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  1. Content type: Original research

    PET/MRI can be used for the detection of disease in biochemical recurrence (BCR) patients imaged with 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET. This study was designed to determine the optimal MRI sequences to localize positive findings...

    Authors: Spencer T. Lake, Kirsten L. Greene, Antonio C. Westphalen, Spencer C. Behr, Ronald Zagoria, Eric J. Small, Peter R. Carroll and Thomas A. Hope

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:77

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    We evaluated the suitability of 18F-fluorodeoxythymidine (18F-FLT) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) for assessment of the early response to induction therapy and its value for predictin...

    Authors: Eun Ji Han, Bo-hee Lee, Jeong-A Kim, Young Ha Park and Woo Hee Choi

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:75

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  3. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Azeem Saleem, Graham E. Searle, Laura M. Kenny, Mickael Huiban, Kasia Kozlowski, Adam D. Waldman, Laura Woodley, Carlo Palmieri, Charles Lowdell, Tomomi Kaneko, Philip S. Murphy, Mike R. Lau, Eric O. Aboagye and Raoul C. Coombes

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:74

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    The original article was published in EJNMMI Research 2015 5:30

  4. Content type: Original research

    We investigated the association between physiologic bowel FDG uptake and gut microbiota. FDG uptake in the normal large and small intestine is widely variable both in distribution and intensity. The etiology o...

    Authors: Ji Yeon Kang, Han-Na Kim, Yoosoo Chang, Yeojun Yun, Seungho Ryu, Hocheol Shin and Hyung-Lae Kim

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:72

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  5. Content type: Original research

    PET/CT with the radioactively labelled galactose analogue 2-18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-galactose (18F-FDGal) can be used to quantify the hepatic metabolic function and visualise regional metabolic heterogeneity. We det...

    Authors: Kirstine P. Bak-Fredslund, Peter Lykke Eriksen, Ole L. Munk, Gerda E. Villadsen, Susanne Keiding and Michael Sørensen

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:71

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  6. Content type: Original research

    18F-FDG PET has been used in sarcoidosis for diagnosis and determination of the extent of the disease. However, assessing inflammatory lesions in cardiac sarcoidosis using 18F-FDG can ...

    Authors: Takashi Norikane, Yuka Yamamoto, Yukito Maeda, Takahisa Noma, Hiroaki Dobashi and Yoshihiro Nishiyama

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:69

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    The original article was published in EJNMMI Research 2017 7:70

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  7. Content type: Original research

    In Parkinson’s disease (PD), cerebral dopamine depletion is associated with PD subtype-specific metabolic patterns of hypo- and hypermetabolism. It has been hypothesised that hypometabolism reflects impairment...

    Authors: Elena Kordys, Nadine Apetz, Katharina Schneider, Eilidh Duncan, Beatriz Büschbell, Cathrin Rohleder, Michael Sué, Alexander Drzezga, Bernd Neumaier, Lars Timmermann and Heike Endepols

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:68

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  8. Content type: Preliminary research

    Cardiac sarcoidosis is associated with major adverse cardiac events including cardiac arrest, for which anti-inflammatory treatment is indicated. Oral corticosteroid is the mainstay among treatment options; ho...

    Authors: Mitsutomi Ishiyama, Laurie A. Soine and Hubert J. Vesselle

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:67

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  9. Content type: Original research

    Reference tissue-based quantification of brain PET data does not typically include correction for signal originating from blood vessels, which is known to result in biased outcome measures. The bias extent dep...

    Authors: Martin Schain, Patrik Fazio, Ladislav Mrzljak, Nahid Amini, Nabil Al-Tawil, Cheryl Fitzer-Attas, Juliana Bronzova, Bernhard Landwehrmeyer, Christina Sampaio, Christer Halldin and Andrea Varrone

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:66

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  10. Content type: Original research

    Intraoperative sentinel node (SN) identification in patients with head-and-neck malignancies can be challenging due to unexpected drainage patterns and anatomical complexity. Here, intraoperative navigation-ba...

    Authors: Gijs H. KleinJan, Baris Karakullukçu, W. Martin C. Klop, Thijs Engelen, Nynke S. van den Berg and Fijs W. B. van Leeuwen

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:65

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  11. Content type: Original research

    PET using O-(2-[18F]fluoroethyl)-l-tyrosine (18F-FET) is an established method for brain tumour diagnostics, but data processing varies in different centres. This study analyses the influence of methodological di...

    Authors: Christian P. Filss, Nathalie L. Albert, Guido Böning, Elena Rota Kops, Bogdana Suchorska, Gabriele Stoffels, Norbert Galldiks, Nadim J. Shah, Felix M. Mottaghy, Peter Bartenstein, Jörg C. Tonn and Karl-Josef Langen

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:64

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  12. Content type: Original research

    α-Amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionate (AMPA) receptor is a primary mediator of fast glutamatergic excitatory signaling in the brain and has been implicated in diverse neuropsychiatric diseases. We ...

    Authors: Keisuke Takahata, Yasuyuki Kimura, Chie Seki, Masaki Tokunaga, Masanori Ichise, Kazunori Kawamura, Maiko Ono, Soichiro Kitamura, Manabu Kubota, Sho Moriguchi, Tatsuya Ishii, Yuhei Takado, Fumitoshi Niwa, Hironobu Endo, Tomohisa Nagashima, Yoko Ikoma…

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:63

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  13. Content type: Original research

    The purpose of this study was to develop a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging probe that is easy to synthesize and selectively targets melanoma in vivo. Herein, we report the synthesis and preclinical ...

    Authors: Pradeep K. Garg, Rachid Nazih, Yanjun Wu, Vladimir P. Grinevich and Sudha Garg

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:61

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  14. Content type: Original research

    Measures of tumour heterogeneity derived from 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) scans are increasingly reported as potential biomarkers of non-small cell l...

    Authors: Usman Bashir, Gurdip Azad, Muhammad Musib Siddique, Saana Dhillon, Nikheel Patel, Paul Bassett, David Landau, Vicky Goh and Gary Cook

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:60

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  15. Content type: Preliminary research

    The 18-kDa translocator protein (TSPO) is an important target for assessing neuroimmune function in brain with positron-emission tomography (PET) imaging. The goal of this work was to assess two [11C]PBR28 imagin...

    Authors: Ansel T. Hillmer, Daniel Holden, Krista Fowles, Nabeel Nabulsi, Brian L. West, Richard E. Carson and Kelly P. Cosgrove

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:59

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  16. Content type: Short communication

    Kinetic modelling with metabolite-corrected arterial plasma is considered the gold standard for quantification of [11C]PBR28 binding to the translocator protein (TSPO), since there is no brain region devoid of TS...

    Authors: Granville J. Matheson, Pontus Plavén-Sigray, Anton Forsberg, Andrea Varrone, Lars Farde and Simon Cervenka

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:58

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  17. Content type: Original research

    Studies combining immune checkpoint inhibitors with external beam radiation have shown a therapeutic advantage over each modality alone. The purpose of these works is to evaluate the potential of targeted deli...

    Authors: Jessie R. Nedrow, Anders Josefsson, Sunju Park, Tom Bäck, Robert F. Hobbs, Cory Brayton, Frank Bruchertseifer, Alfred Morgenstern and George Sgouros

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:57

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  18. Content type: Original research

    Fluoro-L-thymidine (FLT) is a positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) tracer which reflects proliferative activity in a cancer lesion. The main objective of this prospective explorative study...

    Authors: Marie Benzon Mogensen, Annika Loft, Marianne Aznar, Thomas Axelsen, Ben Vainer, Kell Osterlind and Andreas Kjaer

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:56

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  19. Content type: Original research

    [11C]-l-deprenyl-D2 is a positron emission tomography (PET) radioligand for measurement of the monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) activity in vivo brain. The estimation of the test-retest reproducibility is important fo...

    Authors: Ryosuke Arakawa, Per Stenkrona, Akihiro Takano, Sangram Nag, Rafael S. Maior and Christer Halldin

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:54

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  20. Content type: Preliminary Research

    Although quantitative analysis using standardized uptake value (SUV) becomes realistic in clinical single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) imaging, reconstruction parameter se...

    Authors: Tadaki Nakahara, Hiromitsu Daisaki, Yasushi Yamamoto, Takashi Iimori, Kazuyuki Miyagawa, Tomoya Okamoto, Yoshiki Owaki, Nobuhiro Yada, Koichi Sawada, Ryotaro Tokorodani and Masahiro Jinzaki

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:53

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  21. Content type: Original research

    The quantification of myocardial blood flow (MBF) and coronary flow reserve (CFR) are useful approaches for evaluating the functional severity of coronary artery disease (CAD). 15O-water positron emission tomogra...

    Authors: Osamu Manabe, Masanao Naya, Tadao Aikawa, Masahiko Obara, Keiichi Magota, Markus Kroenke, Noriko Oyama-Manabe, Kenji Hirata, Daiki Shinyama, Chietsugu Katoh and Nagara Tamaki

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:52

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  22. Content type: Short communication

    CXCR4 belongs to the family of chemokine receptors. Together with its sole known ligand CXCL12 (SDF-1alpha), it has a pivotal role during organogenesis and for homing of hematopoietic stem cells. CXCR4 is over...

    Authors: Peter Herhaus, Stefan Habringer, Tibor Vag, Katja Steiger, Julia Slotta-Huspenina, Carlos Gerngroß, Benedikt Wiestler, Hans-Jürgen Wester, Markus Schwaiger and Ulrich Keller

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:51

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  23. Content type: Original research

    We investigated the relationship between metabolic activity and histological features of gliomas using fluorine-18α-methyltyrosine (18F-FAMT) positron emission tomography (PET) compared with fluorine-18 fluorodeo...

    Authors: Keishi Horiguchi, Masahiko Tosaka, Tetsuya Higuchi, Yukiko Arisaka, Kenichi Sugawara, Junko Hirato, Hideaki Yokoo, Yoshito Tsushima and Yuhei Yoshimoto

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:50

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  24. Content type: Original research

    The ability to image vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) could enable prospective, non-invasive monitoring of patients receiving anti-angiogenic therapy. This study investigates the specificity and pharm...

    Authors: Neel Patel, Sarah Able, Danny Allen, Emmanouil Fokas, Bart Cornelissen, Fergus V. Gleeson, Adrian L. Harris and Katherine A. Vallis

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:49

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  25. Content type: Original research

    PET with O-(2-18F-fluoroethyl)-L-tyrosine (18F-FET) has reached increasing clinical significance for patients with brain neoplasms. For quantification of standard PET-derived parameters such as the tumor-to-backg...

    Authors: Marcus Unterrainer, Franziska Vettermann, Matthias Brendel, Adrien Holzgreve, Michael Lifschitz, Matthias Zähringer, Bogdana Suchorska, Vera Wenter, Ben M. Illigens, Peter Bartenstein and Nathalie L. Albert

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:48

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  26. Content type: Original research

    An inflammatory reaction in the airways and lung parenchyma, comprised mainly of neutrophils and alveolar macrophages, is present in some patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Thoracic fl...

    Authors: Christopher Coello, Marie Fisk, Divya Mohan, Frederick J. Wilson, Andrew P. Brown, Michael I. Polkey, Ian Wilkinson, Ruth Tal-Singer, Philip S. Murphy, Joseph Cheriyan and Roger N. Gunn

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:47

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  27. Content type: Original Research

    The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between absorbed dose and response of colorectal cancer liver metastases treated with [90Y]-resin microspheres and to explore possible clinical and imagin...

    Authors: Kathy P. Willowson, Aimee R. Hayes, David L. H. Chan, Michael Tapner, Elizabeth J. Bernard, Richard Maher, Nick Pavlakis, Stephen J. Clarke and Dale L. Bailey

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:46

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  28. Content type: Original research

    Tumor to normal tissue ratio (T/N ratio) on 11C-methionine (11C-MET) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is affected by variable factors. We investigated whether T/N ratio cutoff values corr...

    Authors: Tae-Young Jung, In-Young Kim, Sa-Hoe Lim, Ki Seong Park, Dong-Yeon Kim, Shin Jung, Kyung-Sub Moon, Woo-Youl Jang, Sae-Ryung Kang, Sang-Geon Cho, Jung-Joon Min, Hee-Seung Bom and Seong Young Kwon

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:45

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  29. Content type: Original research

    Integrin-targeting radiopharmaceuticals have potential broad applications, spanning from cancer theranostics to cardiovascular diseases. We have previously reported preclinical dosimetry results of 68Ga-NODAGA-RG...

    Authors: Silvano Gnesin, Periklis Mitsakis, Francesco Cicone, Emmanuel Deshayes, Vincent Dunet, Augusto F. Gallino, Marek Kosinski, Sébastien Baechler, Franz Buchegger, David Viertl and John O. Prior

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:43

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  30. Content type: Original research

    18F-fluoride PET/CT exhibits high sensitivity to delineate and measure the extent of bone metastatic disease in patients with prostate cancer. 18F-fluoride PET/CT could potentially replace traditional bone sci...

    Authors: Cecilia Wassberg, Mark Lubberink, Jens Sörensen and Silvia Johansson

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:42

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  31. Content type: Review

    Mesenchymal–epithelial transition factor also named c-MET is a receptor tyrosine kinase for the hepatocyte growth factor that plays a pivotal role in tumorigenesis. c-MET-targeted therapies have been tested in...

    Authors: Zhaoguo Han, Yongyi Wu, Kai Wang, Yadi Xiao, Zhen Cheng, Xilin Sun and Baozhong Shen

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:41

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  32. Content type: Original research

    Atherosclerotic plaque phenotypes are classified based on the extent of macrophage infiltration into the lesions, and the presence of certain macrophage subsets might be a sign for plaque vulnerability. The ma...

    Authors: Zohreh Varasteh, Fabien Hyafil, Nadège Anizan, Devy Diallo, Rachida Aid-Launais, Sarajo Mohanta, Yuanfang Li, Miriam Braeuer, Katja Steiger, Jonathan Vigne, Zhengtao Qin, Stephan G. Nekolla, Jean-Etienne Fabre, Yvonne Döring, Dominique Le Guludec, Andreas Habenicht…

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:40

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  33. Content type: Original research

    Positron emission tomography–computed tomography (PET-CT) carotid standardised uptake values (SUV) of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18FDG) have been proposed as an inflammatory biomarker for determining cerebrovascular...

    Authors: Nicola Giannotti, Martin J. O’Connell, Shane J. Foley, Peter J. Kelly and Jonathan P. McNulty

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:39

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  34. Content type: Original research

    The aim of this study was to compare the therapeutic efficacy of two different activity levels of the 213Bi-labeled monoclonal antibody MX35 in an ovarian cancer model. Sixty female BALB/c (nu/nu) mice were inocu...

    Authors: Anna Gustafsson-Lutz, Tom Bäck, Emma Aneheim, Ragnar Hultborn, Stig Palm, Lars Jacobsson, Alfred Morgenstern, Frank Bruchertseifer, Per Albertsson and Sture Lindegren

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:38

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  35. Content type: Original research

    The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the patient effective dose (ED) for different PET/CT procedures performed with a variety of PET radiopharmaceutical compounds.

    Authors: Josep M. Martí-Climent, Elena Prieto, Verónica Morán, Lidia Sancho, Macarena Rodríguez-Fraile, Javier Arbizu, María J. García-Velloso and José A. Richter

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:37

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  36. Content type: Original research

    Accurate quantification of PET studies depends on the spatial resolution of the PET data. The commonly limited PET resolution results in partial volume effects (PVE). Iterative deconvolution methods (IDM) have...

    Authors: Sandeep S. V. Golla, Mark Lubberink, Bart N. M. van Berckel, Adriaan A. Lammertsma and Ronald Boellaard

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:36

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  37. Content type: Original research

    Texture features are being increasingly evaluated in 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG PET) as adjunctive imaging biomarkers in a number of different cancers. Whilst studies have report...

    Authors: Eitan Lovat, Musib Siddique, Vicky Goh, Rosalie E. Ferner, Gary J. R. Cook and Victoria S. Warbey

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:35

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  38. Content type: Original research

    Preclinical single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT imaging studies are hampered by low throughput, hence are found typically within small volume feasibility studies. Here, imaging and image anal...

    Authors: Sven Macholl, Ciara M. Finucane, Jacob Hesterman, Stephen J. Mather, Rachel Pauplis, Deirdre Scully, Jane K. Sosabowski and Erwan Jouannot

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:33

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  39. Content type: Original research

    Recently, 18F-tetrafluoroborate (TFB) was used as a substrate for the human sodium/iodide symporter (hNIS) reporter gene. This study evaluated the feasibility of performing molecular-genetic imaging by using the ...

    Authors: Sang Bong Lee, Ho Won Lee, Hongje Lee, Yong Hyun Jeon, Sang-Woo Lee, Byeong-Cheol Ahn, Jaetae Lee and Shin Young Jeong

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:32

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  40. Content type: Original research

    The P2X7 receptor has been shown to play a fundamental role in the initiation and sustenance of the inflammatory cascade. The development of a novel fluorine-18 PET tracer superior and with a longer half-life ...

    Authors: Enrico Raffaele Fantoni, Diego Dal Ben, Simonetta Falzoni, Francesco Di Virgilio, Simon Lovestone and Antony Gee

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:31

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  41. Content type: Short communication

    The clinical validation of the EARL harmonization program for standardised uptake value (SUV) metrics is well documented; however, its potential for defining metabolic active tumour volume (MATV) has not yet b...

    Authors: Charline Lasnon, Blandine Enilorac, Hosni Popotte and Nicolas Aide

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:30

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  42. Content type: Preliminary research

    Despite the progress in the quality of multiphasic CT and MRI scans, it is still difficult to fully characterize a solid kidney lesion. Approximately 10% of all solid renal tumours turn out to be oncocytomas. ...

    Authors: Antonios Tzortzakakis, Ove Gustafsson, Mattias Karlsson, Linnea Ekström-Ehn, Rammin Ghaffarpour and Rimma Axelsson

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:29

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  43. Content type: Original research

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes brain dysfunction in many patients. Using C-11 flumazenil (FMZ) positron emission tomography (PET), we have detected and reported the loss of neuronal integrity, leading to ...

    Authors: Kagari Abiko, Katsunori Ikoma, Tohru Shiga, Chietsugu Katoh, Kenji Hirata, Yuji Kuge, Kentaro Kobayashi and Nagara Tamaki

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:28

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  44. Content type: Original research

    Phase analysis of gated myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for assessment of left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony was investigated using the following dedicated software pack...

    Authors: Koichi Okuda, Kenichi Nakajima, Shinro Matsuo, Soichiro Kashiwaya, Hiroto Yoneyama, Takayuki Shibutani, Masahisa Onoguchi, Mitsumasa Hashimoto and Seigo Kinuya

    Citation: EJNMMI Research 2017 7:27

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