New PET Tracers for Clinical

18F-Fluoride has a mechanism of uptake similar to that for other bone imaging radiopharmaceuticals, but because of the better spatial resolution and routine acquisition of tomo-graphic images, 18F-fluoride PET imaging offers potential advantages over conventional bone scintigraphy for detecting metastases. Schirrmeister et al.299 demonstrated that twice as many benign and malignant lesions were detected with 18F-fluoride PET compared to planar scintigraphy.

Higashi et al.300 demonstrated that the in vitro uptake of 11C-thymidine or 18F-fluorothymidine correlates with the tumor proliferation rate and that these radiopharmaceuticals are assessing the rate of DNA synthesis. Dittman et al.301 compared FDG with FLT uptake and showed that FLT-PET accurately visualized thoracic tumors and cerebral metastases, but that high physiologic uptake in the liver and bone marrow prevents detection of metastases in these locations.

Herbal Remedy Secret Uncovered

Herbal Remedy Secret Uncovered

Discover How To Use Herbal Medicine Effectively To Heal Away Disease amp illnesses That Most Of The Herbalist Do Not Want You To Know About. If You Have Never Know What Is All About Herbal Medicines amp The Correct Way Of Using Herbs To Build A Healthier Life, Then This Guide Is About To Reveal All Just That.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment