Imaging Agent to Spot Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Frank
October 20, 2018
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A research team based in South Korea has developed a positron-emission tomography (PET) tracer that may help to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The tracer spots the translocator protein (TSPO), which is produced when white blood cells are active as in the joints of RA patients.

Study in Journal of Nuclear Medicine: 18F-FEDAC as a Targeting Agent for Activated Macrophages in DBA/1 Mice with Collagen-Induced Arthritis: Comparison with 18F-FDG…

Via: Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging…

Frank’s source: https://www.medgadget.com/2018/05/imaging-agent-to-spot-signs-of-rheumatoid-arthritis.html

 

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