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EANM enabling guide: how to improve the accessibility of clinical dosimetry.
Gear, Jonathan; Stokke, Caroline; Terwinghe, Christelle et al.
2023In European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 50 (7), p. 1861 - 1868
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Keywords :
Dosimetry; Molecular radiotherapy; Nuclear medicine; Optimisation; Quantitative imaging; SPECT; Iodine-131; Iodine Radioisotopes; 3-Iodobenzylguanidine; Humans; Radiometry/methods; Neuroendocrine Tumors/diagnostic imaging; Neuroendocrine Tumors/radiotherapy; Neuroendocrine Tumors; Radiometry; Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging; General Medicine
Abstract :
[en] Dosimetry can be a useful tool for personalization of molecular radiotherapy (MRT) procedures, enabling the continuous development of theranostic concepts. However, the additional resource requirements are often seen as a barrier to implementation. This guide discusses the requirements for dosimetry and demonstrates how a dosimetry regimen can be tailored to the available facilities of a centre. The aim is to help centres wishing to initiate a dosimetry service but may not have the experience or resources of some of the more established therapy and dosimetry centres. The multidisciplinary approach and different personnel requirements are discussed and key equipment reviewed example protocols demonstrating these factors are given in the supplementary material for the main therapies carried out in nuclear medicine, including [131I]-NaI for benign thyroid disorders, [177Lu]-DOTATATE and 131I-mIBG for neuroendocrine tumours and [90Y]-microspheres for unresectable hepatic carcinoma.
Disciplines :
Radiology, nuclear medicine & imaging
Author, co-author :
Gear, Jonathan ;  Joint Department of Physics, Royal Marsden NHSFT & Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, UK.
Stokke, Caroline;  Division of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway ; Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Terwinghe, Christelle;  Department of Nuclear Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven, Louvain, Belgium
Gnesin, Silvano;  Institute of Radiation Physics, Lausanne University Hospital, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Sandström, Mattias;  Section of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden ; Sweden & Section of Medical Physics, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, 751 85, Uppsala, Sweden
Tran-Gia, Johannes;  Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Würzburg, Oberdürrbacher Str. 6, 97080, Würzburg, Germany
Cremonesi, Marta;  Radiation Research Unit, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Istituto Europeo Di Oncologia, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
Cicone, Francesco;  Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Neuroscience Research Centre, PET/RM Unit, "Magna Graecia" University of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy ; Nuclear Medicine Unit, University Hospital "Mater Domini, Catanzaro, Italy
Verburg, Fredrik;  Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Hustinx, Roland  ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Service médical de médecine nucléaire et imagerie onco
Giovanella, Luca;  Clinic for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Imaging Institute of Southern Switzerland, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Bellinzona, Switzerland
Herrmann, Ken;  Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany ; German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)-University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany
Gabiña, Pablo Minguez;  Department of Medical Physics and Radiation Protection, Gurutzeta-Cruces University Hospital/Biocruces Health Research Institute, Barakaldo, Spain ; Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Engineering, UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain
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Title :
EANM enabling guide: how to improve the accessibility of clinical dosimetry.
Publication date :
June 2023
Journal title :
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Publisher :
Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, Germany
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Issue :
Pages :
1861 - 1868
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Funders :
NIHR BRC - NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre [GB]
ICR - Institute of Cancer Research [GB]
Funding text :
KH reports personal fees from Bayer, personal fees and other from Sofie Biosciences, personal fees from SIRTEX, non-financial support from ABX, personal fees from Adacap, personal fees from Curium, personal fees from Endocyte, grants and personal fees from BTG, personal fees from IPSEN, personal fees from Siemens Healthineers, personal fees from GE Healthcare, personal fees from Amgen, personal fees from Novartis, personal fees from ymabs, all outside the submitted work. LG reports personal fees from Roche Diagnostics and SNIBE for advisory board participation, and research support from Roche Diagnostics., all outside the submitted work.
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