Novel Functional Renal PET Imaging with 18F-FDS in Human Subjects

Rudolf A. Werner, Alvaro A. Ordonez, Julian Sanchez-Bautista, Charles Marcus, Constantin Lapa, Steven P. Rowe, Martin G. Pomper, Jeffrey P. Leal, Martin A. Lodge, Mehrbod S. Javadi, Sanjay K. Jain, Takahiro Higuchi

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The novel PET probe 2-deoxy-2-18F-fluoro-d-sorbitol (18F-FDS) has demonstrated favorable renal kinetics in animals. We aimed to elucidate its imaging properties in 2 human volunteers. 18F-FDS was produced by a simple 1-step reduction from 18F-FDG. On dynamic renal PET, the cortex was delineated and activity gradually transited in the parenchyma, followed by radiotracer excretion. No adverse effects were reported. Given the higher spatiotemporal resolution of PET relative to conventional scintigraphy, 18F-FDS PET offers a more thorough evaluation of human renal kinetics. Due to its simple production from 18F-FDG, 18F-FDS is virtually available at any PET facility with radiochemistry infrastructure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-411
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2019


  • 18F-FDS
  • 2-deoxy-2-18F-fluoro-d-sorbitol
  • PET
  • kidney
  • renal imaging
  • split renal function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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