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Changes in the organization of the brain after recovery from aphasia were investigated by measuring increases in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) during repetition of pseudowords and during verb generation. Six right-handed patients who had recovered from Wernicke's aphasia caused by an infarction destroying the left posterior perisylvian language zone(More)
DL-3-123I-iodo-alpha-methyltyrosine (123I-IMT) is a radiopharmacon which concentrates in brain tumors and can be employed in SPECT. We performed 20 studies in 16 patients after neurosurgery for malignant brain tumors (localization of the primary tumor by CT/MRI). Tumor/non-tumor ratios (T/NT) were calculated in ROI-technique. In 17 cases there was a(More)
UNLABELLED The influence of systematic structure variations on the biodistribution of positional isomers of N-(N'-dialkylaminoethylene)-[123I]iodobenzamide (ABA) derivatives in melanoma-bearing animals was investigated. METHODS Radioiodination of six bromo benzamide precursors was achieved by Cu(1)-assisted nonisotopic halogen exchange. Organ(More)
UNLABELLED Because nothing is known about whether metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) has tyramine-like actions, the sympathomimetic effects of MIBG were determined in the isolated rabbit heart and compared with those of tyramine. METHODS Spontaneously beating rabbit hearts were perfused with Tyrode's solution (Langendorff technique; 37 degrees C; 26 mL/min),(More)
The 4.15-d radionuclide 124I is produced via the nuclear reaction 124Te(d, 2n) 124I by irradiation of 96% enriched 124TeO2 with 14 MeV deuterons, followed by thermodistillation. In order to minimise the loss of 124I, the quartz distillation tube was fitted to a stainless steel helix capillary trap directly behind the end of the furnace. Using this device,(More)
The cellular uptake of 11 radioiodinated aminoalkyl-iodobenzamides (ABA) was studied using cultivated murine melanoma cells (B16/C3). All derivatives showed a high uptake (up to about 80%) of radioactivity in melanotic melanoma cells; hence, accumulation of all compounds radioiodinated in the ortho position was reduced by approximately 30%. Using the(More)
The effect of specific activity of meta[I-123]iodobenzylguanidine ([I-123]MIBG) on neuroblastoma uptake was studied in a nude mouse model (NMRI nu/nu) xenografted subcutaneously with SK-N-SH cells. Groups of eight animals received [I-123]MIBG intravenously with a specific activity of greater than or equal to 260 GBq/mu mol (no-carrier-added), 3.7 GBq/mu(More)
By variation of reaction parameters iodination of 3-(9,10-didehydro-6-methyl-8 alpha-ergolinyl)-1,1-diethylurea (lisuride) was performed with the radiohalogen [123I]iodine (t1/2 = 13.3 h). For comparative experiments and stability studies the beta(-)-emitting radioisotope [131I]iodine (t1/2 = 8.04 d) was also used. Reaction occurs at the activated position(More)