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PURPOSE Although( 18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET is an established imaging technique to assess brain glucose utilisation, accurate measurement of tracer concentration is confounded by the presence of partial volume effect (PVE) due to the limited spatial resolution of PET, which is particularly true in atrophic brains such as those encountered in(More)
BACKGROUND Prior studies have demonstrated that acute ischemic injury causes sympathetic neuronal damage exceeding the area of necrosis. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that sympathetic neuronal damage measured by (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) imaging would be determined by the area of ischemia as reflected by area at risk in(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to compare optimized voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and (18)F-FDG PET for discrimination between patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and healthy subjects in relation to age. METHODS The study population consisted of 2 groups; the first group (27 AD patients and 40 control subjects) was used to determine the locations(More)
A method for SPECT data acquisition, "continuous repetitive rotation acquisition," was developed with a high-sensitivity three-headed SPECT system. The method was applied to the dynamic imaging of 99mTc-SQ30217, a new myocardial imaging agent. After acquisition and reconstruction of SPECT data every minute, projection images at arbitrary intervals were used(More)
UNLABELLED The study was undertaken to investigate by means of iodine-123-labelled metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy the peripheral sympathetic function in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) without autonomic failure and in patients with related neurodegenerative diseases with parkinsonism. Seventy patients (33 men and 37 women, mean age(More)
UNLABELLED Misalignment between transmission and emission scans in attenuation-corrected (AC) cardiac SPECT can introduce errors of measured activity. The severity of these errors, however, has not yet been fully elucidated. METHODS We performed a phantom measurement as well as a study of patients with low likelihood of coronary artery disease.(More)
In vitro studies demonstrated that the accumulation of 2-deoxy-D-glucose was reduced in multidrug resistant cell lines. In animal study, it has been suggested that 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) may be a marker for multidrug resistance (MDR). The aim of this clinical study was to compare MDR characteristics by immunohistochemical assay with FDG(More)
AIMS After acute myocardial infarction (AMI), regional denervation exceeding the scar area has been described. We sought to define the electrophysiologic correlates of denervated, but viable, myocardium by combining scintigraphic imaging with extensive electrocardiographic evaluation in AMI patients treated with early reperfusion therapy. METHODS AND(More)
UNLABELLED 99mTc-annexin-V imaging has been proved to be feasible to detect phosphatidylserine, which externalizes on the outer cell membrane early in the process of apoptosis. To determine whether postconditioning suppresses myocardial cell damage or apoptosis, we evaluated the intensity and distribution of 99mTc-annexin-V uptake after postconditioning in(More)
BACKGROUND Although both (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-MIBG) imaging and (11)C-hydroxyephedrine ((11)C-HED) positron emission tomography (PET) are used for assessing cardiac sympathetic innervation, their relationship remains unknown. The aims were to determine whether (123)I-MIBG parameters such as heart-to-mediastinum ratio (H/M) are associated(More)