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UNLABELLED The imaging of dopamine transporter (DAT) with (99m)Tc-TRODAT-1 ([2-[[2-[[[3-(4-chlorophenyl)-8-methyl-8-azabicyclo[3,2,1]oct-2-yl]methyl](2-mercaptoethyl)amino]ethyl]amino]ethanethiolato(3-)-N2,N2',S2,S2']oxo-[1R-(exo-exo)]-(99m)Tc-technetium) and SPECT has been recently proposed to be a valuable and feasible means of assessment of the integrity(More)
Researchers conducted a study in a Taiwanese medical center from June 2009 to June 2011 to investigate the relations of perceived stress and lifestyle to breast cancer. A total of 157 cases and 314 controls completed a structured questionnaire. Using multiple logistic regression models, high perceived stress (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 1.65; 95% confidence(More)
This study was performed to prospectively investigate the impact of image fusion in resolving discrepant findings between fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or X-ray computed tomography (CT) in patients with gynaecological cancers. Discrepant findings were defined as lesions where the(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES The Kleine-Levin Syndrome, is a rare disorder with onset during teenage years, but little is known on etiopathogenesis. Seven subjects with Kleine-Levin Syndrome accumulated over time had systematic SPECT studies during (n=5) and out (n=7) of the symptomatic period. SUBJECTS Seven boys with symptom onset between 11 and 17 years of age and(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to clarify the value of renal drainage half-time in the evaluation of pediatric hydronephrosis after dismembered pyeloplasty. METHODS We reviewed the records of 30 children who underwent dismembered pyeloplasty for unilateral ureteropelvic junction obstruction with no other associated urological abnormality. The(More)
Whole body bone scan and abdominal computed tomography (CT) of a 77-year-old man with intractable back pain revealed a destructive bone lesion in the lumbar spine. The F-18 FDG PET/CT scan, performed under the impression of an unknown primary cancer, showed diffusely intense FDG uptake in the enlarged prostate and mild FDG uptake in the lumbar spine. The(More)
AIM Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic disabling neuropsychiatric disorder. Current treatment modalities, such as pharmacological and behavioral methods, are sometimes unsatisfactory. The mesolimbic dopaminergic pathway is supposed to have a role in the pathogenesis of OCD. In this study, L-3,4-Dihydroxy-6-[F-18]fluorophenylalanine (F-18(More)
A prospective study was conducted to determine the possibility of obstructive hydronephrosis in horseshoe kidney found incidentally in school children and adolescents by using a radionuclide diuretic renogram. In a 2-year period, 22 school children and adolescents with horseshoe kidney were found in a mass renal sonography survey. They each underwent a(More)
Bone scintigraphy helps to detect sacroiliitis before the radiographic changes. Nuclear medicine physicians interpret lesion on sacroiliac joint by the aid of sacroiliac joint-to-sacrum uptake ratios (sacroiliac joint index, SII). Usually, the SII is measured by manually drawing regions of interest (ROI) over the sacroiliac joints and sacrum, which is a(More)
The Institute of Nuclear Energy Research of Taiwan has developed a dynamic coincidence detection device for positron emitted radiotracer pharmacodynamic study in small mice models. In this study, we set up an experimental paradigm by determining [fluorine-18]-2-deoxy-2-fluoro-D-glucose ([18F]FDG) dynamic uptake in tumors and inflammations in nude mice as(More)