Positron emission tomography (PET) and the high affinity D(2/3) radiotracer [(18)F]fallypride allow the assessment of D(2/3) receptor occupancy of antipsychotic drugs in striatal and extrastriatal brain regions. We measured regional occupancy attained across a range of clinical dosing by the partial D(2) agonist aripiprazole using these methods.… (More)
The dopamine D(1) receptor antagonist radioligand [(11)C]NNC 112 has previously been reported to have 100-fold selectivity for the D(1) receptor compared with the serotonin 5-HT(2A) receptor. In this study, we tested the selectivity by scanning seven healthy human research volunteers with [(11)C]NNC 112 before and after 2 mg of the antipsychotic drug… (More)
Female rats emit calls during copulation that appear to be associated with their own proceptive behavior. In an earlier study, we had determined that females emit calls when presented with odor cues from a sexually competent adult male. Two experiments were undertaken to determine whether females would vocalize when presented with tape recorded male… (More)
The purpose of this study is to test a new pulse sequence, fast inversion recovery for myelin suppression (FIRMS) for its ability to improve the conspicuity of gray matter. Twenty-six seizure patients were scanned with FIRMS as well as standard sequences. Gray matter conspicuity was evaluated objectively using region-of-interest calculations, including… (More)
Fast inversion recovery for myelin suppression is a new magnetic resonance sequence with the ability to increase gray-white matter contrast. This can improve the definition of normal anatomical structures.
Abnormalities in brain γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) have been implicated in various neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders. However, in vivo GABA detection by (1) H MRS presents significant challenges arising from the low brain concentration, overlap by much stronger resonances and contamination by mobile macromolecule (MM) signals. This study addresses… (More)