PET Innervation and Receptors

Antti Saraste, Hossam Sherif, Markus Schwaiger

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCardiac CT, PET and MR
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781405185530
StatePublished - 31 Aug 2010


  • Acetylcholine, neurotransmitter of parasympathetic nervous system
  • Dopamine, labeled with fluorine -and fluorine-18 (F-18) fluorodopamine
  • Imaging of parasympathetic system
  • Other tracers of sympathetic innervation
  • PET imaging of myocardial autonomic innervation and receptors
  • PET innervation and receptors
  • PET, tool to monitor integrity of cardiac neuronal structure -in cardiac transplant recipients, diabetics and patients with neurodegenerative disorders
  • Presynaptic cardiac innervation tracers
  • Selected radiotracers, and properties for PET imaging of sympathetic innervation
  • Transplanted heart, model evaluating tracers -for imaging and study of physiologic effects of cardiac sympathetic innervation

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