Shigeki Nagamachi

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UNLABELLED The purpose of this study is to clarify the changes of hippocampal perfusion in neuropsychiatric diseases, including dementia, compared with control subjects, and to correlate hippocampal perfusion with the dementia rating scale and the severity of memory disturbance in patients with these diseases. METHODS A total of 45 right-handed patients(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic pain is defined as intractable pain caused by abnormal pain transmission or impairment of the pain control system per se. Alteration of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) is known to occur under the presence of pain stimulation. Epidural spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is occasionally effective in relieving the symptom. OBJECTIVE The aim(More)
UNLABELLED The current study is an investigation of alterations in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) distribution in patients with transient hypothyroidism after thyroidectomy. In addition, the effects of thyroxine treatment on rCBF changes were studied. METHODS Noninvasive rCBF measurements using 99mTc-HMPAO SPECT were performed on 24(More)
Two patients presenting with progressive dementia coupled with motor neuron disease underwent brain SPECT using N-isopropyl-p iodine-123-iodoamphetamine [( 123I]IMP). The characteristic clinical features of progressive dementia and motor neuron disease were noted. IMP SPECT also revealed reduced uptake in the bilateral frontal and temporal regions, with no(More)
Sympathetic stimulation of the Müller muscle may be responsible for most of the medically reversible cases of eyelid retraction in patients with Graves disease. The authors studied 21 patients with class I Graves ophthalmopathy (GO), 32 patients with Graves disease without ophthalmopathy (GD), and 12 control subjects. T1-weighted spin-echo magnetic(More)
Regional cerebral blood flow was evaluated by single-photon emission CT (SPECT) with 123I-N-isopropyl-p-iodoamphetamine (123I-IMP) in 11 patients with dementia of the Alzheimer type, three patients with progressive dementia and motor neuron disease, and eight healthy control subjects. Regional blood flow measurements in the bilateral frontal, parietal(More)
The aims of this study were (1) to compare N-isopropyl-p-[I-123]-iodoamphetamine (123I-IMP) SPET with computed tomography (CT) in chronic-stage head trauma patients with neurological abnormalities and (2) to quantify regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in patients with chronic-stage head trauma. 123I-IMP SPET and CT were performed in 23 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES Although positron emission tomography (PET) using [(18)F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose ((18)F-FDG) is established as one of the first-choice imaging modalities in the diagnosis of chest malignancies, there are several problems to solve in clinical practice, such as false positive uptake in inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate(More)
Technetium-99m methoxy-isobutylisonitrile (MIBI), like thallium-201 (201Tl), is a highly efficient agent for the diagnosis and monitoring of glioma tumors. Although 201Tl uptake is known to be partly associated with proliferative activity, little is known about the correlation between MIBI uptake and proliferation activity in gliomas. The current study was(More)
We determined the effect of retention on the changes in regional biodistribution of Tc-99m ECD in the brain. A total of 14 cases, 7 normal volunteers and 7 patients with various diagnoses but with very minimal radiologic findings or none were included in the study. SPECT images were taken at 30 min, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 hrs after an intravenous injection.(More)