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15.03.2018 | Original Article

Improvement in the measurement error of the specific binding ratio in dopamine transporter SPECT imaging due to exclusion of the cerebrospinal fluid fraction using the threshold of voxel RI count

Dopamine transporter (DAT) single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) is an effective imaging modality for the diagnosis of parkinsonian syndrome, including Parkinson’s disease and Dementia with Lewy body [ 1 , 2 ]. While a visual approach is …

07.03.2018 | Original Article Open Access

Artificial neural network retrained to detect myocardial ischemia using a Japanese multicenter database

The diagnostic ability of artificial neural network (ANN), which is a type of artificial intelligence, has been examined from the viewpoint of nuclear cardiology applications [ 1 , 2 ]. A multicenter study was the first in Japan to apply an ANN to …

28.02.2018 | Original Article

Comparison of choline influx from dynamic 18F-Choline PET/CT and clinicopathological parameters in prostate cancer initial assessment

Prostate cancer (PC) is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in male worldwide [ 1 ]. A number of studies have shown the usefulness of 18 F-labeled choline (FCH) derivatives tracers for non-invasive positron emission tomography/computed tomography …

27.02.2018 | Review Article

Role of PET/MRI in oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers based on the 8th edition of the AJCC cancer staging system: a pictorial essay

The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) released the 8th edition of the AJCC cancer staging manual in 2017 that includes significant modifications from the 7th edition in the sections on oral cavity cancer (OCC) and oropharyngeal cancer …

24.02.2018 | Original Article

The feasibility of 18F-FES and 18F-FDG microPET/CT for early monitoring the effect of fulvestrant on sensitizing docetaxel by downregulating ERα in ERα+ breast cancer

Estrogen receptors (ERs) are expressed in approximately 75% of human breast cancer patients [ 1 ]. Positive estrogen receptor α protein (ERα+) breast tumors have a fundamentally different biological behavior than ER-negative (ER−) ones [ 2 , 3 ].

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Annals of Nuclear Medicine is an official journal of the Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine. It develops the appropriate application of radioactive substances and stable nuclides in the field of medicine.

The journal promotes the exchange of ideas and information and research in nuclear medicine and includes the medical application of radionuclides and related subjects. It presents original articles, case reports, short communications, reviews and letters to the editor.

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