Novel radiotracer measures synaptic activity after stroke

Novel radiotracer measures synaptic activity after stroke

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | July 14, 2020 Cardiology Molecular Imaging Stroke

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 175,000 strokes occur each year in the United States, killing 140,000 Americans. It is a leading cause of long-term disability and costs the U.S. healthcare system an estimated $34 billion annually in health care services, treatment and lost time at work.

Abstract 383. "Monitoring synaptic loss in a rat model of stroke: a PET imaging study with [18F]SynVesT-2, radiotracer for the synaptic vesicle protein 2A (SV2A)," Xueying Lyu, Takuya Toyonaga, Gang Deng, Yiyun Huang, Richard Carson, Jiangbing Zhou and Zhengxin Cai, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. SNMMI's 67th Annual Meeting, July 11-14, 2020.

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About the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is an international scientific and medical organization dedicated to advancing nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, vital elements of precision medicine that allow diagnosis and treatment to be tailored to individual patients in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.

SNMMI's members set the standard for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine practice by creating guidelines, sharing information through journals and meetings and leading advocacy on key issues that affect molecular imaging and therapy research and practice.

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