Research

RESEARCH

The Department is interested in the following research subjects:

  • Metabolism of 131I in patients with differentiated thyroid Ca
  • Clinical evaluation of 99mTc labelled octreotide
  • Clinical evaluation of 18FNa
  • PET CT treatment planning
  • HIV induced psychosis
  • CXCR4 expression in head and neck SCC
  • Efficacy of Lu-177 PSMA therapy in mCRPca
  • Efficacy of fixed dose 131I in the management of Graves’ disease

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

2021

Mpanya, D., Ayeni, A., More, S., Hadebe, B., Sathekge, M. and Tsabedze, N., 2021. The clinical utility of 2-deoxy-2-[18F] fluoro-d-glucose positron emission tomography in guiding myocardial revascularisation. Clinical and Translational Imaging, pp.1-14.

2020

  • Harry, L., Nyakale, N. and Tinarwo, P., 2020. Scintigraphic peritoneography in the diagnosis of pleuroperitoneal leak complicating peritoneal dialysis: A comparison with conventional diagnostic methods. Medicine, 99(32).

 

2019

  • Mody KG, Nyakale NE, Mutua SN, Anderson F. Gastrointestinal stromal tumours at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital from 2005 to 2015. SA Journal of Oncology. 2019 Jan 1;3(1):1-8.

2018

  • Rampursat Y, Bhimma R, Naicker E, Peer F,Gounden V. Evaluation of the revised Schwartz creatinine-based glomerular filtration rate estimating equation in Black African children in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry Annals of Clinical Biochemistry 2018, Vol. 55(4) 505–508.
  • Moodley N, Hariparshad S, Peer F, Gounden V. Evaluation of the CKD-EPI creatinine based glomerular filtration rate estimating equation in Black African and Indian adults in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Clinical Biochemistry 59 (2018) 43–49.
  • Khan Z, Harry L, Msomi AP, Peer F, Nyakale NE. Assessing the diagnostic value of 90degree dynamic imaging for improved visualization of sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer patients at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, 2017. World J Nucl Med. 2018; 17(4)
  • Lawal IO, Nyakale NE, Ankrah AO, Harry LM, Mokgoro NP, Msomi AP, Boshomane TMG, Van de Wiele C, Sathekge MM. F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography for Risk Assessment and Therapy response evaluation in patients with HIV-associated Hodgkin Lymphoma compared with HIV uninfected individuals. World J Nucl Med. 2018; 17(4)
  • Lawal IO, Ankrah AO, Popoola GO, Nyakale NE, Boshomane TMG, Reyneke F, Lengana T, Mariza Vorster M, Sathekge MM. F-18 FDG-PET metabolic metrics and International Prognostic Score for risk assessment in HIV-infected patients with Hodgkin lymphoma. Nucl Med Commun. 2018, 39:1005–1012
  • Lawal I, Louw L, Warwick J, Nyakale N, Steyn R, Lengana T, Ellmann A, Kotze T, Vangu M, Vorster M, Sathekge M. The College of Nuclear Physicians of South Africa Practice Guidelines on Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy in Neuroendocrine Tumours. S Afr J Surg 2018;56(3)
  • Mpikashe P, Nyakale N. PET-CT imaging of carcinoma of the oesophagus: The Kwa-Zulu Natal perspective. Eastern J of Medical Sciences. 2018; 3(4)
  • Nyakale N, Harry L, Ebrahim Dalais T, Pillay V. F-18 FDG PET/CT in the evaluation of response to treatment adjustment in recurrence and or progression of gastrointestinal stromal tumours. J Nucl Med, 2018; 59,supplement 1. 1407

2017

  • Lawal I, Nyakale N, Lengana T, Harry L, Mokgoro N, Vorster M, Sathekge M. The role of higher pre-ablation serum thyroid stimulating hormone level in predicting effectiveness of radioiodine ablation of differentiated thyroid carcinoma. J Nucl Med. 2017;58 (Supple1):251.
  • Lawal IO, Nyakale NE, Harry LM, Lengana T, Mokgoro NP, Mariza Vorster M, Sathekge MM. Higher preablative serum thyroid-stimulating hormone level predicts radioiodine ablation effectiveness in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Nucl Med Commun. 2017; 38:222–227
  • Lawal IO, Nyakale NE, Harry LM, Modiselle MR, Ankrah AO, Msomi AP, Mokgoro NP, Boshomane TG, Van de Wiele C, Sathekge MM. The role of F-18 FDG PET/CT in evaluating the impact of HIV infection on tumor burden and therapy outcome in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2017; 44:2025–2033

2016

  • Muckart D, Hardcastle TC, Peer F. PET/CT Scanning for the Diagnosis of Occult Sepsis in the Critically Injured. SA Journal of Science March 2016 vol 54 no 1 (43-48).

2014

  • Pleuroperitoneal leak: An unusual cause of acute shortness of breath in a peritoneal dialysis patient. D. P. Ramaema and P. Mpikashe., Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 614846, 4 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/614846

BOOK CHAPTERS
2016

  • Mody K, Peer F. Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography in the Evaluation of Colon Cancer. Chapter in CT Colonography for Radiographers – A Guide to Performance and Image Interpretation. Editors: Bortz J H, Ramlaul A, Munro L. Publisher: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.

2013

  • Peer F. Nuclear Medicine, Chapter 20, in Patient Centred Care. Editors: A Ramlaul and T Vosper. Publisher: Churchill Livingstone 2013.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

2020

  • Kabunda J, Nyakale N. Diagnostic effects of benign lung changes in initial cancer staging with 18F FDG PET/CT, the KwaZulu-Natal experience. International Conference on Radiopharmaceutical Therapy 2020, Virtual event. 5-6 December 2020
  • Hadebe B, Nyakale N, Kabunda J, Harry L. Comparison of 68Ga-PSMA, 68Ga-DOTATATE and 18F-FDG accumulation in metastatic radioiodine refractory Hurthle cell variant of follicular thyroid carcinoma; a case report. International Conference on Radiopharmaceutical Therapy 2020, Virtual event. 5-6 December 2020
  • Nyakale N, Harry L, Hadebe B, Peer F. First experience with peptide receptor radionuclide therapying the KwaZulu-Natal state health-care sector. International Conference on Molecular Imaging and Clinical PET-CT in the Era of Theranostics (iPET-2020). 24-26 November 2020

2019

  • Masikane S, Nyakale N. Efficacy of a fixed empirical radioiodine dose for Graves disease in poorly resourced region. 14th International Conference on radiopharmaceutical therapy, 21-25 August 2019
  • Peer F. The Role of the Radiographer in the Justification of Medical Exposure. Pan African Congress of Radiological Imaging, Accra, Ghana, 14-17 February 2019.

2018

  • Khan Z, Harry L, Msomi AP, Peer F, Nyakale NE. Assessing the diagnostic value of 90degree dynamic imaging for improved visualization of sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer patients at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, 2017. SASNM, Pretoria.
  • Lawal IO, Nyakale NE, Ankrah AO, Harry LM, Mokgoro NP, Msomi AP, Boshomane TMG, Van de Wiele C, Sathekge MM. F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography for Risk Assessment and Therapy response evaluation in patients with HIV-associated Hodgkin Lymphoma compared with HIV uninfected individuals. SASNM, Pretoria, 2018
  • Nyakale N, Harry L, Ebrahim Dalais T, Pillay V. F-18 FDG PET/CT in the evaluation of response to treatment adjustment in recurrence and or progression of gastrointestinal stromal tumours. SNMMI, USA.
  • Peer F. Optimization in Radiation Protection- a Radiographer’s Perspective. Chinese Congress of Radiology 2018. Beijing, China, 7-11 November 2018.

2017

  • Lawal I, Nyakale N, Lengana T, Harry L, Mokgoro N, Vorster M, Sathekge M. The role of higher pre-ablation serum thyroid stimulating hormone level in predicting effectiveness of radioiodine ablation of differentiated thyroid carcinoma. SNMMI, USA.
  • Peer FI. Radiation Protection & Patient Safety Culture in Healthcare: An IAEA-WHO Initiative. Annual Radiology Meeting (ARM). Dubai, UAE, 6 November 2017
  • Peer FI. Role of a Radiographer in Authorisation -Justification –Optimisation. SA 2017 Imaging Congress, Durban South Africa, 3-5 November 2017
  • Peer FI. Ethics for Radiographers & Radiation Protection & Patient Safety Culture in Healthcare. IALCH, Durban, August 2017.
  • Peer FI. Teamwork in Radiography. 4th Diagnostic Imaging Course – ‘Risk Management for Radiography Technologist’, Kuwait 27-29 March 2017
  • Peer FI. Ethics in Radiography. 4th Diagnostic Imaging Course – ‘Risk Management for Radiography Technologist’, Kuwait 27-29 March 2017.
  • Peer FI. Role of the ISRRT & Response to the Bonn-Call-for-Action. Pan African Congress of Radiology and Imaging (PACORI), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, February 2017

2016

  • Msomi AP, Nyakale NE. F-18 FDG avid chief cell predominant adenoma with widespread brown tumours. SASNM, Pretoria, SA.
  • Peer FI. Radiation Safety Culture in Healthcare – Stakeholder’s Perspective: 5 Key Issues for Developing a Radiation Protection Culture in Medicine.3rd Regional IRPA- WHO – IOMP Workshop on Radiation Safety Culture in Healthcare: A Focus on Paediatric Radiology, Cape Town, South Africa, December 2016.
  • Peer FI. Radiation Safety Culture in Healthcare- A Global Perspective.3rd Regional IRPA- WHO – IOMP Workshop on Radiation Safety Culture in Healthcare: A Focus on Paediatric Radiology, Cape Town, South Africa, December 2016
  • Peer FI. The Role of the ISRRT in Integration, Innovation and Evolution. CSIT / CSR Joint Congress, Suzhou, China, October 2016.
  • Peer FI. ISRRT: Reflections of the Past & Looking Ahead. 32nd JART Congress, Gifu, Japan, September 2016.

2015

  • Peer FI. ISRRT represents Radiographers globally. Congress of Korean Radiological Technologists Association. Seoul Korea, 30 October 2015.
  • Peer FI. The ISRRT: the voice of radiation medicine technology throughout the world. RSSA-SORSA Imaging Congress 2015. Johannesburg, 9 October 2015.
  • Peer FI. The ISRRT: Promoting Professional Practice. Antalya, Turkey 23 April 2015.
  • Peer FI. The ISRRT & Justification: Who is Responsible? BUSAN Catholic University, Busan, Korea, 3 November 2015.
  • Peer FI. ISRRT: Our vision is to promote the highest standards of patient care and professional practice… Trinidad, 13 April 2015.

2014

  • Khan Z, Soni N. A rare presentation of diffuse large B cell lymphoma on F18 FDG PET/CT imaging. SASNM, Durban, SA.
  • Khan Z, Soni N. Peritoneal leak imaging in Nuclear Medicine. SASNM, Durban, SA.
  • Khan Z, Soni N. An unusual case of a neuroendocrine esophageal carcinoma on F18 FDG PET/CT imaging. SASNM, Durban, SA.
  • Pilloy WJ, Khan Z. Tc-99m EDDA Hynic TOC an alternative to In-111 DTPA Octreotide? SASNM, Durban, SA.
  • Peer FI. ISRRT: yesterday-today-tomorrow, TAMRT Congress, Taipei, November 2014.

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