Bruce H. Mock

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We present a new application of positron emission tomography ("ntPET" or "neurotransmitter PET") designed to recover temporal patterns of neurotransmitter release from dynamic data. Our approach employs an enhanced tracer kinetic model that describes uptake of a labeled dopamine D2/D3 receptor ligand in the presence of a time-varying rise and fall in(More)
BACKGROUND Although the incidence of cannabis abuse/dependence in Americans is rising, the neurobiology of cannabis addiction is not well understood. Imaging studies have demonstrated deficits in striatal D(2)/D(3) receptor availability in several substance-dependent populations. However, this has not been studied in currently using chronic cannabis users.(More)
Studies with gallium-67 and three-phase bone imaging (TPBS), though very sensitive, are not very specific in evaluating suspected osteomyelitis (OM) that is superimposed upon other diseases causing increased bone turnover. A total of 57 patients with suspected OM were studied; this included 48 with increased bone turnover. All of the patients were studied(More)
[(11)C]Choline has been evaluated as a positron emission tomography (PET) biomarker for assessment of established human prostate cancer tumor models. [(11)C]Choline was prepared by the reaction of [(11)C]methyl triflate with 2-dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) and isolated and purified by solid-phase extraction (SPE) method in 60-85% yield based on [(11)C]CO(2),(More)
A series of [11C]methyl-halo-CGS 27023A analogs (2-F, 1a; 4-F, 1b; 2-Cl, 1c; 3-Cl, 1d; 4-Cl, 1e; 2-Br, 1f; 3-Br, 1g; 4-Br, 1h; 4-I, 1i), novel radiolabeled matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitors, have been synthesized for evaluation as new potential positron emission tomography (PET) breast cancer imaging agents. The precursors halo-CGS 27023A analogs(More)
Several methods have been proposed for the separation and labeling of white blood cells for the diagnosis of suspected infection. We retrospectively compared 105 patients imaged with 111In purified granulocytes (GRAN) to 106 patients imaged with 111In mixed leukocytes (MIX). We found that in acute infection the sensitivity of GRAN and MIX were both high and(More)
It is difficult to diagnose osteomyelitis in the presence of neurotrophic osteoarthropathy. We performed combined [99mTc]MDP bone scans and indium-111 (111In) leukocyte studies on 35 patients who had radiographic evidence of neuropathic foot disease and clinically suspected osteomyelitis. The [111In]leukocyte study determined if there was an infection and(More)
BACKGROUND This pilot study combined physiologic imaging, microcomputed tomography, and histologic tumor evaluation with a xenograft model of breast cancer to identify surrogates likely to correlate with response to AZD2171, an inhibitor of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor tyrosine kinases. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN MCF-7 cells transfected(More)
Two weeks after the introduction of osteomyelitis in three dogs, autologous leukocytes were dual-labeled with both [99mTc]HM-PAO and [111In]tropolonate, and reinjected. Blood sampling and imaging were then performed. Two weeks later, the same dogs received simultaneous injections of singly-labeled [99mTc]WBC and [111In]WBC for comparison. For both studies,(More)