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A Journal on Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging


A Journal on Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Affiliated to the Society of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences and to the International Research Group of Immunoscintigraphy
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The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2007 September;51(3):244-50

ADVANCES IN PET - PART I 

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Somatostatin receptor PET imaging with Gallium-68 labeled peptides

Win Z. 1, 2, Al-Nahhas A. 1, Rubello D. 3, Gross M. D. 4

1 Department of Nuclear Medicine Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
2 Department of Radiology Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge, UK
3 Nuclear Medicine Service, PET Unit S. Maria della Misericordia Rovigo Hospital, Rovigo, Italy
4 Nuclear Medicine Department Department of Veteran Affairs Health System Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Imaging somatostatin receptor status with 68Ga labeled peptides has progressed rapidly over the last several years. It has generated great interest, and stimulated further research into the development of DOTA-derivative peptides. It has expanded our knowledge of receptor imaging and enhanced our appreciation of the difference between receptor-based and metabolic imaging, as well as more in-depth evaluation of tumor biology. The availability of the 68Ge/68Ga generator provides an attractive alternative to cyclotron-based positron-emitters, especially if kit-based radiopharmaceutical formulations based upon 68Ga are developed in the future.

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