The FDG-PET Revolution of Medical Imaging – Four Decades and Beyond

Author(s): Soren Hess, Sandip Basu, Bjorn A. Blomberg, Marnix Lam, Mateen C. Moghbel, Hongyun J. Zhu, Siroos Mirzaei, Abass Alavi, Poul F. Hoilund-Carlsen

Journal Name: Current Molecular Imaging (Discontinued)

Volume 4 , Issue 1 , 2015

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The use of 2-deoxy-2-[18F] fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) and positron emission tomography/ computed tomography (PET/CT) is increasing rapidly – and the list of emerging and evolving applications is everexpanding in a multitude of clinical settings. In this anniversary review celebrating four decades of FDG, we will outline an overview of the present status of FDG imaging with emphasis on clinical implementation in the main indications of FDG-PET/CT, i.e. neurology and psychiatry, oncology, cardiovascular diseases, and infectious and inflammatory diseases, including some general considerations towards clinical benefit and potential future directions.

Keywords: FDG, PET, PET/CT, PET/MRI, cardiology, clinical drug development, infection, inflammation, pediatrics, neurology psychiatry, oncology, radiation therapy planning.

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Year: 2015
Published on: 04 December, 2015
Page: [2 - 19]
Pages: 18
DOI: 10.2174/2211555204666150710175824

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