Shiaw P. Wey

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UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to use brain SPECT to differentiate vascular parkinsonism (VP) from Parkinson's disease. METHODS Fourteen VP patients (age range, 59-87 y; mean age, 70 +/- 7.5 y), 30 Parkinson's disease patients (age range, 54-84 y; mean age, 65 +/- 8.8 y), and 26 healthy (control) individuals (age range, 50-85 y; mean age, 60 +/- 9(More)
UNLABELLED Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a selective loss of dopamine in the striatum. Problems remain in the accurate diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. A 99mTc-labeled tropane derivative that binds to dopamine transporter with high selectivity is(More)
BACKGROUND Multidrug resistance (MDR) mediated by expression of MDR1 P-glycoprotein (Pgp) represents one of the best characterized barriers to chemotherapy in cancer patients. Positron emission tomography (PET) agents for analysis of Pgp-mediated drug transport activity in vivo would enable noninvasive assessment of chemotherapeutic regimens and MDR gene(More)
A novel in vivo imaging agent, 99mTc labeled [(N-[2-((3'-N'-propyl-[3,3,1]aza-bicyclononan-3alpha-yl)(2"-methoxy-5-methyl-phenylcarbamate)(2-mercaptoethyl)amino)acetyl]-2-aminoethanethiolato] technetium(V) oxide), [99mTc]2, displaying specific binding towards sigma-2 receptors was prepared and characterized. In vitro binding assays showed that the rhenium(More)
UNLABELLED Functional brain imaging targeting the presynaptic dopamine nerve terminal of the nigrostriatal system has been used for monitoring disease progression and evaluating therapeutic effectiveness in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). (99m)Tc-TRODAT-1 binds with high selectivity to the dopamine transporters in the striatum and can be imaged with(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to use 99mTc-TRODAT-1 brain SPECT for investigation of the binding of dopamine transporter (DAT) in the nigrostriatal dopaminergic pathway of symptomatic Machado-Joseph disease (MJD) and to compare the results with the abnormal cytidylate, adenylate, and guanylate (CAG) expansion in the MJD1 gene and other clinical(More)
Imaging of dopamine transporters (DATs) in the brain using [99Tcm]TRODAT-1 showed excellent pharmacokinetics for estimation of transporter concentrations. It has been reported that there may be differences in the binding kinetics of DAT radiotracers to DATs between normal subjects and patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of this study was to(More)
A 99mTc labeled tropane derivative, [99mTc] TRODAT-1 (2beta-((N,N'-bis(2-mercaptoethyl) ethylene diamino)methyl), 3beta-(4-chlorophenyl) tropane), is a potential dopamine transporter (DAT) imaging agent for the central nervous system. To better understand the binding localization of [99mTc] TRODAT-1 both in the brain and the body, whole-body(More)
Tc-99m (V)-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) has been used to image various kinds of tumors. However, from a review of the literature, it has never been applied to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Low uptake of Tc-99m (V)-DMSA has been demonstrated in normal liver tissue, thus, Tc-99m (V)-DMSA may be useful for the detection of HCC. Nine male patients with(More)