Brain radioligands--state of the art and new trends.


Non-invasive radioligand imaging methods for brain receptor studies use either short-lived positron-emitting radionuclides such as 11C and 18F for positron emission tomography (PET) or single photon-emitting radionuclides such as 123I for single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). PET and SPECT use radioligands which are injected intravenously into… (More)