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Brain SPET with Drug Receptors

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Part of the Developments in Nuclear Medicine book series (DNUM, volume 25)

Abstract

The number of radiopharmaceuticals which are used for receptor imaging with PET -and more recently also with SPET -has increased dramatically. The term “receptor-PET” or “receptor-SPET” is not completely correct because the definition of a receptor includes the linkage of a specific binding with the effect on chemical or electrical phenomena within the cell. These chemical/electrical phenomena cannot be visualized by means of the “non-invasive” imaging procedures like PET and SPET.

Keywords

Multiple System Atrophy Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Single Photon Emission Tomography Receptor Imaging Brain SPECT 
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