Shoichi Watanuki

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Radiation absorbed doses due to intravenous administration of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose in positron emission tomography (PET) studies were estimated in normal volunteers. The time-activity curves were obtained for seven human organs (brain, heart, kidney, liver, lung, pancreas, and spleen) by using dynamic PET scans and for bladder content by using a(More)
The SET-2400W is a newly designed whole-body PET scanner with a large axial field of view (20 cm). Its physical performance was investigated and evaluated. The scanner consists of four rings of 112 BGO detector units (22.8 mm in-plane x 50 mm axial x 30 mm depth). Each detector unit has a 6 (in-plane) x 8 (axial) matrix of BGO crystals coupled to two dual(More)
The purpose of this study was to measure the cumulated activity and absorbed dose in organs after intravenous administration of 2-[F-18]fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (18F-FDG) using whole-body positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Whole-body dynamic emission scans for 18F-FDG were performed in six normal volunteers after(More)
l-[Methyl-11C]-methionine (11C-methionine) is proposed as a useful radiotracer for tumour diagnosis. Human biodistribution data of cumulated activities and absorbed doses estimated by the MIRD (medical internal radiation dosimetry) method for 11C-methionine are not available in the literature. In this study we measured the organ activity for 11C-methionine(More)
To investigate exercise-induced regional metabolic and perfusion changes in the human brain, various methods are available, such as positron emission tomography (PET), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and electroencephalography (EEG). In this paper, details of methods of metabolic measurement using PET,(More)
AIMS The strength of sedation due to antihistamines can be evaluated using positron emission tomography (PET). The purpose of the present study is to measure histamine H(1) receptor (H(1)R) occupancy following oral administration of cetirizine (10 and 20 mg) in order to examine dose dependency. METHODS Fifteen healthy male volunteers (age range, 20-35(More)
Tumor uptake of L-[methyl-11C]methionine ([11C]Met) was assessed in six patients with brain tumors and three patients with lung cancer using positron emission tomography (PET). In arterial plasma samples taken at 5, 15, 30, and 60 min after injection, a fraction of [11C]Met was measured using high performance liquid chromatography in individual patients.(More)
UNLABELLED Imaging of neurofibrillary pathology in the brain helps in diagnosing dementia, tracking disease progression, and evaluating the therapeutic efficacy of antidementia drugs. The radiotracers used in this imaging must be highly sensitive and specific for tau protein fibrils in the human brain. We developed a novel tau PET tracer, (18)F-THK5351,(More)
UNLABELLED PET with three-dimensional data acquisition using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) was applied to evaluate skeletal muscle activity in runners. METHODS Seven healthy adult male volunteers were studied. They ran for a total of 35 min, 15 min before and 20 min after intravenous injection of FDG. Another 7 adult male control subjects were also(More)
Visualization of the spatial distribution of neurofibrillary tangles would help in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dementia. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the clinical utility of [18F]THK-5117 as a highly selective tau imaging radiotracer. We initially evaluated in vitro binding of [3H]THK-5117 in post-mortem brain tissues from(More)