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THE QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING

The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2007 June;51(2):99-110

MOLECULAR IMAGING IN PHARMACOLOGY 

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Nuclear medicine applications in molecular imaging: 2007 update

Blankenberg F. G. 1, Strauss H. W. 2

1 Division of Pediatric Radiology F.G.B.-Department of Radiology Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford, CA, USA
2 Section of Nuclear Medicine H.W.S.-Department of Radiology Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA

This review examines several classes of radiolabeled agents, including analogs localizing in somatostatin, benzodiazepine and dopamine receptors; analogs of progesterone and estrogen; and agents localizing in lesions with hypoxia. It concludes the status of agents advocated for detecting angiogenesis and inflammation. The current clinical status of these agents, and their potential roles in diagnosis and treatment are discussed.

language: English


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