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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)
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)
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)
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)
This paper presents a new variational method for the segmentation of a moving object against a still background, over a sequence of [two-dimensional or three-dimensional (3-D)] image frames. The method is illustrated in application to myocardial gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) data, and incorporates a level set framework to handle(More)
PURPOSE In single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) of the dopaminergic system, measurements of striatal uptake are useful for diagnosis and patient follow-up but are strongly biased by the partial volume effect (PVE). We studied whether PVE correction might improve patient classification based on binding potential (BP) measurements. METHODS(More)
In Emission Tomography imaging, respiratory motion causes artifacts in lungs and cardiac reconstructed images, which lead to misinterpretations and imprecise diagnosis. Solutions like respiratory gating, correlated dynamic PET techniques, list-mode data based techniques and others have been tested with improvements over the spatial activity distribution in(More)
Recent studies have suggested that memory circuits can be modulated by deep brain stimulation (DBS). This propriety might be used to slow down cognitive decline in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD). We conducted a prospective study to evaluate the feasibility and safety of DBS in AD patients with mild cognitive decline. Inclusion criteria(More)