Katsunori Yoshioka

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The aim of this study was to determine the areas involved in episodes of transient global amnesia (TGA) by calculation of cerebral blood flow (CBF) using 3DSRT, fully automated ROI analysis software which we recently developed. Technetium-99m l,l-ethyl cysteinate dimer single-photon emission tomography (99mTc-ECD SPET) was performed during and after TGA(More)
OBJECTIVE Arterial input function represents the delivery of intravascular tracer to the brain. The optimal setting of this function is essential for measuring regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) based on the microsphere model using N-isopropyl-4-[123I]iodoamphetamine (123I-IMP), in which the arterial 123I-IMP concentration (integral value) during the(More)
Determination of the input function for the (99m)Tc-ethyl cysteinate dimmer brain uptake ratio ((99m)Tc-ECD BUR) method as a non-invasive quantitative measurement of cerebral blood flow measurement is of critical importance in order to improve the accuracy of this method. The input functions were experimentally obtained by setting the regions of interest(More)
Mean cerebral blood flow (mCBF) in the slice including the basal ganglia (reference slice) is necessary for the quantification of regional CBF using Patlak plot and BUR methods on 99mTc-ECD cerebral perfusion SPECT. The mCBF was calculated from the mean counts of this slice. A region of interest (ROI) has been manually set on the reference slice to obtain(More)
A new bull's eye subtraction polar (BS) map has been developed for quantitative assessment of redistribution on stress-delayed thallium-201 SPECT studies. BS map was created after subtraction of a normalized stress bull's eye polar map from a normalized delayed polar map in 10 normal subjects and 33 patients with coronary artery disease to compare BS map(More)
To evaluate the cardiac function accurately using ECG gated SPECT images, we performed a modified method of cardiac functional analysis (Functional G-maps). One hour after the intravenous injection of 1,110 MBq of 99mTc-tetrofosmin, gated SPECT data was acquired dividing a cardiac cycle into 12 frames. Every short-axis images were usually reconstructed(More)
It has been noted that the manual settings of region of interest (ROI) to the single-photon-emission-computed-tomography (SPECT) slice lacked objectivity when the fixed quantity value of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was measured previously. Therefore, we jointly developed software "Brain ROI" with Daiichi Radioisotope Laboratories, Ltd. (Present(More)
PURPOSE We have previously reported the method of regional cerebral blood flow measurement using N-isopropyl-p-[123I]iodoamphetamine, in which the input function into brain was estimated from one-point venous blood sampling value based on the method of causality analysis between input and output functions. In the present study, we examined the effects of(More)
The following process conventionally has been followed to develop quantitative images of cerebral blood flow: (1) mean cerebral blood flow (mCBF) is calculated by the Patlak plot method; (2) a SPECT slice that includes the basal ganglia is selected; and (3) based on the value of mCBF calculated by the Patlak plot method, the SPECT slice is corrected by the(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased activity of myocardial perfusion tracer technetium-99m in liver and hepatobiliary system causes streak artifacts, which may affect clinical diagnosis. We developed a mask-processing tool for raw data generated using technetium-99m as a myocardial perfusion tracer. Here, we describe improvements in image quality under the influence of(More)