An overview of PET radiochemistry, part 2: radiometals

Marie Brandt, Jens Cardinale, Margaret L. Aulsebrook, Gilles Gasser, Thomas L. Mindt

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This continuing educational review provides an overview on radiometals used for PET. General aspects of radiometal-based radiotracers are covered, and the most frequently applied metallic PET radionuclides, 68Ga, 89Zr, and 64Cu, are highlighted with a discussion of their strengths and limitations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1500-1506
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Cu
  • Ga
  • Zr
  • Metallic PET radionuclides
  • Theranostics

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