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Four of five patients with brain metastases from melanoma had increased lofetamine I 123 uptake in the region of the tumor deposits. A comparison group of five patients with melanoma with no clinical or radiologic evidence of brain involvement and 46 of 47 patients without malignant melanoma but with known brain tumors of other histologic types had normal(More)
Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy is a well validated noninvasive method of evaluating for significant coronary artery disease, especially in cases where electrocardiographic changes are nondiagnostic, including left bundle-branch block. However, such testing with a technetium Tc 99m agent is often confounded by left ventricular septal-based false-positive(More)
UNLABELLED The antitumor effect of 5-[125I]iodo-2'-deoxyuridine (125IUdR) was examined in a rat model of leptomeningeal metastases. In this model, 50% of rats develop paralysis of hind limbs. In 9.20 +/- 0.02 days and die in 12.1 +/- 2.1 days after intrathecal (i.t.) implantation of 5 x 10(5) 9L rat gliosarcoma cells. METHODS Three days after implantation(More)
The effect of intravenous recombinant human tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) was compared with that of urokinase in 45 patients with angiographically documented pulmonary embolism (PE) in a randomised controlled trial. The two principal end-points were clot lysis at 2 h, as assessed by angiography, and pulmonary reperfusion at 24 h, as assessed by(More)
To determine the diagnostic accuracy of iofetamine hydrochloride I 123 (IMP) with single photon emission computed tomography in Alzheimer's disease, we studied 58 patients with AD and 15 age-matched healthy control subjects. We used a qualitative method to assess regional IMP uptake in the entire brain and to rate image data sets as normal or abnormal(More)
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a neurodegenerative disorder in which structurally preserved cerebral cortex is thought to be functionally disconnected by subcortical lesions. To assess brain functional activity in patients with PSP, we measured regional cerebral perfusion, as estimated by [123I] iofetamine (IMP) and single-photon emission computed(More)
Sequential thallium-201-chloride and technetium-99m-hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images were obtained in a patient with extracranial metastatic glioblastoma multiforme. Thallium-201 uptake was high (three times the scalp background) in all pathologically confirmed extracranial metastases and moderate (1.6(More)
Accurate diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) lupus remains difficult, especially when the manifestations are of subtle cognitive and affective changes. This pilot study reports on the use of I-123 iofetamine single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) scans in 18 such patients with documented systemic lupus erythematosus. Eight of the 18(More)
Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) perfusion brain scans with iodine-123 isopropyl iodoamphetamine (IMP) were obtained in 12 subjects who acknowledged using cocaine on a sporadic to a daily basis. The route of cocaine administration varied from nasal to intravenous. Concurrent abuse of other drugs was also reported. None of the patients were(More)