18F Sodium Fluoride: Tracer and Technique

  • Lesley FlyntEmail author
Part of the Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging book series (CGRHI)


The first images of the bones of the skeleton date back to the late 1890s when German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produced the first plain film by projecting X-rays through his wife’s hand to produce a picture of the hand bones on a photographic plate [1, 2]. We have come a long way since the 1890s.



I would like to thank Richelle D. Millican, Positron Emission Tomography Manager at MD Anderson Cancer Center, for her expert contribution to the PET imaging protocol section of this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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