ePatient magazine - october 2017

The free NM&MI educational magazine

Read about the people behind the Pangea project

Co-Editors, Dr.François Lamoureux and Dr. Jean-Luc Urbain

Featured interviews with the leaders in nuclear medicine worldwide

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Pangea Project: The Patient Magazine

Dr. Jean Luc Urbain,

M.D., Ph.D., CPE, past President, CANM

Executive Summary Over the past few decades, the medical imaging communities and associations have made an extensive effort to educate their members about radiopharmaceuticals and nuclear medicine scanners.  As an end user, the nuclear medicine professional is entirely dependent upon patient referrals from its colleagues. Unfortunately and unlike radiology and cardiology, the nuclear medicine community […]

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The 7.4 billion Citizen Educational Pangea

Dr. Jean Luc Urbain,

M.D., Ph.D., CPE, past President, CANM

Derived etymologically from the Latin “educo”, the word education is defined by two major components: the action or process of teaching and the knowledge, skills and understanding acquired. The purpose, content and tools of education have evolved dramatically through the history of human kind. In prehistoric and primitive culture the purpose of education was to […]

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Interview with Dr. Alp Notghi, President of the British Nuclear Medicine Society

Dr. Jean Luc Urbain,

M.D., Ph.D., CPE, past President, CANM

Dr Alp Notghi – President of the British Nuclear Medicine Society Patient magazine : British medicine has always been one of the most advanced in the world. What is the situation of nuclear medicine Nuclear medicine has always been one of the smallest specialities in medicine.  However, in the UK, because of its multidisciplinary nature […]

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Stress testing: Questions and Answers

Dr. Raymond Russell,

Raymond Russell, III, MD, PhD, FASNC, FACC

Raymond Russell, III, MD, PhD, FASNC, FACC Associate Professor of Medicine Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Director, Nuclear Cardiology, Rhode Island Hospital President, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Diclosures: Spouse employed by Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research When I recommend that a patient undergo stress testing, I try to anticipate the questions they […]

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Uso da Medicina Nuclear na Avaliação da Função Ventricular

Dr. Claudio. T .Mesquita,

Claudio T Mesquita MD, FACC, PhD

Author: Claudio T Mesquita MD, FACC, PhD Chief of section of nuclear medicine of Hospital Universitário Antonio Pedro Immediate Past-President of Brazilian Society of Nuclear Medicine (2015-2016) Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Cardiovascular Sciences Professor of Medicine, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Introdução: A avaliação quantitativa da função contrátil das câmaras cardíacas é […]

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The University of Colorado Dose-Risk Smartcard

Dr. Gerald D. Dodd,

Dr. Gerald D. Dodd, III, M.D.

R. Edward Hendrick, Ph.D. Gerald D. Dodd III, M.D. Gary D. Fullerton, Ph.D. William R. Hendee, Ph.D. James P. Borgstede, M.D. Fred Larke, M.S. We developed the University of Colorado Dose-Risk Smartcard shown on the following page(s) to summarize the effective doses and radiation risks of common radiological examinations (1). We have found it useful […]

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Interview with Akram Al Ibraheem

Dr. Akram Al-Ibraheem,

Dr. Akram Al-Ibraheem MD, FEBNM, DCBNC, FANMB

The Arab Society of Nuclear Medicine is a relatively young society. For those who are not familiar with the ARSNM, can you describe succinctly its role in the field of nuclear medicine? Until recently, nuclear medicine in our region was not represented by any organizing body. As nuclear medicine physicians, we have perceived that this […]

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新型SPECT肺通气灌注三维定量分析在预测肺癌患者肺叶切除术后残 余肺功能的临床价值

Dr.Wei He,

Wei He M.D. Ph.D

【摘要】  目的  探讨新型SPECT肺通气灌注三维(3D)定量分析预测肺癌患者肺叶切除术后残余肺功能的能力。 方法  对拟在我院行肺叶切除术的80名肺癌患者,术前1个月内行常规肺功能,高分辨率CT和SPECT肺通气灌注扫描检查。肺功能以第1秒用力呼气容积(FEV1L)表示。对SPECT肺通气灌注扫描资料分别进行2D和3D定量分析,根据获得的数值,相应计算术后肺功能的公式,得出FEV1L预测值,配对进行t检验,并与手术后2-3个月患者常规肺功能复查的实测值进行配对t检验、Pearson相关性检验和Bland-Altman一致性分析。 结果 2D灌注预测值与3D灌注预测值,2D通气预测值与3D通气预测值比较差别均有统计学意义(P<0.05)。2D灌注预测值与2D通气预测值,3D灌注预测值与3D通气预测值比较差别均无统计学意义。FEV1L预测值与术后实测值比较差别均有统计学意义(P<0.05)。2D灌注预测值、2D通气预测值、3D灌注预测值、3D通气预测值与术后实测值相关系数 r 值分别为:0.711、0.695、0.884、0.862(P<0.05)。Bland-Altman—致分析结果:2D灌注预测值、2D通气预测值、3D灌注预测值、3D通气预测值与术后实测值差值的平均值和一致性界限分别为-0.346L(-0.899L,0.313L)、-0.323L(-1.075L,0.469L)、-0.293L(-0.801L, 0.109L)、-0.303L(-0.811L, 0.165L)。 结论  新型SPECT肺通气灌注三维(3D)定量分析创新新型混合式3D肺叶定量SPECT肺通气预测肺癌患者肺叶切除术后残余肺功能的结果与手术后肺功能实测值之间有较强的相关性和一致性,较传统2D定量分析预测值更准确,可能作为预测肺叶切除术后呼吸功能的手段。 【关键词】  肺癌; 肺叶切除术; 体层摄影术;单光子发射型计算机断层扫描; 呼吸功能预测   方法 T值 P值(配对T检验) 2D 灌注 VS 2D 通气 0.605 >0.05 3D 灌注 VS 3D 通气 0.860 >0.05 2D 灌注 VS 3D 灌注 2.145 <0.05 2D 通气 VS 3D 通气 2.038 <0.05  

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Interview with: Dr. Bennett S. Greenspan

Dr. Bennett S. Greenspan,

Bennett S. Greenspan, MD, MS President, SNMMI

You have been a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging for a long time and just became its President. For those who are not familiar with the SNMMI, can you describe succinctly its role in the field of nuclear medicine? The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) was founded […]

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Ventilation/Perfusion scintigraphy in the follow-up of Pulmonary Emboli

Dr. Norman Laurin,

Dr. Norman Laurin MD, CMQ, FRCP(C) Past President CANM

Key messages: Ventilation/Perfusion scintigraphy (V/P or lung scan) is a powerful tool for pulmonary embolism diagnosis. Its performance (accuracy) is comparable to CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) but with only a fraction of the radiation dose (3 to 5 times less to the whole-body, 20 to 50 times less to the breast in women) Follow-up imaging […]

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Interview with : dr. Rodrigo jaimovich

Dr. Rodrigo Jaimovich F,

Dr. Rodrigo Jaimovich F, Past-President Chilean Nuclear Medicine Society ALASBIMN President 2015-2017

1.You have been a member of the Nuclear Medicine community for a long time and you are now the President of ALASBIMN. For those who are not familiar with ALASBIMN. Can you describe succinctly its role in the field of nuclear medicine? ALASBIMN stands for Association of Latin American Societies of Nuclear Medicine and Biology. […]

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Le diagnostic de l’embolie pulmonaire

Dr. Roland Hustinx,

Dr. Roland Hustinx

Roland Hustinx, Service de Médecine nucléaire, CHU Liège, Belgique L’embolie pulmonaire est une pathologie fréquente, avec environ 100 000 cas par an en France, et 600 000 aux Etats-Unis. La mortalité en l’absence de traitement peut atteindre 30 %. Les thérapeutiques sont en fait très efficaces, et la majorité des décès sont liés à une […]

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Interview with Dr. Andrew Scott

Dr. Andrew Scott, President of the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology.,

ePatient : You have been a member of the nuclear medicine community for a long time and you have been at the helm of the WFNMB for three years. For those who are not familiar with the WFNMB, can you succinctly describe its role for the field of nuclear medicine? The World Federation of Nuclear Medicine […]

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Medicina Nuclear en tromboembolismo pulmonar

Dr. Juan Luis Londono,

Dr. Juan Luis Londono

El tromboembolismo pulmonar (TEP) es una enfermedad importante, tratable, causada por la migración de un trombo hacia la circulación pulmonar, frecuente-mente de la circulación venosa de los miembros inferiores. Si esta condición no se trata, puede llevar a la muerte o hacia la hipertensión pulmonar tromboembóli-ca crónica. Un diagnóstico oportuno y certero permite instaurar el […]

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Safer nuclear medicine for children

Zvi Bar-Sever, MD,

President of the Israeli Society of Nuclear Medicine

Zvi Bar-Sever, MD Director of Nuclear Medicine, Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel Chairman of the Pediatric Committee of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine President of the Israeli Society of Nuclear Medicine Nuclear medicine studies provide unique information on metabolic and physiologic processes in our body. This is achieved by intravenous administration (less commonly […]

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