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New PET Scan Can Gauge Beta Cell Function

News   Aug 03, 2018 | Original story sourced from the Society Of Nuclear Medicine And Molecular Imaging

 
A PET Imaging Method to Track and Guide Diabetes Therapies

Top: Representative axial slices of PET/CT overlay of pancreas uptake (white arrows) for each dopaminergic radioligand A) 11C-(+)-PHNO B) 11C-FLB457 and C) 11C-raclopride. All SUV images summed from 20-30 minutes. Bottom: Representative coronal PET/CT images of 11C-(+)-PHNO in pancreas (white arrows) for A) healthy control B) C-peptide deficient T1DM subject C) T1DM subject with detectable C-peptide All SUV images are summed from 20-30 minutes. A) SUV scale 0-20 B-C) SUV scale 0-15. Credit: J Bini et al., Yale University, New Haven, CT.

 
 
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