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Cardiac sarcoidosis is potentially fatal and hence requires a precise diagnosis. We performed dual (67)Ga (Ga)-(99m)Tc-sestamibi (Tc) single-photon emission CT (SPECT) scans by superimposing a Ga-SPECT image on the myocardial outline traced with Tc. The usefulness of this imaging technique in the diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis was studied. The subjects in(More)
Personality, and in particular temperament, is thought to have a biological basis. In the present study, the relationships between regional brain glucose metabolism and temperament have been investigated. Regional brain glucose metabolism was measured using [18F] fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in 31 healthy subjects. Temperament was(More)
Recent functional neuroimaging studies have suggested that specific brain regions might be associated with the formation of anxiety-related personality traits, which are well known to be influenced by gender. Such anxiety-related personality traits are one of the representative predisposing factors for mood and anxiety disorders, whose incidence is also(More)
Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET) provide complementary information for treatment planning in stereotactic radiosurgery. We evaluated the localization accuracy of MRI and PET compared with CT. Two kinds of phantoms applicable to the Leksell G stereotactic skull frame (Elekta, Tokyo) were(More)
BACKGROUND Human personality consists of two fundamental elements character and temperament. Character allays automatic and preconceptual emotional responses determined by temperament. However, the neurobiological basis of character and its interplay with temperament remain elusive. Here, we examined character-temperament interplay and explored the neural(More)
OBJECTIVES CT data can be used for both anatomical image and attenuation correction (CTAC) of PET data in PET-CT scanners. The CTAC method is useful for attenuation correction, because the CT scan time is much shorter than the external radionuclide (e.g., (68)Ge) transmission scan time. However, the energy of the X-rays from CT is not monoenergetic and is(More)
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