Refereed review article in scientific journal (A2)

Applications of PET in diabetes research

List of AuthorsNuutila P

Publication year1997

JournalHormone and Metabolic Research

Journal name in sourceHormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme

Journal acronymHorm Metab Res

Volume number29

Issue number7

Start page337

End page9



Use of positron emission tomography (PET) combined with 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18FDG) allows a noninvasive quantitation of glucose uptake in individual tissues such as human muscles and heart. Using 15O-labelled water and 18FDG the role of blood flow as a regulator of glucose metabolism can be studied with PET. PET has allowed study of the factors regulating heart glucose uptake in normal subjects and in subjects with alterations in skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity, and has provided evidence that insulin stimulated rates of blood flow and glucose uptake do not co-localize within muscle tissues.

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