Cardiac PET perfusion tracers: current status and future directions.

  title={Cardiac PET perfusion tracers: current status and future directions.},
  author={Jamshid Maddahi and Ren{\'e} R. Sevag Packard},
  journal={Seminars in nuclear medicine},
  volume={44 5},
PET myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is increasingly being used for noninvasive detection and evaluation of coronary artery disease. However, the widespread use of PET MPI has been limited by the shortcomings of the current PET perfusion tracers. The availability of these tracers is limited by the need for an onsite ((15)O water and (13)N ammonia) or nearby ((13)N ammonia) cyclotron or commitment to costly generators ((82)Rb). Owing to the short half-lives, such as 76 seconds for (82)Rb, 2.06… CONTINUE READING
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