First-pass angiography in mice using FDG-PET: A simple method of deriving the cardiovascular transit time without the need of region-of-interest drawing

Hsiao Ming Wu, Michael C. Kreissl, Heinrich R. Schelbert, Waldemar Ladno, Mayumi Prins, Kooresh Shoghi-Jadid, Arion Chatziioannou, Michael E. Phelps, Sung Cheng Huang

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Abstract

In this study, we developed a simple and robust semi-automatic method to measure the right ventricle to left ventricle (RV-to-LV) transit time (TT) in mice using 2-[ 18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET). The accuracy of the method was first evaluated using a 4-D digital dynamic mouse phantom. The RV-to-LV TTs of twenty-nine mouse studies were measured using the new method and compared to those obtained from the conventional ROI-drawing method. The results showed that the new method correctly separated different structures (e.g., RV, lung, and LV) in the PET images and generated corresponding time activity curve (TAC) of each structure. The RV-to-LV TTs obtained from the new method and ROI method were not statistically different (p = 0.20; r = 0.76). We expect that this fast and robust method is applicable to the pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases using small animal models such as rats and mice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1311-1315
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Volume52
Issue number5 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular transit time
  • First-pass angiography
  • Mice
  • Positron emission tomography

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