Sequential H(2)(15)O PET studies in baboons: before and after amphetamine.
Julie C Price, Wayne C Drevets, James Ruszkiewicz, Phil J Greer, Victor L Villemagne, Lei Xu, Sati Mazumdar, Michael N Cantwell, Chester A Mathis
Journal of Nuclear Medicine | Published : 2002
UNLABELLED: PET and (11)C-raclopride have been used to assess dopamine activity in vivo using a paradigm that involved d-amphetamine (AMPH)-induced endogenous dopamine release that led to reductions (relative to baseline) in the (11)C-raclopride-specific binding parameter (binding potential). A common assumption in bolus injection PET studies of this type is that cerebral blood flow (CBF) does not vary during the scan. The goal of this work was to examine the effect of AMPH administration on sequential PET measures of CBF. METHODS: Eight dynamic H(2)(15)O PET scans were acquired with arterial blood sampling in 6 baboons: 4 scans before AMPH (over 60 min) and 4 scans after AMPH (over 60 min) ..View full abstract