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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)
UNLABELLED Myocardial kinetics of 123I-labeled 15-(p-iodophenyl)3R, S-methylpentadecanoic acid (BMIPP) were evaluated with dynamic SPECT, and stress and rest BMIPP images were directly compared in conjunction with stress 201Tl. METHODS We studied 26 patients with prior myocardial infarction. Two minutes after injection of BMIPP, dynamic data acquisition(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)
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)
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)
UNLABELLED Global absence of myocardial 123I-15-(p-iodophenyl)-3-(R,S)-methyl pentadecanoic acid (BMIPP) uptake is occasionally noted, and it reflects myocardial long-chain fatty acid uptake abnormality. CD36, a membrane glycoprotein expressed on platelet, monocyte and endothelial cells, may contribute to myocardial fatty acid transport, and its deficiency(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)
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 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)