Nuclear Science and Techniques

《核技术》(英文版) ISSN 1001-8042 CN 31-1559/TL     2019 Impact factor 1.556

Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2007, Vol. 18 ›› Issue (3): 154 doi: 10.1016/S1001-8042(07)60038-4

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Non-FDG PET imaging of brain tumors

HUANG Zemin GUAN Yihui* ZUO Chuantao ZHANG Zhengwei   

  1. PET Center, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200235, China
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HUANG Zemin GUAN Yihui ZUO Chuantao ZHANG Zhengwei XUE Fangping LIN Xiangtong. Non-FDG PET imaging of brain tumors.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2007, 18(3): 154     doi: 10.1016/S1001-8042(07)60038-4
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Abstract: Due to relatively high uptake of glucose in the brain cortex, the use of FDG PET imaging is greatly limited in brain tumor imaging, especially for low-grade gliomas and some metastatic tumours. More and more tracers with higher specificity were developed lately for brain tumor imaging. There are 3 main types of non-FDG PET tracers: amino acid tracers, choline tracers and nucleic acid tracers. These tracers are now widely applied in many aspects of brain tumor imaging. This article summarized the general use of non-FDG PET in different aspects of brain tumor imaging.

Key words: Positron emission tomography, Brain tumor, Non-FDG