Ching-Han Hsu

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The question as to whether the regional textural features extracted from PET images predict prognosis in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) remains open. In this study, we investigated the prognostic impact of regional heterogeneity in patients with T3/T4 OPSCC. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 88 patients with T3 or T4 OPSCC who had(More)
With the increasing climatic extremes, the frequency and severity of urban flood events have intensified worldwide. In this study, image-based automated monitoring of flood formation and analyses of water level fluctuation were proposed as value-added intelligent sensing applications to turn a passive monitoring camera into a visual sensor. Combined with(More)
Among different chemokines, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) plays an important role in inflammatory disorders of lung. In response to stimuli, MCP-1 increases its transcription as an immediate early gene. In this paper, we describe the MCP-1–enhanced green fluorescent protein(EGFP) transgenic mouse in which EGFP expression is driven by human(More)
18F-9-Fluoropropyl-(+)-dihydrotetrabenazine [18F-FP-(+)-DTBZ] positron emission tomography (PET) has been shown to detect dopaminergic neuron loss associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) in human and neurotoxin-induced animal models. A polyphenol compound, magnolol, was recently proposed as having a potentially restorative effect in(More)
Mitochondrial heat shock proteins, such as HSP60, are chaperones responsible for the folding, transport, and quality control of mitochondrial matrix proteins and are essential for maintaining life. Both prosurvival and proapoptotic roles have been proposed for HSP60, and HSP60 is reportedly involved in the initiation of autoimmune, metabolic, and(More)
Accurate system modeling of photon acquisition process is essential for optimizing quality in pinhole SPECT imaging. Conventional pinhole SPECT imaging assumes ideal pinhole geometry. However, neglect of pinhole finite aperture could lead to unfavorable quality degradations, such as positioning bias and image distortion. In this work, we develop a system(More)
OBJECTIVE Lactacystin has been used to establish rodent models of Parkinson disease (PD), with cerebral α-synuclein inclusions. This study evaluated the uptake of [18F]9-fluoropropyl-(+)-dihydrotetrabenazine ([18F]FP-(+)-DTBZ), a vesicular monoamine transporter type 2 (VMAT2)-targeting radiotracer, through positron emission tomography (PET) in(More)
Pinhole SPECT for small animal has become a routine procedure in many applications of molecular biology and pharmaceutical development. There is an increasing demand in the whole body imaging of lab animals. A simple and direct solution is to scan the object along a helical trajectory, similar to a helical CT scan. The corresponding acquisition time can be(More)