Fluorinated Compounds Labelled with 18F as Radiopharmaceuticals
AbstraktRadiopharmaceuticals labelled with 18F are the most studied compounds in nuclear medicine, especially for positron emission tomography (PET). Recent studies are engaged in developing new compounds for PET, which should be more specific in certain processes than the widespread 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose ([18F]FDG). Novel radiopharmaceutical compounds trace cell metabolism, such as protein synthesis, amino acid transport, or nucleoside synthesis. Several promising fluorinated compounds are introduced.