Michel Koole

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Reliable and high-resolution reference data for regional cerebral blood flow measured with single-photon emission tomography (SPET) are necessary for optimal clinical and research use. Therefore, a large dataset of normal technetium-99m labelled ethylene cysteine dimer (ECD) perfusion SPET in carefully screened healthy volunteers with an age range spanning(More)
UNLABELLED We have characterized the biodistribution and dosimetry of (18)F-3'-F-6-OH-BTA1 ((18)F-GE067), a newly developed radioligand to visualize and quantify amyloid burden, in healthy elderly human subjects. METHODS Six subjects (5 men and 1 woman; age range, 51-74 y) underwent dynamic whole-body PET/CT for 6 h after a bolus injection of (18)F-GE067.(More)
The validity domain of voxel-based statistical analysis of SPECT neuroactivation studies with statistical parametric mapping (SPM) has been investigated by a limited number of theoretical and simulation studies. In this work, an experimental setup is described with an assessment of its activation detection performance together with the influence of(More)
Although non-uniform attenuation correction (NUAC) can supply more accurate absolute quantification, it is not entirely clear whether NUAC provides clear-cut benefits in the routine clinical practice of brain SPET imaging. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of NUAC versus uniform attenuation correction (UAC) on volume of interest (VOI)-based(More)
Recent biochemical and post-mortem evidence suggests involvement of the endocannabinoid system in alcohol drinking behaviour and dependence. Using [18F]MK-9470 small-animal PET imaging, our primary objective was to evaluate in vivo type 1 cannabinoid receptor (CB1R) binding changes in rats subjected to several ethanol conditions: (1) at baseline, (2) after(More)
UNLABELLED Tumor hypoxia hampers the efficacy of radiotherapy because of its increased resistance to ionizing radiation. The aim of the present study was to estimate the potential added clinical value of the specific hypoxia tracer (18)F-fluoroazomycin arabinoside ((18)F-FAZA) over commonly used (18)F-FDG in the treatment of advanced-stage non-small cell(More)
Phosphodiesterase-10A (PDE10A) is implicated in several neuropsychiatric disorders involving basal ganglia neurotransmission, such as schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and Huntington's disease. To confirm target engagement and exposure-occupancy relationships of clinical candidates for treatment, and to further explore the in vivo biology of(More)
In this paper, we will describe a theoretical model of the spatial uncertainty for a line of response, due to the imperfect localization of events on the detector heads of a positron emission tomography (PET) camera. The forward acquisition problem is modelled by a Gaussian distribution of the position of interaction on a detector head, centred at the(More)
A stereotactic, normal perfusion database is imperative for optimal clinical brain single-photon emission tomography (SPET). However, interdepartmental use of normal data necessitates accurate transferability of these data sets. The aim of this study was to investigate transfer of three normal perfusion databases obtained in the same large population of(More)
[18F]DPA-714 is a radiotracer with high affinity for TSPO. We have characterized the kinetics of [18F]DPA-714 in rat brain and evaluated its ability to quantify TSPO expression with PET using a neuroinflammation model induced by unilateral intracerebral injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Dynamic small-animal PET scans with [18F]DPA-714 were performed in(More)