Vascular Parkinsonism by Infarctions at Different Locations on 18F-FP-CIT PET/CT
Cerebral vascular lesions are integral to the diagnosis of vascular parkinsonism (VP). The VP, also referred to as lower body parkinsonism, is frequently caused by subcortical white matter lesions, but lesions at any levels of the nigro-striato-thalamo-cortical pathway can also cause VP, thus giving rise to various symptoms other than gait disturbance. Previous dopamine transporter imaging studies using SPECT showed heterogeneous patterns suggesting diverse contributing lesions to VP. Here we present 3 cases of VP demonstrated by 18F-FP-CIT PET/CT, visualizing vascular lesions at different levels between the midbrain and motor cortex. Distinctive clinical manifestations of them recapitulate the pathogenesis of VP.
ConclusionsWe suggest SPECT/CT as the primary modality of choice for the assessment of the ratio of diseased lung area. Both perfusion scan and SPECT/CT can be used for the prediction of postoperative lung function.
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): Kristie Bauman, Orrin Devinsky, Anli A. LiuAbstractCareful study of the clinical outcomes of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) surgery has greatly advanced our knowledge of the neuroanatomy of human memory. After early cases resulted in profound amnesia, the critical role of the hippocampus and associated medial temporal lobe (MTL) structures to declarative memory became evident. Surgical approaches quickly changed to become unilateral and later, to be more precise, potentially reducing cognitive morbidity. Neuropsychological studies foll...
ConclusionSPECT-CT mapping of ASLNs in women with cT1-2N0M0 breast cancer reveals their variable localization. This information can be important for planning of radiation treatment in women that underwent breast conserving surgery without an axillary surgery.
ConclusionsPreviously found large differences of electrical and optogenetic stimulation might be due to unmatched stimulation intensity, particularly relative electrical overstimulation. These findings imply that therapeutic electrical VTA stimulation might be relatively specific if employed with optimized parameters.
ConclusionThe BSI metric of a CAD system for bone scintigraphy was useful for the early detection of ARONJ. Accuracy was improved with the additional use of BUVJ data. We recommend that SPECT imaging be performed when bone scintigraphy reveals focal or diffuse uptake in the mandible with high BSIJ and BUVJ.
ConclusionsUpregulated amygdalar metabolism is associated with an enhanced inflammatory state in female patients with impaired cardiac function. Given that enhanced activity of the limbic system is associated with worse cardiovascular outcomes, our study suggests that a focus on inflammatory markers and indicators of distress might help to tailor cardiovascular risk assessment and therapy towards the female cardiovascular phenotype.
This study aimed at evaluating efficacy and safety of thrombus aspiration and intracoronary-targeted thrombolysis on coronary thrombus burden in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing primary percutaneous catheterization, comparing their effects on myocardial perfusion through index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Participants and methods From January 2017 to January 2018, STEMI patients with high thrombus burden undergoing primary catheterization were enrolled and randomly assigned to receiving thrombus aspiration (TA group) or intraco...
To investigate the diagnostic ability of maximum standardised uptake value (SUVmax) at combined single-photon-emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) for the evaluation of osteonecrosis of the jaw.
AbstractNuclear medicine bone scans differentiate ATTR cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) from light chain cardiac amyloidosis and other myocardial disorders, helping to make the diagnosis without biopsy. Standard bone scans are not absolutely quantitative, so are assessed by comparing the heart to other tissues. The standard visual scoring system compares heart to bone. This accurately diagnoses ATTR-CM and has been validated in a multicenter study, but has limitations. Semiquantitative techniques including heart/contralateral thorax (H/CL) and heart/whole body ratio (H/WB) improve on visual scoring but still rely on extracardiac s...
Conclusion The combined use of imaging and gamma probe provides the best results, with high identification rate and predictability of echelon levels. [...] Thieme Revinter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | open access Full text