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Nigral dopaminergic projections to the striatum are targeted in Parkinson's disease (PD). The extent of the degeneration of the dopaminergic system in PD can be visualised by dopamine transporter imaging using single-photon emission tomography (SPET). In this study in 188 patients with PD, we analysed the image patterns and compared them with the clinical(More)
Medical images usually suffer from a partial volume effect (PVE), which may degrade the accuracy of any quantitative information extracted from the images. Our aim was to recreate accurate radioactivity concentration and time-activity curves (TACs) by microPET R4 quantification using ensemble learning independent component analysis (EL-ICA). We designed a(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the association between metabolic syndrome, including its factors, and gallstone disease (GSD) in a Taiwanese population. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study during 2011 ~ 2012. A total of 12050 subjects who completed a questionnaire and underwent physical examination, laboratory tests and abdominal ultrasonography(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome is a worldwide disorder and also the major risk factor of several systemic diseases. Evidence identifying the association between metabolic syndrome and nephrolithiasis is lacking, especially in Taiwan. AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the association between nephrolithiasis and metabolic syndrome and its(More)
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