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List of PET radiotracers

This is a list of positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracers. These are chemical compounds in which one or more atoms have been replaced by a short-lived, positron emitting radioisotope.



NIMH maintains a list of CNS radiotracers that may be useful for additional information.[1]



Infectious diseases

  • [18F] Fluorodeoxysorbitol (FDS)

Further reading

CNS Radiotracers that have been advanced for use in Human Studies


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