Measurement of regional substrate utilization rates by emission tomography

M. E. Raichle, M. J. Welch, R. L. Grubb, C. S. Higgins, M. M. Ter-Pogossian, K. B. Larson

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Emission tomography can be used to monitor, in vivo and regionally, the utilization of metabolic substrates labeled with positron-emitting radioisotopes produced by a cyclotron. The concept was validated by measuring brain glucose utilization with carbon-11-labeled glucose in rhesus monkeys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)986-987
Number of pages2
Issue number4332
StatePublished - 1978


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