Brain 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) PET allows the in vivo study of cerebral glucose metabolism, reflecting neuronal and synaptic activity. 18F-FDG-PET has been extensively used to detect metabolic alterations in several neurologic diseases compared with normal aging. However, healthy subjects have variants of 18F-FDG distribution, especially as associated with aging. This article focuses on 18F-FDG-PET findings in so-called normal brain aging, and in particular on metabolic differences occurring with aging and as a function of people’s gender. The effect of different substances, medications, and therapy procedures are discussed, as well as common artifacts.

Brain : Normal Variations and Benign Findings in Fluorodeoxyglucose-PET/Computed Tomography Imaging / Valentina Berti; Lisa Mosconi; Alberto Pupi. - In: PET CLINICS. - ISSN 1556-8598. - STAMPA. - 9:(2014), pp. 129-140. [10.1016/j.cpet.2013.10.006]

Brain : Normal Variations and Benign Findings in Fluorodeoxyglucose-PET/Computed Tomography Imaging

BERTI, VALENTINA;PUPI, ALBERTO
2014

Abstract

Brain 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) PET allows the in vivo study of cerebral glucose metabolism, reflecting neuronal and synaptic activity. 18F-FDG-PET has been extensively used to detect metabolic alterations in several neurologic diseases compared with normal aging. However, healthy subjects have variants of 18F-FDG distribution, especially as associated with aging. This article focuses on 18F-FDG-PET findings in so-called normal brain aging, and in particular on metabolic differences occurring with aging and as a function of people’s gender. The effect of different substances, medications, and therapy procedures are discussed, as well as common artifacts.
2014
9
129
140
Valentina Berti; Lisa Mosconi; Alberto Pupi
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