Howard J. Barton

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OBJECTIVE To examine the potential of an adapted gamma camera to image cardiac uptake of the positron emitting glucose analogue fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). DESIGN Postprandial studies were performed in 19 patients (mean age, 56 +/- 9 years) with coronary disease and resting cardiac dysfunction who had undergone a routine clinical 7 min/view(More)
This study assessed factors which may contribute to suboptimal image quality when the modified in vivo erythrocyte labeling technique is used with standard clinical 99mTc activities. For each assessment duplicate or triplicate blood specimens were withdrawn from > or = 10 patients, into syringes containing 700-900 MBq 99mTc as pertechnetate. After(More)
This study compares the incidence and extent of hibernating myocardium (defined by myocardial perfusion/metabolism mismatch) in 28 cardiac transplant candidates with ischaemic cardiomyopathy and in 16 other patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing viability assessment. It then reviews the impact of myocardial perfusion metabolism imaging on(More)
Sensitised guinea-pigs were exposed to aerosolised antigen. The resultant cellular infiltration into the lung was assessed in lung tissue and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid 6, 24, 72 h and 7 days later. An early neutrophil infiltration peaking at 6 h was succeeded by eosinophil migration which persisted for 7 days, at which time some of the eosinophils(More)
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