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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a promising experimental approach to treat various neurological disorders. However, the optimal stimulation paradigm and the precise mechanism of action of DBS are unknown. Neuro-imaging by means of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) is a non-invasive manner of evaluating regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF)(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the tumour growth delay of a peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) of colorectal origin after intraperitoneal chemotherapy with paclitaxel/randomly-methylated-β-cyclodextrin (Pac/RAME-β-CD) versus Taxol® at normo- and hyperthermic conditions in rats. METHODS Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) was performed 7 days post(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigates whether deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-d-glucose (FDG) micro-positron emission tomography (μPET)/computed tomography (CT) can serve as a tool for monitoring of the commonly used dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced murine model of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS DSS-colitis was induced in Sv129 mice. In a first(More)
INTRODUCTION P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is an energy-dependent transporter that contributes to the efflux of a wide range of xenobiotics at the blood-brain barrier playing a role in drug-resistance or therapy failure. In this study, we evaluated [(123)I]-4-(2-(bis(4-fluorophenyl)methoxy)ethyl)-1-(4-iodobenzyl)piperidine ([(123)I]-FMIP) as a novel single photon(More)
The standard uptake value (SUV), commonly used to quantify (18)F-FluoroDeoxyGlucose (FDG) uptake in small animal brain PET imaging, is affected by many factors. In this study the influence of fasting times, inter-scan duration and repetitive scanning on the variability of different SUV measures is investigated. Additionally it is demonstrated that these(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The reference method for diagnosing porto-systemic shunting (PSS) in experimental portal hypertension involves measuring (51)Chrome ((51)Cr)-labelled microspheres. Unfortunately, this technique necessitates the sacrifice of animals. Alternatively, (99m)technetium-macroaggregated albumin ((99m)Tc-MAA) has been used; however, planar(More)
INTRODUCTION In this study, the influence of physiological determinants on 18F-fluoro-d-glucose ((18)F-FDG) brain uptake was evaluated in a mouse model of Alzheimer disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS TASTPM (Tg) and age-matched C57BL/6 J (WT) mice were fasted for 10 hours, while another group was fasted for 20 hours to evaluate the effect of fasting duration.(More)
PURPOSE We compared the performance of three commercial small-animal μSPECT scanners equipped with multipinhole general purpose (GP) and multipinhole high-resolution (HR) collimators designed for imaging mice. METHODS Spatial resolution, image uniformity, point source sensitivity and contrast recovery were determined for the U-SPECT-II (MILabs), the(More)
OBJECTIVE Conversion deafness is characterized by sudden hearing loss without any identifiable cause. In the current study, we investigated presumed conversion deafness in a cochlear implant user using H₂¹⁵O-positron emission tomography (PET) scan with speech and noise stimuli in conjunction with audiologic tests such as impedance test and auditory response(More)
In this study, we evaluated the partial volume effect (PVE) of 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-d-glucose (18F-FDG) tracer accumulation in the bladder on the positron emission tomographic (PET) image quantification in mice and rats suffering from inflammatory bowel disease. To improve the accuracy, we implemented continuous bladder flushing procedures. Female mice and(More)