Akihisa Akamune

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We previously developed an alternative method for estimating the brain perfusion index (BPI) using technetium-99m compounds and spectral analysis (SA) for quantification of cerebral blood flow (CBF). In this study, we investigated the reproducibility of the BPI values obtained by SA (BPIS) using a double injection of technetium-99m ethyl cysteinate dimer(More)
Cerebral blood flow (CBF) has been quantified non-invasively using the brain perfusion index (BPI) determined from radionuclide angiographic data generated by technetium-99m hexamethylpropylene amine oxime( )((99m)Tc-HMPAO) or technetium-99m ethyl cysteinate dimer( )((99m)Tc-ECD). The BPI is generally calculated using graphical analysis (GA). In the present(More)
The present study was designed to investigate a possibility of substitution of the venous blood radioactivity counts sampled 26 min post injection for the octanol-extracted arterial blood radioactivity counts obtained at 5 min after the injection of N-isopropyl-p-[123I]iodoamphetamine (123I-IMP). Furthermore, we investigated whether the integral of input(More)
We developed a new microsphere method using 123I-IMP in which arterial blood is collected at one time point early after 123I-IMP injection instead of conventional continuous arterial blood sampling, and the input count is estimated using a whole brain time-activity curve until that time point. The differential curve dCb(t)/dt of the brain time-activity(More)
Cerebral blood flow (CBF) has been measured using a microsphere model with octanol-extracted radioactivity counts (integral value of input function). We developed a new method estimating the integral value of input function. First, we fitted the whole brain time-activity curves early after intravenous injection of N-isopropyl-p-[123I]iodoamphetamine(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to determine whether gamma cameras can be substituted for well-type scintillation counters in measuring blood radioactivity counts to be used as an input function for the quantitative measurement of cerebral blood flow (CBF). METHODS Twelve different aqueous 123I solutions were prepared by serial dilution of the original(More)
The present study was undertaken to determine whether gamma cameras can be used to measure radioactivity in samples, e.g. in blood. Aqueous 123I solution with a concentration of 10.3 MBq/ml was infused at a volume of one ml into a blood-sampling vial having an internal diameter of 22.5 mm. Various concentrations of radioactivity were generated by leaving(More)
To demonstrate the use of “Smart Puncture,” a smartphone application to assist conventional CT-guided puncture without CT fluoroscopy, and to describe the advantages of this application. A puncture guideline is displayed by entering the angle into the application. Regardless of the angle at which the device is being held, the motion sensor ensures that the(More)
We have proposed a modified early method, which can shorten the total time required for the quantitative regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) measurement with N-isopropyl-p(-)[123I]iodoamphetamine (123I-IMP) using single-head rotating gamma-camera and the continuous arterial sampling method. Between 7 to 25 minutes after the intravenous injection of(More)
We present a case of multifocal micronodular pneumocyte hyperplasia (MMPH), lymphangiomyomatosis (LAM) and angiomyolipoma (AML) in a 33-year-old woman with tuberous sclerosis complex referred to us during her first pregnancy. Computed tomography of the chest showed diffuse micronodules and cysts in both lungs. Compared to those before pregnancy, the number(More)