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Correlation between dopamine D(2) receptors in the ventral striatum and central processing of alcohol cues and craving.
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In alcoholics, dopaminergic dysfunction in the ventral striatum may attribute incentive salience to alcohol-associated stimuli, so that alcohol cues elicit craving and excessive activation of neural networks associated with attention and behavior control.
Correlation of alcohol craving with striatal dopamine synthesis capacity and D2/3 receptor availability: a combined [18F]DOPA and [18F]DMFP PET study in detoxified alcoholic patients.
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Simultaneous assay by PET of pre- and postsynaptic markers of dopamine neurotransmission indicated that a striatal dopamine deficit correlated with alcohol craving, which was associated with a high relapse risk.
6-18F-fluoro-L-dihydroxyphenylalanine positron emission tomography is superior to 123I-metaiodobenzyl-guanidine scintigraphy in the detection of extraadrenal and hereditary pheochromocytomas and
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F-fluorodihydroxyphenylalanine-positron emission tomography is superior to 123-I-MIBG scintigraphy in patients with extraadrenal, predominantly noradrenaline-secreting, and hereditary types of PHEO/PGL and the lack of VMAT-1 expression predicts negativity for MIBG-scintigraphY.
Noninvasive assessment of Crohn's disease activity: a comparison of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography, hydromagnetic resonance imaging, and granulocyte scintigraphy with labeled
TLDR
FDG-PET appears to be a reliable noninvasive tool for simultaneous detection of inflamed areas in the small and large bowel of patients with CD.
Randomized Comparison of Selective Internal Radiotherapy (SIRT) Versus Drug-Eluting Bead Transarterial Chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) for the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
TLDR
The lower rate of tumor progression in the SIRT group was nullified by a greater incidence of liver failure, and results can be used for sample size calculations of future studies.
Preoperative mapping of cortical language areas in adult brain tumour patients using PET and individual non-normalised SPM analyses
TLDR
It is concluded that SPM analyses without stereotactic normalisation offer a promising alternative for analysing individual preoperative language function brain mapping studies.
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