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The imaging of Bremsstrahlung radiation is performed after hepatic radioembolization to assess the distribution of the injected radioactive material. This review assesses the role of Bremsstrahlung imaging and its relation to the angiographic procedure and technique in hepatic selective internal radiation therapy on 21 patients undergoing this procedure at(More)
UNLABELLED PET is an important functional imaging technique that can be used to investigate neurotransmitter receptors and transporters directly by mapping human brain function. PET is increasingly being used greatly to advance our understanding of the neurobiology and pathophysiology of schizophrenia. METHODS This review focuses on the use of PET tracers(More)
Acute hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction has an established role in the preservation of ventilation-perfusion balance. To further characterize this homeostatic response in man we have attempted to measure both the time course and magnitude of blood flow diversion from single hypoxic lobes. Lobar hypoxia (mean PO2 38 +/- 1.5(SEM)mmHg, mean PCO2 39.9 +/- 0.9(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Regions of decreased cerebral blood flow are often seen on single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) after stroke and have been widely reported to add to the clinical deficit. However, such reports have not distinguished between correlation and causation. We analyzed 124 serial SPECT scans performed in 50 patients to assess(More)
Criteria used to place ventilation-perfusion lung scans into categories with different probabilities for pulmonary embolism depend largely on the size and anatomical distribution of defects recognized. These criteria assume that actual segmental defects appear segmental on the lung scan. This study examined the accuracy with which four experienced observers(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Selective internal radiation therapy with 90Y microspheres (SIR spheres) is increasingly used in the treatment of extensive liver tumours. Careful selection and preparation of patients are necessary to avoid possible adverse effects. We aimed to evaluate the incidence and severity of adverse effects resulting from the administration of(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this prospective study was to determine the ability of the captopril renogram to reveal the presence of angiotensin II-dependent renovascular disorder in hypertensive patients with chronic renal failure and to assess the possibility of predicting beneficial effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors on renal function. (More)
Recent research has shown that some patients with schizophrenia have a severe impairment in the suppression of reflexive saccadic eye movements in the ANTI-saccade task. This saccadic distractibility has previously been found in patients with lesions of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, implicating an abnormality of prefrontal cortex. The objective of the(More)
Functional neuroimaging techniques such as single-positron emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) offer considerable scope for investigating disturbances of brain activity in psychiatric disorders. However, the heterogeneous nature of disorders such as schizophrenia limits the value of studies that group patients under(More)
An appreciation of the appearances of segmental and lobar defects on a lung scan is important for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. The appearances of segmental and lobar ventilation defects of known anatomical location have been examined on 81mKr ventilation scans in normal human subjects, utilizing fibreoptic bronchoscopy to place temporary occlusions(More)