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Separation of β-amyloid binding and white matter uptake of (18)F-flutemetamol using spectral analysis.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
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2015 (English)In: American journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, ISSN 2160-8407, Vol. 5, no 5Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The kinetic components of the β-amyloid ligand (18)F-flutemetamol binding in grey and white matter were investigated through spectral analysis, and a method developed for creation of parametric images separating grey and white matter uptake. Tracer uptake in grey and white matter and cerebellar cortex was analyzed through spectral analysis in six subjects, with (n=4) or without (n=2) apparent β-amyloid deposition, having undergone dynamic (18)F-flutemetamol scanning with arterial blood sampling. The spectra were divided into three components: slow, intermediate and fast basis function rates. The contribution of each of the components to total volume of distribution (VT) was assessed for different tissue types. The slow component dominated in white matter (average 90%), had a higher contribution to grey matter VT in subjects with β-amyloid deposition (average 44%) than without (average 6%) and was absent in cerebellar cortex, attributing the slow component of (18)F-flutemetamol uptake in grey matter to β-amyloid binding. Parametric images of voxel-based spectral analysis were created for VT, the slow component and images segmented based on the slow component contribution; confirming that grey matter and white matter uptake can be discriminated on voxel-level using a threshold for the contribution from the slow component to VT.

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2015. Vol. 5, no 5
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-269624PubMedID: 26550542OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-269624DiVA: diva2:883525
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2015-12-17

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