Nicolaas Plg Verhoeff

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The effect of endogenous dopamine (DA) on measurement of neostriatal DA D(2) receptor binding potential (D(2)RBP) in vivo was evaluated with positron emission tomography (PET) and the radiotracer [11C]raclopride by comparing the D(2)RBP before and after acute DA depletion. DA depletion was achieved by per-oral administration of 4.5 g(More)
Several postmortem studies have reported regionally localized decreases in serotonin(2A) receptors (5-HT(2A)R) in schizophrenia. This was not confirmed by two recent [18F]setoperone positron emission tomography (PET) studies. In these two studies relatively large regions of interest (ROIs) were used; hence, 5-HT(2A)R changes may have been missed in some(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) and [11C]WAY-100635 were used to examine the effect of age on serotonin-1A (5-HT1A) receptor binding potential (BP) in 19 healthy subjects. Regions of interest (ROI) were drawn on the co-registered magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in orbitofrontal (OFC), dorsolateral prefrontal (DLPFC), anterior cingulate (ACC), lateral(More)
This article will review the capabilities and accomplishments of radiotracer imaging with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) to measure pre-, post-, and "intra-synaptic" aspects of dopaminergic (DAergic) neurotransmission. The presynaptic site can be labeled with probes for the dopamine transporter(More)
BACKGROUND Memantine has shown effects on cortical metabolism in Alzheimer's disease (AD), and the mechanism of action may not be specific to AD alone. We hypothesized that participants with frontotemporal dementia taking memantine would show an increased cortical metabolic activity in frontal regions, temporal regions, or in salience network hubs. (More)
BACKGROUND As imaging centers produce higher resolution research scans, the number of man-hours required to process regional data has become a major concern. Comparison of automated vs. manual methodology has not been reported for functional imaging. We explored validation of using automation to delineate regions of interest on positron emission tomography(More)
β-Amyloid (Aβ) modification therapies for Alzheimer's disease are being developed that target Aβ production, aggregation and/or degradation. Some of these medications are already in Phase III studies. Therefore, it will be most relevant to be able to quantify the neurobiological target of such therapies directly in vivo in the brain. This could allow a(More)
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