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Acquisition of a PET/CT for the quantification of metabolic activity in living tissue

Grant number: 09/54065-0
Support Opportunities:Multi-user Equipment Program
Duration: September 01, 2010 - August 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine
Principal Investigator:Carmino Antonio de Souza
Grantee:Carmino Antonio de Souza
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (FCM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
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Type of equipment: Tipo de Equipamento Multiusuário não informado
Manufacturer: Fabricante não informado
Model: Modelo não informado


The recent advent of hybrid devices employing positron emission tomography coupled with computed tomography (PET/CT) has revolutionized the study of hematologic disorders, neoplasia and neurological diseases, as well as that of normal tissues, such as the so-called brown fat. This has also opened a new playing field, the area of medical physics, which is expanding rapidly in the country and, in particular, at UNICAMP. However, to date, no university in the state (or the country) has a PET/CT scanner for use in research, the availability of such scanners being restricted almost exclusively to a few private institutions. The objective of this project is to install a PET/CT scanner at UNICAMP. This multi-user scientific instrument will be of continuous use to UNICAMP researchers, including those at the Blood Bank, the School of Medical Sciences, the Department of Nuclear Medicine, the Institute of Physics, the Center for Women’s Health Care and the Center for Biomedical Engineering. These facilities are currently developing cutting-edge research in their respective areas, including three FAPESPfunded projects (two Thematic Projects and one Young Investigators at Emerging Institutions Program project), whose future expansion depends largely on the availability of this equipment. The aim of this proposal is to provide the researchers involved, as well as other researchers interested in using the equipment in the future, with broad access to the PET/CT scanner. In exchange, UNICAMP offers an extensive imaging equipment park and permanent staff for the operation of equipment requested. It also has a maintenance team, user assistance, and training already adapted to and certified for the equipment. The availability of material, financial, and human resources, as guaranteed by the UNICAMP Dean’s Office, will ensure that the equipment will effectively be maintained over the long-term, with minimal downtime. (AU)

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Scientific publications (6)
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TAKAHASHI, MARIA E. S.; MOSCI, CAMILA; SOUZA, EDNA M.; BRUNETTO, SERGIO Q.; ETCHEBEHERE, ELBA; SANTOS, ALLAN O.; CAMACHO, MARIANA R.; MIRANDA, ELIANA; LIMA, MARIANA C. L.; AMORIM, BARBARA J.; et al. Proposal for a Quantitative F-18-FDG PET/CT Metabolic Parameter to Assess the Intensity of Bone Involvement in Multiple Myeloma. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 9, . (18/00654-4, 09/54065-0)
TAKAHASHI, MARIA EMILIA SEREN; MOSCI, CAMILA; DUARTE, GISLAINE O.; PERICOLE, FERNANDO V.; METZE, KONRADIN; LORAND-METZE, IRENE G. H.; RAMOS, CELSO D.. Intensity of bone involvement: a quantitative F-18-FDG PET/CT evaluation for monitoring outcome of multiple myeloma. NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, v. 42, n. 12, p. 1375-1381, . (18/00654-4, 09/54065-0)
CAMACHO, MARIANA R.; ETCHEBEHERE, ELBA; TARDELLI, NATALIA; DELAMAIN, MARCIA T.; VERCOSA, ALINE F. A.; TAKAHASHI, MARIA E. S.; BRUNETTO, SERGIO Q.; METZE, IRENE G. H. L.; SOUZA, CARMINO A.; CERCI, JULIANO J.; et al. Validation of a Multifocal Segmentation Method for Measuring Metabolic Tumor Volume in Hodgkin Lymphoma. JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY, v. 48, n. 1, p. 30-35, . (18/00654-4, 09/54065-0)
TAKAHASHI, MARIA E. S.; MOSCI, CAMILA; SOUZA, EDNA M.; BRUNETTO, SERGIO Q.; DE SOUZA, CARMINO; PERICOLE, FERNANDO V.; LORAND-METZE, IRENE; RAMOS, CELSO D.. Computed tomography-based skeletal segmentation for quantitative PET metrics of bone involvement in multiple myeloma. NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, v. 41, n. 4, p. 377-382, . (18/00654-4, 09/54065-0)
MOSCI, CAMILA; PERICOLE, FERNANDO V.; OLIVEIRA, GISLAINE B.; DELAMAIN, MARCIA T.; TAKAHASHI, MARIA E. S.; CARVALHEIRA, JOSE BARRETO C.; ETCHEBEHERE, ELBA C. S. C.; SANTOS, ALLAN O.; MIRANDA, ELIANA C. M.; LIMA, MARIANA C. L.; et al. Tc-99m-sestamibi SPECT/CT and(18)F-FDG-PET/CT have similar performance but different imaging patterns in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, v. 41, n. 10, p. 8-pg., . (18/14132-0, 18/00654-4, 09/54065-0)
DE SOUZA, STEPHAN PINHEIRO MACEDO; TOBAR, NATALIA; FRASSON, FERNANDA; PERINI, EFRAIN ARAUJO; DE SOUZA, CARMINO A.; DELAMAIN, MARCIA T.; RAMOS, CELSO DARIO. Head-to-head comparison between 68Ga-PSMA and 18F-FDG-PET/CT in lymphomas: a preliminary analysis. NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, v. 42, n. 12, p. 1355-1360, . (18/00654-4, 09/54065-0)

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