Nicholas Keat

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Artifacts can seriously degrade the quality of computed tomographic (CT) images, sometimes to the point of making them diagnostically unusable. To optimize image quality, it is necessary to understand why artifacts occur and how they can be prevented or suppressed. CT artifacts originate from a range of sources. Physics-based artifacts result from the(More)
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We measured the whole-body distribution of IV-injected [11C]GSK215083, a new 5-HT6 antagonist PET tracer, as a function of time in adult subjects, in order to determine the radiation exposure. After injection with a single bolus of [11C]GSK215083 (range 330–367 MBq; mean 346 MBq), PET emission data were acquired for approximately 120 min in six subjects(More)
Although many current CT scanners incorporate CT-AEC, performance evaluation is not standardized. This study evaluates the performance of the latest CT-AEC of each manufacturer with the aim of establishing a standard CT-AEC performance evaluation method. The design of the phantoms was based upon the operation characteristics of different CT-AECs. A cone, an(More)
UNLABELLED We conducted the first-in-human study of (18)F-fluoroethyl triazole [Tyr(3)] octreotate ((18)F-FET-βAG-TOCA) in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) to evaluate biodistribution, dosimetry, and safety. Despite advances in clinical imaging, detection and quantification of NET activity remains a challenge, with no universally accepted imaging(More)
Introduction: d-Amphetamine is known to produce a robust decrease in the [C]Raclopride striatal binding potential across species, detectable with positron emission tomography (1,2). The utility of this method has not been shown specifically in mice, where small brain size leads to concerns about signal resolution. The ability to perform minimally invasive(More)
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