Dopamine D2 Receptors(D2R) Imaging in Nonfunctioning Pituitary Adenoma(NFPA)

2018-10-26 13:49:14 | BioPortfolio


To study the in vivo expression of dopamine D2 receptors in nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma and the predictive role of dopamine dopamine D2 receptors PET-MR imaging in the therapeutic effect of dopamine agonists(DA).


Dopamine agonists are the first line therapy for prolactinoma,which are also effective in some cases of other subtypes of pituitary tumors. It had been showed that dopamine agonists inhibit prolactin secretion by binding to and activating dopamine D2 receptors. PET-MR combined MR images with PET function images is substantial to evaluate the expression of dopamine D2 receptors.The aim is to study the in vivo expression of dopamine D2 receptors in prolactinoma and the predictive role of dopamine D2 receptors PET-MR imaging in the therapeutic effect of dopamine agonists.

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Pituitary Adenoma


Drug treatment, Surgery


Not yet recruiting


Ruijin Hospital

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-10-26T13:49:14-0400

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