Table 1

Common PET tracers used to study neurological disorders

ApplicationTracer
Cerebral blood flowH215O
Oxygen metabolism15O2
Glucose metabolism18F-2-deoxyglucose (18FDG)
Dopamine storage18F-6-Fluorodopa (18F-dopa)
Dopamine D1 receptors11C-SCH23390
Dopamine D2 receptors11C-Raclopride
Central benzodiazepine binding11C-Flumazenil
Opioid binding11C-Diprenorphine
Cellular amino acid uptake11C-Methionine
Activated microglia11C(R)-PK11195