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Correlated regions of cerebral blood flow with clinical parameters in Parkinson's disease; comparison using 'Anatomy' and 'Talairach Daemon' software.
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PMID:  22042522     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: We assign the anatomical names of functional activation regions in the brain, based on the probabilistic cyto-architectonic atlas by Anatomy 1.7 from an analysis of correlations between regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) and clinical parameters of the non-demented Parkinson's disease (PD) patients by SPM8. We evaluated Anatomy 1.7 of SPM toolbox compared to 'Talairach Daemon' (TD) Client 2.4.2 software. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-six patients (mean age 60.0 ± 9.09 years; 73 women and 63 men) with non-demented PD were selected. Tc-99m-HMPAO brain single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scans were performed on the patients using a two-head gamma-camera. We analyzed the brain image of PD patients by SPM8 and found the anatomical names of correlated regions of rCBF perfusion with the clinical parameters using TD Client 2.4.2 and Anatomy 1.7. The SPM8 provided a correlation coefficient between clinical parameters and cerebral hypoperfusion by a simple regression method. To the clinical parameters were added age, duration of disease, education period, Hoehn and Yahr (H&Y) stage and Korean mini-mental state examination (K-MMSE) score. RESULTS: Age was correlated with cerebral perfusion in the Brodmann area (BA) 6 and BA 3b assigned by Anatomy 1.7 and BA 6 and pyramis in gray matter by TD Client 2.4.2 with p < 0.001 uncorrected. Also, assigned significant correlated regions were found in the left and right lobules VI (Hem) with duration of disease, in left and right lobules VIIa crus I (Hem) with education, in left insula (Ig2), left and right lobules VI (Hem) with H&Y, and in BA 4a and 6 with K-MMSE score with p < 0.05 uncorrected by Anatomy 1.7, respectively. Most areas of correlation were overlapped by two different anatomical labeling methods, but some correlation areas were found with different names. CONCLUSION: Age was the most significantly correlated clinical parameter with rCBF. TD Client found the exact anatomical name by the peak intensity position of the cluster while Anatomy 1.7 of SPM8 toolbox, using the cyto-architectonic probability maps, assigned the anatomical name by percentage value of the probability.
Hyun Jin Yoon; Sang Myung Cheon; Young Jin Jeong; Do-Young Kang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-1
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Title:  Annals of nuclear medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1864-6433     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-11-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8913398     Medline TA:  Ann Nucl Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Dong-A University Medical Center, 1, 3-Ga, Dongdaeshin-Dong, Seo-Gu, Busan, 602-715, South Korea.
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