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AIM To assess the role of 99mTc-hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime single-photon emission computed tomography (99mTc-HMPAO SPECT) imaging of the precuneus and medial temporal lobe in the individual patient with mild Alzheimer's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) using statistical parametric mapping and visual image interpretation. METHODS Thirty-four(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of cholinergic treatment on the muscarinic receptor in patients with Alzheimer's disease. METHODS 12 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and six controls were studied. The patients underwent ADAS-COG psychometric assessment and SPECT brain imaging with (123)I quinuclidinyl benzilate (QNB), to demonstrate(More)
A technique is described for accurate quantification of the specific binding ratio (SBR) in [123I]FP-CIT SPECT brain images. Using a region of interest (ROI) approach, the SBR is derived from a measure of total striatal counts that takes into account the partial volume effect. Operator intervention is limited to the placement of the striatal ROIs, a task(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the HMPAO SPECT cerebral perfusion patterns in early and late onset Alzheimer's disease. METHODS Twenty patients with early onset disease (<65 years) and 44 patients with late onset disease (>65 years) were studied. All patients fulfilled NINCDS-ADRDA clinical criteria and had details of disease severity and length of history at the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the utility of the appearances of occipital lobe perfusion on HMPAO SPECT in the diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) using the 123I-FP-CIT findings as the diagnostic 'gold standard'. METHODS Eighty-four consecutive patients underwent both HMPAO SPECT and 123I-FP-CIT as part of their routine investigations for suspected DLB. (More)
Simulation is useful in the validation of functional image analysis methods, particularly when considering the number of analysis techniques currently available lacking thorough validation. Problems exist with current simulation methods due to long run times or unrealistic results making it problematic to generate complete datasets. A method is presented(More)
Reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) regimens minimize early toxicity after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) by placing greater reliance on establishing a graft-versus-leukemia effect (GVL). Because graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and GVL are tightly linked, inhibition of T cell populations that cause GVHD may lead to an unintended(More)
BACKGROUND The COBE Spectra AutoPBSC collection set (AUTO-kit; CaridianBCT) is a popular dual-stage collection set for peripheral blood progenitor (PBPC) collection. Although the AUTO-kit is purportedly equivalent to the white blood cell (WBC) collection set (WBC-kit) for PBPC collection, improved CD34 yields after switching from the AUTO-kit to the WBC-kit(More)
The interest in quantitative single photon emission computer tomography (SPECT) shows potential in a number of clinical applications and now several vendors are providing software and hardware solutions to allow 'SUV-SPECT' to mirror metrics used in PET imaging. This brief technical report assesses the accuracy of activity concentration measurements using a(More)