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Clinical Applications of Non-18F-FDG PET/CT Tracers in Brain Imaging

  • Vincenzo MilitanoEmail author
  • Christine Tang
  • Demetrio Arico’
  • Claudio Giardina
Chapter
Part of the Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging book series (CGRHI)

Abstract

In the last decade, many tracers have been introduced to overcome some limitations of 18F-FDG in brain imaging including large neutral amino acid tracers 11C-methionine [11C-MET], 18F-fluoroethyl-tyrosine [18F-FET], 18F-fluorodopa [18F-DOPA] and 18F-choline [18FCH] and hypoxia tracers as 18F-fluoromisonidazole [18F-MISO] and 18F-Fluoroazomycin arabinofuranoside [18F-FAZA]. Most of these tracers have been specifically developed for brain tumour imaging and will be better described in the dedicated tumour section. In the present review, we will provide a brief introduction of some clinical data on their main advantages and limitations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincenzo Militano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christine Tang
    • 1
  • Demetrio Arico’
    • 2
  • Claudio Giardina
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear MedicineUniversity College of London HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear MedicineHumanitas Oncological Centre of CataniaCataniaItaly
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyASP of Messina – Hospital of TaorminaTaorminaItaly

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