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Research interests

Dr. David Vállez García is currently a researcher in the Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands. With a bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Alcalá, Spain (2002), he obtained his PhD from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2015), with the completion of a thesis titled "PET Imaging of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Whiplash Associated Disorder". This group of patients often reports long-lasting symptoms, unexplained by conventional imaging techniques that do not detect brain alterations. In this context, positron emission tomography (PET) may contribute to a better understanding of their symptoms, as it provides the opportunity to visualize a variety of brain functions and, therefore could represent an essential tool in understanding these disorders.


Myelin quantification with MRI: A systematic review of accuracy and reproducibility

Pharmacokinetic Modeling of (R)-[11C]verapamil to Measure the P-Glycoprotein Function in Nonhuman Primates

Binding of the experimental dual-action antiparkinsonian drug AG-0029 to dopamine D2 and histamine H3 receptors: a PET study in healthy rats

Changes in cerebral oxygenation and cerebral blood flow during hemodialysis - A simultaneous near-infrared spectroscopy and positron emission tomography study

Evaluation of a Novel P-glycoprotein Inducer Using [18F]MC225 and PET

Impact of A(2A) R agonist and antagonist on binding of the dopamine D-2 receptor ligand [C-11]raclopride in the rodent striatum

Intrastriatal gradient analyses of 18F-FDOPA PET scans for differentiation of Parkinsonian disorders

Pharmacokinetic Modeling of [ 18F]MC225 for Quantification of the P-Glycoprotein Function at the Blood-Brain Barrier in Non-Human Primates with PET

Relationship between F-18-FDG Uptake in the Oral Cavity, Recent Dental Treatments, and Oral Inflammation or Infection: A Retrospective Study of Patients with Suspected Endocarditis

Software reproducibility of myocardial blood flow and flow reserve quantification in ischemic heart disease: A 13N-ammonia PET study

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Hemodialysis Induces an Acute Decline in Cerebral Blood Flow in Elderly Patients

Solving the mystery of chronic whiplash symptoms

Whiplash Symptoms Are Caused by Actual Changes in the Brain, Research Suggests