James S Nagel

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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)
The value of PET as an objective diagnostic tool for dementia may depend on the degree to which abnormal metabolic patterns can be detected by quantitative classification methods. In these studies, a neural-network classifier based on coarse region of interest analyses was used to classify normal and abnormal FDG-PET scans. The performance of neural(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)
To determine whether abnormalities in regional cerebral functional activity estimated by iofetamine hydrochloride I 123 and single photon emission computed tomography can be detected in mild or moderate as well as severe cases of Alzheimer's disease (AD), we performed iofetamine I 123-single photon emission computed tomography in 37 patients with probable(More)
UNLABELLED Neural-network classification methods were applied to studies of FDG-PET images of the brain acquired from a total of 77 "probable" Alzheimer's disease and 124 normal subjects at two different centers. METHODS Classification performances, as determined by relative-operating-characteristic (ROC) analyses of cross-validation experiments, were(More)
  • S Z Goldhaber, C M Kessler, J Heit, J Markis, G V Sharma, D Dawley +4 others
  • 1988
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)
The increasing availability of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) perfusion brain scans has led to the investigation of a variety of neuropsychiatric conditions including the movement disorders such as Huntington's and Parkinson's disease. In general, observers have noted that Huntington patients have bilaterally decreased uptake of(More)
PREAMBLE The Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) is an international scientific and professional organization founded in 1954 to promote the science, technology, and practical application of nuclear medicine. Its 16,000 members are physicians, technologists, and scientists specializing in the research and practice of nuclear medicine. In addition to(More)
To determine whether I-123 isopropyl iodoamphetamine (IMP) uptake is reduced in the basal ganglia of patients with Huntington's disease compared with that in aged-matched normal and abnormal control subjects, a caudate ratio was defined that compared the average separation (in pixel units) between the midline and the left and right caudate heads to the(More)
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