Imaging β-amyloid using [18F]flutemetamol positron emission tomography: from dosimetry to clinical diagnosis

@article{Heurling2015ImagingU,
  title={Imaging $\beta$-amyloid using [18F]flutemetamol positron emission tomography: from dosimetry to clinical diagnosis},
  author={Kerstin Heurling and Antoine Leuzy and Eduardo R. Zimmer and Mark Lubberink and Agneta Nordberg},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  year={2015},
  volume={43},
  pages={362-373}
}
In Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the deposition of β-amyloid (Aβ) is hypothesized to result in a series of secondary neurodegenerative processes, leading ultimately to synaptic dysfunction and neuronal loss. Since the advent of the first Aβ-specific positron emission tomography (PET) ligand, 11C-Pittsburgh compound B ([11C]PIB), several 18F ligands have been developed that circumvent the limitations of [11C]PIB tied to its short half-life. To date, three such compounds have been approved for… 
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