Synthesis of a Novel Positron Imaging Tomography (PET) Imaging Agent for Bacterial Infection
A PET tracer, [18F]F-PABA which is taken up only by bacterial cells thus making it specific for diagnosing infection. Background: Bacterial infections such as those of prosthetic joints, bones (osteomyelitis) and heart valves (infective endocarditis) are difficult to diagnose and treat, and are a major cause of mortality, morbidity and health care...
Inventor(s): Peter Tonge, Zhuo Zhang, Peter Smith-Jones, Hui Wang, Li Liu
Category(s): Research Tools and Reagents, Diagnostics, Campus > Stony Brook University