Peter M. Bloomfield

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[11C]-(+)-PHNO (4-propyl-9-hydroxynaphthoxazine) is a new agonist radioligand that provides a unique opportunity to measure the high-affinity states of the D2 receptors (D2-high) using positron emission tomography (PET). Here we report on the distribution, displaceablity, specificity and modeling of [11C]-(+)-PHNO and compare it with the well characterized(More)
CONTEXT Highly significant elevations in regional brain monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) binding were recently reported during major depressive episodes (MDEs) of major depressive disorder (MDD). The relationship between MAO-A levels and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) treatment, recovery, and recurrence in MDD is unknown. OBJECTIVES To determine(More)
A method is described to monitor the motion of the head during neurological positron emission tomography (PET) acquisitions and to correct the data post acquisition for the recorded motion prior to image reconstruction. The technique uses an optical tracking system, Polaris, to accurately monitor the position of the head during the PET acquisition. The PET(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to assess a 3-dimensional (3D)-only PET scanner (ECAT EXACT3D) for its use in the absolute quantification of myocardial blood flow (MBF) using H(2)(15)O. METHODS Nine large white pigs were scanned with H(2)(15)O and C(15)O before and after partially occluding the circumflex (n = 4) or the left anterior descending(More)
The kinetic modeling of [11C]-(+)-PHNO binding to the dopamine D2/3 receptors in six human volunteers using positron emission tomography (PET) is described. [11C]-(+)-PHNO is the first agonist radioligand for the D2/3 in humans and as expected showed high uptake in caudate, putamen, globus pallidus (GP) and ventral striatum, and low uptake in cerebellum. A(More)
This article describes the kinetic modeling of [(18)F]-FEPPA binding to translocator protein 18 kDa in the human brain using high-resolution research tomograph (HRRT) positron emission tomography. Positron emission tomography scans were performed in 12 healthy volunteers for 180 minutes. A two-tissue compartment model (2-CM) provided, with no exception,(More)
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