Alfons Verbruggen

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1. The regions of the human brain responsive to motion were mapped using the H2(15)O position emission tomography (PET) activation technique and compared by viewing a moving random dot pattern with a stationary dot pattern. The stimulus was optimized in dot density and 3 degrees in diameter. 2. In addition to bilateral foci at the border between Brodmann(More)
The mechanisms of particulate pollution-related cardiovascular morbidity and mortality are not well understood. We studied the passage of radioactively labeled ultrafine particles after their intratracheal instillation. Hamsters received a single intratracheal instillation of 100 microg albumin nanocolloid particles (nominal diameter < or = 80 nm) labeled(More)
We compared the accuracy of fluorine-18 labelled 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography (18FDG PET) with that of technetium-99m hexamethylpropylene amine oxime leucocyte scintigraphy (LS) in the detection of infected hip prosthesis. Seventeen patients with a hip prosthesis suspected for infection were prospectively included and underwent(More)
UNLABELLED 99mTc-hydrazinonicotinamido (HYNIC)-annexin V is a novel tracer for in vivo imaging of apoptosis. The present study on humans was performed to investigate the safety of (99m)Tc-HYNIC-annexin V and to quantify the biodistribution and radiation dose. METHODS Six healthy, male volunteers participated in the study. A dual-head gamma camera was used(More)
Animal studies have indicated that technetium-99m l,l-ethylenedicysteine (99mTc-l,l-EC) may be a promising tracer agent for renal function studies. We have performed a paired study with 99mTc-mercaptoacetyltriglycine (99mTc-MAG3) and 99mTc-l,l-EC in six male volunteers. In both cases, iodine-131-labelled o-iodohippurate was co-injected as an internal(More)
The purpose of this guideline is to help investigators by giving an overview of relevant current EU requirements concerning the quality of starting materials and final drug products (the radiopharmaceuticals), the non-clinical safety studies and dosimetry considerations whilst designing a human clinical trial which includes the use of radiopharmaceutical(More)
Apoptosis (programmed cell death) and necrosis (uncontrolled cell death) are two distinct processes of cell death that have been described. Non-invasive molecular imaging of these two processes can have several clinical applications and has various approaches in pre-clinical research. Apoptosis imaging enables a specific and early measurement of response in(More)
We used [18F]altanserin and positron emission tomography (PET) to image serotonin 5-HT2A receptors in humans. The highest [18F]altanserin uptake is found in the cerebral cortex, with specific-to-nonspecific binding ratios varying from 0.53 to 1.91 in humans between 24 and 48 years of age. In all neocortical regions studied, [18F]altanserin uptake correlates(More)
UNLABELLED The clinical usefulness of kit-formulated 99mTc-L,L-EC, a new renal tubular tracer agent based on a diaminodithiol ligand was evaluated in a large population of renal transplant recipients. METHODS Fifty patients with transplants were studied. Five patients with renal insufficiency and five normal volunteers were also included to extend the(More)
UNLABELLED Clinical differential diagnosis in parkinsonism can be difficult especially at early stages. We investigated whether combined perfusion and dopamine transporter (DAT) imaging can aid in the differential diagnosis of parkinsonian disorders: idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), multiple system atrophy (MSA),(More)