Renal blood flow measurement by positron emission tomography using 15O-labeled water.

BACKGROUND Only few noninvasive methods have the potential to quantitate renal blood flow (RBF) in humans. Positron emission tomography (PET) is a clinical imaging method that can be used to measure the tissue blood flow noninvasively. The purpose of this study was to validate PET measurement of RBF using 15O-labeled water (H215O), a tracer that allows… (More)