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A Mannewitz, J Bock, S Kreitz, A Hess, J Goldschmidt, H Scheich, Katharina Braun
Learning can be categorized into cue-instructed and spontaneous learning types; however, so far, there is no detailed comparative analysis of specific brain pathways involved in these learning types. The aim of this study was to compare brain activity patterns during these learning tasks using the in vivo imaging technique of single photon-emission computed tomography (SPECT) of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF). During spontaneous exploratory learning, higher levels of rCBF compared to cue-instructed learning were observed in motor control regions, including specific subregions of the motor cortex and the striatum, as well as in regions of sensory pathways including olfactory, somatosensory, and visual modalities...
January 16, 2018: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324813/increase-in-extraction-of-i-123-iomazenil-in-patients-with-chronic-cerebral-ischemia
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Hiroki Kato, Kayako Isohashi, Eku Shimosegawa, Jun Hatazawa
BACKGROUND: Cerebral extraction of diffusively distributed substances like oxygen has been suggested to change according to the cerebral blood flow (CBF) and status of the microvasculature. The relationships between the cerebral extraction of diffusively distributed lipophilic tracers and the severity of cerebral ischemia has not yet been clarified. In the present study, we attempted to elucidate the association between the extraction fraction of the lipophilic tracer I-123 iomazenil (IMZ) (IMZ-EF) and the oxygen extraction fraction (OEF) derived from O-15 PET in patients with chronic steno-occlusive disease of internal carotid artery (ICA) or middle cerebral artery (MCA)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319202/analysis-of-brain-spect-images-coregistered-with-mri-in-patients-with-epilepsy-comparison-of-three-methods
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Zaiyang Long, Dennis P Hanson, Brian P Mullan, Christopher H Hunt, David R Holmes, Benjamin H Brinkmann, Michael K O'Connor
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: SISCOM and STATISCOM were clinically proved to be effective for ictal/inter-ictal single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) analysis coregistered with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for seizure localization. Recently, a software package also became available for this analysis. This study aimed to investigate and compare the performance of these analysis methods for seizure localization. METHODS: A total of 378 patients who underwent 99m Tc-ethyl cysteinate dimer (ECD) SPECT scans were retrospectively reviewed and 28 remained after applying exclusion criteria...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304285/oligoethyleneoxy-modified-99mtc-labeled-beta-amyloid-imaging-probes-with-improved-brain-pharmacokinetics-for-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography
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Xiaoyang Zhang, Yaqin Hou, Cheng Peng, Chu Wang, Xiang Wang, Zhigang Liang, Jing Lu, Baian Chen, Jiapei Dai, Boli Liu, Mengchao Cui
Oligoethyleneoxy linker was introduced for conjugation between 99mTc/Re-bis(aminoethanethiol) (BAT) and β-amyloid (Aβ) binding scaffolds. Rhenium complexes exhibited high to medium binding affinity to Aβ1-42 aggregates and efficient fluorescent staining to Aβ plaques in brain tissue. After radiolabeling, the 99mTc-labeled probes revealed improved brain pharmacokinetics in biodistribution study on normal ICR mice. Probe [99mTc]15 with potent binding affinity (Ki = 13.4 nM) and highest initial brain uptake (2...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290808/dosimetric-evaluation-of-radionuclides-for-vcam-1-targeted-radionuclide-therapy-of-early-brain-metastases
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Nadia Falzone, Nicole L Ackerman, Liset de la Fuente Rosales, Mario A Bernal, Xiaoxuan Liu, Sarah Gja Peeters, Manuel Sarmiento Soto, Aurélien Corroyer-Dulmont, Myriam Bernaudin, Elisa Grimoin, Omar Touzani, Nicola R Sibson, Katherine A Vallis
Brain metastases develop frequently in patients with breast cancer, and present a pressing therapeutic challenge. Expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1) is upregulated on brain endothelial cells during the early stages of metastasis and provides a target for the detection and treatment of early brain metastases. The aim of this study was to use a model of early brain metastasis to evaluate the efficacy of α-emitting radionuclides, 149Tb, 211At, 212Pb, 213Bi and 225Ac; β-emitting radionuclides, 90Y, 161Tb and 177Lu; and Auger electron (AE)-emitters 67Ga, 89Zr, 111In and 124I, for targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT)...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290055/variability-of-presynaptic-nigrostriatal-dopaminergic-function-and-clinical-heterogeneity-in-a-dopa-responsive-dystonia-family-with-gch-1-gene-mutation
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Juei-Jueng Lin, Chin-Song Lu, Chon-Haw Tsai
We studied the presynaptic nigrostriatal dopaminergic function using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging of a 99mTc-TRODAT-1 (TRODAT) scan in a dopa-responsive dystonia (DRD) family with the guanosine triphosphate cyclohydrolase 1 (GCH-1) gene mutation. Clinically, there was presentation of intrafamilial variability in the DRD family. The index patient was a 10-year-old girl with classic DRD and normal presynaptic nigrostriatal dopaminergic function. However, her grandmother, a 79-year-old woman, presented with slowly progressive Parkinson's disease (PD) without dystonic symptoms and excellent response to dopaminergic therapy for 21 years...
December 30, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275487/extraction-selection-and-comparison-of-features-for-an-effective-automated-computer-aided-diagnosis-of-parkinson-s-disease-based-on-123i-fp-cit-spect-images
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Francisco P M Oliveira, Diogo Borges Faria, Durval C Costa, Miguel Castelo-Branco, João Manuel R S Tavares
PURPOSE: This work aimed to assess the potential of a set of features extracted from [123I]FP-CIT SPECT brain images to be used in the computer-aided "in vivo" confirmation of dopaminergic degeneration and therefore to assist clinical decision to diagnose Parkinson's disease. METHODS: Seven features were computed from each brain hemisphere: five standard features related to uptake ratios on the striatum and two features related to the estimated volume and length of the striatal region with normal uptake...
December 23, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247294/rcbf-and-cognitive-impairment-changes-assessed-by-spect-and-adas-cog-in-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-after-18%C3%A2-months-of-treatment-with-the-cholinesterase-inhibitors-donepezil-or-galantamine
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Yukihiko Shirayama, Michio Takahashi, Yasunori Oda, Kouhei Yoshino, Koichi Sato, Toshiyuki Okubo, Masaomi Iyo
Late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) differs substantially from early-onset AD. In this cross sectional study we investigated brain perfusion changes after 18 months of treatment with cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) donepezil or galantamine. Twenty-five drug-naïve late-onset AD patients were recruited from outpatient clinics. We examined brain perfusion using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and used three-dimensional stereotactic surface projection (3D-SSP) and the stereotactic extraction estimation method (SEE) level 3 to analyze classified gyrus level segments...
December 15, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234599/selecting-the-most-relevant-brain-regions-to-discriminate-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-from-healthy-controls-using-multiple-kernel-learning-a-comparison-across-functional-and-structural-imaging-modalities-and-atlases
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Jane Maryam Rondina, Luiz Kobuti Ferreira, Fabio Luis de Souza Duran, Rodrigo Kubo, Carla Rachel Ono, Claudia Costa Leite, Jerusa Smid, Ricardo Nitrini, Carlos Alberto Buchpiguel, Geraldo F Busatto
Background: Machine learning techniques such as support vector machine (SVM) have been applied recently in order to accurately classify individuals with neuropsychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) based on neuroimaging data. However, the multivariate nature of the SVM approach often precludes the identification of the brain regions that contribute most to classification accuracy. Multiple kernel learning (MKL) is a sparse machine learning method that allows the identification of the most relevant sources for the classification...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234089/impact-of-treatment-on-resting-cerebral-blood-flow-and-metabolism-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-meta-analysis
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A L van der Straten, D Denys, G A van Wingen
Neurobiological models of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) posit that its clinical symptoms such as repetitive thoughts and behaviors are related to hyperactivity in the cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical (CSTC) circuit. Small scale neuroimaging studies have shown that treatment of OCD is associated with reduced activity across different brain structures within this circuitry. We performed the first meta-analysis of positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) studies that investigated cerebral blood flow or glucose metabolism in patients with OCD before and after pharmacological or psychological treatment...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231773/molecular-imaging-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
#11
Brian Jaeho Hwang, Mona Adel Mohamed, James Robert Brašić
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition with onset in early childhood characterized by marked deficits in interpersonal interactions and communication and by a restricted and repetitive range of interests and activities. This review points out key recent findings utilizing molecular imaging including magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and nuclear neuroimaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). MRS indicates an excitatory/inhibitory imbalance in high-functioning autism...
December 12, 2017: International Review of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222835/effective-network-of-deep-brain-stimulation-of-subthalamic-nucleus-with-bimodal-positron-emission-tomography-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Hui-Min Chen, Zhi-Qiang Sha, Hui-Zi Ma, Yong He, Tao Feng
AIMS: Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN-DBS) has become an effective treatment strategy for patients with Parkinson's disease. However, the biological mechanism underlying DBS treatment remains poorly understood. METHOD: In this study, we investigated how STN-DBS modulated the brain network using a bimodal positron emission tomography (PET)/functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) dataset. We first performed an activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis of 13 PET/SPECT studies concerning STN-DBS effects on resting-state brain activity in Parkinson's disease...
December 8, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221971/preventive-treatment-with-lomerizine-increases-cerebral-blood-flows-during-the-interictal-phase-of-migraine
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Ken Ikeda, Joe Aoyagi, Sayori Hanashiro, Masahiro Sawada, Maya Kyuzen, Harumi Morioka, Junya Ebina, Junpei Nagasawa, Masaru Yanagihashi, Yuichi Ishikawa, Ken Miura, Kiyoko Murata, Takanori Takazawa, Kiyokazu Kawabe, Yasuo Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: Changes in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) were reported in migraineurs. However, little is known how preventive medications of migraine can influence rCBF. Lomerizine, a calcium channel blocker, has been used for migraine prophylaxis in Japan. We examined rCBF after lomerizine treatment. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Migraine was diagnosed according to the criteria of the International Classification of Headache Disorders, Third Edition beta. Migraine subtype was classified into migraine with aura (MA) and migraine without aura (MO)...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217363/positional-brain-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-findings-in-a-case-of-limb-shaking-syndrome
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Caroline Bund, Céline Heimburger, Valérie Wolff, Izzie Jacques Namer
An 84-year-old man, who presented lower limbs limb-shaking syndrome at orthostatism lasting a few seconds, was referred in our stroke unit. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an acute infarction in the right thalamus and the insular cortex, left extracranial carotid stenosis at 80%, and low flow in the right middle cerebral artery but did not explain limb-shaking syndrome symptomatology. We performed comparative positional brain perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), in the upright and in the supine position, to explore and localize hypoperfusion-endangered brain structures that may be involved in the presenting symptoms...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192564/rare-case-of-atypical-parkinsonism-why-family-history-is-important
#15
Naveed Malek, Ravi Jampana, Donald G Grosset
We discuss the clinical presentation and assessment of a middle aged previously fit and well man who presented with two episodes of syncope to the cardiologists followed by the development of a rapidly progressive parkinsonian syndrome a couple of years later, which was not responsive to standard dopaminergic replacement therapies. Magnetic resonance imaging scan of the brain was normal and a DAT SPECT scan showed reduced dopamine uptake in the basal ganglia. On further enquiry, a family history of a similar presentation in his first cousin was elicited and that cousin had tested positive for a mutation in the PRNP gene...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184492/functional-brain-imaging-synthesis-based-on-image-decomposition-and-kernel-modeling-application-to-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Francisco J Martinez-Murcia, Juan M Górriz, Javier Ramírez, Ignacio A Illán, Fermín Segovia, Diego Castillo-Barnes, Diego Salas-Gonzalez
The rise of neuroimaging in research and clinical practice, together with the development of new machine learning techniques has strongly encouraged the Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) of different diseases and disorders. However, these algorithms are often tested in proprietary datasets to which the access is limited and, therefore, a direct comparison between CAD procedures is not possible. Furthermore, the sample size is often small for developing accurate machine learning methods. Multi-center initiatives are currently a very useful, although limited, tool in the recruitment of large populations and standardization of CAD evaluation...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181786/early-therapeutic-effects-of-adaptive-servo-ventilation-on-cardiac-sympathetic-nervous-function-in-patients-with-heart-failure-evaluated-using-a-combination-of-11c-hed-pet-and-123i-mibg-spect
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Yusuke Tokuda, Mamoru Sakakibara, Keiichiro Yoshinaga, Shiro Yamada, Kiwamu Kamiya, Naoya Asakawa, Takashi Yoshitani, Keiji Noguchi, Osamu Manabe, Nagara Tamaki, Hiroyuki Tsutsui
RATIONALE: Adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV), a novel respiratory support therapy for sleep disorders, may improve cardiac function in heart failure (HF). However, the reasons that ASV improves cardiac function have not been fully studied especially in sympathetic nervous function (SNF). The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of ASV therapy on cardiac SNF in patients with HF. METHODS: We evaluated ASV therapeutic effects before and 6 months after ASV therapy in 9 HF patients [57...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165498/tomographic-magnetic-particle-imaging-of-cancer-targeted-nanoparticles
#18
Hamed Arami, Eric Teeman, Alyssa Troksa, Haydin Bradshaw, Katayoun Saatchi, Asahi Tomitaka, Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, Urs O Häfeli, Denny Liggitt, Kannan M Krishnan
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is an emerging, whole body biomedical imaging technique, with sub-millimeter spatial resolution and high sensitivity to a biocompatible contrast agent consisting of an iron oxide nanoparticle core and a biofunctionalized shell. Successful application of MPI for imaging of cancer depends on the nanoparticles (NPs) accumulating at tumors at sufficient levels relative to other sites. NPs' physiochemical properties such as size, crystallographic structure and uniformity, surface coating, stability, blood circulation time and magnetization determine the efficacy of their tumor accumulation and MPI signal generation...
November 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157745/differential-diagnosis-of-parkinsonian-syndromes-using-dopamine-transporter-and-perfusion-spect
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Shigetoshi Takaya, Nobukatsu Sawamoto, Tomohisa Okada, Gosuke Okubo, Sei Nishida, Kaori Togashi, Hidenao Fukuyama, Ryosuke Takahashi
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess whether a combined analysis of dopamine transporter (DAT)- and perfusion-SPECT images (or either) could: (1) distinguish atypical parkinsonian syndromes (APS) from Lewy body diseases (LBD; majority Parkinson disease [PD]), and (2) differentiate among APS subgroups (progressive supranuclear palsy [PSP], corticobasal syndrome [CBS], and multiple system atrophy [MSA]). METHODS: We recruited consecutive patients with neurodegenerative parkinsonian syndromes (LBD, n = 46; APS, n = 33)...
November 14, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154283/longitudinal-neuroimaging-analysis-in%C3%A2-mild-moderate-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-treated-with-plasma-exchange-with%C3%A2-5-human-albumin
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Gemma Cuberas-Borrós, Isabel Roca, Mercè Boada, Lluís Tárraga, Isabel Hernández, Mar Buendia, Lourdes Rubio, Gustavo Torres, Ángel Bittini, Juan A Guzmán-de-Villoria, Francesc Pujadas, Mireia Torres, Laura Núñez, Joan Castell, Antonio Páez
BACKGROUND: Recently, modifications of Aβ1-42 levels in CSF and plasma associated with improvement in memory and language functions have been observed in patients with mild-moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) treated with plasma exchange (PE) with albumin replacement. OBJECTIVE: To detect structural and functional brain changes in PE-treated AD patients as part of a Phase II clinical trial. METHODS: Patients received between 3 and 18 PE with albumin (Albutein® 5%, Grifols) or sham-PE (controls) for 21 weeks (divided in one intensive and two maintenance periods) followed by 6-month follow-up...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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