Alejandro Sânchez-Crespo

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OBJECTIVE Psychological trauma leads to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in susceptible subjects. The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) between two groups of subjects exposed to different types of traumatic stressor either developing or not developing PTSD. METHODS Twenty subjects developing(More)
Emission tomography provides three-dimensional, quantitative images of the distribution of radiotracers used to mark physiological, metabolic, or pathological processes. Quantitative single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) requires correction for the image-degrading effects due to photon attenuation and scatter. Phantom experiments have shown(More)
We used quantitative single photon emission computed tomography to estimate the proportion of the observed redistribution of blood flow and ventilation that is due to lung tissue shift with a change in posture. Seven healthy volunteers were studied awake, breathing spontaneously. Regional blood flow and ventilation were marked using radiotracers that remain(More)
We used quantitative Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) to study the effect of the upright posture on regional lung blood flow and ventilation. Nine (upright) plus seven (prone and supine) healthy volunteers were studied awake, breathing spontaneously. Regional blood flow and ventilation were marked in sitting upright, supine and prone(More)
BACKGROUND Comorbidity between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and mood disorders is common. Alterations of the cerebellum and frontal regions have been reported in neuro-imaging studies of ADHD and major depression. METHODS Thirty chronically depressed adult females of whom 16 had scores below, and 14 scores above, cut-offs on the(More)
Recently we challenged the view that arterial desaturation during hypergravity is caused by redistribution of blood flow to dependent lung regions by demonstrating a paradoxical redistribution of blood flow towards non-dependent regions. We have now quantified regional ventilation in 10 healthy supine volunteers at normal and three times normal gravity (1G(More)
OBJECTIVE SUVmax is often calculated at FDG PET examinations in systematic studies as well as at clinical examinations. Since SUVmax represents a very small portion of a lesion it may be questioned how statistically reliable the figure is. This was studied by assessing the repeatability of SUVmax between two FDG acquisitions acquired immediately upon each(More)
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