Miyako Morooka

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PURPOSE To characterize the heterogeneity of metastatic neuroendocrine tumor (NET) lesions, we compared the [(18)F]-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake and the (111)In-pentetreotide (SRS) uptake for somatostatin receptor scintigraphy using the CT-based fusion imaging techniques of PET/CT and SPECT/CT. METHODS Fifteen consecutive patients with NET lesions were(More)
BACKGROUND 4'-[methyl-11C]-thiothymidine (4DST) is a novel positron emission tomography (PET) tracer to assess proliferation of malignancy. The diagnostic abilities of 4DST and 2-deoxy-2-18 F-fluoro-d-glucose (FDG) for detecting regional lymph node (LN) metastases of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were prospectively compared. In addition, the(More)
PURPOSE The aims of this study were to evaluate the possibility of using (11)C-methionine ((11)C-MET) and (11)C-4'-thiothymidine ((11)C-4DST) whole-body PET/CT for the imaging of amino acid metabolism and DNA synthesis, respectively, when searching for bone marrow involvement in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and to compare these findings with those(More)
OBJECTIVE Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) is a relatively rare disease characterized by granulomatous necrotizing vasculitis that primarily involves small- and medium-sized vessels. Systemic findings observed on (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) have not been well reported. The purpose of this study was(More)
BACKGROUND F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is a promising modality for detecting active lesions of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS). However, determining whether 18F-FDG uptake in the myocardium is physiological is challenging due to metabolic shift in myocardial cells. Although methods for inhibiting physiological myocardial 18F-FDG(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have suggested that microvascular and macrovascular diseases are associated with coronary events. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that asymptomatic coronary heart disease (CHD) may be present in many patients with diabetes with vascular complications. DESIGN From April 2009 to August 2010, the authors conducted a(More)
Long-term prognosis of epilepsy was investigated on 117 institutionalized patients with severe motor and intellectual disabilities, who were above 15 years of age in 1977, for a 20-year-period from 1977 to 1997. The incidence of epilepsy was 64.1% (75 patients), which was active in 28 patients (37.3%). The patients with the most severe psychomotor(More)
Glycemic control alone does not reduce cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), and routine screening of all T2D patients for asymptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) is not effective for preventing acute cardiac events. We examined the effectiveness of an aggressive screening protocol for asymptomatic CAD in T2D patients with(More)
We report a 64-year-old man with diabetic chorea whom we investigated with dopamine transporter SPECT, F FDG PET, Tc ethylcysteinate dimer (ECD) SPECT, and I metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy. Dopamine transporter SPECT revealed reduced I ioflupane binding in the bilateral striatum. F FDG PET showed metabolic dysfunction in the bilateral striatum,(More)
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