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Quantitative indices of radionuclide uptake in an object of interest provide a useful adjunct to qualitative interpretation in the diagnostic application of radionuclide imaging. This note describes a new measure of total uptake of an organ, the specific uptake size index (SUSI). It can either be related in absolute terms to the total activity injected or(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the HMPAO SPECT cerebral perfusion patterns in early and late onset Alzheimer's disease. METHODS Twenty patients with early onset disease (<65 years) and 44 patients with late onset disease (>65 years) were studied. All patients fulfilled NINCDS-ADRDA clinical criteria and had details of disease severity and length of history at the(More)
We used monofilament polypropylene prostheses in 20 emergency operations for strangulated hernias. Sixteen of the operated patients had groin hernias (five of them recurrent), two had incisional and one had a Spigel's type hernia. Intestinal resection was performed because of bowel wall necrosis in one of the patients. During the postoperative period, we(More)
AIM To assess the role of 99mTc-hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime single-photon emission computed tomography (99mTc-HMPAO SPECT) imaging of the precuneus and medial temporal lobe in the individual patient with mild Alzheimer's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) using statistical parametric mapping and visual image interpretation. METHODS Thirty-four(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of cholinergic treatment on the muscarinic receptor in patients with Alzheimer's disease. METHODS 12 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and six controls were studied. The patients underwent ADAS-COG psychometric assessment and SPECT brain imaging with (123)I quinuclidinyl benzilate (QNB), to demonstrate(More)
Planar gamma camera imaging of inhaled aerosol deposition is extensively used to assess the total deposition in the lung. However, validation of the measurements is not straightforward, as gold standard measurements of lung activity against which to compare are not readily available. Quantitative SPECT imaging provides an alternative method for comparison.(More)
Methods for quantifying the changes in brain function observed in single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) using hexamethylenepropylene amine oxime (HMPAO) for patients with Alzheimer's disease have the potential of improving the diagnostic accuracy of the procedure and its ability to monitor response to treatment. The absolute percentage uptake(More)
A technique is described for manually outlining a volume of interest (VOI) in a three-dimensional SPECT dataset. Regions of interest (ROIs) are drawn on three orthogonal maximum intensity projections. Image masks based on these ROIs are backprojected through the image volume and the resultant 3D dataset is segmented to produce the VOI. The technique has(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) radionuclide imaging provides detailed information on the distribution of inhaled aerosol material within the body. Analysis of the data can provide estimates of the deposition per airway generation. Information on regional distribution of deposited aerosol can also be obtained from 24-hour clearance measurements. In this study, a(More)
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