Study: FDG PET may not be the answer for early atherosclerosis imaging

08/1/2013 | MolecularImaging.net

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center suggest F-18 FDG PET may not be suitable for macrophage imaging of atherosclerosis. The study used the approach to detect glucose uptake as a way of looking at track macrophage activation in a mouse model. According to findings published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, glucose metabolism was independent of the polarization state and F-18 FDG PET was unable to identify macrophage polarization.

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