Twenty Years as a Chemist in a Positron Emission Tomography Center

  • C. Crouzel
  • B. Tavitian
  • A. M. Planas


Positron emission tomography (PET) can be used to track molecules in the human body, and thus determine in vivo regional blood flow, blood volume, ligand-receptor interactions, sugar or lipid metabolism, and so forth. PET can also be used to explore brain function during cognitive or drug-induced stimulation, and to observe compensatory responses following damage, or during numerous diseases. PET is an interdisciplinary technic combining physics, chemistry, pharmacy, physiology, medicine, computer science and mathematics. Using some examples, we should like to illustrate the role of the chemist in a PET center and the problems he is likely to encounter.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Crouzel
    • 1
  • B. Tavitian
    • 2
  • A. M. Planas
    • 3
  1. 1.SHFJ, DRIPP, CEAOrsayFrance
  2. 2.INSERM U33-SHFJOrsayFrance
  3. 3.CSICBarcelonaSpain

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