Ahmad Bitarafan Rajabi

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The targeted delivery of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) as a contrast agent may facilitate their accumulation in cancer cells and enhance the sensitivity of MR imaging. In this study, SPIONs coated with dextran (DSPIONs) were conjugated with bombesin (BBN) to produce a targeting contrast agent for detection of breast cancer using MRI.(More)
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of metoclopramide in reducing gastrointestinal-induced artifacts in myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is a subject of debate. We examined the significance of this pharmacological intervention in the quality of images obtained from MPI studies. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 211 suspected or known cases with coronary artery(More)
OBJECTIVE We digested anti-MUC1 monoclonal antibody PR81 to produce F(ab')₂ fragments. A comparison was performed between the two radiolabeled PR81 and F(ab')₂ fragments for breast tumor imaging in a mouse model. METHODS The optimum conditions for pepsin digestion of PR81 were investigated in terms of enzymes: antibody ratio, digestion time duration and(More)
PR81 is a monoclonal antibody that binds with high affinity to MUC1, which is over expressed on breast and other tumors. The objective of this study was to evaluate the application of this antibody against MUC1 as a radioimmunotherapeutical agent. Monoclonal antibody (PR81) against MUC1 was prepared, characterized, purified, and labeled with 131I. The(More)
SDSM downscaling model was used as a tool for downscaling weather data statistically. The prediction of climate change model was carried out according to 3 scenarios, A2, B2 and A1 based on 2 global circulation models, HadCM3 and CGCM1. In order to investigate uncertainty, bootstrap confidence intervals were calculated for estimated means and variances of(More)
The double polarization observable E and the helicity dependent cross sections σ_{1/2} and σ_{3/2} were measured for η photoproduction from quasifree protons and neutrons. The circularly polarized tagged photon beam of the A2 experiment at the Mainz MAMI accelerator was used in combination with a longitudinally polarized deuterated butanol target. The(More)
The spin polarizabilities of the nucleon describe how the spin of the nucleon responds to an incident polarized photon. The most model-independent way to extract the nucleon spin polarizabilities is through polarized Compton scattering. Double-polarized Compton scattering asymmetries on the proton were measured in the Δ(1232) region using circularly(More)
The reactions γp→ηp and γp→η^{'}p are measured from their thresholds up to the center-of-mass energy W=1.96  GeV with the tagged-photon facilities at the Mainz Microtron, MAMI. Differential cross sections are obtained with unprecedented statistical accuracy, providing fine energy binning and full production-angle coverage. A strong cusp is observed in the(More)
Introduction: In this study the evaluation of a Platelet-based Maximum Penalized Likelihood Estimation (MPLE) for denoising SPECT images was performed and compared with other denoising methods such as Wavelets or Butterworth filtration. Platelet-based MPLE factorization as a multiscale decomposition approach has been already proposed for better edges and(More)
The Dalitz decay π 0 → e + e − γ has been measured in the γp → π 0 p reaction with the A2 tagged-photon facility at the Mainz Microtron, MAMI. The value obtained for the slope parameter of the π 0 electromagnetic transition form factor, a π = 0.030 ± 0.010 tot , is in agreement with existing measurements of this decay and with recent theoretical(More)