Imaging of the Human Brain in Health and Disease, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 012418684X
  • ISBN-13: 9780124186842
  • DDC: 616.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 532 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Brain imaging technology remains at the forefront of advances in both our understanding of the brain and our ability to diagnose and treat brain disease and disorders. Imaging of the Human Brain in Health and Disease examines the localization of neurotransmitter receptors in the nervous system of normal, healthy humans and compares that with humans who are suffering from various neurologic diseases. Opening chapters introduce the basic science of imaging neurotransmitters, including sigma, acetylcholine, opioid, and dopamine receptors. Imaging the healthy and diseased brain includes brain imaging of anger, pain, autism, the release of dopamine, the impact of cannabinoids, and Alzheimer's disease. This book is a valuable companion to a wide range of scholars, students, and researchers in neuroscience, clinical neurology, and psychiatry, and provides a detailed introduction to the application of advanced imaging to the treatment of brain disorders and disease.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Neuroimaging of Addiction.
2: Brain PET Imaging in the Cannabinoid System.
3: Brain Imaging of Cannabinoid Receptors.
4: Human Brain Imaging of Opioid Receptors: Application to CNS Biomarker and Drug Development.
5: Brain Imaging of Sigma Receptors.
6: Human Brain Imaging of Acetylcholine Receptors.
7: Human Brain Imaging of Adenosine Receptors.
8: Human Brain Imaging of Dopamine D1 Receptors.
9: Human Brain Imaging of Dopamine Transporters.
10: Imaging of Dopamine and Serotonin Receptors and Transporters.
11: Imaging the Dopamine D3 Receptor In Vivo.
12: Dopamine Receptors and Dopamine Release.
13: Dopamine Receptor Imaging in Schizophrenia: Focus on Genetic Vulnerability.
14: Human Brain Imaging in Tardive Dyskinesia.
15: Human Brain Imaging of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
16: Radiotracers Used to Image the Brains of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease.
17: Human Brain Imaging of Anger.
18: Imaging Pain in the Human Brain.
19: Imaging of Neurochemical Transmission in the Central Nervous System.
20: Characterizing Recovery of the Human Brain following Stroke: Evidence from fMRI Studies.