FDG-PET in early infancy: simplified quantification methods to measure cerebral glucose utilization

H Suhonen-Polvi, U Ruotsalainen, A Kinnala, J Bergman, M Haaparanta, M Teräs, P M akel a, O Solin, U Wegelius
1995 Journal of Nuclear Medicine  
For further insight into the physiology and pathogenesis of the developing brain, quantification of the cerebral glucose metabolism is needed. Arterial blood sampling or sampling of great volumes of blood is not justified for the purpose of PET studies in children. Therefore, we have developed simplified PET approaches to analyze brain FDG examinations during infancy.
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