Estimation of Input Function for Rapid Dual Table ARG Method

Nobuyuki Kudomi, Hiroshi Watabe, Kyeong Min Kim, Kouhei Hayashida, Takuya Hayashi, Hidehiro Iida

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Measurements of the oxygen consumption in brain have been studied by PET. Autoradiographic method(ARG) was suggested (Mintum et al.) to yield CMRO2. This method required separately obtained information about CBF, CBV, thus time of 30-60 min. is required for three separate scans. We developed a rapid dual table method, in which water and oxygen are continuously administrated with the 90-180 sec of water and 180 sec of oxygen scan. In order to derive the quantitative CMRO2 in PET scan, it is necessary to obtain the arterial blood time activity curve. In this study, a method to estimate the input functions corresponds to [15O]water injection and [15O]oxygen inhalation, in a continuously administration study, was developed. A method developed was model-based, employing a fitting method. In order to estimate the reliability of developed method, input functions of [15O]water injection and [15O]oxygen inhalation obtained separately in a clinical study was combined with time lag of 90 seconds and 180 seconds. The reproducibility was examined by comparing the blood input functions obtained from present method and from original input functions obtained in clinical study. After fitting the combined input function with model function, each input function of [15O]water injection and [15O]oxygen inhalation was derived. The whole shapes were in agreement with each other. This method could be used for estimation of each input function in continuously water and oxygen administrated study.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event2002 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record - Norfolk, VA, United States
Duration: 2002 Nov 102002 Nov 16


Other2002 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
CountryUnited States
CityNorfolk, VA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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