Professor Peter Hogg reports on some publication successes
Dr Randeep Kulshrestha is a Consultant Radiologist in Cairns; he is also a PhD student in the Centre for Health Sciences at the University of Salford. Until recently Randeep was a Consultant Radiology in Manchester (UK) and he emigrated to Australia with his wife and children. Together with Dr Andrew England (Salford), Professor Julie Nightingale (Salford), Professor Sobhan Vinjamuri (Royal Liverpool Hospital) and Professor Peter Hogg he recently had the following article accepted into the [American] Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology – ‘The Role of 18F-Sodium Fluoride PET/CT Bone Scans in the Diagnosis of Metastatic Bone Disease from Breast and Prostate Cancer’.
This article describes the role of 18F-Sodium Fluoride (18F-NaF) PET/CT bone scanning in the staging of breast and prostate cancer. 18F-NaF PET was initially utilised as a bone scanning agent in the 1960s and early 1970s, however its usage was restricted by the then available gamma cameras. The advent of hybrid PET/CT cameras in the late 1990s has shown a resurgence of interest in its usage and role. After a brief introduction, this paper will describe the radiopharmaceutical properties, dosimetry, pharmacokinetics, and mechanism of uptake of 18F-NaF. The performance of 18F-NaF PET/CT is then compared with conventional bone scintigraphy utilizing current evidence from the literature. Strengths and weaknesses of 18F-NaF PET/CT imaging shall be highlighted. Clinical examples of improved accuracy of diagnosis and impact on patient management shall be illustrated. Limitations of 18F-NaF PET/CT imaging will be outlined.
Recent Graduate’s success
Recent Diagnostic Radiography graduate Hafsa Momoniat has had recent publication success. Working with Dr Andrew England she produced a paper into the accuracy of orbital X-rays for detecting intraocular FBs:
Momoniat Hafsa.T., England A. (in press) An investigation into the accuracy of orbital X-rays, when using CR, in detecting ferromagnetic intraocular foreign bodies. Radiography. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2016.09.006
A Scandinavian collaboration
…and finally, a recent Salford graduate from Norway, Gunvor Waade, also had her work accepted for publication in Radiography.
Waade Gunvor G, S Hofvind J.D. Thompson, R. Highnam, P. Hogg (in press) Development of a phantom to test fully automated breast density software – A work in progress Radiography DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2016.09.003