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Although we and others have employed a thresholding strategy to extract "peak" values from positron emission tomographic (PET) regions of interest (ROIs), the effects of peak picking on fitted fluorodeoxyglucose rate constants, regional metabolic rate for glucose (rCMRglc) profiles, patterns of regional metabolic covariation, and PET-neurobehavioral(More)
We studied the metabolic anatomy of typical Parkinson's disease (PD) using [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and [18F]fluorodopa (FDOPA) and positron emission tomography (PET). Fourteen PD patients (mean age 49 years) had FDG/PET scans, of which 11 were scanned with both FDOPA and FDG. After the injection of FDOPA, brain uptake and arterial plasma radioactivity(More)
Regional metabolic rate for glucose (rCMRGlc) was estimated using [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and positron emission tomography (PET) in five patients (four men, one woman; mean age 68; mean disease duration 2.4 years) with clinical findings consistent with the syndrome of cortico-basal ganglionic degeneration (CBGD). Left-right rCMRGlc asymmetry, (L-R)/(L(More)
We studied six restless legs syndrome (RLS) patients with [F18]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET). We also studied four of these same patients with [F18]fluorodopa (FDOPA) PET. The patients' FDG and FDOPA PET scans were compared with those from age-matched healthy control subjects. No significant differences between the two groups(More)
We used [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose with positron emission tomography to explore the functional basis of lid opening apraxia (LOA). We studied four patients with LOA without associated pyramidal or extrapyramidal motor dysfunction (mean age 65.5 +/- 4.7 years). We compared measures of glucose metabolism with those calculated for 10 age-matched normal volunteers(More)
The effects of high inspired concentrations of xenon and krypton on regional CBF (rCBF) were assessed in the rat using [14C]iodoantipyrine and quantitative autoradiography. Inhalation of 80% xenon for 1 or 2 min and inhalation of 40% xenon for 2 min were found to have significant effects on rCBF, including average increases of 75-96% in cerebral neocortical(More)
Eleven patients with acquired cerebellar degeneration (10 of whom had paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration [PCD]) were evaluated using neuropsychological tests and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose/positron emission tomography to (1) quantify motor, cognitive, and metabolic abnormalities; (2) determine if characteristic alterations in the regional cerebral metabolic(More)
Analytic expressions were derived for estimating the error in PET RCBF measurements associated with the time lag between brain and blood radioactivity following bolus H2(15)O injection and during non-steady-state CO15O inhalation. This lag time reflects the physiological difference in arrival times of 15O activity at brain and radial arterial sampling site(More)
This article addresses the question posed in the title by examining the effects of parameters traditionally associated with improved absolute quantitation, on the analysis of 12 acquired immune deficiency syndrome dementia complex (ADC) patients compared to a normal control group. Results are discussed within the framework of the subprofile scaling model(More)