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Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
Published online 2010 February 25. doi: 10.1007/s12265-010-9170-1

Table 1

PET radiopharmaceuticals utilized in quantitative myocardial imaging, their physical half lives, and the biological parameters which the radiopharmaceuticals can be used to measure in heart tissue

RadiopharmaceuticalHalf life (min)Parameter
11C-acetate20Oxygen flux
11C-glucose20Glucose flux
18F-FDG110Glucose flux
11C-palmitate20FFA flux
18F-FTHA110FFA flux
11C-lactate20Lactate flux
15O-water2Blood flow
13N-ammonia10Blood flow