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Dynamic 13N-ammonia PET: a new imaging method to diagnose hypopituitarism


, : Dynamic 13N-ammonia PET: a new imaging method to diagnose hypopituitarism. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 46(1): 44-47

We have developed a new imaging method to evaluate the blood perfusion and ammonia metabolism of the pituitary gland, and we preliminarily assessed its role in the diagnosis of hy-popituitarism. Methods: Six female healthy volunteers (age range, 20-46 y) and 6 female patients (age range, 23-42 y) were enrolled in this study. Dynamic13 N-NH3 PET was performed.

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