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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 165-170

Tc-99m glucoheptonate is poor man's fluorodeoxyglucose


Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radioimmunoassay, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India

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Ramchandra D Lele
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai - 400 050, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.106678

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While fluoro-deoxy-glucose (FDG) has emerged as an important radiotracer for imaging tumors, myocardial viability and infection, the role of other glucose analogues should also be explored. Tc-99m Glucoheptonate (GHA) has been used for imaging brain tumors and lung tumors. The uptake mechanism may be linked to GLUT-1 (Glucose transporter) and GLUT-4 expression similar to FDG. GHA is easily available and cheap. With the availability of single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT), GHA imaging should be re-explored as a tumor agent and also for imaging myocardial viability.


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