Ichiro Matsunari

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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)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of atrophy correction on the results of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) in the context of normal aging. METHODS Before the human study was performed, a Hoffman 3D brain phantom experiment was carried out in order to validate a newly developed correction method for(More)
Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) ε4 is known as a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). This study investigated the prevalence of imaging abnormalities suggestive of AD in cognitively normal ApoE ε4 carriers using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) and voxel-based morphometry (VBM). Forty-five cognitive normal ApoE ε4(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)
To test the hypothesis that Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients with posterior cingulate/precuneus (PCP) atrophy would be a distinct disease form in view of metabolic decline. Eighty-one AD patients underwent (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Positron emission tomography and(More)
PURPOSE The recent development in radiosynthesis of the (11)C-carbamate function increases the potential of [(11)C]GR103545, which for the last decade has been regarded as promising for imaging the kappa-opioid receptor (kappa-OR) with PET. In the present study, [(11)C]GR103545 was evaluated in awake rhesus macaques. Separate investigations were performed(More)
UNLABELLED Although (18)F-FDG PET is an established technique to assess brain glucose use, a shorter imaging time is preferable for patient convenience and increased throughput. The aim of this study was to validate a brain (18)F-FDG PET protocol more rapid than the conventional protocol. METHODS For comparison of normalized metabolic activities, brain(More)
BACKGROUND Tenascin-C (TNC), an extracellular matrix glycoprotein, is expressed transiently in distinct areas in association with active tissue remodeling. This study aimed to explore how ischemic postconditioning (PC) affects myocardial expression of TNC and ventricular remodeling using (125)I-labeled anti-TNC antibody ((125)I-TNC-Ab) in a rat model of(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine whether (11)C-hydroxyephedrine ((11)C-HED) can predict adverse events including all-cause death in Japanese patients with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. BACKGROUND Although (11)C-HED PET has been used to assess cardiac sympathetic innervation in various disease conditions, data on their prognostic(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were (1) to evaluate the impact of injection dose, post-reconstruction filtering, and collimator choice on image quality of myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) using cadmium-zinc telluride (CZT) detectors and (2) to determine how these factors affect measured infarct size in the in vivo(More)