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Positron emission tomography; a computer-generated image of organs and other internal structures generated by through the detection of radiated positrons, emitted from a specific substance administered to the patient.

MR Imaging of Pleural Neoplasms

Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging [2018 April] [Link] Carter BW, Betancourt SL, Shroff GS, Lichtenberger JP 3rd Abstract The pleura may be affected by primary tumors or metastatic spread of intrathoracic or extrathoracic neoplasms. Primary pleural neoplasms represent ∼10% of all pleural tumors, and malignant lesions are more common than benign lesions. The most common […]

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18F-FDG PET/CT in the management of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma being considered for multimodality therapy: experience of a tertiary referral center

The British Journal of Radiology 2018 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] H St. AE et.al. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the N and M staging accuracy of positron emission tomography (PET) versus CT, as per the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) 8th edition in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) being considered for multimodality […]

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Targeting CXCR4 with [68Ga]Pentixafor: a suitable theranostic approach in pleural mesothelioma?

Oncotarget 2017 November 14 [Link] Lapa C et. al. Abstract C-X-C motif chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is a key factor for tumor growth and metastasis in several types of human cancer. This study investigated the feasibility of CXCR4-directed imaging with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) using [68Ga]Pentixafor in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Six patients with pleural […]

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Diagnostic Imaging and workup of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Acta Bio-Medica 2017 August [Link] Cardinale L, Ardissone F, Gned D, Sverzellati N, Piacibello E, Veltri A Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is the most frequent primary neoplasm of the pleura and its incidence is still increasing.This tumor has a strong association with exposure to occupational or environmental asbestos, often after a long latent period of […]

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First-line chemotherapy with pemetrexed plus cisplatin for malignant peritoneal mesothelioma

Expert review of anticancer therapy 2017 June 8 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Fujimoto E, Kijima T, Kuribayashi K, Negi Y, Kanemura S, Mikami K, Doi H, Kitajima K, Nakano T Abstract BACKGROUND: Mesothelioma of peritoneal origin has wider variation in treatment outcomes than mesothelioma of pleural origin, likely because peritoneal mesothelioma comprises borderline malignant […]

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Targeting CXCR4 with [68Ga]Pentixafor: a suitable theranostic approach in pleural mesothelioma?

Oncotarget 2017 May [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Lapa C, Kircher S, Schirbel A, Rosenwald A, Kropf S, Pelzer T, Walles T, Buck AK, Weber WA, Wester HJ, Herrmann K, Lückerath K Abstract C-X-C motif chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is a key factor for tumor growth and metastasis in several types of human cancer. This […]

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Unusual Contiguous Soft Tissue Spread of Advanced Malignant Mesothelioma Detected by FDG PET/CT

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2017 June [Epub 2016 June] [Link] Zhang Y, Edwards J, Williams H, Hao Z, Khleif S, Pucar D Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a tumor of mesodermal origin that arises from the serosa of the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium or tunica vaginalis. MPM is well known to have a poor […]

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Metabolic response assessment with 18F-FDG-PET/CT is superior to modified RECIST for the evaluation of response to platinum-based doublet chemotherapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma

European Journal of of Radiology [2017 January] [Link] Kanemura S, Kuribayashi K, Funaguchi N, Shibata E, Mikami K, Doi H, Kitajima K, Hasegawa S, Nakano T Abstract PURPOSE: Efficient monitoring of tumor responsiveness to chemotherapy is essential to mitigate high mortality risks and cytotoxic effects of chemotherapeutics. However, there is no consensus on the most […]

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Prognostic value of pretreatment volume-based quantitative 18F-FDG PET/CT parameters in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma

European Journal of Radiology 2017 January [Epub 2016 November] [Link] Kitajima K, Doi H, Kuribayashi K, Hashimoto M, Tsuchitani T, Tanooka M, Fukushima K, Nakano T, Hasegawa S, Hirota S Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate the relationships between pretreatment volume-based quantitative 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) parameters and overall survival (OS) in patients with […]

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Imaging in pleural mesothelioma: A review of the 13th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group

Lung Cancer 2016 November [Epub 2016 September 5] [Link] Armato SG, Blyth KG, Keating JJ, Katz S, Tsim S, Coolen J, Gudmundsson E, Opitz I, Nowak AK Abstract Imaging plays an important role in the detection, diagnosis, staging, response assessment, and surveillance of malignant pleural mesothelioma. The etiology, biology, and growth pattern of mesothelioma present […]

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