Is correction for age necessary in SPECT or PET of the central serotonin transporter in young, healthy adults?

Ralph Buchert, Oliver Schulze, Florian Wilke, Georg Berding, Rainer Thomasius, Kay Petersen, Winfried Brenner, Malte Clausen
2006 Journal of Nuclear Medicine  
PET and SPECT have suggested that there is an age-related decline of up to 10% per decade in the availability of brain serotonin transporter (SERT) in healthy subjects, starting as early as the age of 20 y. The aim of the present study was to verify these findings in young subjects.
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