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72 consecutive patients with suspected parkinsonian syndromes (PS) were studied by dopamine transporter (DAT) and D2 receptor SPECT in order to evaluate the accuracy of combined SPECT imaging. In the follow-up, the patients were diagnosed as having Parkinson's disease (PD, n = 25), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB, n = 6), multiple system atrophy (MSA, n =(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine whether in computed tomography (CT) soft tissue and bone tissue can be simultaneously presented with a combined window without loss of diagnostic information compared to the separate presentations with soft tissue and bone tissue windows. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-seven CT examinations from different patients with pathological(More)
The clinical significance of incidental white-matter foci seen on MRI is controversial. Mainly using a computer-assisted neuropsychological test battery, we tested the hypothesis that there is a clinical correlate of these foci. We studied 41 individuals aged 45-65 years with no history of neurological or psychiatric disorder, in whom no indication of(More)
We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and tolerability of the newly developed thermotherapy using magnetic nanoparticles on recurrent glioblastoma multiforme. Fourteen patients received 3-dimensional image guided intratumoral injection of aminosilane coated iron oxide nanoparticles. The patients were then exposed to an alternating magnetic field to induce(More)
Thermotherapy using magnetic nanoparticles is a new technique for interstitial hyperthermia and thermoablation based on magnetic field-induced excitation of biocompatible superparamagnetic nanoparticles. To evaluate the potential of this technique for minimally invasive treatment, we carried out a systematic analysis of its effects on experimental(More)
We studied the midbrain SERT availability in patients with major depression and assessed the relation of SERT occupancy by citalopram to the treatment response. 21 non-medicated patients with major depression and 13 healthy controls were examined by [(123)I]-ADAM SPECT. The midbrain SERT availability (SERT V(3)'') was calculated using individual MRI scans.(More)
The aim of this investigation was to compare two current non-invasive modalities, single photon emission tomography (SPECT) using 123-iodine-alpha-methyl tyrosine (123I-IMT) and single-voxel proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) at 3.0 T, with regard to their ability to differentiate between residual/ recurrent tumors and treatment-related changes(More)
UNLABELLED The cause of idiopathic rotational torticollis (IRT) is not completely understood to date. However, basal ganglia are believed to be involved in the pathophysiology of IRT. To elucidate this disorder further, the value of iodobenzamide (IBZM) SPECT was studied for the evaluation of striatal dopamine D2 receptors in these patients. METHODS(More)
Alterations in presynaptic and postsynaptic dopaminergic system and cerebral glucose metabolism in corticobasal degeneration (CBD) were assessed to evaluate the potential usefulness of different imaging methods for CBD. (123)I-FP-CIT/(123)I-beta-CIT SPECT and (123)I-IBZM SPECT as well as (18)F-FDG PET were performed in eight CBD patients. Decreased(More)
PURPOSE This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation with two different rotatory piezomotors in a closed 1.5 Tesla high-field MRI. The focus of the investigation was on testing the functionality of these motors within the MRI and to determining the image interference they caused. MATERIALS AND METHODS To obtain a differentiated(More)