Annals of Nuclear Cardiology
Online ISSN : 2424-1741
Print ISSN : 2189-3926
ISSN-L : 2189-3926
Which PET Flow Tracer Is the Best for MBF Quantification?
A New Era of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
18F PET Tracer
Mitsuru HiranoRudolf A. WernerTakahiro Higuchi
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2019 Volume 5 Issue 1 Pages 73-76


Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using advanced PET technology is increasingly used for non-invasive detection and evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD), but is still limited for clinical use. Recently, 18F labeled PET perfusion tracers have been actively developed as a novel class of PET MPI agents to overcome the disadvantages of conventional PET MPI tracers (15O-labelled water, 13N-ammonia, and 82Rb chloride). This review summarizes the advantages and the feasibility of recent developed 18F labeled tracers in clinical practice.

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