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UNLABELLED Gated SPECT recorded with 16 intervals determines left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction more accurately than does gated SPECT recorded with 8 intervals but produces higher image noise. This study aimed to assess the results from sestamibi and (201)Tl 16-interval gated SPECT when both signal-to-noise ratio and spatial resolution were enhanced(More)
OBJECTIVES Artemisinins are antimalarial drugs that exert potent anticancer activity. We evaluated the effects of artesunate, a semisynthetic derivative of artemisinin, on tumor growth, angiogenesis, the unfolded protein response, and chemoresistance in hepatocellular carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS The effect of artesunate was examined in HepG2 and(More)
PURPOSE Overexpression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) occurs with high incidence in various carcinomas. The oncogenic expression of the receptor has been exploited for immunoglobulin-based diagnostics and therapeutics. We describe the use of a llama single-domain antibody fragment, termed Nanobody, for the in vivo radioimmunodetection of(More)
INTRODUCTION In vivo bioluminescence imaging (BLI) is a promising technique for non-invasive tumour imaging. D: -luciferin can be administrated intraperitonealy or intravenously. This will influence its availability and, therefore, the bioluminescent signal. The aim of this study is to compare the repeatability of BLI measurement after IV versus IP(More)
UNLABELLED Cell therapy-induced changes in the perfusion of areas of myocardial infarction (MI) remain unclear. This study investigated whether an original pinhole SPECT technique could be applied to a rat MI model to analyze local improvement in myocardial perfusion relating to engraftment sites of bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMSCs). METHODS(More)
UNLABELLED The rat infarct model is widely used to study left ventricular (LV) remodeling, a main cause of heart failure characterized by progressive LV dilatation. Using pinhole collimators and advances in data processing, gated SPECT was recently adapted to image the rat heart. The aim of this study was to assess this new imaging technique for predicting(More)
BACKGROUND Functional disturbances of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) lead to activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR), which is involved in the consecutive steps of carcinogenesis. In human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the UPR is shown to be activated; however, little is known about the UPR kinetics and effects of UPR modulation in HCC. (More)
PURPOSE Cell therapy using bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) shows promise in the treatment of myocardial infarction (MI) but accurate cell delivery within MI areas remains critical. In the present study, we tested the feasibility of in vivo pinhole SPECT imaging for monitoring the sites of intramyocardial implanted BMSCs in relation to targeted MI(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate whether reliable and accurate 3D geometrical models of the murine aortic arch can be constructed from sparse-view data in vivo micro-CT acquisitions. This would considerably reduce acquisition time and X-ray dose. In vivo contrast-enhanced micro-CT datasets were reconstructed using a conventional filtered back(More)
Absolute quantification using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was demonstrated in vitro and in large immobile organs in vivo. To determine the feasibility of in vivo quantification of myocardial perfusion in pinhole gated SPECT, we added an ultrasound derived partial volume correction factor to attenuation and scatter corrections, in(More)