April 19, 2018

[PET] Imaging Tracer Specific to Bacterial Infections Shows Early Promise

Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging confirmed that another maltodextrin-based probe, 18F fluoro-maltohexaose, was specific to infected areas 30 minutes after injection, Taylor’s group reported online in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. This was a better result than seen with another radiotracer, 18F fluorodeoxyglucose, which accumulated in both infected and inflamed areas.  {read more here}