Positron emission tomography in neuroendocrine tumours
1999 (English)In: The Italian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, ISSN 1125-8055, Vol. Suppl 2, S167-S171 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Positron emission tomography is an in vivo tracer and imaging technique that utilizes short-lived positron emitting radionuclides (11C, 15O, 13N, 18F) with half-lives ranging between 2 min and 2 hours. These radionuclides are interesting from the labelling viewpoint since they are natural constituents of most biologically active compounds. The short half-life is an advantage with regard to the irradiation dose to the patient but it is also a limitation since it requires the production of these radionuclides in close vicinity to the positron emission tomography camera.
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1999. Vol. Suppl 2, S167-S171 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-57133PubMedID: 10604124OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-57133DiVA: diva2:85042