Historical and radiopharmaceutical relevance of [18F]FDG

  • D. PetroniEmail author
  • L. Menichetti
  • M. Poli


The 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose ([18F]FDG) is the most well-known radiopharmaceutical positron emitter, in both clinical and preclinical fields. Based on a literature review of research from the last 40 years, this paper focuses on the most important aspects of [18F]FDG production and its evolution over time. Possible future perspectives of this important radiotracer are also discussed.


[18F]FDG PET Automated synthesizer Quality control Legislation 



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