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OBJECTIVE The most widely studied positron emission tomography ligand for in vivo beta-amyloid imaging is (11)C-Pittsburgh compound B ((11)C-PIB). Its availability, however, is limited by the need for an on-site cyclotron. Validation of the (18)F-labeled PIB derivative (18)F-flutemetamol could significantly enhance access to this novel technology. METHODS(More)
Molecular imaging techniques developed to 'visualize' amyloid in vivo represent a major achievement in Alzheimer's disease (AD) research. This pooled analysis of four studies determined the level of association between uptake of the fibrillar amyloid β positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent [(18)F]flutemetamol (Pittsburgh Compound B analog with a(More)
OBJECTIVES The Phase I safety, biodistribution and internal radiation dosimetry study in adult healthy Japanese males of flutemetamol ((18)F) injection, an in vivo β-amyloid imaging agent, is reported and compared with previously obtained Caucasian data. METHODS Whole-body PET scans of 6 healthy volunteers (age 51.8-61.7 years) were acquired approximately(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGOUND/OBJECTIVE: To determine the level of association between uptake of the amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent [(18)F]flutemetamol and the level of amyloid-β measured by immunohistochemical and histochemical staining in a frontal cortical region biopsy site. METHODS Seventeen patients with probable normal pressure(More)
AIM The aim of the study presented was to investigate the brain uptake properties of the amyloid PET agent [(18)F]flutemetamol in Japanese healthy controls and clinically probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients, and to make a comparison with the results of a previously performed study on Caucasian subjects. [(18)F]flutemetamol was recently approved by(More)
Beta-amyloid is a key component of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. Researchers in both academic and industry are actively pursuing the development of imaging tracers and techniques to noninvasively measure local levels of beta-amyloid in the Alzheimer's brain. This presentation summarizes recent data and discusses the opportunities and challenges of(More)
OBJECTIVE Hippocampal volume is commonly decreased in late-life depression. According to the depression-as-late-life-neuropsychiatric-disorder model, lower hippocampal volume in late-life depression is associated with neurodegenerative changes. The purpose of this prospective study was to examine whether lower hippocampal volume in late-life depression is(More)
In vivo imaging of fibrillar β-amyloid deposits may assist clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), aid treatment selection for patients, assist clinical trials of therapeutic drugs through subject selection, and be used as an outcome measure. A recent phase III trial of [18F]flutemetamol positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in 106 end-of-life(More)
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