J-GLOBAL ID:200904017160142498  Research Project code:9800011491 Update date:Jan. 06, 2010

Development of positron emitting radiolabeled compounds that could visualize organ functions in vivo with positron emission tomography

Study period:1991 - 0
Organization (1):
Investigating Researcher (1):
Research field (1): Others
Research overview:
Positron emission tomography enables imaging and assessment of regional functions of the brain, heart and other organs of the living human beings in vivo. The purpose of this research project is to design, synthesize and characterize positron emitting radiopharmaceuticals that could visualize blood flow, metabolism, enzyme activity, neurotransmitters and receptors, second messenger activity and other functions, which would be useful for physiological and pathophysiological studies.
Keywords (15):
PET(tomography) ,  biomedical tissue ,  viscus ,  locality ,  function(performance) ,  medical image ,  image processing ,  labeled compound ,  blood flow ,  metabolism ,  enzyme activity ,  neurotransmitter ,  receptor ,  drug design ,  chemical synthesis
Research program: Ordinary Research
Research budget: 1996: \3,000,000

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