The basic principles of FDG-PET/CT imaging

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Abstract

Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with 2-[ 18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) forms the basis of molecular imaging. FDG-PET imaging is a multidisciplinary undertaking that requires close interdisciplinary collaboration in a broad team comprising physicians, technologists, secretaries, radio-chemists, hospital physicists, molecular biologists, engineers, and cyclotron technicians. The aim of this review is to provide a brief overview of important basic issues and considerations pivotal to successful patient examinations, including basic physics, instrumentation, radiochemistry, molecular and cell biology, patient preparation, normal distribution of tracer, and potential interpretive pitfalls.

Original languageEnglish
JournalP E T Clinics
Volume9
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)355-370
ISSN1556-8598
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • FDG
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose
  • History
  • Instrumentation
  • PET/CT
  • Physics
  • Positron emission tomography/computed tomography
  • Radiochemistry

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