Studies of Brain Metabolism in Psychiatric Patients: Can Standards Be Drawn?

  • H. Ågren
  • J.-L. Martinot
  • F.-A. Wiesel

Part of the Journal of Neural Transmission book series (NEURAL SUPPL, volume 37)

About these proceedings


Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has been used for a decade in psychiatric research to study regional brain glucose metabolism, and the results seem to be inconsistent. However, the inconsistency may be explained by differences in methods and clinical protocols. This problem has been recognized by the EEC Concerted Action on PET, which is why a special psychiatric group was convened. Researchers with knowledge in different aspects of PET methodology like mathematical models, cameras, brain atlas, stimulaton studies and psychiatric research organized a meeting to discuss standardization problems and how to minimize errors in PET investigations. This volume will give the reader knowledge about the state of the art, define problems and discuss possible solutions. It gives suggestions for good cinical PET practice. Such a theme has not been published before.


PET brain cortex drug imaging metabolism neuroimaging positron emission tomography (PET) psychiatric disorder research schizophrenia tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • H. Ågren
    • 1
  • J.-L. Martinot
    • 2
  • F.-A. Wiesel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity HospitalUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryHospital A. ChenevierCréteilFrance
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryUlleråker, University of UppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-82346-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-9209-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0303-6995
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