Spectral analysis applied to dynamic single photon emission computed tomography studies with N-isopropyl-p-(123I)iodoamphetamine

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Abstract

This study was performed to evaluate the usefulness of spectral analysis (SA) applied to dynamic single photon emission computed tomography studies with N-isopropyl-p-(123I)iodoamphetamine (IMP). The unidirectional clearance of IMP from the blood to the brain tissue (K1) obtained by SA (y (ml/g/min)) agreed well with that obtained from a two-compartment model using the nonlinear least-squares (NLSQ) method (x (ml/g/min)) (y = 0.994x + 0.003, r = 0.999, standard error of the estimate (SEE) = 0.005 ml/g/min). The rate constant for back diffusion of IMP from the brain tissue to the blood (k2) obtained by SA (y (min −1)) also agreed well with that obtained by the NLSQ method (x (min −1)) (y = 0.985x + 0.000, r = 0.948, SEE = 0.001 min −1). The brain vascular volume (Vo) obtained by SA (y (ml/g)) correlated well with that obtained by the NLSQ method (x (ml/g)) (y = 1.138x + 0.000, r = 0.867, SEE = 0.012 ml/g). These results indicate that SA is applicable and useful for quantification of the kinetic parameters of IMP in the human brain, and can be an alternative approach to compartment analysis.

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