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Researcher

Steven Staelens

  • Research interest:Molecular imaging using PET and SPECT. PET stands for Positron Emission Tomography and SPECT for Single Photon Emission Tomography. It allows for 3D in vivo imaging of functional processes in vivo in humans or small laboratory animals. Hereby radiotracers are used. In humans this is called nuclear medicine.Applied in pathologies: Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, addiction, OCD,...Therapie for modd idsorders: neuromodulation, deep brain stimulation (DBS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Keywords:ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, SPECT SCAN, PET SCAN, TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION, NEURODEGENERATIVE BRAIN DISEASES, DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION, NEURO-IMAGING, MOLECULAR IMAGING, Applied biological sciences, biotechnology
  • Disciplines:Medical imaging and therapy, Nuclear imaging, Neurosciences, Other paramedical sciences, Biological and physiological psychology, Cognitive science and intelligent systems, Developmental psychology and ageing
  • Research techniques:Production of radio tracers Injection of radio tracersImaging patients or small animals with PET/SPECT scannersBiodistributionsPK/PD profiling
  • Users of research expertise:life science researchers, clinical departments, referring physicians, pharmaceutical and biotech industry