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In the era when positron emission tomography (PET) seems to constitute the most advanced application of nuclear medicine imaging, still the conventional procedure of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is far from being obsolete, especially if combined with computed tomography (CT). In fact, this dual modality imaging technique (SPECT/CT)(More)
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a significant advance in cancer imaging with great potential for optimizing radiation therapy (RT) treatment planning and thereby improving outcomes for patients. The use of PET and PET/CT in RT planning was reviewed by an international panel. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) organized two synchronized and(More)
UNLABELLED Auger electrons can create breaks in nucleic acids, giving them possible therapeutic utility. We investigated the therapeutic effect of Auger electrons emitted by 111In-labeled phosphorothioate antisense oligonucleotides on human neuroblastoma cells in which N-myc was overexpressed. METHODS Human SK-N-DZ neuroblastoma cells (5 x 10(6) cells)(More)
PURPOSE The last decade has seen a changing pattern of utilization of multidetector CT (MDCT) versus lung perfusion scintigraphy in the investigation of pulmonary venous thromboembolism (VTE). In response to this the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) determined that the subject required an overview. METHOD The IAEA has invited a group of five(More)
It has been recognized that magnetic reconnection process is of great importance in high-energy astrophysics. We develop a new two-dimensional relativistic resistive magnetohydrodynamic (R 2 MHD) code, and carry out numerical simulations of magnetic reconnection. We find that outflow velocity reaches Alfvén velocity in the inflow region, and that higher(More)
The number of positron emission tomography (PET) machines has been increasing in regions of East-, Southeast-, and South-Asia as well as in Latin America including Mexico. This study was performed to assess the potential requirement of PET machines in 19 countries which already use PET in the aforementioned regions. Data on the number of PET machines and(More)
The utilization of radionuclide therapy facility and temporary therapeutic facility has been proposed for securing the effectiveness of the higher medical management of patients internally contaminated in nuclear emergency. However it is not then practical to conduct all of the medical management. The purpose of the medical management of contaminated(More)
BACKGROUND The Windkessel model, proposed in 1895 by O. Frank, successfully explained systemic and abnormal pulmonary hemodynamics of congenital cardiac defects. The model is essentially a functional one and describes only hemodynamics, not anatomical or geographic structures. Because pulmonary arterial banding (PAB) adds a substantial resistance proximal(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) and computed tomography (CT) were performed in an 8-year-old, spayed female cat with chronic effort respiration at the inspiration phase and stertor. Increased bone opacity in the areas of the head, neck and thorax were observed on radiography. MR images showed no signal intensity on both transverse T1WI and T2WI of the nasal cavity.(More)
Medical management of patients internally contaminated in nuclear emergency needs, in addition to general medical treatment, to evaluate doses due to intakes of radioactive materials, to conduct effective treatment with stable isotopes and chelating agents and to keep public away from radioactive materials in and excreted from patients. The idea of medical(More)