Investigador Doctor

Dra. María Elena Martino Casado

Dra. María Elena
Martino Casado


Maria Elena Martino is MD from Universidad de Navarra and PhD in Medicine from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She worked in Primary care physician; National Health Care System between 1998 and 2004. She realized National Examination for Residence Training in Spain, M.I.R: 2004, Certified Board in Nuclear Medicine due in May 2008. She has been a member of this group since 2008 and her activity is focused on use, application and interpretation (visual and quantitative) of different molecular imaging techniques on different pathologies to develop clinical and preclinical research projects. This activity is development in the collaboration and advice background between our group and clinical assistant services in both our and external hospitals. 

Selected Publications

  • Christopher Kobylecki; Tobias Langheinrich; Rainer Hinz; Emma Vardy; Gavin Brown; Maria-Elena Martino; Cathleen Haense; Anna Richardson; Alexander Gerhard; Jose Anton-Rodriguez; Julie Snowden; David Neary; Michael Pontecorvo; Karl Herholz. 18F-florbetapir positron emission tomography in patients with frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Nuclear Medicine.56 - 3, pp. 386 - 391. 05/02/2015. DOI:10.2967/jnumed.114.147454
  • María Elena Martino; José Fernández Lorente; María Romero Vives; Rafael Bárcena; José María Gaztelu. Brain oscillatory activity during sleep shows unknown dysfunctions in early encephalopathy. Journal of physiology and biochemistry. 70 - 3, pp. 821 - 856. 2014. ISSN 1877-8755 DOI: 10.1007/s13105-014-0351-2
  • María Lacalle Aurioles; José M Mateos Pérez; Juan A Guzmán De-Villoria; Javier Olazarán; Isabel Cruz Orduña; Yasser Alemán Gómez; María-Elena Martino; Manuel Desco. Cerebral blood flow is an earlier indicator of perfusion abnormalities than cerebral blood volume in Alzheimer's disease. Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism. 34 - 4, pp. 654 - 663. 2014. ISSN 1559-7016 DOI: 10.1038/jcbfm.2013.241
  • J F P J Abascal, E Lage, M E Martino, J L Herraiz, M Desco, J J Vaquero. Spatiotemporal Total Variation reconstruction for Dynamic PET. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (2014 NSS/MIC), 2014.
  • K. Herholz; C. Kobylecki; A. Gerhard; T. Langheinrich; E. Vardy; M. E. Martino; C. Schmidt; J. Anton-Rodriguez; R. Hinz. Regional analysis and visual reading of 18F -florbetapir PET in frontotemporal dementia. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 41, pp. S618 - S618. 2014.
  • María Lacalle Aurioles; Yasser Alemán Gómez; Juan Adán Guzmán De-Villoria; Isabel Cruz Orduña; Javier Olazarán; José María Mateos Pérez; María Elena Martino; Manuel Desco. Is the cerebellum the optimal reference region for intensity normalization of perfusion MR studies in early Alzheimer's disease?. PloS one. 8 - 12, pp. e81548. 2013. ISSN 1932-6203 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081548
  • María Elena Martino Casado; Juan Guzman de Villoria; María Lacalle_aurioles; Javier Olazarán; Isabel Cruz; Eloisa Navarro; Verónica García-Vázquez; José Luis Carreras Delgado; Manuel Desco Menéndez. Comparison of different methods of spatial normalization of FDG-PET brain images in the voxel-wise analysis of MCI patients and controls. Annals of Nuclear. 27 - 7, pp. 600 - 6009. 2013. DOI: 10.1007/s12149-013-0723-7
  • Christopher Kobylecki; Tobias Langheinrich; Rainer Hinz; Emma R. L. C. Vardy; Maria-Elena Martino; Anna M. T. Richardson; Julie S. Snowden; Jose Anton-Rodriguez; David Neary; David M. Mann; Alex Gerhard; Karl Herholz. A positron emission tomography study of [18f]-florbetapir in alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 84 - 11, 2013. DOI: 10.1136/jnnp-2013-306573.84
  • Luis M Seijo; Aránzazu Campo; Juan Pablo de Torres; Maria Dolores Lozano; Elena Martino; Gorka Bastarrika; Ana Belen Alcaide; Marimar Lacunza; Javier Zulueta; Maria Jose Garcia Velloso. FDG Uptake and the Diagnostic Yield of Transbronchial Needle Aspiration.Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology. 18 - 1, pp. 7 - 21. 01/2011. ISSN 1948-8270 DOI: 10.1097/LBR.0b013e318206fc03
  • G Quincoces; M Collantes; R Catalán; M Ecay; E Prieto; E Martino; F J Blesa; L Alvarez Erviti; P Areses; J Arbizu; J A Obeso; J M Martí Climent; J A Richter; I Peñuelas. [Quick and simple synthesis of (11)C-(+)-alpha-dihydrotetrabenazine to be used as a PET radioligand of vesicular monoamine transporters].Revista española de medicina nuclear. 27 - 1, pp. 13 - 34. 2008. ISSN 0212-6982
  • M E Martino; M Romero Vives; J Fernández Lorente; E De Vicente; R Bárcena; J M Gaztelu. Sleep electroencephalogram alterations disclose initial stage of encephalopathy.Methods and findings in experimental and clinical pharmacology. 24, pp. 119 - 141. 2002. ISSN 0379-0355


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