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An Exposition of 11C and 18F Radiotracers Synthesis for PET Imaging

[ Vol. 14 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Priya Saxena, Tarique Mahmood*, Manish Dixit, Sanjay Gambhir and Farogh Ahsan   Pages 92 - 100 ( 9 )

Abstract:


The development of new radiolabeled Positron emission tomography tracers has been extensively utilized to access the increasing diversity in the research process and to facilitate the development in research methodology, clinical usage of drug discovery and patient care. Recent advances in radiochemistry, as well as the latest techniques in automated radio-synthesizer, have encouraged and challenged the radiochemists to produce the routinely developed radiotracers. Various radionuclides like 18F, 11C, 15O, 13N 99mTc, 131I, 124I and 64Cu are used for incorporating into different chemical scaffolds; among them, 18F and 11C tagged radiotracers are mostly explored such as 11C-Methionine, 11C-Choline, 18F-FDG, 18F-FLT, and 18F-FES. This review is focused on the development of radiochemistry routes to synthesize different radiotracers of 11C and 18F for clinical studies.

Keywords:

Radionuclide, radiolabeled, positron emission tomography, imaging, radiotracer, radiochemistry.

Affiliation:

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh



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