Bryan W. Reutter

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Artifacts can result when reconstructing a dynamic image sequence from inconsistent, as well as insufficient and truncated, cone beam single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) projection data acquired by a slowly rotating gantry. The artifacts can lead to biases in kinetic model parameters estimated from time-activity curves generated by overlaying(More)
We present a preliminary study of list-mode likelihood reconstruction of images for a rectangular positron emission tomograph (PET) specifically designed to image the human breast. The prospective device consists of small arrays of scintillation crystals for which depth of interaction is estimated. Except in very rare instances, the number of annihilation(More)
Dopamine, the major neurotransmitter depleted in Parkinson disease, can be synthesized and regulated in vivo with a combination of intrastriatal AAV-hAADC gene therapy and administration of the dopamine precursor l-Dopa. When tested in MPTP-lesioned monkeys, this approach resulted in long-term improvement in clinical rating scores, significantly lowered(More)
There is a vast amount of untapped spatial information in scalp- recorded EEGs. Measuring this information requires use of many electrodes and application of spatial signal enhancing procedures to reduce blur distortion due to transmission through the skull and other tissues. Recordings with 124 electrodes are now routinely made, and spatial signal(More)
A functional-anatomical brain scanner that has a temporal resolution of less than a hundred milliseconds is needed to measure the neural substrate of higher cognitive functions in healthy people and neurological and psychiatric patients. Electrophysiological techniques have the requisite temporal resolution but their potential spatial resolution has not(More)
Quantitative kinetic analysis of dynamic cardiac single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) data has the potential to provide better contrast between healthy and diseased tissue, compared to static images. However, imaging a rapidly changing radiopharmaceutical distribution with the use of a moving gantry yields inconsistent projection data that can(More)
THE estimation of time-activity curves and kinetic model parameters directly from projection data is potentially useful for clinical dynamic single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) studies, particularly in those clinics that have only single-detector systems and thus are not able to perform rapid tomographic acquisitions. Because the(More)
UNLABELLED The goal of this investigation was to assess the accuracy of 7'-Z-[125I]iodorotenone (125I-iodorotenone) as a new deposited myocardial flow tracer and compare the results with those for 99mTc-sestamibi. METHODS The kinetics of these two flow tracers were evaluated in 25 isolated, erythrocyte- and albumin-perfused rabbit hearts over a flow range(More)
Evaluation of myocardial perfusion with tracers such as thallium and rubidium is based on the assumption that tissue tracer content is proportional to flow. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between flow and tissue tracer content of 201Tl and 83Rb in the isolated perfused rabbit heart. 83Rb (86-day half-life), an isotope that is not(More)
The very nature of nuclear medicine, the visual representation of injected radiopharmaceuticals, implies imaging of dynamic processes such as the uptake and wash-out of radiotracers from body organs. For years, nuclear medicine has been touted as the modality of choice for evaluating function in health and disease. This evaluation is greatly enhanced using(More)