170 SPECT AND PET RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIOUS AND INFLAMMATORY FOCI
Aschalew Alemu Marie, Wanjeh David Mwanza, Toni Tripunoski, Paulina Efremova and *Emilija Janevik
The diagnosis of infectious and inflammatory disorders is still challenging. Molecular imaging using
radiopharmaceuticals continues to play an important role in the diagnosis and monitoring of infectious and
inflammatory disorders because it gives information about the site of the lesion and the molecular and functional
patterns of the disorders. The aim of this review is to describe the strengths and limitations of these
radiopharmaceuticals. Many radiopharmaceuticals have been developed. Even though none of them is ideal each
one has its own strengths and weaknesses. Many radiopharmaceuticals have been studied but still only few of them
are in clinical practice today. Therefore, it is important to accelerate the development of clinically viable
radiopharmaceuticals for this area.
Keywords: infection and inflammation, Radiopharmaceuticals.
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