Radiotracer May Allow for PF Diagnosis, Monitoring via PET Scans

Radiotracer May Allow for PF Diagnosis, Monitoring via PET Scans

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Radiotracer May Allow for PF Diagnosis, Monitoring via PET Scans

A radioactive molecule that can be seen on positron emission tomography (PET) scans may offer a non-invasive way to identify and monitor pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a study in mice reported.  Further development of this radiotracer — which binds to activated fibroblasts in the lungs — could support its use as a diagnosing and monitoring tool for PF and other similar lung conditions in people, its investigators noted. The study abstract, “Targeting Activated Fibroblasts for non-invasive…

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