• Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine imaging technique that produces a three dimensional image or picture of functional processes in the body

 

• The system detects gamma rays emitted indirectly by a positron-emitting radionuclide (tracer), which is introduced into the body connected to a biologically active molecule

 

• Three-dimensional images of tracer concentration within the body are then constructed by computer analysis

 

• PET-images are very useful in drug-development as biomarker and for diagnosis of disease for optimal treatment  

 

• Radiotracers used in PET scanning are typically isotopes with short half-lives such as carbon-11 (~20 min), nitrogen-13 (~10 min), oxygen-15 (~2 min), and fluorine-18 (~110 min)

 

• These radiotracers are incorporated either into compounds normally used by the body such as glucose (or glucose analogues), water, or ammonia, or into molecules that bind to receptors or other sites of drug action

 

• DanPET has developed tracer-molecules for central nervous system-biomarker and diagnostic use, together with World Leading Partners 

 

• Positron emission tomography: Read more

 

• DanPET´s PET-program was rewarded by CCJobs see: Read more

 

• DanPET´s PET-program was rewarded by the FBÖ TransTechTrans initiative see: Read more

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