Shyh-Jen Wang

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INTRODUCTION Serotonin transporter (SERT) has been associated with many psychiatric diseases. This study investigated the biodistribution of a serotonin transporter imaging agent, N,N-dimethyl-2-(2-amino-4-(18)F-fluorophenylthio)benzylamine (4-[(18)F]-ADAM), in nonhuman primate brain using positron emission tomography (PET). METHODS Six and four Macaca(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Interictal brain 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is useful for localizing the focus of a seizure, and thalamic hypometabolism has been observed in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of thalamic hypometabolism and to assess the usefulness of this supplementary(More)
The term input function usually refers to the tracer plasma time activity curve (pTAC), which is necessary for quantitative positron emission tomography (PET) studies. The purpose of this study was to acquire the pTAC by independent component analysis (ICA) estimation from the whole blood time activity curve (wTAC) using a novel method, namely the FDG(More)
The serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, or 5-HT) transporters (5-HTT) are target-sites for commonly used antidepressants. [(123)I] ADAM is a novel radiotracer that selectively binds the 5-HTT of the central nervous system. The aim for this study was to compare four-parameter model (FPM) with three-parameter model (TPM) from non-invasive reference tissue model(More)
F-FDG PET/CT is a promising tool in detecting aortic graft infection. Present study investigated the value of dual-time-point F-FDG PET/CT imaging (DTPI) with delayed imaging in assessing aortic graft infection.Twenty-nine patients with suspected aortic graft infection were prospectively enrolled in this DTPI study. Two nuclear medicine physicians read all(More)
INTRODUCTION Benzamide can specifically bind to melanoma cells. A 18F-labeled benzamide derivative, [18F]N-(2-diethylaminoethyl)-4-[2-(2-(2-fluoroethoxy) ethoxy)ethoxy]benzamide ([18F]FPBZA), was developed as a promising PET probe for primary and metastatic melanoma. METHODS [18F]FPBZA was synthesized via a one-step radiofluorination in this study. The(More)
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