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We investigated regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) using three-dimensional stereotactic surface projection (3D-SSP) analysis in 30 patients initially diagnosed as Parkinson's disease (PD), and compared differences in rCBF between patients with and without PD-related manifestations. 3D-SSP analysis of cerebral perfusion was performed by use of a control(More)
We describe a 48-year-old female with an isolated unilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy caused by a skull base metastasis from breast cancer. The patient had a medical history of conservative breast therapy for breast cancer. Although the cause of such a neurological deficit includes various pathologies, the reports focusing on metastatic tumor have been(More)
BACKGROUND Various prognostic markers for lung carcinoma have been proposed, but to the authors' knowledge none is noninvasive and convenient for clinical use. The current study examined the utility of several radiotracers for the prediction of multidrug resistance (MDR) and radioresistance in patients with lung carcinoma. METHODS Thirty patients with(More)
To assess the significance of diffuse slow washout (DSW) in dipyridamole loading thallium-201 myocardial perfusion scintigraphy, 382 patients were studied. DSW were observed in 69 (24%) of 285 patients with perfusion defects, 5 (5%) of 97 patients without perfusion defects. There was significant relation between DSW and perfusion defects (p less than 0.01).(More)
AIM   Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a progressive form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Therefore, it is important to evaluate disease activity and distinguish NASH from simple steatosis in NAFLD. Technetium-99 m-2-methoxy-isobutyl-isonitrile ((99m) Tc-MIBI) is a lipophilic cation designed for myocardial perfusion scintigraphy in the(More)
We have investigated the usefulness of dual-isotope single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for predicting the response to chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer. Twenty-five patients with breast cancer were analyzed by SPECT using both 99m-technetium-tetrofosmin (99mTc-TF) and 201-thallium-chloride (201Tl). The relationship between response(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to investigate the physiological pulmonary perfusion pattern in different respiratory phases by calculating the normalized volume center of perfusion intensity. METHODS Four nonsmoking volunteers underwent single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) of maximum inspiration and expiration after the injection of(More)
Although dementia is increasingly recognized as a common feature in Parkinson's disease (PD), its pathological substrate remains unknown. We conducted cross-sectional and longitudinal brain perfusion SPECT analyses to explore changes during the course of developing dementia in PD. Fifty-five patients originally diagnosed with PD were imaged in the(More)