Ignasi Carrio

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This proposal for standardization of 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (iobenguane, MIBG) cardiac sympathetic imaging includes recommendations for patient information and preparation, radiopharmaceutical, injected activities and dosimetry, image acquisition, quality control, reconstruction methods, attenuation, scatter and collimator response compensation, data(More)
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a significant advance in cancer imaging with great potential for optimizing radiation therapy (RT) treatment planning and thereby improving outcomes for patients. The use of PET and PET/CT in RT planning was reviewed by an international panel. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) organized two synchronized and(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors' goal was to study striatal dopaminergic dopamine 2 (D(2)) receptors as a biological marker of early relapse in detoxified alcoholic patients by using [(123)I]iodobenzamide ([123I]IBZM) single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). METHOD The authors performed [(123)I]IBZM SPECT on 21 alcohol-dependent inpatients during(More)
Ayahuasca is a South American psychoactive plant tea which contains the serotonergic psychedelic N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and monoamine-oxidase inhibitors that render DMT orally active. Previous investigations with ayahuasca have highlighted a psychotropic effect profile characterized by enhanced introspective attention, with individuals reporting(More)
PURPOSE Patients with malignant hematologic disorders undergoing bone marrow transplantation (BMT) may develop renal insufficiency. A study was undertaken to assess prospectively the subclinical renal function changes with radioisotopic methods in patients undergoing BMT for hematologic malignancies. METHODS AND MATERIALS We studied 71 patients with(More)
The sympathetic nervous system has great influence on cardiovascular physiology, and the importance of cardiac innervation abnormalities in the physiopathology of various cardiac diseases has been emphasized. Cardiac neurotransmission imaging with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) allows in vivo assessment of the myocardial nervous system.(More)
UNLABELLED Some heart-transplant patients present with improved heart rate response to exercise and anginal pain suggesting reinnervation of allografts. Studies performed up to 5 y post-transplantation have suggested that reinnervation is a slow process that occurs only after 1 y post-transplantation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent of(More)
UNLABELLED Detection of myocyte cell damage with 111In-antimyosin and impairment of adrenergic neuron function with [123I]MIBG during doxorubicin administration may provide easy identification of patients at risk of significant functional impairment. METHODS We studied 36 cancer patients who underwent chemotherapy, including doxorubicin, to assess(More)