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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633499/lateralized-basal-ganglia-vulnerability-to-pesticide-exposure-in-asymptomatic-agricultural-workers
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Mechelle M Lewis, Nicholas W Sterling, Guangwei Du, Eun-Young Lee, Grace Shyu, Michael Goldenberg, Thomas Allen, Christy Stetter, Lan Kong, Shedra Amy Snipes, Byron C Jones, Honglei Chen, Richard B Mailman, Xuemei Huang
Background: Pesticide exposure is linked to Parkinson's disease (PD), a neurodegenerative disorder marked by dopamine cell loss in the substantia nigra of the basal ganglia (BG) that often presents asymmetrically. We previously reported that pesticide-exposed agricultural workers (AW) have nigral diffusion tensor (DTI) changes. The current study sought to confirm this finding, and explore its hemisphere and regional specificity within BG structures using an independent sample population...
June 19, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632695/serum-ceruloplasmin-and-striatal-dopamine-transporter-density-in-parkinson-disease-comparison-with-123i-fp-cit-spect
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Yoo Sung Song, Jong-Min Kim, Kyeong Joon Kim, Ji Young Yun, Sang Eun Kim
PURPOSE: In patients with Parkinson disease (PD), decreased serum ceruloplasmin levels have been observed. This study investigated a correlation between serum ceruloplasmin-along with its related serum markers- and striatal presynaptic dopaminergic denervation measured with I-FP-CIT SPECT. METHODS: We analyzed a total of 141 de novo patients divided into 2 groups: the PD group (107 patients with PD) and the disease control group (34 patients with vascular pseudoparkinsonism, essential tremor, or drug-induced parkinsonism)...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632692/improved-123i-ioflupane-binding-after-immunotherapy-in-anti-nae-antibody-positive-hashimoto-encephalopathy-that-clinically-mimicked-multiple-system-atrophy
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Juuri Otsuka, Ayumi Hida, Kamiyu Ogyu, Ryogo Minamimoto, Sousuke Takeuchi
We describe an 84-year-old man with anti-NH2-terminal of α-enolase antibody-positive Hashimoto encephalopathy that clinically mimicked multiple system atrophy who underwent investigation by dopamine transporter SPECT before and after immunotherapy. Before treatment, dopamine transporter SPECT showed reduced striatal I-ioflupane binding, with a mean specific binding ratio of 2.42, even though he had no apparent parkinsonism. After immunotherapy, mean specific binding ratio was improved to 3.22. Dopamine transporter SPECT was useful in this case to detect subclinical striatal dysfunction, and evaluation both before and after immunotherapy helped to distinguish between neurodegenerative disease and neuroimmunological disorder...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632690/noninvasive-nuclear-spect-myocardial-blood-flow-quantitation-to-guide-management-for-coronary-artery-disease
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Lung-Ching Chen, Bor-Hsin Jong, Sheng-Che Lin, Chi-Tai Ku, Ing-Jou Chen, Yen-Kung Chen, Bailing Hsu
Recently, myocardial blood flow quantitation with dynamic SPECT has been validated to enhance the detection of multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) and conclude equivocal SPECT myocardial perfusion study. This advance opened an important clinical application to utilize the tool in guiding CAD management for area where myocardial perfusion tracers for PET are unavailable or unaffordable. We present a clinical patient with ongoing recursive angina who underwent multiple nuclear stress tests for a sequence of CAD evaluation in 26 months and demonstrated that SPECT myocardial blood flow quantitation properly guided CAD management to warrant patient outcome...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631404/structural-connectivity-differences-in-motor-network-between-tremor-dominant-and-nontremor-parkinson-s-disease
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Gaetano Barbagallo, Maria Eugenia Caligiuri, Gennarina Arabia, Andrea Cherubini, Angela Lupo, Rita Nisticò, Maria Salsone, Fabiana Novellino, Maurizio Morelli, Giuseppe Lucio Cascini, Domenico Galea, Aldo Quattrone
Motor phenotypes of Parkinson's disease (PD) are recognized to have different prognosis and therapeutic response, but the neural basis for this clinical heterogeneity remains largely unknown. The main aim of this study was to compare differences in structural connectivity metrics of the main motor network between tremor-dominant and nontremor PD phenotypes (TD-PD and NT-PD, respectively) using probabilistic tractography-based network analysis. A total of 63 PD patients (35 TD-PD patients and 28 NT-PD patients) and 30 healthy controls underwent a 3 T MRI...
June 20, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629676/percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-puncture-and-tract-dilation-evidence-on-the-safety-of-approaches-to-the-infundibulum-of-the-middle-renal-calyx
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Panagiotis Kallidonis, Christina Kalogeropoulou, Iason Kyriazis, Dimitrios Apostolopoulos, Panagiotis Kitrou, Dimitrios Kotsiris, Panteleimon Ntasiotis, Evangelos Liatsikos
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the anatomical relations of the papillary, infundibular and pelvic approach to percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and evaluate the amount of vascularization at the respective sites. MATERIALS: (99m)Tc-dimercaptosuccinic acid SPECT/CT renal scintigraphies or Computerized tomographies perfusion (CTP) were performed in 40 patients (prone n=20 or supine position n=20). The angle of approach (AoA) for access tracts the respective regions of interest (ROIs) to the mid-calyceal papilla and infundibulum as well as renal pelvis were designed and compared...
June 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629634/-123-i-fp-cit-spect-imaging-in-blepharospasm
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M De Verdal, D Renard, L Collombier, G Castelnovo
INTRODUCTION: Blepharospasm is a focal dystonia characterized by involuntary cocontraction of the eyelid protractors, causing spasmodic closure of the eyelids. Apraxia of eyelid opening is caused by an inability to initiate lid opening without paralytic abnormality. Some studies suggest that patients with either pure blepharospasm or blepharospasm associated with apraxia of eyelid opening are more prone to developing Parkinson's disease. METHODS: In our study, (123)I-FP-CIT (DAT) SPECT was performed in 24 patients with either pure blepharospasm or blepharospasm associated with apraxia of eyelid opening and no signs of parkinsonism to identify dopaminergic dysfunction...
June 16, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623525/comparison-of-czt-spect-and-conventional-spect-for-assessment-of-contractile-function-mechanical-synchrony-and-myocardial-scar-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Dayong Wu, Zongyao Zhang, Rongzheng Ma, Feng Guo, Lei Wang, Wei Fang
AIM: The aim of this study was to compare CZT-SPECT (CZT SPECT) to conventional SPECT (C-SPECT) in the assessment of left ventricular myocardial scar, contractile function, and mechanical synchrony in patients with heart failure (HF). METHODS: Fifty-nine patients with HF who were referred for myocardial perfusion/metabolism imaging were enrolled. All patients underwent resting (99m)Tc-MIBI gated myocardial perfusion imaging using a CZT SPECT camera and a C-SPECT camera, respectively, and (18)F-FDG PET myocardial metabolism imaging within three days...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623512/phosphatidylethanolamine-targeting-for-cell-death-imaging-in-early-treatment-response-evaluation-and-disease-diagnosis
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Filipe Elvas, Sigrid Stroobants, Leonie Wyffels
Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) is one of the most abundant phospholipids in mammalian plasma membranes. In healthy cells, PE resides predominantly in the inner leaflet of the cell membrane. In dead or dying cells on the other hand, PE is externalized to the outer leaflet of the plasma membrane. The exposure of PE on the cell surface has therefore become an attractive target for the molecular imaging of cell death using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET)...
June 16, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623409/evaluation-of-bone-viability-in-patients-after-girdlestone-arthroplasty-comparison-of-bone-spect-ct-and-mri
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G Diederichs, P Hoppe, F Collettini, G Wassilew, B Hamm, W Brenner, M R Makowski
PURPOSE: To test the diagnostic performance of bone SPECT/CT and MRI for the evaluation of bone viability in patients after girdlestone-arthroplasty with histopathology used as gold standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, patients after girdlestone-arthroplasty were imaged with single-photon-emission-computed-tomography/computed-tomography (SPECT/CT) bone-scans using 99mTc-DPD. Additionally, 1.5 T MRI was performed with turbo-inversion-recovery-magnitude (TIRM), contrast-enhanced T1-fat sat (FS) and T1-mapping...
June 16, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622946/estimation-of-myocardial-flow-reserve-utilizing-an-ultrafast-cardiac-spect-comparison-with-coronary-angiography-fractional-flow-reserve-and-the-syntax-score
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Masao Miyagawa, Yoshiko Nishiyama, Teruyoshi Uetani, Akiyoshi Ogimoto, Shuntaro Ikeda, Hayato Ishimura, Emiri Watanabe, Rami Tashiro, Yuki Tanabe, Teruhito Kido, Akira Kurata, Teruhito Mochizuki
BACKGROUND: Quantitative assessment of myocardial flow reserve (MFR) by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is challenging but may facilitate evaluation of multi-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: We enrolled 153 patients with suspected or known CAD, referred for pharmacological stress MPI. They underwent a (99m)Tc-perfusion stress/rest SPECT with an ultrafast cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) camera. Dynamic data were acquired and time-activity curves fitted to a 1-tissue compartment analysis with input function...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622166/quantitative-analysis-of-iodine-image-of-dual-energy-computed-tomography-at-rest-comparison-with-99mtc-tetrofosmin-stress-rest-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-as-the-reference-standard
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Takehiro Nakahara, Takuji Toyama, Masahiro Jinzaki, Ryotaro Seki, Yuichiro Saito, Tetsuya Higuchi, Minoru Yamada, Masashi Arai, Yoshito Tsushima, Sachio Kuribayashi, Masahiko Kurabayashi
PURPOSE: Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) can be used for visual determination of iodine distribution in the myocardium (iodine image); however, the accuracy and reproducibility of the process remains debatable. Because of the low contrast-to-noise ratio of CT, we hypothesized that quantitative measurement may be more accurate for detecting myocardial ischemia. In this study, we evaluated our quantitative method by comparing it with visual analysis using Tc-tetrofosmin (TF) stress-rest single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) as the reference standard...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621626/a-multimodal-concept-for-invasive-diagnostics-and-surgery-based-on-neuronavigated-voxel-based-morphometric-mri-postprocessing-data-in-previously-nonlesional-epilepsy
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Daniel Delev, Carlos M Quesada, Alexander Grote, Jan P Boström, Christian Elger, Hartmut Vatter, Rainer Surges
OBJECTIVE Diagnosis and surgical treatment of refractory and apparent nonlesional focal epilepsy is challenging. Morphometric MRI voxel-based and other postprocessing methods can help to localize the epileptogenic zone and thereby support the planning of further invasive electroencephalography (EEG) diagnostics, and maybe resective epilepsy surgery. METHODS The authors developed an algorithm to implement regions of interest (ROI), based on postprocessed MRI data, into a neuronavigation tool. This was followed by stereotactic ROI-guided implantation of depth electrodes and ROI-navigated resective surgery...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621621/indications-technique-and-safety-profile-of-insular-stereoelectroencephalography-electrode-implantation-in-medically-intractable-epilepsy
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Soha Alomar, Jeffrey P Mullin, Saksith Smithason, Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez
OBJECTIVE Insular epilepsy is relatively rare; however, exploring the insular cortex when preoperative workup raises the suspicion of insular epilepsy is of paramount importance for accurate localization of the epileptogenic zone and achievement of seizure freedom. The authors review their clinical experience with stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) electrode implantation in patients with medically intractable epilepsy and suspected insular involvement. METHODS A total of 198 consecutive cases in which patients underwent SEEG implantation with a total of 1556 electrodes between June 2009 and April 2013 were reviewed...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619419/usefulness-of-scintigraphy-with-labelled-leucocytes-and-spect-ct-in-vascular-graft-infection
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V Marín-Oyaga, C Gutierrez-Villamil, D García-Concha, S Arevalo-Leal
Vascular graft infections are a rare complication in this type of procedure. However, when they do occur, they usually have high morbidity, and even a high mortality. Proper identification and location is crucial for the appropriate and early management, whether medical or surgical, thus knowledge of the right tools is paramount. Nuclear medicine studies play an important role in this regard, either by using labelled white blood cells scintigraphy or (18)F-FDG. The choice, among other factors, will depend on the experience with both techniques by the different groups, their knowledge of them, as well as their availability...
June 12, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615707/-99m-tc-labeled-bevacizumab-for-detecting-atherosclerotic-plaque-linked-to-plaque-neovascularization-and-monitoring-antiangiogenic-effects-of-atorvastatin-treatment-in-apoe-mice
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Hui Tan, Jun Zhou, Xiangdong Yang, Mieradilijiang Abudupataer, Xiao Li, Yan Hu, Jie Xiao, Hongcheng Shi, Dengfeng Cheng
Atherosclerotic neovascularization plays a significant role in plaque instability as it provides additional lipids and inflammatory mediators to lesions, and resulting in intraplaque hemorrhage. Vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) is considered the predominant proangiogenic factor in angiogenesis. Bevacizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody, specifically binds to all VEGF-A isoforms with high affinity. Therefore, in this study, we designed (99m)Tc-MAG3-bevacizumab as a probe, and then investigated its usefulness as a new imaging agent for the detection of plaque neovessels, while also assessing the therapeutic effect of atorvastatin treatment...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614134/value-of-99mtc-mibi-spect-ct-parathyroid-imaging-and-ultrasonography-for-concomitant-thyroid-carcinoma
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Rui Guo, Jiqiu Wang, Min Zhang, Miao Zhang, Hongping Meng, Yifan Zhang, Biao Li
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the frequency of carcinoma in cases with suspected parathyroid adenoma and test the value of Tc-methoxyisobutylisonitrile (Tc-MIBI) single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) parathyroid imaging and neck ultrasonography in detecting concomitant thyroid carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 741 patients with clinically suspected parathyroid adenoma who underwent Tc-MIBI planer scans and SPECT/CT of the skull base, neck, and thorax; patients also underwent ultrasonography within 1 month before SPECT/CT...
June 13, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613198/lu-177-psma-617-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-inhibitor-therapy-in-patients-with-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-stability-bio-distribution-and-dosimetry
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Levent Kabasakal, Türkay Toklu, Nami Yeyin, Emre Demirci, Mohammad Abuqbeitah, Meltem Ocak, Aslan Aygün, Emre Karayel, Hüseyin Pehlivanoğlu, Nalan Alan Selçuk
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to estimate the radiation-absorbed doses and to study the in vivo and in vitro stability as well as pharmacokinetic characteristics of lutetium-177 (Lu-177) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-617. METHODS: For this purpose, 7 patients who underwent Lu-177-PSMA therapy were included into the study. The injected Lu-177-PSMA-617 activity ranged from 3.6 to 7.4 GBq with a mean of 5.2±1.8 GBq. The stability of radiotracer in saline was calculated up to 48 h...
June 1, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611426/radioiodination-of-bodipy-and-its-application-to-a-nuclear-and-optical-dual-functional-labeling-agent-for-proteins-and-peptides
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Masahiro Ono, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Yuki Ikehata, Ning Ding, Masashi Yoshimura, Kohei Sano, Hideo Saji
In molecular imaging research, the development of multimodal imaging probes has recently attracted much attention. In the present study, we prepared radioiodinated BODIPY and applied it as a nuclear and optical dual functional labeling agent for proteins and peptides. We designed and synthesized [(125)I]BODIPY with a N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) ester, and evaluated its utility as a nuclear and fluorescent dual labeling agent for proteins and peptides. In the radioiodination reaction of BODIPY-NHS with [(125)I]NaI, [(125)I]BODIPY-NHS was obtained at a 48% radiochemical yield...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611245/optimization-of-spect-measurement-of-myocardial-blood-flow-with-corrections-for-attenuation-motion-and-blood-binding-compared-to-pet
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R Glenn Wells, Brian Marvin, Marlie Poirier, Jennifer M Renaud, Robert A deKemp, Terrence D Ruddy
Myocardial blood flow (MBF) and flow reserve (MFR) measured with positron emission tomography (PET) have clinical value. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) cameras with solid-state detectors can obtain dynamic images for measurement of MBF and MFR. In this study, SPECT measurements of MBF made using (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin were compared to PET in the same patients. Methods: Thirty-one patients had PET MBF rest-stress studies performed with (82)Rb or (13)N- ammonia within one month of their SPECT...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
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