined single photon emission computerized tomography and computerized tomography (SPECT/CT) is well established in patients with knee problems [ 1 , 2 ]. Improved diagnostics have been reported in patients after total knee …

03.01.2019 | Original Article

Fundamental study of radiogallium-labeled aspartic acid peptides introducing octreotate derivatives

Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) can be caused by neuroendocrine cells throughout the body including the lung, pancreas, and gastrointestinal tract [ 1 , 2 ]. NETs are considered rare tumors, but Yao et al. reported that the age-adjusted incidence of …

03.01.2019 | Short Communication

18F-DOPA uptake does not correlate with IDH mutation status and 1p/19q co-deletion in glioma

The most recent World Health Organization (WHO) classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System (WHO 2016) introduced a definition of glioma subtypes primarily based on molecular fingerprints rather than on histology, though the latter is …

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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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