Winfried Brenner

Malte Clausen6
Daniel von Borczyskowski3
6Malte Clausen
3Daniel von Borczyskowski
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Regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) is a useful surrogate marker of neuronal activity and a parameter of primary interest in the diagnosis of many diseases. The increasing use of mouse models spawns the demand for in vivo measurement of rCBF in the mouse. Small animal SPECT provides excellent spatial resolution at adequate sensitivity and is therefore a(More)
PURPOSE Visual reading of [(123)I]IBZM SPECT scans depends on the experience of the interpreter. Therefore, semi-quantification of striatal IBZM uptake is commonly considered mandatory. However, semi-quantification is time consuming and prone to error, particularly if the volumes of interest (VOIs) are positioned manually. Therefore, the present paper(More)
BACKGROUND Positron emission tomography (PET) with F-18-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) provides remarkable accuracy in detection, treatment monitoring and follow-up of systemic malignant lymphoma. Its value in the management of patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is less clear. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a prospective trial, 42(More)
UNLABELLED PET and SPECT have suggested that there is an age-related decline of up to 10% per decade in the availability of brain serotonin transporter (SERT) in healthy subjects, starting as early as the age of 20 y. The aim of the present study was to verify these findings in young subjects. METHODS The equilibrium specific-to-nonspecific partition(More)
OBJECTIVE Dopamine transporter single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with I-FP-CIT is used widely in the diagnosis of clinically uncertain parkinsonian syndromes. In terms of the evaluation of FP-CIT SPECT, some practice guidelines state that visual interpretation alone is generally sufficient in clinical patient care, whereas other guidelines(More)
Previous studies with positron emission tomography (PET) and the glucose analog F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) suggest reduced cerebral glucose metabolism in NF1 specifically in the thalamus. The latter is distinguished by extensive neural circuitry connections which makes thalamic hypoactivity in NF1 an(More)
BACKGROUND Positron emission tomography (PET) with the glucose analog F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is widely used in the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases. Guidelines recommend voxel-based statistical testing to support visual evaluation of the PET images. However, the performance of voxel-based testing strongly depends on each single preprocessing(More)
  • Vikas Prasad, Ingo G. Steffen, Marianne Pavel, Timm Denecke, Elisabeth Tischer, Konstantina Apostolopoulou +3 others
  • 2015
BACKGROUND To assess the role of somatostatin receptor (SR) PET/CT using Ga-68 DOTATOC or DOTATATE in staging and restaging of typical (TC) and atypical (AC) lung carcinoids. METHODS Clinical and PET/CT data were retrospectively analyzed in 27 patients referred for staging (N = 5; TC, N = 4; AC, N = 1) or restaging (N = 22; TC, N = 8; AC, N = 14). Maximum(More)
OBJECTIVES Aim of this study was to quantify the binding of [(123) I]FP-CIT in striatum of healthy tree shrews. [(123) I]FP-CIT is widely used in clinical SPECT imaging to reveal nigrostriatal degeneration in aid of the diagnosis of clinically uncertain parkinsonian syndromes. Despite its wide clinical use, the saturation binding parameters of [(123)(More)
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a single-gene disorder affecting neurologic function in humans. The NF1+/- mouse model with germline mutation of the NF1 gene presents with deficits in learning, attention, and motor coordination, very similar to NF1 patients. The present study performed brain perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in(More)