Cristian A. Salinas

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[(11)C]-(+)-PHNO is a D3 preferring PET radioligand which has recently opened the possibility of imaging D3 receptors in the human brain in vivo. This imaging tool allows characterisation of the distribution of D3 receptors in vivo and further investigation of their functional role. The specific [(11)C]-(+)-PHNO signal is a mixture of D3 and D2 components(More)
In dynamic positron emission tomography (PET) neuroimaging studies, where scan durations often exceed 1h, registration of motion-corrupted dynamic PET images is necessary in order to maintain the integrity of the physiological, pharmacological, or biochemical information derived from the tracer kinetic analysis of the scan. In this work, we incorporate a(More)
Compound 1 is a potent and selective antagonist of the dopamine D(3) receptor. With the aim of developing a carbon-11 labeled ligand for the dopamine D(3) receptor, 1 was selected as a potential PET probe. [(11)C]1 was obtained by palladium catalyzed cross coupling using [(11)C]cyanide and 4 with a specific activity of 55.5+/-25.9GBq/micromol(More)
UNLABELLED Changes in the density of imidazoline-I(2) binding sites have been observed in a range of neurologic disorders including Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's chorea, and glial tumor; however, the precise function of these sites remains unclear. A PET probe for I(2) binding sites would further our understanding of the target and may find application(More)
Reference tissue models have gained significant traction over the last two decades as the methods of choice for the quantification of brain positron emission tomography data because they balance quantitative accuracy with less invasive procedures. The principal advantage is the elimination of the need to perform arterial cannulation of the subject to(More)
The selection of a therapeutically meaningful dose of a novel pharmaceutical is a crucial step in drug development. Positron emission tomography (PET) allows the in vivo estimation of the relationship between the plasma concentration of a drug and its target occupancy, optimizing dose selection and reducing the time and cost of early development. Triple(More)
The quantitative application of PET neuroreceptor imaging to study pathophysiology, diagnostics and drug development has continued to benefit from associated advances in biomathematical imaging methodology. We review some of these advances with particular focus on multi-modal image processing, tracer kinetic modeling, occupancy studies and discovery and(More)