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08.06.2018 | Short Communication

Diagnosing polymyalgia rheumatica on 18F-FDG PET/CT: typical uptake patterns

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a rheumatic disease characterized by widespread aching and stiffness. It tends to affect elderly people. The symptoms of PMR seem to be related to synovitis of proximal joints and extra-articular synovial structures …

05.06.2018 | Original Article

Intratumoral heterogeneity in 18F-FDG PET/CT by textural analysis in breast cancer as a predictive and prognostic subrogate

The quantification of tumor heterogeneity in medical imaging is a current research interest due to its potential relationship with tumor malignancy. High intratumoral heterogeneity has been related to poorer prognosis, which could be secondary to …

05.06.2018 | Original Article Open Access

Reliable radiosynthesis of 4-[10B]borono-2-[18F]fluoro-l-phenylalanine with quality assurance for boron neutron capture therapy-oriented diagnosis

4-[ 10 B]borono-2-[ 18 F]fluoro- l -phenylalanine ( l -[ 18 F]FBPA) was developed in 1991 as a probe for positron emission tomography (PET) to evaluate in vivo 4-[ 10 B]borono- l -phenylalanine ( l -BPA) used in boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) …

01.06.2018 | Original Article

Assessment of tumor response to chemoradiotherapy and predicting prognosis in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma by PERCIST

Over the past 2 decades, organ preservation strategies using chemoradiotherapy (CRT) have become important treatment approaches for locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). However, disease control achieved with CRT remains …

23.05.2018 | Original Article

Optimal monochromatic color combinations for fusion imaging of FDG-PET and diffusion-weighted MR images

FDG-PET/CT has been widely used to detect, localize, and characterize tumors and to evaluate the effects of tumor treatment by providing information of glucose metabolism with FDG-PET and anatomical information with CT images. Though sensitivity …

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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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