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UNLABELLED This study compares the uptake of the nonmetabolizable amino acid analog 3-[123I]iodo-alpha-methyltyrosine (IMT) and of [methyl-11C]-L-methionine (MET) in cerebral gliomas. METHODS In 14 patients with cerebral gliomas, IMT uptake was measured using SPECT (10 dynamic, 4 static SPECT acquisitions) and, on the same day, MET uptake by dynamic PET.(More)
OBJECTIVE To use functional MRI (fMRI) to determine which brain regions are implicated when normal volunteers judge whether pretransected horizontal lines are correctly bisected (the Landmark test). BACKGROUND Manual line bisection and a variant thereof involving perceptual judgments of pretransected lines (the Landmark test) are widely used to assess(More)
The motion aftereffect is a perceptual phenomenon which has been extensively investigated both psychologically and physiologically. Neuroimaging techniques have recently demonstrated that area V5/MT is activated during the perception of this illusion. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis if a more broadly distributed network of brain regions(More)
A network of brain areas is expected to be involved in supporting the motion aftereffect. The most active components of this network were determined by means of an fMRI study of nine subjects exposed to a visual stimulus of moving bars producing the effect. Across the subjects, common areas were identified during various stages of the effect, as well as(More)
Unravelling the factors determining the allocation of carbon to various plant organs is one of the great challenges of modern plant biology. Studying allocation under close to natural conditions requires non-invasive methods, which are now becoming available for measuring plants on a par with those developed for humans. By combining magnetic resonance(More)
Following the success of PET/CT during the last decade and the recent increasing proliferation of SPECT/CT, another hybrid imaging instrument has been gaining more and more interest: MR-PET. First combined, simultaneous PET and MR studies carried out in small animals demonstrated the feasibility of the new approach. Concurrently, some prototypes of an(More)
Animal experiments and preliminary results in humans have indicated alterations of hippocampal muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChR) in temporal lobe epilepsy. Patients with temporal lobe epilepsy often present with a reduction in hippocampal volume. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of hippocampal atrophy on the quantification of(More)
Single-photon emission tomography (SPET) with the amino acid analogue l-3-[123I]iodo-α-methyl tyrosine (IMT) is helpful in the diagnosis and monitoring of cerebral gliomas. Radiolabelled amino acids seem to reflect tumour infiltration more specifically than conventional methods like magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. Automatic tumour(More)
The synthetic amino acid L-3--123I-iodo-alpha-methyltyrosine (IMT) is currently under clinical evaluation as a single-photon emission tomography (SPET) tracer of amino acid uptake in brain tumours. So far, dosimetric data in respect of IMT are not available. Therefore we investigated the whole-body distribution of IMT in six patients with cerebral gliomas(More)
OBJECTIVE It is the aim of this study to compare the performance of 99mTc-d,l-hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime (HMPAO) SPECT with that of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET in detecting striatal dysfunction as it occurs in Huntington disease (HD). MATERIALS AND METHODS For the determination of regional cerebral glucose consumption, the PET camera PC-4096 was(More)