Imaging dopamine autoreceptor activity using functional MRI as a novel technique in Parkinsons disease
Chiao-Chi V Chen 1 , Yi-Hua Hsu 1 , Chien-Yuan E Lin 2,3 , and Chen Chang 1
Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia
Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan,
Healthcare, Taipei, Taiwan,
Advanced Application and Research Center, GE Healthcare,
Imaging of dopamine autoreceptor activity is a brand new
concept. We took advantage of our recently established
noxiousness-evoked functional magnetic resonance imaging
(fMRI) paradigm for developing such technique. This
enables us to gain understanding about how D2
autoreceptor is affected in PD.
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