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OBJECTIVE The clinical usefulness of FDG-PET in the follow up of post-operative patients with endometrial cancer was retrospectively evaluated. METHODS Twenty-one post-operative patients with endometrial cancer received 30 FDG-PET examinations to evaluate recurrence or response to treatment. The findings of FDG-PET were compared with their serum levels of(More)
UNLABELLED 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) has become widely available and an important oncological technique. To evaluate the influence of PET on detection of bone metastasis, we compared the diagnostic accuracy of PET and conventional bone scintigraphy (BS) in a variety of cancer patients. METHODS Consecutive ninety-five(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the appropriate post-injection timing for hand-held-gamma-ray-detecting probe (GDP) scanning for the intraoperative detection of malignancy after preoperative F-18 FDG (FDG) injection. METHODS Patient study with superficially located cancer was performed on three patients before operation by dual-phase whole-body PET at 2 and 6-7 hr(More)
The value of stress thallium 201 myocardial emission computed tomography (ECT) in the assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) was analyzed in 75 patients admitted for coronary arteriography. The ECT provided contiguous transaxial, short-axis, and long-axis sections of the myocardium and the myocardial images were divided into nine segments. The(More)
The in vivo renal volume was determined using SPECT for 99mTc-DMSA renal imaging. The total renal volume was derived by summing the DMSA distribution volumes of the transaxial slices in the whole kidney. In 20 healthy subjects the renal volume in the right kidney was 220 ml for men and 195.2 ml for women, while that in the left kidney was 213 ml for men and(More)
Intense accumulation of radioactivity was observed in a case of histologically proven benign cystic teratoma of the ovary during routine bone scans with 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate. To our knowledge, imaging of a benign ovarian tumor with a 99mTc-phosphorus complex has not been previously reported.
BACKGROUND Pipecolic acid, a metabolite of lysine, is found in human physiological fluids and is thought to play an important role in the central inhibitory gamma-aminobutyric acid system. However, it is unclear whether plasma D- and L-pipecolic acid originate from oral food intake or intestinal bacterial metabolites. METHODS We analyzed the contents of(More)
This study was done retrospectively to analyze the ultrasonographic (US) findings in thyroid scintigraphic hot areas (HA). Three-thousand, eight-hundred and thirty-nine consecutive patients who underwent 99mTc-pertechnetate (n = 3435) or 123I (n = 457) scintigraphy were analyzed. HA were regarded as present when the tracer concentration was greater than the(More)
“Delayed” single-photon emission tomograpic (SPET) images after an intravenous bolus injection of iodine-123 iomazenil have been used as a relative map of benzodiazepine receptor binding. We determined the optimal scan time for obtaining such a map and assessed the errors of the map. SPET and blood data from six healthy volunteers and five patients were(More)