Yuka Yamamoto

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Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is characterized by tissue hypoxia associated with resistance to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. To clarify the biological link between hypoxia and tumour-induced neovascularization and tumour aggressiveness, we analysed detailed volumetric and spatial information of viable hypoxic tissue assessed by 18F-fluoromisonidazole(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether Tc-hexakis-2-methoxyisobutylisonitrile ( Tc-MIBI) or Tl single photon emission tomography (SPET) could detect recurrent tumours in patients with previous radiation therapy for brain tumours. Dual SPET with Tc-MIBI and Tl was performed in 21 patients suspected of having recurrent brain tumours. SPET images(More)
This study was conducted to identify the regional neuronal damage occurring in patients with neuropsychological impairment following diffuse traumatic brain injury (TBI) compared with normal control subjects. In addition, measures of the neuropsychological tests were correlated with regional ¹¹C-flumazenil (FMZ) binding potential (BP) reductions to clarify(More)
UNLABELLED 67Ga scintigraphy has been used for years in sarcoidosis for diagnosis and the extent of the disease. However, little information is available on the comparison of 18F-FDG PET and 67Ga scintigraphy in the assessment of sarcoidosis. The purpose of this study was to compare the uptake of 18F-FDG and 67Ga in the evaluation of pulmonary and(More)
Differences in the substrate specificity of alpha-glucosidases should be due to the differences in the substrate binding and the catalytic domains of the enzymes. To elucidate such differences of enzymes hydrolyzing alpha-1,4- and alpha-1,6-glucosidic linkages, two alpha-glucosidases, maltase and isomaltase, from Saccharomyces cerevisiae were cloned and(More)
OBJECTIVE We assessed whether delayed FDG PET imaging is more useful for the evaluation of biliary stricture in differential diagnosis of malignancy from benign disease. METHODS Thirty-seven patients who underwent FDG PET for differential diagnosis of the disease causing biliary stricture were included. FDG PET imaging was performed at 70+/-12 min (early)(More)
The purpose of this prospective study was to clarify the individual and combined role of l-methyl-11C-methionine-positron emission tomography (MET-PET) and 3′-deoxy-3′-[18F]fluorothymidine (FLT)-PET in tumor detection, noninvasive grading, and assessment of the cellular proliferation rate in newly diagnosed histologically verified gliomas of different(More)
We prospectively investigated the feasibility of 3′-deoxy-3′-18F-fluorothymidine (FLT) positron emission tomography (PET) for the detection of gastric cancer, in comparison with 2-deoxy-2-18F-fluoro-d-glucose (FDG) PET, and determined the degree of correlation between the two radiotracers and proliferative activity as indicated by Ki-67 index. A total of 21(More)
Hypoxia and its consequences at the molecular level promote tumour progression and affect patient prognosis. One of the main early cellular events evoked by hypoxia is induction of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) and subsequent upregulation of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). In this study we sought to determine whether hypoxia detected by(More)
The aim of the study is to retrospectively investigate the usefulness of 11C-acetate (ACE)-positron emission tomography (PET) for evaluation of brain glioma, in comparison with 11C-methionine (MET) and 2-deoxy-2-18F-fluoro-d-glucose (FDG). Fifteen patients with brain glioma referred to initial diagnosis were examined with ACE, MET, and FDG-PET. Five(More)