Aaron B. Brill

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This report describes recommended techniques for radiopharmaceutical biodistribution data acquisition and analysis in human subjects to estimate radiation absorbed dose using the Medical Internal Radiation Dose (MIRD) schema. The document has been prepared in a format to address two audiences: individuals with a primary interest in designing clinical trials(More)
A number of factors influence the accuracy of estimation of source volume with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging. This study investigated the role of a number of factors including system spatial resolution (which includes the influence of low-pass filters applied to suppress noise), source size and shape, and voxel size in(More)
Severe hypertension causes global and regional changes in myocardial perfusion and substrate utilization. Regional perfusion and fatty acid utilization were evaluated by dual-tracer autoradiography in normotensive and hypertensive rats of the Dahl strain. The regional distributions of perfusion and fatty acid utilization were homogeneous in normotensive(More)
Semiquantitative methods such as the standardized uptake value ratio (SUVR) require normalization of the radiotracer activity to a reference tissue to monitor changes in the accumulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques measured with positron emission tomography (PET). The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of reference tissue normalization in a(More)
Recent Alzheimer's trials have recruited cognitively normal people at risk for Alzheimer's dementia. Due to the lack of clinical symptoms in normal population, conventional clinical outcome measures are not suitable for these early trials. While several groups are developing new composite cognitive tests that could serve as potential outcome measures by(More)
Introduction Research on developing 'imaging' methods for turbid media holds promise for applications in medicine and biology. Mammography in particular can benefit from an alternate diagnostic tool that does not involve either ionizing radiation or expensive measurement apparatus — particularly a method that holds promise of being able to differentiate(More)
A method to assess variation in thickness of the large cryosections for whole-body autoradiography (WBARG) was described, and the degree of intraslice and interslice variations were determined for our cryomicrotome system (LKB PMV-2250). Intraslice variation in thickness of the 180 x 80 mm cryosection was 0.72-0.92 micron within the range of section(More)
The efficiency of texture analysis parameters, describing the organization of grey level variations of an image, was studied for lung scintigraphic data classification. Twenty one patients received a 99mTc-MAA perfusion scan and 81mKr and 127Xe ventilation scans. Scans were scaled to 64 grey levels and 100 k events for inter subject comparison. The texture(More)