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Imaging and dosimetry for radionuclide based therapy

EJNMMI Physics welcomes submissions on imaging and dosimetry for radionuclide based therapy. Radionuclide therapy and molecular radiotherapy are established modalities for treatment of certain cancer types. In recent years there has been a significant expansion of new therapy options, radiopharmaceuticals and applications. Dosimetry is an essential component in the treatment chain to maximize the delivered absorbed dose to cancerous tissue while minimizing the dose to healthy organs. To highlight the rapid changes in this field and to address the remaining challenges, EJNMMI Physics is publishing an article collection on this topic. For collection we invite contributions on different aspects of imaging and dosimetry of radionuclides for therapeutic use. This collection will describe recent advances in the field and the manuscripts can be state-of-the-art review papers or original research papers. These papers can have multi-disciplinary approach but the primary focus should be on medical physics or engineering related aspects.

Guest Editors: 
Hugo De Jong, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Yuni Dewaraja, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, United States
Gerhard Glatting, Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
Michael Ljungberg, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

For editorial enquiries please contact editorial@ejnmmiphys.com.

  1. Content type: Original research

    Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) with [177Lu]-DOTA-TATE is an effective treatment of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). After each cycle of treatment, patient dosimetry evaluates the radiation dose to the ...

    Authors: Alexandre Chicheportiche, Faozi Artoul, Arnon Schwartz, Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg, Amichay Meirovitz, David J. Gross and Jeremy Godefroy

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2018 5:10

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  2. Content type: Original research

    SPECT quantification is important for dosimetry in targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT) and the calibration of SPECT images is a crucial stage for image quantification. The current standardized calibration prot...

    Authors: Adrien Halty, Jean-Noël Badel, Olga Kochebina and David Sarrut

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2018 5:11

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  3. Content type: Original research

    Camera calibration, which translates reconstructed count map into absolute activity map, is a prerequisite procedure for quantitative SPECT imaging. Both planar and tomographic scans using different phantom ge...

    Authors: Wei Zhao, Pedro L. Esquinas, Xinchi Hou, Carlos F. Uribe, Marjorie Gonzalez, Jean-Mathieu Beauregard, Yuni K. Dewaraja and Anna Celler

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2018 5:8

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  4. Content type: Original research

    Nuclear medicine imaging of neuroendocrine tumours is performed either by SPECT/CT imaging, using 111In-octreotide or by PET/CT imaging using 68Ga-radiolabelled somatostatin analogs. These imaging techniques will...

    Authors: L. Jönsson, A. Stenvall, E. Mattsson, E. Larsson, A. Sundlöv, T. Ohlsson and C. Hindorf

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2018 5:5

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  5. Content type: Original research

    The aim of this study was to investigate the deadtime (DT) effects that are present in 177Lu images acquired after radionuclide therapy injection, assess differences in DT based on the full spectrum and the photo...

    Authors: Carlos F. Uribe, Pedro L. Esquinas, Marjorie Gonzalez, Wei Zhao, Jesse Tanguay and Anna Celler

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2018 5:2

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  6. Content type: Original research

    The European directive on basic safety standards (Council directive 2013/59 Euratom) mandates dosimetry-based treatment planning for radiopharmaceutical therapies. The directive comes into operation February 2...

    Authors: Caroline Stokke, Pablo Minguez Gabiña, Pavel Solný, Francesco Cicone, Mattias Sandström, Katarina Sjögreen Gleisner, Carlo Chiesa, Emiliano Spezi, Maria Paphiti, Mark Konijnenberg, Matt Aldridge, Jill Tipping, Michael Wissmeyer, Boudewijn Brans, Klaus Bacher, Carsten Kobe…

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:27

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  7. Content type: Original research

    In the planning of selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) for liver cancer treatment, one major aspect is to determine the prescribed activity and to estimate the resulting absorbed dose inside normal liv...

    Authors: Nadine Spahr, Philipp Schilling, Smita Thoduka, Nasreddin Abolmaali and Andrea Schenk

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:25

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