Jacques Darcourt

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BACKGROUND Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) needs to be distinguished from other types of dementia because of important differences in patient management and outcome. Current clinically based diagnostic criteria for DLB have limited accuracy. Severe nigrostriatal dopaminergic degeneration occurs in DLB, but not in Alzheimer's disease or most other dementia(More)
In this article we study the use of SPECT perfusion imaging for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. We present a classifier based approach that does not need any explicit knowledge about the pathology. We directly use the voxel intensities as features. This approach is compared with three classical approaches: regions of interests, statistical parametric(More)
UNLABELLED 123I-Labeled radiotracers are suitable for in vivo imaging of the dopaminergic system by SPECT. However, precise measurement of striatal uptake is limited by scatter, attenuation, and the finite spatial resolution of the camera. We studied the quantitative accuracy that can be achieved with (123)I SPECT of the dopaminergic neurotransmission(More)
These guidelines summarize the current views of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine Neuroimaging Committee (ENC). The aim of the guidelines is to assist nuclear medicine practitioners when making recommendations, performing, interpreting, and reporting the results of clinical dopamine transporter (DAT) single photon emission computed tomography(More)
BACKGROUND Apathy is defined as a lack of motivation in behavior, cognition and affect. This syndrome is frequent in various neuropsychiatric diseases but little is known about its pathophysiology. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the metabolic correlates of the behavioral, cognitive and emotional, aspects of apathy in Alzheimer's(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is clinically characterized by cognitive symptoms that, in combination with behavioral disturbances, significantly interfere with activities of daily living. These behavioral disorders contribute to the clinical heterogeneity of the disease and probably express different pathophysiological processes. Apathy is one of the most(More)
BACKGROUND (123)I-FP-CIT SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) can help in the differential diagnosis of probable dementia with Lewy bodies (Lewy body dementia) and Alzheimer's disease. AIMS Our aim was to determine the accuracy of (123)I-FP-CIT SPECT in diagnosing people with possible dementia with Lewy bodies. METHOD We undertook a(More)
These guidelines summarize the current views of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine Neuroimaging Committee (ENC). The purpose of the guidelines is to assist nuclear medicine practitioners when making recommendations, performing, interpreting, and reporting the results of brain perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) studies(More)
This work aims at providing a tool to assist the interpretation of SPECT images for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Our approach is to test classifiers, which uses the intensity values of the images, without any prior information. Such a classifier is built upon a training set, containing images with two different labels (AD patients and normal(More)
UNLABELLED Transient cognitive and behavioral stabilization of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the main goal of long-term acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (AChEI) therapy, but response to treatment is variable and, indeed, only some of the patients are stabilized. This is usually assessed by means of clinical and neuropsychologic scales, whereas(More)